"A visit to the Catholic chapel. . .where some hundreds are always, in the early part of the day, on their knees, is about all which the weather permits us to do (see Engraving); or we may follow some of them to the Court-house to hear their application for a license to keep fire-arms, and listen to the discussion as to their being or not being believed to be loyal subjects."

Thurles Chapel. (1848, August 26). The Illustrated London News.