Tipperary County Council has embarked on an initiative to develop a Digital Strategy for the County.
As part of this it is engaging in consultations with businesses, voluntary bodies, sporting and other organisations.
The URL for the online survey is - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Tipp-Citizen. Alternatively you can access the survey through the front-page of the Council Website at http://www.tipperarycoco.ie/.
The questions should take around 10 minutes to answer and the data provided will be completely confidential. All respondents will be entered in a draw for an iPad (or €400 voucher if preferred).
Preparations are well under way for Clonmel's most popular Halloween event! Now in its sixth year, the annual Clonmel Halloween Walk has gone from strength to strength, thanks to the enthusiastic contributions of the many performance groups and individuals who have taken part on a voluntary basis over the last few years, and this year the event is shaping up to be more popular than ever.
The theme of this years walk is 'Skulls and Bones' & several large skeleton puppets will accompany the walk on Halloween night. Free family workshops to construct large puppets, as well as smaller hand-held ones, will take place at the Arts Centre on Nelson Street on this Saturday, October 28th from 2 to 5pm, and people are encouraged to be creative and dress up for the event, which will begin at the former Superquinn premises at Market Place at 6:15pm, with face painting and spooky music. The walk begins at 7pm sharp, and will take in Emmet Street, Parnell Street, part of College Avenue, Cross Street and into Kickham Barracks where a finale of dance, drama and music performances will take place, along with a competition for most original costume. Johnathan Ryan of Tipperaryphotos.com will be on hand to capture all the action, and we extend thanks to Johnathan for allowing the reproduction of his photos here.
This year’s line-up includes several new performance groups such as the Uproar Rock Chorus.
Fire dancers from Fire Fatale and Co. will be back, as will the excellent Derek Harvey doing make-up for performers. Louise Garcia reprises her role as MC, hip hop dancer Evan Murphy and the AOK senior class will also be in attendance to entertain the crowds .
A selection of sideshows and food stalls will also be available, and is a safe event, supported by a strong Garda and Civil Defence presence.
This will be a memorable family night out, one not to be missed!
Monday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 8pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Friday: 9.30am – 1pm & 2pm -5pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm & 2pm-5pm
Phone: (052) 6124545
Did you know?
As and from 24th March 2017, all public libraries operate as a single shared system.
In the single shared system anyone with a valid public library card from any library authority in the country can reserve and borrow items from all library services in the country.
Items are collected and delivered between libraries on a twice-a-week basis, so once a reserved item is available it should arrive in your local library within a week.
Also, there is now no fee to join your local library, and under the new system you could check out a book from a library in Donegal, for example, and return it to your local branch at no cost.
Our library service do an amazing job, and their work deserves to be recognised and highlighted.
Tipperary County Council Library Service pride themselves on providing a countywide, inclusive service that is accessible by families, students, life long learners, older people and people with disabilities.
From newspapers to author visits, storytime to bookclubs, there really is something for everyone.
For those of you who can’t make it to the library, they have an online catalogue which allows members to search, request and renew books and a range of e-services to download at your leisure, as well as a huge FREE range of e-services including e-books, e-magazines, e-courses, e-languages.
Also, Tipperary Studies caters for local history and genealogy enthusiasts, providing a wealth of information and archives from their base in Thurles.
There are also a number of outreach services to Schools, Pre-schools , Nursing Homes, Day Care Centres and a Children’s Summer Book Bus.
Clonmel library also hosts regular Art Exhibitions and book launches, email enquiries are welcome.
This Friday 6th October sees the start of the 5th annual South Tipperary Positive Mental Health Festival in Clonmel and surrounds.
This year sees the festival expanding its programme of events even further, promising 9 days of diverse and interesting events for all the family, many of which are free to attend. The aim is to promote awareness of positive mental health and wellbeing to the community at large.
The Festival is organised by a sub-group from the South Tipperary Action Network (S.T.A.N.) with the support and involvement of many community organisations and groups.
The committee are honoured to have Tonie Walsh, archivist, journalist, dj & civil rights activist as our first Champion to raise the profile of the festival. Tonie says that the festival is “a timely intervention in the welfare of all people living and working in South Tipperary and is designed around one of the great, pressing concerns of our times, namely the psycho-emotional well-being of all citizens in our society.”
A PDF of the full programme can be downloaded here: