The population of Tipperary in the early 1900s was not much different from the population of the county today.
Location, Location, Location
While there has been no great change in the numbers living in Tipperary over the last century, a change has occurred in relation to where in the county people choose to live. Attracted by the better job prospects in towns, people have been drawn away from the countryside.
Below is a picture of the town of Cahir in Tipperary in the 1950s. The towns of Tipperary have grown hugely since the 1950s, when this photo was taken.
Below is a postcard of Cashel town in Tipperary from the 1950s.
While most would have lived in the countryside 100 years ago, changes in the economy mean that fewer and fewer people are choosing to stay in rural areas. Changing times have provided new work opportunities, and it is also difficult for some farmers to survive from the land alone.