Parkrun is a simple concept: turn up every Saturday and run 5km. It doesn’t matter how fast you go. You can run or walk – everyone is welcome. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. What matters is taking part at a local community level in organised outdoor activity.
Promoting a healthy active lifestyle tied to local community involvement is a key part of the ethos of parkrun. There are now parkrun events each Saturday in countries all around the world. Each event is based in a unique location like a park, beach or promenade. All events are organised by a group of our wonderful dedicated volunteers and people of all abilities are encouraged to take part; from those taking their first steps in running, walking or jogging to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; all are welcomed.
Parkrun is all about inclusiveness and wellbeing at a local community level. We want as many people as possible to feel part of a real local community brought together by our events, as well as our global parkrun family. That’s why we’ve kept the format of parkrun so simple: register once at www.parkrun.ie, print out your personal barcode then turn up and take part wherever you want, whenever you want. All Parkruns in Ireland take place every Saturday at 09.30am sharp.
Don't miss one of the highlights of the festive season in Clonmel, Clonmel Rotary Club's Christmas night in Raheen House Hotel.
It takes place on Wednesday, November 29 at 7.30pm and features something to suit every taste.
Tickets cost €25 with proceeds to Clonmel Soup Kitchen.
Tickets are available from Clonmel Office Centre, Market St., O'Sullivan Insurance, Mitchel St., and Cluain Restaurant, Nelson Street.
It promises to be a night of fun, food, music, flowers and Prosecco. Jenny and PJ will demonstrate the makings of a perfect afternoon tea. Learn how to make an unusual flower arrangement. Entertainment by young local musicians. And taste Jenny's beautiful food. Make it a date this Christmas.
Article source The Nationalist.ie
Clonmel Garden Centre are delighted to welcome world famous florist Lamber de Bie (view profile)to their store for a special Christmas demonstration evening on Wednesday, December 6, from 7pm to 9pm. Lamber will show how to create simple yet inspiring Christmas table arrangements, centre-pieces, wreaths and home decorations using a combination of both fresh and artificial foliage.
Discover just how easy it can be to make your own personal Christmas creation in a matter of minutes!€15 per person which includes complimentay tea/ coffee and festive nibbles.
Pre-booking is required and as spaces are limited, we anticipate that this event will sell out quickly.
Call to book today Call: 052 6123294
Article source The Nationalist.ie
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:
Closing this Saturday 30th September -
‘Request for Public Submissions - Gladstone Street and O’Connell Street, Clonmel Urban Design Strategy’
Tipperary County Council is seeking submissions from every section of the community in Clonmel and its environs as to how Gladstone Street and O’Connell Street in Clonmel might be developed to deliver a new future for the town and how traffic could be better managed and accommodated in this context.
Tipperary County Council needs your views for Clonmel Town Centre and we want your ideas on how Clonmel Town Centre should look and work in the future.
Following submissions, workshops will be held around options which will inform the design brief and further public consultations.
Those interested in submitting views and ideas towards the project are invited to do so via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post in an envelope clearly marked
‘Public Submission for Clonmel Town Centre Redevelopment’ and sent to
Clonmel Borough District Engineer,
Tipperary County Council, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
The closing date for receipt of submissions is the 30th September 2017.
For more details please follow the link below:
This years' Culture Night celebrations in Clonmel took place on Friday 22nd September in various venues & locations around the town. The sun came out for the occasion and a steady flow of culture vultures ensured that all the events were very well attended. "I'm over the moon!" commented South Tipperary Art Centre's recently appointed manager Cliona Maher, who was delighted with the event. "I would like to thank Paul Kelly and everyone at Clonmel Theatre Guild, Diarmuid and all at the White Memorial Theatre, and Rev Barbara Fryday for opening up the side gate for the first time in years".
Clonmel Theatre Guild presented "The Chronicles of Trollope" which saw the Victorian Author wandering through the streets of Clonmel, where he once lived, introducing us to some of his best loved characters along the way. The performance took viewers along a trail that led to the White Memorial Theatre, and was a wonderful celebration of Clonmel's rich cultural heritage and literary past.
South Tipperary Arts Centre also hosted 'Apple Treasures', a trail of apple trees around Clonmel, celebrating the towns many connections with the fruit. It was the culmination of a project exploring Clonmel's apple heritage, and a specially commissioned film by Eimear King documenting the project was unveiled on the night.
Artist Brigid Teehan of Beehouse Arts showcased a selection of visual art in the atmospheric Scotts Church, on Anglesea St. The pieces represent recent work by the artist which explore various themes and tensions surrounding the private/public body.
Vincent Hannon, Artist and Photographer took up residence in the Main Guard for the evening, offering free portraits to visitors. With the sitters permission the images will form part of the National Library collection.
Tipperary County Museum hosted a lecture with Dr. Ann Wilson, which tied in with their ongoing highly rated exhibition 'A Message in Time'. The talk examined a collection of postcards sent to a young middle-class woman living and working in Dublin between 1903 and 1908. They throw light on how ‘small’, unexceptional individuals dealt with everyday family, social and work life, and how they viewed and negotiated the ‘big’ important issues of the time in Ireland, such as economic survival, emigration, nationalism and the role of women.
Enjoy some of the photos from the night below...
Switch on Culture Night in Clonmel as arts and cultural organisations open their doors to host a programme of free evening entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture.
The centre of Clonmel will come alive on Friday September 22nd, kicking off with ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’ at 3pm, an LIT Clonmel/Tudor Artisan Hub project. This is an exciting community event, which will create an installation of shoes. From Parnell Street, the ½ mile long trail of shoes will end at the LIT Clonmel campus. Anyone can take part. Each person is asked to donate and decorate a shoe symbolising themselves or someone they know/used to know.
Two separate arts trails are coordinated by South Tipperary Arts Centre. The ‘Apple Treasures’ Trail & Exhibition is a special Culture Night commission for 2Cando Arts featuring an exhibition at the Arts Centre on Nelson Street all about apples to surprise, delight and inform us on the treasures of Clonmel’s unique Apple Heritage. With performer Louise Garcia as Lady Apple Pip, 2Cando Arts invite you to discover the apple treasures trail from 5pm, with 17 trees to reflect the 17 varieties of apples grown locally. Taking in Parnell Street, Mitchell Street, the Friary Car Park, and Dowds Lane, you can also meet Lady Apple Pip at the Arts Centre. Apple-themed refreshments will be served and where Eimear King’s specially commissioned short film, ‘Apple Treasures’ will be screened throughout the evening.
Starting at 5pm at the old Post House on Gladstone St, actors from Clonmel Theatre Guild will bring you on a literary journey of discovery through the novels of writer Anthony Trollope, who was postmaster in Clonmel in the 1840s. In ‘The Chronicles of Trollope’, the character of Trollope will bring you to visit the Grantlys at the Main Guard and Rev Harding at Old St Mary’s Church, finishing with a trip to the White Memorial Theatre with Phineas Finn and Mme Goesler, where St Mary’s Choral Society will have a screening of Trollope’s work in an atmospheric Victorian theatre. The actors will repeat the trail until 7pm.
Finally, Tipperary County Museum hosts a lecture by Dr. Ann Wilson, at 7:30pm which will discuss picture postcard collections of a young woman's life in Edwardian Times. A fascinating talk which looks at the everyday family life, social and work life and how they dealt with economic factors, emigration, nationalism and the role of women in society. This lecture ties in with the acclaimed new exhibition ‘A Message in Time’ which runs until June 2018 and admission is free.
Pick up a map and brochure from any of the venues, or download the Culture Night app.
Beehouse Arts will celebrate Culture Night 2017 with an exhibition of visual art in the atmospheric Scots Church. The artworks will showcase recent work by artist Brigid Teehan. The exhibition will be open from 5pm – 7pm.
Also at the Main Guard, you can have your portrait taken by artist and photographer Vincent Hannon. No booking necessary to participate in ‘Portraits 100’ from 5pm - 11pm.