Work begins on transfer of Tipperary library to Excel Centre

Town Library will get state of the art facilities

Caitriona Kenny

Reporter:

Caitriona Kenny

Excel Centre

What the new library will look like at the Excel

Work began last Monday on the transfer of the town library to the Excel building.

Clonmel based Mulcahy Construction started work on on the planned relocation of Tipp Town library services to Tipperary Excel Arts Centre.

This project by Tipperary County Council will deliver a 21st century library with state of the art facilities for the people of Tipperary Town and its surrounding communities.

This follows a busy and positive few weeks at Tipperary Excel, which saw a reception to celebrate local resident Karen Ryan winning a whopping €20,000 in the arts centre’s fundraising lotto and Jasmin Chiodi of Tipperary Excel’s in-house contemporary dance residency  secure national TV coverage in Russia while touring it’s latest commissioned dance piece REVOLVER. 

Building works are scheduled to be completed early October in time for Tipperary Excel to host the annual International Contemporary Dance Festival. Tipperary Excel Art Centre will remain open throughout the building works. For the first few weeks of the build, the Simon Ryan Theatre will be out of action.     Despite the building works every effort will be made by Tipperary Excel to hosts its patrons and serve the community.  Tipperary Excel Cinema will continue to host a full programme of the latest films releases, summer blockbusters, matinees with slight changes to evening time screenings. The suite of wellbeing classes will continue.

Tipperary Excel hopes all patrons, French Quarter Café customers and users of the art centre will bear with it during the building works. Follow developments of the project on our Facebook page Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre as plans are in place for weekly updates, commencing Friday, 26th May 2017.