Getting ready for ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ festival

The Tipperary Co-op ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ festival takes place from Thursday, July 4 to Sunday, July 14 with 10 days focusing on fun activities for families and for people with an interest in what Tipperary Town was like at the beginning of the last century and how the town has progressed through the years.  

The Tipperary Co-op ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ festival takes place from Thursday, July 4 to Sunday, July 14 with 10 days focusing on fun activities for families and for people with an interest in what Tipperary Town was like at the beginning of the last century and how the town has progressed through the years.  

The festival kicks off with an official opening ceremony on Thursday, July 4 which includes a showcase in churn-racing followed by a dynamic programme of events including: a Trad music session and a ‘dancing at the cross roads’ set-dancing exhibition. The churn racing last year was a very popular attraction and this year a call out will be issued inviting Co-ops and clubs from all over Ireland to participate in a National Churn Racing event the final of which will take place on Saturday, July 13.

Highlights of the following week include a food fair showcasing local Tipperary produce and local crafts from over 50 local food producers; including Tipperary Co-op who promote and sell their products internationally to small artisan food producers. There will also be a flagship Gathering for South Tipperary with a vintage day around Tipperary town to “Meet your Great-Grandparents”.