The sixth-largest county in Ireland, Tipperary enjoys a richness and diversity of culture and heritage that has inspired generations of its citizens down through the centuries. Actors Kerry Condon and Pat Shortt, tenor Frank Patterson, and a bevy of musicians from the Clancy Brothers to Shane MacGowan have all contributed their distinct creative energies, inspired by the built and natural assets of their home county, to place Tipperary firmly on the map.
With deep roots in music, art, poetry, drama, literature and folklore, Tipperary’s foundations of ever-evolving expression contribute enormously to the five-year Creative Ireland Culture and Creativity Strategy for the county, engaging the public at each step to establish a strong and sustainable cultural network for all to enjoy.
Tipperary enjoys a richness and diversity of culture and heritage that has inspired generations of its citizens down through the centuries.
Residents of and visitors to Tipperary from 2018-2022 can look forward to projects and events such as the Clonmel Junction Festival - a week-long summer celebration of music, theatre, street performance, comedy, visual and art and much more - and the Cahir Castle Summer Theatre Project, which throughout August will present a series of weekly theatre events set in the atmospheric surrounds of the castle.
Heritage Officer, Creative Ireland Coordinator
Curator, County Museum
Director of Emergency Services, Health & Safety. Libraries & Culture
The wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland is the most valuable asset that we possess as a nation. The Creative Ireland Programme connects people, creativity and wellbeing.
Creative Communities is a local authority-led initiative which pioneers and supports local creative projects in arts, heritage, local history, STEAM and the creative industries.
Creative Youth creates opportunities for children and young people to realise their full creative potential.
Creative Nation tells the stories of our artists and creative businesses and how their creativity can change our world for the better.