‘In Tipperary, we really know how to have a party EVEnTS

CULTURE, festivals and events
photograph by Joe Cashin
‘In Tipperary, we really know how to have a party
– and you’re invited!’
Our tip for
Skyfest at the Rock
of Cashel
It’s no surprise to learn that Tipperary’s cultural heritage has played
a starring role in a major motion picture. Both Cahir Castle and the
Rock of Cashel featured in the movie ‘Excalibur’, directed by John
Boorman in 1981. Our tip – rent the movie before you go and see the
star quality for yourself!
Terryglass Arts Festival
Visit us in Tipperary and join in
photograph by Ger
Sometimes you don’t want to be just a tourist but feel like
blending in with the locals on your holiday. With a huge
number of events and festivals going on in Tipperary right
throughout the year, you’ll meet lots of people and get a
real taste for life in what we call the ‘Premier County’.
ardine Wisdom
www.tipperary.com | www.discoverireland.ie/tipperary
With an enviable track record in drama and literature,
Tipperary has always produced talented writers, natural
actors and storytellers that can paint a picture
through words.
Cashel Arts Festival
Just jump in
Using our treasure trove of local theatre and
musicians, you can tap into this amazing aspect of
Irish life. From film festivals and comedy, to music
and dance, entertainment is there to be had right
throughout the year. We have major arts festivals
like those in Terryglass and Clonmel and music
festivals like the well known Clancy Brothers Festival
in Carrick-on-Suir.
And when you add in the many heritage and cultural
gatherings, you’ll see how we have something for
Fireworks over Lough Derg
Family Fun Day
Traditional music festival
photograph by ww
Street entertainment
photograph courtesy
of Fáilte Ireland
Community spirit plays a huge role in Irish rural
life and getting close to this spirit can be a
fantastic part of your holiday in Tipperary.
CULTURE, festivals and events
Arts, Crafts and Cultural Centres
South East Regional Craft Centre
Nenagh Arts Centre
Church Street, Cahir
The Craft Granary features pottery,
glassware, woodturning, occasional
furniture,photography, accessories, soft
furnishings,handmade cards, jewellery,
toys with a celtic twist and local food
Town Hall, Banba Square, Nenagh
T: +353 (0)52 744 1473 F: +353 (0)52 744 1415
E: [email protected] W: www.craftgranary.com
Focus on community arts and development.
A partner of Spleodar Community Arts
Festival and Nenagh Film Week.
T: +353 (0)67 34900
E: [email protected]
W: www.nenagharts.com
The Source Arts Centre
Brú Ború Cultural Centre
Cathedral Street, Thurles
Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Brú Ború Cultural Centre is home to the
best of traditional Irish music, song and
dance with performances five nights
weekly (Tuesday - Saturday) from
mid - June to the end of August. The
subterranean exhibition, with Sounds of
History, echoes to the story of Ireland
from ancient times to the present day.
T: +353 (0)62 61122 F: +353 (0)62 62700
E: [email protected] W: www.bruboru.ie
Programme includes film, theatre,
dance, ballet, opera, music, visual arts,
exhibitions and family events with exciting
community and outreach initiatives.
T: +353 (0)504 90204
E: [email protected]
W: www.thesourceartscentre.ie
tipperary town
Tipperary Excel Centre
Brú Ború
South Tipperary Arts Centre
Nelson Street, Clonmel
A mixture of arts and cultural events
including local, national and international
visual arts, performing arts, music and
literature. Open Tuesday to Saturday.
Mitchell Street, Tipperary Town Centre
Includes two cinemas, a modern 362
seat theatre, art gallery and work room,
a dance studio and tourist office.
T: +353 (0)62 80520
F: +353 (0)62 80550
W: www.tipperary-excel.com
T: +353 (0)52 612 7877
F: +353 (0)52 612 7866
E: [email protected]
W: www.southtipparts.com
Clonmel Junction Festival
20 Parnell Street, Clonmel
Clonmel Junction Festival is an annual
festival held in the town of Clonmel. The
festival starts on the first week-end of
July and runs for nine days. It is a multi
discipline arts festival mixing theatre,
circus, dance, music and street theatre.
T: +353 (0)52 612 9339
W: www.junctionfestival.com
Fethard – Walled Town
www.tipperary.com | www.discoverireland.ie/tipperary
Tipperary libraries are a great facility for both adults and children alike. They organise
regular exhibitions, readings and workshop programmes, with fun games and activities
for children including quizzes and colouring. Internet access is available in most of our
libraries. Below is a list of Tipperary’s libraries, or for more specific events, please check
out www.tipperarylibraries.ie.
T: +353 (0)67 27199
T: +353 (0)52 915 7906
T: +353 (0)52 744 2075
T: +353 (0)67 34404
T: +353 (0)51 640591
T: +353 (0)505 22032
T: +353 (0)62 63825
T: +353 (0)504 32555/6
T: +353 (0)52 612 4545
T: +353 (0)504 29720
T: +353 (0)505 42425
T: +353 (0)62 51761
What’s on in 2014 – a festival all year round
In Tipperary, we think there is no better time for a festival or party than ...now! Have a
look below at our listings and find out what’s happening when you arrive or better still,
plan your holiday around one of our many events. We’re sure you’ll find just what
you’re looking for. For further information on festivals and events, check out
www.whatsonintipp.ie and www.tipperary.com/festivals.
Glen of Aherlow Winter Walking Festival 31st January – 2nd February 2014
All walks are graded and led by experienced guides, and will take you on the
high Galtees, or will follow the National Loops on Slievenamuck giving the
opportunity to enjoy the heritage and culture of the Glen.
T: +353 (0)62 56331 E: [email protected] www.aherlow.com
Glen of Aherlow
S-W-I-T-C-H 4th – 11th February 2014 S-W-I-T-C-H is a countywide event that promotes and
shows contemporary works of moving image in a public context. It is a unique project which brings
the best of international contemporary video art into our everyday lives and brings art onto the
streets. It offers an alternative way to navigate familiar places. Further details at www.s-w-i-t-c-h.org
Tipperariana Book Fair Festival, Fethard 9th February 2014 An annual book fair, since 1996, that
has grown to become one of the largest book fairs, especially of antiquarian books, in the county.
T: +353 (0)52 613 1936 M: +353 (0)86 390 5373 E: [email protected] www.fethard.com
CULTURE, festivals and events
Nenagh Silent Film Festival 13th – 16th February 2014 Nenagh Silent Film Festival is an annual
celebration of the art of silent film making and also of Nenagh’s strong connections to the
Hollywood pioneer Rex Ingram, who viewed his first moving picture in Nenagh town back in 1901.
Further information at www.nenaghsilentfilmfestival.wordpress.com. M: +353 (0)86 060 2394
Tipperary Drama Festival, Holycross March 2014 Nine nights of competitive drama
involving some of the best amateur drama groups in Ireland. M: +353 (0)86 257 5159
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations 17th March 2014
St. Patrick’s Day is the day everyone wants to be Irish and
people like to celebrate and commemorate our patron
saint by hosting street parades and entertainment. Join
in the celebrations throughout the county.
Festival time
Upperchurch Walk Sunday, 23rd March 2014
Walk on the Knockalough Loop in Upperchurch,
organised by Aonach ar Súil Walking Club. Details on
Brian Ború & The Battle of Clontarf Commemorations, Killaloe Ballina 11 – 13th April 2014
Killaloe/Ballina kick starts the 2014 National Commemorations of Brian Ború and the Battle of
Clontarf with battle preparations, living history re-enactments, pageantry and Clan gatherings in
Ireland’s former Capital and Brian Ború’s home town. Contact Una Kierse T: +353 (0)86 803 5157
E: [email protected] www.killaloeballina.ie
Visit Nenagh Classic 12th-13th April 2014 The Visit Nenagh Classic will bring continental-style one
day racing to Nenagh and Ireland in April. The event will offer the spectators many opportunities to
see the race as it loops and turns a number of times within a short distance. Pearse Street, Nenagh
will be a hive of activity on the day with a local food fair lining the main thoroughfare. Further details
on www.visitnenagh.net
Slievenamuck Walking Marathon 13th April 2014 For further information you can log on to
http://aherlow.com/festivals/ T: +353 (0)62 56331 E: [email protected]
Cycle on St. Declan’s Way 19th April 2014 Cycle with Knockmealdown Active as part of the
inaugral National Pilgrim Paths Day. M: +353(0)87 055 6465 E: [email protected]
Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop Walk 19th April 2014 Walk as part of the inaugral National Pilgrim Paths Day.
M: +353(0)87 055 6465 E: [email protected]
Tipperary Vintage Rally 21st April 2014 Tipperary Vintage & Custom Rally is not just a car and
tractor rally, we are a fun family day out catering for young and old alike. E: [email protected]
www.tipperary.com | www.discoverireland.ie/tipperary
Brian Ború Historic Celebration, Cashel 25th – 27th April 2014 The life of the legendary Brian
Ború (941 - 1014), High King of Ireland will be celebrated through music, song, dance and a major
symposium in the historic seat of Munster. www.cashel.ie
Bealtaine Festival
Tipperary Bealtaine Festival May 2014 All over Tipperary
older people, groups and individuals actively participate
in Arts events and workshops. The Tipperary Bealtaine
Festival is run by the Arts Services of North and South
Tipperary County Councils and Tipperary Libraries.
Events are free and open to the public. Further details
at www.tipperarynorth.ie , www.southtippcoco.ie
or www.tipperarylibraries.ie
Cloughjordan Honours Thomas MacDonagh 2nd – 5th May 2014 Events reflecting the legacy of
Thomas MacDonagh – family man, teacher, scholar, poet, writer, playwright, gaelgóir, patriot and
signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic – will be held in various venues in Cloughjordan
over the May Bank Holiday. www.cloughjordan.ie
Knockmealdown Mountains 5th May 2014 A day of walking and cycling around the
Knockmealdown Mountains and surrounding areas. Walking trails to suit all levels and the Annual
Cycle Tour of the Knockmealdowns M: +353(0)87 055 6465 E: [email protected]
Upperchurch 23rd May 2014 Birchhill nature walk near Upperchurch at 7.00pm.
M: +353(0)87 055 6465 E: [email protected]
Clancy Brothers Music Festival, Carrick-on-Suir
30th May – 2nd June 2014 Over four days the
festival incorporates a variety of music performances,
competitions, street entertainment, art exhibitions and
family fun. T: +353 (0)51 640200
E: [email protected]
Clancy Brothers Music Festival
Killea Festival - Margaret O’Sullivan 2014
June Bank Holiday weekend 2014 Killea Féile: Margaret O’Sullivan is a celebration of Traditional
Irish Culture from the local area and beyond and promises to be a family orientated festival with a
children’s ceilí, face painting, live stage show, sean-nós dancing workshop and ‘Search for a Star’
competition. M: +353 (0)86 308 8999 E: [email protected] www.killeatipp.ie
photograph by www.jmp
Glen of Aherlow Walking Festival 30th May – 2nd June 2014 All walks are graded and led by
experienced guides, and will take you on the high Galtees, or will follow the national Loops on
Slievenamuck giving the opportunity to enjoy the heritage and culture of the Glen.
M: +353 (0)86 831 4443 E: [email protected] www.aherlow.com
CULTURE, festivals and events
Brú Ború Summer Seisiún late June – early August Enjoy
traditional music, song and dance each night from Tuesday
– Saturday at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre. A truly enjoyable
evening for all. T: +353 (0)62 61122 E: [email protected]
photograph by www.jmp
Cloughjordan Festival and Summer School of Music
June /July 2014 This festival brings music, drama, film,
workshops, painting and crafts to the village of Cloughjordan.
Further details at www.cloughjordanfestival.com
Grange Crag Loop 6th June 2014 Grange Crag Loop Walk.
M: +353(0)87 055 6465 E: [email protected]
Canoe Tour on River Suir 29th June 2014 Guided Canoe
Tour on the River Suir from Cahir. For times, details and to
register contact E: [email protected] or
M: +353 (0)87 683 2873 or +353(0)87 055 6465 E: [email protected]
the fun of the fair
Clonmel Junction Festival
photograph courtesy of Fáilt
e Ireland
Féile Brian Ború, Ballina/Killaloe 4th – 7th July 2014
An annual festival commemorating Brian Boru in his
native place. This festival incorporates heritage, arts,
music & entertainment, sports and fun for all the
family. Further details at: www.feilebrianboru.com
Clonmel Junction Festival 4th – 13th July 2014
Clonmel is transformed by the annual junction
festival. With modern theatre, dance, street theatre
and music, this festival is a significant cultural
celebration. T: +353 (0)52 612 9339
E: [email protected] www.junctionfestival.com
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary Festival 2014, Tipperary Town 5th – 13th July 2014 During the
festival, the whole town is taken back to the 19th century, with beautiful vintage cars and clothing,
horse and cart, traditional music, song and dance. The It’s a Long Way to Tipperary Festival, will
be focusing on activities for families and for people with an interest in what Ireland was like at the
beginning of the last century and how the country has progressed through the years.
Thurles Sarsfields International Hurling Festival 12th – 13th July This two day weekend event
will serve up a feast of hurling activity with clubs and teams competing for a range of cups and
silverware. Also Road Bowling, Camogie Camán-ná-Abá and Targetball for Special Needs.
St. Declan’s Way Pilgramage Walk 23rd – 27th July 2014 Pilgramage walk from Cashel to
Ardmore, Co. Waterford. Details on www.knockmealdownactive.com
Tipperary Peace Award - International Peace Award , Tipperary Town July 26th 2014
Set up in 1984 to promote the concept of peace through music and discussion. An annual award is
made to a person who has made a particularly noteworthy contribution to peace. Past winners include
Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Benazir Bhutto and Mikhail Gorbachev. www.tipperarypeace.ie
www.tipperary.com | www.discoverireland.ie/tipperary
Suir Valley Cycling Festival, Clonmel 2nd – 4th August 2014 Clonmel leisure cycle events on
Sunday 3rd August with 5k, 50k, 100k, and 160k events . E: [email protected]
Busking Festival, Clonmel 8th – 10th August 2014 A full weekend
of fun with busking, sessions and live gigs with top artists.
M: +353 (0)87 291 3484 E: [email protected]
Festival Clúain Meala
Medieval Walled Town Festival, Clonmel 8th -10th August
2014 Clonmel celebrates its cultural heritage with a family
day, workshops, demonstrations exhibitions, re-enactments,
busking, craft village, local artisan food and much more.
Carrick-on-Suir Cycling Challenge Sportif 10th August 2014
160km cycling challenge. Contact Eamonn Landy
M: +353 (0)87 1955 48 E: [email protected]
Terryglass Arts Festival 13th – 17th August 2014 Terryglass Arts Festival takes place annually
on the shores of Lough Derg. 2014 will be the 16th annual festival. The festival actively promotes
access to and participation in the arts. As a multi-disciplinary festival, our programme includes
visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, music, film, storytelling and performance. Further details at:
Festival Clúain Meala, Clonmel 2nd – 10th August 2014 During Heritage Week and Medieval
Walled Towns Day, Clonmel celebrates its cultural heritage with a family day, workshops,
demonstrations, exhibitions, re-enactments, busking, craft village, local artisan food producers and
much more! More information at www. southtippheritage.ie or www.southtipparts.ie
National Heritage Week 23rd August – 31st August 2014 Celebrate our Irish heritage with a range of
interesting and fun events across Tipperary. Callsave: 1850 200 878 Check out www.heritageweek.ie
for further details.
Lots for children to do!
photograph by www
Dromineer Literary Festival 2nd – 5th October 2014 This
festival celebrates writers and writing, providing opportunities
for emerging writers. Readings, exhibitions, and writing and
poetry workshops for adults and teenagers. Further details at
Canoe Tour on River Suir 14th September 2014 Guided Canoe
Tour on River Suir from Cahir. For times, details and registration
contact E: [email protected]
CULTURE, festivals and events
Cloughtoberfest, Cloughjordan 10th – 12th October 2014 This festival of Gypsy Jazz and Swing
includes a stunning programme of concerts from some of the world’s finest guitarists, all in the
intimate setting of Cloughjordan House. The weekend also includes music masterclasses, free jam
sessions and more all around the town. Further details at www.cloughtoberfest.com
Spleodar, Nenagh Community Arts
Festival 27th – 31st October 2014
Spleodar, meaning ‘explosion’, features a
range of events and workshops including
theatre, film, music, dance and visual
art for all the family to enjoy during the
Halloween Midterm break. Further details
at www.spleodar.ie
photograph by Tom Doherty
Ború 3 Peaks 11th & 12th October 2014 Walk, run or crawl the three peaks of Tountinna, Moylussa and
Keeper Hill, which surround the picturesque twin towns of Ballina/Killaloe. E: [email protected]
Spleodar Festival
Thurles Halloween Festival
25th – 31st October 2014 The Thurles Halloween Arts Festival includes art exhibitions, drama,
music, comedy, film, street entertainment, fireworks, street parade, street cycle race, workshops,
family shows, fire shows, lunchtime concerts, dance, public talks, poetry readings and much more.
M: Jim Ryan +353(0)86 239 7376 E: [email protected]
Zombie Fest, Clonmel 31st October 2014 Take the Zobie Walk through the streets.
A fun event for all ages. Come dressed to impress the darker side. www.clonmel.ie
Cashel Arts Festival 7th – 16th November 2014 Festival programme includes an exciting range
of visual arts, music, dance and theatre. M: +353 (0)87 055 2179 E: [email protected]
Upperchurch Walking Festival
7th – 9th November 2014 Choose from a
range of walks suitable for families, beginners
and also for the more experienced walker.
Enjoy traditional music and dancing lessons
in the evenings. T: +353 (0)504 54443
Bulmers Comedy Festival
photograph courtesy of Fáilte Ireland
Bulmers Comedy Festival, Clonmel
28th – 30th November 2014 Be prepared
for an action packed, eclectic comedy
extravaganza showcasing the crème de la
crème of world comedy. T: +353 (0)52 612 1611
E: [email protected]