Banagher’s greatest literary association is probably with Anthony Trollope, who became one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He was also the inventor of the post box stayed, he stayed in Banagher from 1841-1844 while working as as a Post Office Surveyor’s Clerk.

Trollope began his first published novel “The McDermotts of Ballycloran” in 1843. After his marriage to Rose Heseltine from Rotherdam in June 1844 he transferred on promotion to Clonmel. It was in the Shannon Hotel Banagher that James Pope-Hennessy wrote his celebrated biography of Trollope in 1969/70.

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