Joseph Sunderland born the 22nd August 1930. He married Judy O'Brien form Bagenalstown on the 29/7/1953. They had six children four girls two boys. Joe worked as a Bank of Ireland porter for 37 years in Tullow until he retired 1/9/1995.
His motto was " If a job is worth doing its worth doing well" He died on 22nd January 2003. Ar Dheis De.

Joe Hunt founding member RIP

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Paddy Murphy founding member RIP

Tullowphelim Historical Society was founded at a meeting in the Tara Arms Tullow on the 14th. August 1984.

Officers appointed were:

Chairperson   Mr.  William Wright

Vice Chair Mr.  Liam O'Connor

Secretary    Mr. John Keogh

Treasurer  Mr. Joseph Sunderland

PRO       Ms. Bridget Holland 


This committee was in later years joined by :

Mr. William Paton 

Mrs. Ellen O'Neill RIP

Mr. Paddy Murphy RIP

Mr Joseph Hunt RIP

Mr. James Bolger

Mr. James Doyle RIP

Mrs. Marian O'Reilly

Mrs. Mary Maher

Jim Murphy

John Murphy

Emily O'Reilly

Mrs  O'Rourke