Citizen’s Corner Our Pride Our Town
Lucia Ní Charthaigh is a Child Care Educator at Lullabies & Laughter
“I think the town gets a bad reputation a lot of the time because they are not supported enough. But when you look back through the last few years, the town shines when it comes to sense of community and camaraderie. The people come together to support local causes such as: Róisín Price’s fundraising, introducing Darkness Into Light into the town, supporting local business like the Support Local Christmas drive and initiatives like doing up The Plan and the business owners who in the face of a hard time for business, always donated what they could to local school Parent Associations.”
Siobhan Hyland Ryan is one of the found- ing members of Jobs4Tipp, Manager of the Ryan Academy of Music Tipperary and a core member of the Tipperary town Revitalisation Task Force
“The thing I like about Tipperary Town is how we are close to amenities in the town centre but only a few short steps away from the surrounding natural beauty of the countryside. Also, for such a small town, we are blessed with sports clubs for boys and girls, tennis clubs, the Séan Tracey Swimming Pool, swimming clubs, snooker and pool club, ballet and contemporary dance classes, a youth centre, Irish dancing, the Tipperary Excel centre, writers clubs, cinema, library, Canon Hayes Sports centre, boxing clubs, martial arts clubs, art classes and Art camps, the Ryan Academy of Music for children and adults, The County Tipperary Youth Orchestra and excellent primary and secondary schools all within the town centre not to mention smaller schools, sports clubs, horse riding and racecourse all within a few kilometres from the town.”
Anne Marie Gahan O’Brien lives in Monard
“There are some great local businesses. I love the Ha’penny Place in particular, the Liibrary, Flanagan’s Lane, the cafe in the Excel, the Primary Health Centre is a great resource, Joe Whelan’s, Joe’s Garden Centre, stand out in particular, love a nice root in Wellworths, River View Chinese, I could go on…almost forgot O’Rahellys and O’Deas, wn.”
Tipperary town Councillor – Cllr. Annemarie Ryan
“The fabulous service you get from locally owned independent shopkeepers. And the people in general, kind and helpful.”
And finally, to the legend Johnny Cash who in 1959 wrote the song, ‘Forty Shades of Green’ on a trip to Ireland. There is a rumour that he wrote the song after visiting the Glen of Aherlow. What does he love most about Tipperary Town?
“But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town. And most of all I miss her lips, as soft as eiderdown.”
I wonder who she was?