Tipperary Town National Heritage Week 2022 Events

As part of National Heritage Week, Tipperary Town Revitalisation Heritage Group have teamed up with the Museum of Childhood Ireland, Músaem Óige na hÉireann (MoCI) to deliver an exciting range of sustainable heritage projects for the young (and the not so young) in Tipperary Town.

Saturday 13th August Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre

10am to 1pm ‘Tipperary-Building Our Future’

Talk with Alison Harvey (Heritage Council CTCHC), Jamie MacNamara (Historic Town Regeneration), Eoin O’Connor (City and Regional Planning) & Peter Pearson (Heritage Activist) on building re-use, followed by youth/child workshops and panels facilitated by Cliodhna Martin, (MoCI)

2-5pm ‘Our Town, Our Future’

Building reuse Ideas workshop ( Model Making) with Children’s participation Facilitator Emily Drew.

2-5pm ‘Sculpture for Tipperary Town’

Sculpture Workshop, led by Lorraine Cleary. Reusing recycled materials to create a Gloved Hand sculpture, to compliment the Tipperary Glove Factory Heritage Film. A sculpture initiative from September with schools in Tipp will be delivered by Kate Oram.

Thursday 18th August: Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre
Tipperary Glove Factories Remembered –

A Short Film (by Mary Alice O’Connor Chair TTRTF Heritage Group)

Presented by Tipperary Town Revitalisation Heritage Group as part of National Heritage Week

This film documentary traces the gloving industry from its beginning in the early 1900’s to the 1970’s. The film is a tribute to the men & women who worked in this industry, especially those working from home (doing piece work, ie. paid according to their output). In conjunction, we will host an exhibition at Tipperary Excel featuring memorabilia salvaged from the last remaining glove factory at James Street.

Date: Thursday 18th August
Venue: Excel Arts and Heritage Centre, Tipperary Town
Tel: 062 80520
Time: 8pm
(free event, pre-booking advised)

Further Information


Wild Child Day, August 18th
Apple Tree Planting ceremony with local children in Tipperary town and launch of the MoCI’s Apple Seeds to Apple Trees project in Tipperary: https://museumofchildhood.ie/9865-2/

Sat 20th August: Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre
10am-2pm Sustainability Talks

Sustainable, Circular and Ethical Fashion, Food, Environment, Art, Craft, Toy and Play talk Panel.

2-3pm Inter-generational story telling workshop

On themes of sustainability with Dr Catherine Gilliand.

4-5pm Presentation of youth ‘mini films’ on Sustainability.

Workshops are family friendly, all age events and fully accessible for all, on a first come, first served basis. If you have any particular requirements or questions on any of the events/ workshops please contact us at:


or Mary Alice O’Connor (Glove Factories film)
on 087 6251352.

For further information on all the events, panels, and workshops please see below:


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