Exhibitions are held in our public libraries, arts centres, museums and private art galleries. Local and international artists exhibit their work all year round, many supported by the South Tipperary Art Group (STAG), which is based in Clonmel.
Theatre and Drama are popular right across the county – many towns have their own musical society and brass band. Brú Ború cultural centre, located at the foot of the historic Rock of Cashel, is home to the Brú Ború group, which works hard to promote and continue the tradition of Irish music, song, and dance.
The South Tipperary Arts Service runs an annual programme of events, including the Tipperary Bealtaine Festival – a celebration of creativity for older people – and the Connex programme, planned to encourage younger people to get involved in the arts.
The South Tipperary Arts Centre is a multi-purpose arts venue.
Its work includes:
The Tipperary Excel Centre includes a theatre, cinemas, art gallery, tourist office, interpretive centre, shop and café. The brand new dance studio offers classes such as salsa, tango and modern dance by professional dance teachers. An exciting new dancer residency programme has been launched at the Tipperary Excel centre in order to develop and promote contemporary dance.
Learning and Special Interest
The Bolton Library, Cashel, houses an impressive collection of antiquarian books and rare manuscripts dating from the 12th century. Clonmel Museum, located in Mick Delahunty Square, contains an interesting collection of artefacts from military, religious, social history, political, natural history, archaeology, geology, social & townscape photography, sports and industrial collections. Tipperary Libraries' Local Studies Department has a collection of 300 postcards, offering an insight into daily life in the county from as early as 1905.
Art and Craft Facilities in South Tipperary
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