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Some events taking place in and around Tipperary Town at this time

Some events taking place in and around Tipperary Town at this time

Tipperary Musical Society

The Tipperary Musical Society are thrilled to announce dates for ticket sales. On Friday January 28, 2011 TMS members will be able to purchase tickets for High Society using their membership card. On January 31, 2011 sponsors will be able to get their tickets and finally, tickets go on sale to the general public the following day February 1, 2011. High Society runs from Monday, February 14, until Saturday February 19. Tickets cost €20 and audiences are promised another spectacular show this year as the cast have been working non stop since October to make sure standards are kept as high as possible, as we know people who saw last years production of Disney's Beauty & the Beast are looking forward to been taken away from the glum and doom for these winter days. Meanwhile chairman Tommy O'Brien has taken the time to thank all committee members for the work they have done so far before the busiest three weeks of the year for the society.

The Tipperary Singers

The Tipperary Singers return to practise at the Community Centre, St. Michael's Street on Monday, January 31, at 7.45 pm. What a beautiful day to return to song, the Eve of St. Brigid's Feast and the first day of spring. This is also an ideal time for new members to join.

Next year will see the choir celebrating its 40th anniversary so we urge members to bring along all their music and favourite songs on Monday night. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends and supporters who braved the elements to support our Christmas concert in Aherlow House Hotel. It was a splendid occasion and we are most grateful for all your generosity and kindness.

Tipperary IRD/Chamber of Commerce

Ruby card Tipp IRD/ Chamber of Commerce in association with Ruby card are launching their prepaid credit card on Thursday, January 27, 2011, in the Exce at 8pm. Please come to the Excel to find out more about your local Ruby card representative and this unique new product. It's the first full chip-and-pin prepaid card to launch in Ireland and couldn't be simpler to use. You simply top it up before you spend so no bills or fear of getting into debt. It can be used safely online and in any retailer that accepts Master Card. Some local businesses are even rewarding you for shopping there by giving discounts. You don't pay the Ryanair booking fee when you use this card and you can even personalise with your favourite image! To find out more about the Tipperary Town card be sure to come to the Excel at 8pm Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Christmas Lights: Tipp IRD/CC are delighted to state that after all the years of slogging, begging cajoling, not to mention debt, we can finally say that this years lighting display costs have been met fully.

When you consider the expensive upgrading and replacement work that was carried out in the last 12 months it's a minor miracle that Brain English and his team have achieved this feet. We are supported in no small measure, by the Tipperary Town Council and we say thank you to the all the councillors and officials who supported us in the vital annual display. Thank you to all of you who contributed financially, we are hopeful in the future to come up with a plan to make this and other promotions more contributor friendly over the course of the year.

Tipperary Country Market

While this project is at a very early stage Tipp IRD/CC are in the process of trying to attract such a market back into the Town Centre again. In consultation with Tipperary Town Council we are negotiating with all concerned the possibilities and the opportunities re location and stall type. We are all in agreement that a country market in the town on Saturday morning would be a great addition.

Victorian Lighting: In partnership with Tipperary Town Council we are continuing to work on the erection of nineteen Victorian lights along Main Street which should be in place late by spring or early summer. These can only add to the overall appearance of the town and is very much in keeping with our Victorian town heritage status. Incorporated on the lighting poles will be hooks, which in conjunction with Tidy Towns committee, can be used to display floral arrangements during the summer months. This we believe is a very exciting and new addition to the town's landscape and is also a real indicator of the Tipp IRD/CCs ever growing and positive relationship the Tipperary Town Council.

Tipperary Town Boxing Club

All adults interested in forming a Boxing Club in Tipperary Town are invited to the next meeting of the club, which will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at 7.30pm in Tipperary Regional Youth Service.

Among the matters for discussion and agreement are the committee roles, coaching and training, premises, finance and funding. The development of a boxing club is supported by a number of local groups including local volunteers, Tipperary Regional Youth Service, Tipperary Town Council, RAPID, Three Drives Family Resource Centre and the Canon Hayes Sports Centre.

There has been very popular interest in a boxing club for the town and all adults interested in developing the club are very welcome to attend the meeting.

Bansha Senior Citizens Party

Bansha Annual Senior Citizens party takes place on Sunday January 30, 2011 with the meal commencing at 2pm in the Millennium room in O'Heaney's Bar, Bansha. For those wishing to attend, please leave in your name at Bansha post office, O'Connell's shop, Kitty Peters, or Walsh's shop in Rossadrehid or any of the show committee.

The Irish Men's Sheds Forum

The Irish Men's Sheds Forum took place on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Knockanrawley Resource Centre. The purpose of the meeting was to create a group of Shed Rep's who can help the Men's Sheds movement develop in Ireland. If you would like further information please Email: info@menssheds.ie or alternatively call John on 086 8046748.

Paper Craft Class at Excel

The Paper Craft class, by Georgina Johnston at the Excel, Tipperary Town, now has new dates. The new dates for these classes are: Saturdays February 12, and February 19, 2011. Time: 10am to 4pm. Cost E35 . For more info contact Georgina Johnston on 087 798 2922.