Tipperary Town Revitalisation Task Force will host an online event on the evening of Thursday, the 16th December at 7pm to mark the launch of a new video production entitled ‘Welcome to Tipperary’, along with the recently completed Heritage Audit of Tipperary Town and its environs completed by Abarta Heritage. The event will feature contributions from Dr. Des Marnane along with Róisín Burke of Abarta Heritage, Róisín O’Grady, Heritage Officer TCC and Alison Harvey from the Heritage Council

Welcome to Tipperary is a twenty-minute documentary style film highlighting the history and culture of town. The research and script were undertaken and delivered by Dr. Denis Marnane. The themes looked at included Tipperary Hills (public park), Education, the churches, the market town, New Tipperary &Revolution (Military Barracks, War of Independence, & Civil War). The film was made by Caleb Barrett over a six-month period using camera and drone footage. Producer Mary Alice O’Connor stated ‘It was my great pleasure and privilege to work with two great Professionals Dr. Marnane who provided script and narration and Caleb Barrett a talented film producer. For all of us it was a new adventure into the digital era and I hope people appreciate and enjoy the wonderful history of our town.’ The project was funded by Tipperary County Council under the Creative Ireland Programme.

The Heritage Audit of Tipperary Town sets out an inventory of the built, natural and cultural heritage resources within the town and sets out recommendations for their future use in both product and amenity development as part of the overall revitalisation efforts in Tipperary Town. The project was delivered by Clonmel based Abarta Heritage and was carried out through a blend of desk and field research, along with several community story telling events. The project was funded by South Tipperary Development Company under the Rural Development Programme (LEADER). Copies will be available to download from the Task Force website following the online event.

Both initiatives emanated from the Tipperary Town Heritage Action Plan 2020-2022, produced by Alison Harvey of The Heritage Council, who is also driving the Collaborative Town Centre Health Check (CTCHC) in Tipperary Town. The Heritage Action Plan sets out a broad range of actions aimed at driving heritage led regeneration in Tipperary Town over the coming years.