Lattin, County Tipperary
Lattin is a village in, South Tipperary. It has been inhabited for over 5000 years. The remains of some of its early residents are still in existence, in a mound just west of the village, which can be clearly seen from the Emly/Tiperary road. It is a civil parish in the barony of Clanwilliam. It is also one half of the 'Lattin and Cullen' parish in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly.
Amenities and features
The village comprises a church, two cemeteries and two pubs. On the sports grounds there is a hall for meetings and for amateur shows (school concerts, Scór competitions etc.). Although in recent years the GAA have seemed to take over this. The cemetery is located approximately 100 metres west of the church. One pub is on the corner opposite the cemetery's entrance. The other is located on the other side of the village, on the road leading to Tipperary town.
Lattin is surrounded by rich pasture land, most of which is used for dairy farming. It is situated in an area of south Tipperary known as the Golden Vale, an area in which the land is particularly suitable for grass growing and dairy farming. In a sporting context, Lattin has a thriving GAA Club, known as Lattin-Cullen which is affiliated to the West Division Board of Tipperary GAA. The Club is known historically for its senior football team which has been among the most successful in the region during the last 50 years. Ironically, its best known player in the same period is Nicholas English of Cullen village who has been one of the great names of inter-county hurling in the last 30 years.
The primary schools of Shronell and Mount Bruis tend to concentrate their religious and sporting activities in Lattin village.
- Publications about Lattin
- Hannon GAA Park - Lattin/Cullen Club
- A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837
- A summary of sources covering Lattin civil parish. (Commercial - from irishtimes.com)
- Google Maps
- "Hannon GAA Park". Lattin/Cullen Official club GAA site. Retrieved 2009-06-22.