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15 August 2013: National Heritage Week:

From 17th August, 2013 to 25th August, 2013

North Tipperary Local Authorities and the North Tipperary Heritage Forum are encouraging members of the public to celebrate Heritage Week in North Tipperary. There are a huge variety of fun, entertaining, and informative events taking place throughout the County, from platform céilí, historical and nature walks, medieval re-enactments, music events to archaeological there is something for everyone and most of the events are FREE!

Details of events are available in the North Tipperary Event Guide (see below) and also on

Please note that some of the events require prior booking.

North Tipperary Local Authorities and North Tipperary Heritage Forum wish to sincerely thank all individuals and community groups who have organised events for Heritage Week.

Event Guide PDF Document  (984KB)

31 May 2013: Launch of Roscrea Enhancement Plan

The consultants and members of the committee will be the Annex of the Damer House to discuss the plan from 12 – 2.30pm. Throughout the day there will be free tours of the complex

POSTER PDF Document (110KB)

29 April 2013: Deadline for submissions on Draft Heritage and Biodiversity Plans has been extended to 17th May 2013

Observations and submissions can be made in writing to the Heritage Officer, North Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh or by email to on or before 4pm on Friday 17th May. All submissions will be taken into consideration by the Council in the final preparation of the North Tipperary Heritage Plan and North Tipperary Biodiversity Plan

27 March 2013: North Tipperary Heritage Plan 2013 - 2018 & North Tipperary Biodiversity Plan 2013-2018

North Tipperary County Council in conjunction with the North Tipperary Heritage Forum has prepared a Draft Heritage Plan and a Draft Biodiversity Plan for North Tipperary.  The Draft Heritage Plan deals with all aspects of our natural and cultural heritage.  This includes landscapes, flora, fauna, wildlife, archaeology, architectural heritage, local history and folklore. The Draft Biodiversity Plan deals with establishing priorities for the identification, conservation and enhancement of biodiversity at County level.  North Tipperary County Council will be facilitating a public workshop to present both plans at 8pm on the 15th April, 2013 in the Abbey Court, Nenagh and on the 24th April, 2013 in the Anner Hotel, Thurles.  You are invited and encouraged to make submissions on both plans (Please mark clearly which plan your submission refers to).

Observations and submissions can be made in writing to the Heritage Officer, North Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh or by email to on or before 4pm on Friday 26th April. All submission will be taken into consideration by the Council in the final preparation of the North Tipperary Heritage Plan and North Tipperary Biodiversity Plan

Draft Heritage Plan PDF Document (21.2Mb)

Draft North Tipperary Biodiversity Plan PDF Document (5.68mb)

7 March 2013: Tree Walk on 10th March at Cloncannon, Toomevara

'Know Your Natives' - Tree/Farm Walk at Sean O'Farrells farm in Cloncannon, Toomevara on Sunday 10th March, 2013.  For further details contact Sean at 087-9227957



27 February 2013: Tree Week: 3rd to 10th March, 2013

National Tree Week is a national environmental awareness which runs from 3rd to 10th March, 2013. The aim of National Tree Week is to raise awareness about trees and encourage local communities to participate in the events which will take place

National Tree Week 2013 PDF Document (678kb)


27 February 2013: Best Practice for Tidy Towns - free seminar organised by North Tipperary County Council to be held in Methodist Hall, Cloughjordan on Saturday 2nd March at 10am.

North Tipperary County Council will hold a FREE Tidy Towns Seminar on Saturday 2nd March in the Methodist Hall, Cloughjordan from 10am.  The focus of the seminar is to give practical advice to existing and prospective Tidy Towns committees, in order to develop and promote awareness and appreciation of their locaility through its heritage and biodiversity.  The key topics to be covered include guidelines for entering the National Tidy Towns Competition, practical advice on undertaking improvements in the local area, assistance provided to Tidy Towns Groups by North Tipperary County Council and the importance of heritage and biodiversity in the Tidy Towns.

Tidy Towns Seminar, March 2013 PDF Document (1.17MB)

21 November 2012: Valuing Our Community - illustrated talk with Caimin O'Brien

Cloughjordan Heritage Group will have an illustrated talk with Caimin O'Brien, Archaeologist, on this Thursday night at 8.30pm in the GAA pavillion. The talk will also concentrate on the role of the public in identifying and protecting your heritage. All are welcome. No admission fee. For more details contact Tori McMorran at 087-9414620.

13 November 2012: Roscrea Enhancement Plan - Revised Date for Public Consultation

It is with very deep sadness that the Roscrea Enhancement Plan Steering Group learned of the untimely death of Niall Doherty, son of Eileen and Michael Doherty last weekend.  Eileen is a very valued member of the Steering Group, and as a mark of respect the proposed 'Drop-in Session' which was scheduled for Wednesday 14th November has been postponed to Tuesday 20th November, 2012 from 10am to 4pm in Mullallys Menswear. "Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilis" (See previous notice for details of plan)


8-November-2012: Upperchurch Walking Weekend - 9th, 10th and 11th November, 2012

The 2012 Upperchurch Walking Weekend will take place from the 9th to 11th November, inclusive.  The weekend will include a series of walks over the weekend to suit all levels of fitness. Participants are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The weekend will be officially opened with a reception on Friday night at 9pm in Upperchurch Hall.

2012 Upperchurch Walking Weekend Brochure PDF Document (4.69MB)

8 November 2012: Roscrea Enhancement Plan - Public Consultation

North Tipperary County Council is inviting the public to comment on draft proposals for the Roscrea Enhancement Plan.  The proposals are currently on display in Mullallys Menswear, Main St., Roscrea and will remain until Monday 19th November.  A 'Drop-in Session' will be held on Wednesday 14th November from 10am to 4pm in Mullallys Menswear and all are welcome.  The Roscrea Enhancement Plan is a joint initiative of North Tipperary County Council and the Heritage Council of Ireland and is being developed in conjunction with the local community.   Please note that the Consultants together with members of the Enhancement Plan Steering Group will be available for discussion on the content of the plan and also to answer queries on the 14th November, 2012. Your input would be very welcome.

Details of the draft proposals are attached and will also be on display in Mullallys Menswear, Main Street, Roscrea (currently undergoing renovation) until Monday 19th November.

Observations and submissions can also be made by post to Marion Carey, Heritage Officer, North Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or email to (up to an including Monday 19th November).

Draft Proposals for Roscrea Enhancement Plan. PDF Document (1.5MB)


24 October 2012: Promoting Your Local Heritage

A training programme aimed at Heritage Groups, Community Representatives and Tourist Providers in the Lough Derg Region is being provided in Lorrha Community Hall with weekly sessions from Thursday 25th October to Thursday 29th November, 2012 inclusive.  The aim of the course is to raise and awareness of the unique heritage resources of the area among both locals and visitors alike. The course will includes sessions on archaeology, local landscape, development of interpretative products, social media, website development etc.  The course is free of charge.

For more information contact Dolores O'Shea, Course Co-ordinator at 085-1925466 or Marion Carey, Heritage Officer, North Tipperary County Council at 067-44677

Promoting Your Local Heritage Training Overview PDF Document (390kb)


04 October 2012: Planning for Wildlife and Nature in North Tipperary

North Tipperary County Council are in the process of preparing a plan for nature and wildlife in the county, also known as a ‘biodiversity plan’. The North Tipperary Biodiversity Plan will list projects and actions that will be implemented over the next three years to highlight the wonderful natural amenities in the county, raise awareness of the value of biodiversity, and to protect and enhance the counties rich natural heritage.

The success of a County Biodiversity Plan depends on the input and involvement of all sectors of society. North Tipperary County Council are inviting everyone to have their say in relation to the biodiversity plan. There will be two free events for the public to learn more about nature and wildlife in North Tipp, and to give their views on what should be included in the plan. Ecologist, Dr Janice Fuller, will give a talk ‘Nature and Wildlife in North Tipp’ on Thursday October 4th in The Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh at 7.30pm, and on Tuesday October 9th in the Anner Hotel, Thurles also at 7.30pm.

There will be plenty of time for questions and answers, and discussion after the presentations. Everyone is welcome to attend. These talks should be of particular interest to Tidy Towns groups, land owners, farmers, anglers, gun club members, environmental groups and anyone with an interest in the natural heritage of North Tipperary.

For more information, please contact Janice Fuller (086 3476891) or Heritage Officer, Marion Carey, in North Tipperary County Council (067 44677).

13 September 2012: Farm walk and Organic Lunch, Saturday 15th September, 2012

Sean O'Farrell will host a farm walk on his farm at Cloncannon, Toomevara on next Saturday, 15th September, 2012 at 3pm.  The walk will take place at Sean O'Farrell's organic farm in Cloncannon, Moneygall, followed by a short presentation and tasting of organic food at The Obama Cafe, Moneygall.  The Obama Cafe will serve up some tasty organic treats, showcasing an incredible array of the region’s finest organic food, supplied by the Organic Store in Birr and organic beef farmer Michael Seymour of Borrisokane. National Organic week is organised by Bord Bia and funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and takes place from 10th to 16th September, 2012.  Further details on the event are available from Sean O'Farrell at 087-9227957 or email

Farm walk and organic lunch. PDF document 419KB


9 August 2012: Heritage Week 18th to 26th August, 2012

North Tipperary Heritage Forum is urging members of the public to participate in the events taking place across the County during National Heritage Week with many of the events being free of charge.  Details of events are available in the North Tipperary Event Guide and also on

North Tipperary County Council, the Heritage Council and North Tipperary Heritage Forum wish to thank all the individuals and community groups who are taking part in Heritage Week. In particular, we wish to acknowledge the great work done by individuals and groups with an interest in all aspects of heritage in the County

National Heritage Week - be part of it, it's part of you!!

Please note Heritage events at Cloncannon, Toomevara on Sunday 19th, "Farming Landscape/Heritage of the Area" and Friday 24th "Platform Ceile" have been cancelled.

North Tipperary Heritage Week Guide PDF document PDF Document (1.49MB)


16 May 2012: Digital Recording of Historic Graveyards

Training workshops in the care, conservation and survey of Ireland's historic graveyards is being organised by the North Tipperary LEADER Partnership in association with North Tipperary County Council.  The training workshops are free of charge. Training will take place in Upperchurch on Saturday 19th May, 2012. Training workshops will e in two parts, the morning (10am to 1pm) in the graveyard and the afternoon (2pm to 4pm) in the Community Hall,  learning about technological aspects and data publishing. A second training session will be held in Latteragh on Saturday 26th May, 2012. Again training will commence at 10am until 1pm approximately and then from 2pm to 4pm in the Abbey Court Hotel.

Download details of Historic graves and graveyards community training in North Tipperary 2012  PDF document PDF Document (46KB)


14 May 2012: Biodiversity Week in North Tipp

In celebration of Biodiversity Week and International Biodiversity Day on Tuesday 22nd May, North tipperary County Council has teamed up with a number of organisations and individuals to bring you a variety of fun events to celebrate the wildlife and landscapes around us.  The event cover many aspects of our Natural Heritage from birds and bats to the hidden habitats in the urban setting.  All events are free. All are welcome.

Download details of events in North Tipperary for Biodiversity Week PDF document PDF Document (1.1MB)

3rd May 2012:Knockmealdown Active presents "The Dawn Chorus"

Knockmealdown Active presents "The Dawn Chorus" Sunday 13th May 2012 at 4.30am in the Community Centre, Clogheen. Featuring Kevin Collins of Birdwatch Ireland

"The Dawn Chorus" - PDF DocumentPDF Icon (31KB)

21 April  2012 : Best Practice Seminar for Tidy Towns to be held on Saturday 28th April

Tidy Towns Seminar organised by North Tipperary County Council to be held on Saturday 28th April, 2012 in Terryglass Hall from 9am to 2.30pm.  Seminar is free.  All are welcome

Download details of Seminar - PDF document PDF Document (12KB)



'Tipperary and the Sinking of the Titanic'

Lecture by Mr. Oliver Brennan in conjunction with the Sr. Áine Historical Society on 'Tipperary and the Sinking of the Titanic'.  Lecture to be held in Templemore Library on Friday 20th April, 2012 at 8pm.  For further information contact Mr. Pat Bracken, Templemore Library at 0504-32555 or 0504-32556.


National Tree Week, 4th - 10th March

National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment and will take place from 4-10 March 2012.  This year’s theme is ‘Trees – Our Past, Our Present and Our Future’.  Tree Week is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and sponsored by the Forest Service and Coillte who work in partnership with the Tree Council to facilitate the supply and distribution of over 15,000 trees which are delivered to community groups throughout Ireland.

Whether it is walking through trees, talking about trees, planting trees or making things with trees, Tipperary people are really spoiled for choice this Tree Week.  Tipperary has far exceeded any county, outside of Dublin, in terms of their activities for National Tree Week 2012.  Events include a woodturning exhibition, Bog wood sculptor and photo exhibition both in Thurles, planting ceremonies in Portroe, Holycross and in the Eco Village, walks throughout the county and talks on trees, and a tree identification, heritage and folklore event.

Download details of events in North Tipperary National Tree Week - PDF document PDF Document (669kb)

1st Feb 2012: World Wetlands Day at Cabragh Wetlands on Sunday, 5th February , 2011

To celebrate World Wetlands Day (2nd February), Cabragh Wetlands Trust will hold a walk and talk, in conjunction with The Irish Wildlife Trust (Tipperary Branch) on Sunday, 5th February, at 2.30pm.  The event will explore the importance of wetlands and their species.  Speakers will include Vinny O'Meara, Tom Gallaher, Anne Lloyd, Anne Marie Fleming and Sean O'Farrell. All are welcome.  Free admission

Download details of the event World Wetlands Day - PDF document PDF Document (214kb)

1st Feb 2012: Celebrating St. Bridgets Day

An evening of story, together with making St. Bridget's Crosses, at Cabragh Wetlands on Wednesday, 1st February at 8pm.  If you have an old Bridgets Cross do bring it along on the evening.  All are welcome. Admission free 


Roscrea People of the Year 2011 

The 25th People of the Year Awards for 2011 will be presented in the Damer Court Hotel on Wednesday, 18th January, 2012, commencing at 7.30pm.

The Awards’ evening, organized  annually by Roscrea People since 1987, will commence at 7.30 with a short concert by the junior members of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Ros Cré. This will be followed by an illustrated presentation on aspects of Roscrea’s past  by George Cunningham.

The formal part of the evening will commence with the usual presentation of collections of books to Roscrea Public Library (recently catalogued, this heritage collection now stands  in excess of 3500 vols), St Cronan’s Services (Roscrea, Birr and Nenagh) and to a local school.  A booklet will also be available on the night with information on each recipient.

Download details of the launch - PDF document PDF Document (72kb)


Launch of Upperchurch-Drombane Historical Journal 2011   

The 2011 issue of the Upperchurch-Drombane Historical Journal will be officially launched in Drombane Hall on this Saturday evening, 10th December, 2011 at 7.30pm.  The night promises to be very entertaining, with an opportunity to meet friends, old and new, and learn about the history and heritage of the area. The journal will be on sale on the night, a great idea for a Christmas gift!

Download details of the launch  - Launch of Upperchurch-Drombane Historical Journal 2011 - PDF document PDF Document (12kb)



Poster Competition

Download details of Poster Competition - Upperchurch Walking Weekend 11th - 13th November, 2011 - PDF Document PDF Document (52KB)


Heritage Week 2011

Download the Heritage week events for North Tipperary - PDF Document PDF Document (714 kb)


Historic Properties and Gardens Heritage Fund 2011

Ireland’s Heritage sites are a key pillar in Ireland’s Tourism offering. In order to maintain and improve on this offering a new Heritage Fund has been created. Some €1 million of Exchequer funding within the Tourism Capital Investment Programme (TCIP), has been designated for the Heritage Fund.

The Heritage Fund will be implemented by Fáilte Ireland. The guidelines set out in some detail the eligibility criteria, grant levels, application and assessment process and monitoring arrangements. All applications must be submitted and processed in accordance with these guidelines.

Closing date is June 30th

Download the Heritage Fund Operational Guidelines - PDF Document PDF Document (218kb)

Download the Heritage Fund Application Form - Word Document word Document (49kb)

24th May 2011 :    Burial Ground Seminar on 25th May, 2011

A Seminar is being held in the Nenagh Arts Centre (formerly Town Hall), Banba Square, on Wednesday, 25th May, 2011 @ 7pm entitled "Care and Conservation of Historic Graveyards".

This seminar will provide practical, appropriate and easy to understand advice and guidance on how to care for historic graveyards, whilst ensuring that no damage occurs to their historic fabric and character. Attendance will equip graveyard committees, community groups, historical societies etc and interested individuals with knowledge of the legislative requirements for working in historic graveyards and with best practice guidance on how to plan and proceed with caring for graveyards and recording memorials in graveyards.

This seminar will be of value to the owners of historic graveyards, cemetery committee members, community groups, tidy towns associations, historical/heritage society members, genealogical enthusiasts, landowners, archaeologists, architects, engineers, local authority staff, elected members and interested individuals.

 The speakers for the night are

·        Dr. Victor Buckley, Senior Archaeologist, National Monuments Service,

·        Zena Hoctor, Environmentalist.

·        Caimin O'Brien, Survey Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of Ireland

·        John Tierney, Eachtra Archaeology.

This seminar is being offered to you free of charge, however places are limited so please contact Marion Carey, Heritage Section, 067-44677 or email as soon as possible

20th May 2011 : Biodiversity event Cloncannon, Toomevara  on 29th May, 2011

Biodiversity event "Oh Mama I Love Nature, Let's go Outside". to include wildlife fun/games, guided walks and talks to be held on Sunday, 29th May, 2009 at 3pm in Toomevara.

Programme of events:

1) Wildlife fun and games for kids with Katy Egan and Jane Kelleher.

2) Guided walk along hedgerows with Tom Gallagher

3) Study of the wildflowers and grasses in the meadows with a choice of botanists

4) Identification of moths trapped on the farm the previous night by an expert in that field

Fun for children of all ages. The event is free

People planning to attend are encouraged to be outside the Catholic Church in Toomevara at 2.45pm on Sunday 29th, to be guided to the farm. The wildlife fun/games and guided walks start at 3pm and run until around 6pm. Tea/coffee and cake etc is provided

The event, which will be hosted by Sean O’Farrell at his farm in Toomevara, is a joint initiative between North Tipperary An Taisce and the newly formed Tipperary branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust

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