"WERE it not the crowds of country-people who come into town to chapel, to market, and to hear the news, and the soldiers who fill the shops where whisky and porter, potatoes, eggs, salt, calico, linen, black-puddings, buttons, thread, and meal are sold, and the officers and "heaps" of gentlemen who puzzle the waiters and one another at the head hotel by ringing all the bells at once, as already told-- there would be no sign of insurrection in Thurles."

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