Tipperary Town is a town with an historic past and a strong economic future, a town that has always boxed above its weight, with a population with a very strong “can do” attitude. With such unique community based projects such as the Canon Hayes Recreational Centre and the Excel theatre and cinema complex, Tipperary Town has so much to offer both its citizens and visitors alike. The sporting prowess of the town and its hinterland is well know with award winning GAA, rugby, soccer and three 18 hole golf courses all within minutes of the town. Looking to the past this year is a very significant year as it marks the centenary of the penning of the world famous “It’s a long way to Tipperary” song, a milestone which will be celebrated in some style in Tipperary Town.
It is the hope of Tipperary Integrated Resource Development/ Chamber of Commerce to celebrate this by organising and co-ordinating a series of events. TIRD/CC is a voluntary body comprising of business people and community groups working together and in conjuction with statutory bodies for the betterment of the town, its people and its environs.
TIRD/CC believes that this occasion gives Tipperary Town a unique opportunity to celebrate the song known and loved all over the world. The song, which became famous through its use in the First World War 1914-1918, has steadily become one of the most iconic Irish songs to date. It also gives Tipperary Town the opportunity to mark its claim on this iconic song on a large public stage.
The familiarity worldwide of the song and the little town in the south of Ireland, to which it refers means the centenary of ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ is sure to have national and international appeal. It is believed that this occasion will open up a new opportunity for Tipperary Town to explore and promote its influence on the song and association with WW1 events. It is an occasion to celebrate the rich culture and beauty of the town surrounded by the panoramic views of the Glen of Aherlow.
The centenary now also encompasses Tipperary Peace Awards from Thursday 5th to Sat 7th of July when former President of Ireland Mary McAleese will receive the Peace award in Tipperary, followed by the Peace Forum and Song of Peace.
The suggested format of events is for the main celebrations to take place Saturday 7th July 2012 to 14th July 2012 with the grand finale taking
place on Saturday 14th July, which will include a large number of visiting brass bands performing on the Main Street. They will congregate in Tipperary Town performing in various locations from 11am.
Throughout Friday 13th and Saturday 14th a ‘Tipperary Tea Party’ will also be held as a family day with people dressed in vintage clothes and the town centre with only vintage cars, Pony and traps, bicycles etc. Recreating Tipperary 100 years ago! We hope local groups will help with the running of this event, marquees will be erected so we are not depending on the weather and refreshments will be provided to visiting bands. Many volunteers will be needed to co-ordinate and help with events both on the day and before.
The roads into Tipperary Town will be closed off at the Bansha road and the top of the Limerick road. Vintage transport will only be allowed through the town. At a set appointed time all Brass Bands collectively will perform ‘Its along way to Tipperary’. Then there will be the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.
Additional events throughout the week will include free family friendly street entertainment. Daltons Heritage Shop, New Tipperary will be open for tours and as a working shop
A food fair with Tipperary produce.
A lecture series and exhibition of historical memorabilia
A Good Ole Days type concert.
If you can see the potential that the centenary has and you would like to take part in any way please let us know. All feedback is most welcome and support greatly appreciated. If people have any additional ideas or suggestions we would be more than delighted to hear from
you (contact us at 3 James St., Tipperary Tel. 062 31244)
This is a major event but by no means the only project that TIRD/CC are involved in. In the last 12 months the committee have been very active in:
Sourcing funding through Tipperary Development Co. and Tipperay Town Council for the very impressive Victorian street lighting which now adorn the Main Street.
Having great satisfaction in seeing the sod turned on Rosanna road for the new Dept. of Justice offices, a project that TIRD/CC works for over 10 years on with the able assistance of Tipperary Town Council.
The Christmas lights are now among the best in the country for a town of our size and in 2011 they aware combined with a hugely successful shop local promotion where €5000 of cash shopping vouchers were won by local consumers.
TIRD/CC is involved in on going discussions and planning with the NRA and Tipperary SR County Council regarding the realighment of the N24 and subsequent town bypass.
Restaurant & Takeaway
Abbey Street, Tipperary
River View Chinese and takeaway has been open in Tipp town for a few years now.
We cater for all our customers special dietary requirements, and if there is anything special that is not on our menu, please ask and we will do what we can for you. We have Special Offers at the moment Monday to Thursday night, when you order a starter and a main course you get FREE dessert and tea /coffee. We are open for lunches Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we have a set menu for €9.90 per person. We also do FREE deliveries in town. Thank you to all our clients for their continued support.
Tom Fogarty Insurance Brokers celebrate 30 years in business this year - having opened its doors in June 1982 in what were like to-day difficult and challenging economic times. However the same ethos of friendly and professional service still pertains today with experienced and knowledgeable staff able and willing to assist all customers. With the latest technology we are able to avail of up to 15 different providers for home, motor and commercial vehicle insurance - a quick telephone call or visit to the office will generally yield a competitive quotation. Tom Fogarty Insurance Brokers have a long standing reputation for expertise in the agricultural & SME sectors and all enquiries will be dealt with in an efficient and prompt manner. All businesses have seen major changes in how business is transacted over the past few years, but most customers now realise and appreciate the face to face service which we provide as part of our standard service; we take the headache out of dealing with insurance companies especially when it comes to the servicing and satisfactory settlement of a claim.
Give us a call on 062 51170 or 51116 - email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.tfi.ie
Maxol, Mace Service Station
Maxol, Mace Service Station, was established over ten years ago by Liam and Breda Wall. They carry all leading grocery and confectionary brands and have weekly special offers on these brands. They are delighted to serve “Angelito” whipped ice-cream which is known throughout Europe! Liam and Breda have been awarded the Retailing Excellence Award for the fifth year in succession. Maxol offer the highest quality fuels. Liam and Breda would like to thank all their staff for their hard work, and all their customers for their continued support.
Bounce Bounce Tipperary
Are you having a Party?
Do you need a Bouncy Castle?
Joe Whelans Toymaster, in the Heart of Tipperary Town are hiring Bouncy Castles for all your party needs!
Bounce Bounce Tipperary, have Bouncy Castles to suit all ages from toddler up to older kids, starting with standard castles,
Castles with Slides, Large Slides and Obstacle Courses from
39ft long up to 65ft long.
We also have Helium Filled Balloons for all occasions. Whether you are having a Birthday Party, Christening, Anniversary, Wedding,
Communion or Confirmation. We have what you need to brighten up your party. Call in store to see our variety of balloons available.
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When you present this voucher in store receive 10% off all Bouncy Castles for the month of April ONLY.
Event Marquees was founded in 2011. The company specialises in marquee hire for parties and events of all types, for your outdoor occasions.
Based in Tipperary we are a family run business dedicated to offering an efficient, professional and personal service to all our customers.
We cater for a full range of marquees to suit every customers needs and we can tailor each customers requirements to fit their own budget. We strive at all times to provide an excellent professional service to all our customers.
We stock a large selection of furniture, lighting and polished wood flooring to give your marquee the wow factor.
Why not contact us today and see what we can do for your special occassion.
Arra Images is the latest arrival in Tipperary photography, with a state-of-the-art professional studio at 54, Main Street. Growth in social networks such as Facebook has brought a new level of interest in photographs and quality photos are more in demand than ever. However, professional photography (especially studio photography) has been seen as very expensive and out of the reach of most pockets. Arra Images aim to offer affordable professional photography at rates that mean that families and individuals can capture those important memories more often.
Whether it is a wedding, a christening, debs dance, anniversary or a simple Facebook profile picture, Arra Images brings the same professional high standard to its photographs. Samples of their work can be seen at www.arraimages.ie or facebook.com/arra.images. They also specialise in events and sports, and will often offer free photography to community groups, clubs and schools etc. Contact Padraig on 087 671 0111 for more information.
O’Dwyer Bros. Electrical
O’Dwyer Bros., Electrical has been in business over 50 years serving our customers well. It is a family run quaint shop, with an old world feel, selling household products, everything you need from a needle to an anchor. With a brand new extension to the rear of the shop, displaying all our up to date electrical appliances and popular brands including Hotpoint, Normende, Electrolux, Indesit, Cannon etc. Now also carrying a full range of Whirlpool and Neff products on display.
Our friendly staff are always ready to help with any query in our departments. Excellent kitchen deals with free delivery and very competitive prices. We are known for our repairs and after sales service and key cutting. We have a full range of spring gardening on shelves now. Multi fuel stoves from €330, with large selection on display. Ride on mower’s, petrol mower’s €169, electric mower’s €69, vacum cleaners €59. Our spare parts department is always open for any make or model at keen prices. We now have a selection of household lighting on display in shop now. We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support