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Tipperary PPN Newsletter November 2018



1. PPN News & Members Corner

2. Active Public Consultations/ Notices

3. Funding/ Grant Opportunities

4. Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events

PPN News 


Building Sustainable Communities – Advice Clinic

Our building sustainable communities advice clinic was a fantastic night held in Rosegreen on 8th of November. This was a full member event. Thanks to the Rosegreen community hall committee for their hospitality and fabulous food. A big thanks to the PPN secretariat for all their help and support in arranging the event, thank you to all our presenters for their excellent and informative presentations and of course to all the PPN members that attended on the night. We sincerely hope you found the night beneficial.



5 Equal Ireland Scholarship Students Graduate with BA in Business, Enterprise and Community Development

What a fantastic day and great honor to attend Athlone Institute of Technology and watch 5 people graduate with a BA in Business, Enterprise and Community Development. The PPN is very proud to have given 5 scholarship’s to these students. Well done to you all and thank you to Equal Ireland for running this excellent programme to support community members back into 3rd level Education.

Active Public Consultations/ Notices



The Plaza, Roscrea Public Consultation

Tipperary County Council would like to invite you to a Public Consultation in relation to the possible enhancement of the Plaza Area, Roscrea.

The Public Consultation event will be held On 5th of December at 7pm in the Regional Training Centre. This follows on from the previous Community Engagement Event held on the 7th November.  


Please find attached a poster with further information.

Funding/ Grant Opportunities


JP McManus Benevolent Fund Accepting Applications

The JP McManus Benevolent Fund has opened temporarily for applications.

The Fund aims to support local community initiatives and nonprofit organisations throughout the Mid-West of Ireland. Valued at €40 million, the Fund is managed as a sole entity, independent of any existing programmes sponsored by Mr McManus. 

Chaired by Sue Ann Foley, the new entity is operated by a select Committee Group working to enhance the quality of life in local communities.

The key focus areas will be on:

  • Education Development
  • Healthcare Development 
  • Community Development
  • Local Infrastructural Development.

To learn more, and discover how to submit an application, please visit the Fund website here:


Social Innovation Fund Ireland Are Calling For Applications


Have you a project that uses sports, arts or culture as a means to achieve social impact or a project that focuses on improving outcomes for children?

Check out our three new funding opportunities below.
Deadline: 5pm Friday, 18th January 2019

Arts To Impact Fund

Our goal is support the innovative use of arts and culture as a means to improve skills, development and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on using arts as a means to create positive social impact in the lives of individuals and in communities. Find out more

Sports To Impact Fund 
Our goal is to support the innovative use of sports as a means to improve physical and mental health and to promote social inclusion for children, adolescents and adults.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on using sports as a means to create positive social impact in the lives of individuals and in communities. Find out more

Early Childhood Fund 
Our goal is to provide critical support to projects and services focused on reducing inequalities and improving childhood and lifelong outcomes.
We are calling out to innovative projects or programme that focus on improving outcomes for children from prenatal development through to six years of age. Find out more

 Public Service Announcements, Training and Upcoming Local Events



Joint Oireachtas Committee On Climate Change Visits Energy Efficiency Projects In Tipperary

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Change visited a number of sites around county Tipperary to view some energy efficiency projects undertaken in recent years.


It was a great showcase for the projects the Tipperary Energy Agency has helped and continues to help and drive. Great to see the recognition of the progress made so far.


To read the article in full visit: munster/2018/1127/1013595- climate-action-oireachtas/


For general queries please Tipperary Energy Agency on 052 7443090 or email


BHP Insurance Winter Draw for Community And Voluntary Organisations 

BHP are running a winter draw for all Community and Voluntary organisations around the country. The competition is to be in with a chance of winning €1000 off your insurance with BHP, whether its new business or existing. To enter draw please click below and fill in the application form.


What’s On In Tipperary ?

Here is a list of upcoming events in Tipperary

Dec 1st                Carrick-on-Suir Christmas lights Switch on@ 4:30 pm

Dec 2nd               Borrisoleigh lights up for Christmas@ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Dec 7th                Thurles Festive Fair 2018 

Dec 7th-9th          Newport Traditional Music Festival

Dec 8th-9th          Chapel Lane Christmas Market , Newport

Dec 8th                Cultural Cahir at Christmas 

Dec 15th              The Christmas Tractors of Carrick on Suir @ 5:00 pm 

Dec 15th-16th      Aherlow Christmas market, Lisvernane Community Hall 


The Source Arts Centre Tipperary


Dec 1st                The Nutcracker @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec 2nd               The Greatest Showman Sing-Along @ 2:00 pm

Dec 5th

-Jan 18th             John Keating – Life Fragments 

Dec 8th                Lisa Hannigan-Solo @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dec 9th                The Fairy Fixer @ 2:00 pm

Dec 12th              Summer 1993 @ 8:00 pm

Dec 14th              Santa’s Big Little Elves (for schools) @ 10:00 am

Dec 15th              The Nutcracker – Elle Academy@ 7:00 pm

Dec 21st              Seskin Lane Christmas Show@ 9:00 pm

Dec 28th-31st      Thurles Community Panto presents: Sleeping Beauty

Dec 29th              Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance @ 8:00 pm 

Nenagh Arts Centre


Dec 14th             Put A Spell on You @ 8:00 pm

Dec 19th             Christmas Crooners@ 8:00 pm

For a list a full list upcoming events visit



EQUAL Ireland Recruitment Campaign Winter Spring 2018 – 2019

EQUAL Ireland’s are offering a BA in Business Enterprise and Community Development this course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to achieve a QQI Level 7 Degree.

This is a part-time distance learning programme accredited by Athlone Institute of Technology. You will have the opportunity to explore and develop your interest in the fields of Business, Enterprise and Community Development and to enhance your competencies towards becoming effective administrators, managers or organisers in these areas while at the same time acquiring the skills of  self-directed learning.

This programme will be of particular interest to you if you are:

  •  A Graduate of EQUAL Ireland’s Higher Certificate in Business, Enterprise and Community Development Business
  •  An Owner Manager or Sole Trader
  •  A Community Activist or Workplace Representative
  •  A Graduate of comparative degrees in other similar subjects
  • An Entrepreneur with a business idea
  •  A Volunteer in a Community Group or Organisation
  • Interested in self development for employment or community service

People are required to have successfully achieved either:

  • The EQUAL Ireland Higher Certificate in Business Enterprise and Community Development
  • A QQI Level 6 Award in an appropriate or relevant area
  • A successful completion of an Recognition of Prior Learning Portfolio (RPL)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Currently we are recruiting for our Level 7 BA in Business Enterprise and Community Development. The Programme will be offered in 5 areas  

  • Waterford, Wexford and Cork Information Session on 1st December
  • Castlebar and Westport Information Session on 12th January 2019 
  • Kilkenny Tipperary & Cork Information Session on 19th January 2019
  • Athlone, Ballinasloe, Galway and Tuam 
  • Roscommon and Ballaghadeeren 




New Healthy Ireland At Your Library Programme- Eat Well, Think Well, Be Well

The Healthy Ireland at your Library service encourages people to ‘Eat Well, Think Well, Be Well’ by offering a dedicated section in each library with books and information on health and well-being in a relaxed and comfortable environment; a collection of free online health information and resources, including e-magazines, e-books and e-audio books; and, a programme of free health events and activities in all local public libraries.

The Healthy Ireland library book collection now includes almost 100 titles, including newly added books for young adults and children.

A new Healthy Ireland at your Library programme of events is kicking off too. More than 700 free events will take place in the 330 libraries nationwide between now and March. Libraries could be offering anything from expert talks on healthy eating, mental health and wellbeing to yoga and exercise classes for all ages.

For further information on Healthy Ireland at Your Library, contact Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency at or your local library

For information on Healthy Ireland at your Library events and services in Tipperary, please contact your local library or


University of Limerick Symposium on Quality and Sustainability for Community and Voluntary Sector

The Disability Federation of Ireland, University of Limerick and
Johnson & Johnson, through their joint venture SOLA – The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality are pleased to invite you to their annual
“Symposium Sustainable Quality in the Community, Voluntary & Disability Sector 2018”
Date: Friday 30th November 2018
Time: 10:00am to 2:30pm
Venue: The Pavilion, University of Limerick,

Delegate Fee: €55

Concession fees
Students/OAPs/PWD/DFI Members/Unwaged/Volunteers- Please inquire

Presentation topics include: quality processes, quality management systems, standards, governance, charity regulations and much more.

Morning refreshments, tea/coffee and Lunch provided
Please let us know if you have dietary or access requirements

A provisional booking for a Sign Language Interpreter will be made, but will only be confirmed if, a week in advance, we have confirmed registration of people who have requested the service.

To register contact Claire Gallery on 061 202960 or




Dromineer Development Association Christmas Food & Craft Fair

Dromineer Development Association 3rd Christmas Food & Craft Fair at Neddy’s Cottage and Marquee, Dromineer on Sunday 9th December from 3pm.

Dromineer Development Association is switching on Christmas lights at 5 pm.

  • Hand made Chocolate
  • Music & Carols
  • Christmas Cookies & Buns
  • Complementary Mulled wines sponsored by Declan Collison The Lake Cafe
  • Coffee Tea soft Drinks
  • Face painting
  • Lot of hand crafted Christmas gifts
  • Jam’s Chutney’s & Honey
  • Raffle for Hamper

Stall places are still available

Please contact Marina on 086 2264303 to book or for more information

Santa is coming too!


Tipperary County Council Arts Office Newsletter

Brewery Lane Writers’ Weekend 26th to 28th April 2019

Booking is now open for the 2019 Brewery Lane Writers’ Weekend. This is a unique opportunity to spend 3 days with two professional writers, Angela Carr and Enda Wyley, and focus on your own  work, with support and input. Read Angela Carr’s powerful essay on her own poems, Getting Lost,
which appears in the current issue of The Lonely Crowd.
See full details of the Writers’ W/E here
As always this will be limited to 12 participants and there is an early bird offer of €160 if paid by
31st January, 2019. (it would make a v nice Christmas gift). Please do spread the word too!

Tipperary Festivals and Events Grant Scheme 2019

Festivals and events are crucial to the fabric of life in County Tipperary and they deliver a range of economic, social and cultural benefits.
Through this scheme, Tipperary County Council aims to promote and support local festivals throughout the County that are not solely commercially focused, to support and assist those festival/events that have a tourism/cultural/artistic/heritage/sporting or community focus and which contribute significantly to quality of life.
Festivals and events will only be eligible to receive funding for 2019 if they have made an application under this scheme.

Details, closing date and application forms for the Tipperary Festivals and Events Scheme 2019 will be available on our website in December, 2018.

Please find a list of events and funding available from the Tipperary county council arts office


South Tipperary Arts Centre upcoming events

Santa’s Crafty Lab

On Saturday 1st December & Saturday 8th December from 3-5pm in South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson St, Clonmel. Children will engage in the awesome world of science with these seasonal STEM workshops run by Planet Science Kidz

Admission €15


On  Friday 30th November – 26th January from 10am to 5pm in South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson St, Clonmel. An exhibition of paintings, curated by John Kennedy, with work by Colin Crotty, Sheenagh Geoghegan, John Kennedy, Maurice Caplice, Glenn Fitzgerald, and John O’Dwyer

Admission Free

Wintersong by Tonos

On Friday 7th December at 8pm in The Main Guard, Sarsfield St, Clonmel. A concert of Christmas music of the 16–18th centuries for Voice, Lute, Renaissance and Baroque Guitars. Proud to be supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Admission €10 (€5 concession)


Arts Centre staff winter exhibition

Friday 30th November – 21st December from 10-5pm, in South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson St, Clonme.l Artwork by Arts Centre staff members Elizabeth Bartley, Tim Davis, Sally Fennessy, Darren Powell and Alan Wells

Admission Free

Spoken Word event

Friday 14th December at 7.45pm in  South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson St, Clonmel Sit, relax, listen to the hum of old favourites and original writing. A feast for the senses to renew your spirit to share ‘tidings of great joy’. Refreshments served.

Admission Free

South Tipperary Arts Centre

Nelson St. | Clonmel  |  Co. Tipperary  |  (052) 612 7877  | (085) 703 7909


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