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Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Tipperary County Council is operating a Community Tourism Diaspora initiative that was launched recently.

Community Events will be considered for funding – however they must have a strong focus on the Diaspora and therefore attract overseas visitors to the county / locality. They also must have the potential to be repeated. It can include sports clubs hosting overseas teams, music, cultural or business events involving overseas visitors.

Applicants who received funding fro...m Fáilte Ireland’s Regional Festival Fund 2015 are not eligible to apply for funding.

For further information email tourism@tipperarycoco.ie

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Holycross Football Club

Posted on March 07, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Holycross FC
Holycross FC

I pictured with the executive of Holycross Football Club Thomas Dwan, Tomas Ryan, David Humphries, and Tony Hevey.  

I announced €67,000 sports capital funding for the club in 2012.

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Launch of Food for Thought

Posted on March 06, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Book Launch
Book Launch

I am pictured with Eileen Coffey at the launch of Eileen's book "Food for Thought".  "Food for Thought" will be sold to raise funds for the Suir Haven Support Centre in Thurles. 

Food for Thought will be sold in all Dunnes Stores in Tipperary and in the Bookshop, Friar Street, Nenagh.

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Tipperary Student Enterprise Awards

Posted on March 06, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Alan St. Mary's Girls Tipp Enterprise Award 2015
Alan St. Mary's Girls Tipp Enterprise Award 2015

I was delighted to attend the inaugural all county Tipperary Student Enterprise Awards in LIT Thurles today.  I was very impressed with the all the hard work and dedication shown by all the teams at the envent.  The event is a brilliant platform to give students an idea of how a business operates and the exceptionally high standard of projects is a testaments to several months of hard work by all involved, students, their teachers and their families. 

I am pictured with the winning team Mary's Masterchefs from St. Mary's Secondary School, Nenagh at the Tipperary Student Enterprise Awards - Aisling Sheedy, Sorcha Nagle , Jade Corcoran, Roisin Taplin and Niamh Dolan. 

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Visit to Thomas Adlum's Workshop in Loughmore

Posted on March 06, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Thomas Adlum
Thomas Adlum

I am delighted to be promoting Thomas Adlum's Woodturning work on a trip I'm taking to China next week. Thomas is a gentleman, an artist and someone I have admired for a long time. .

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Funding for Six Tipperary Festivals

Posted on March 03, 2015 by Alan Kelly

Funding has been allocated to six Festivals in Tipperary, Terryglass Arts Festival, Spleodar Festival in Nenagh, Feile Brian Boru in Ballina/Killaloe, Glen of Aherlow Festival, Rock of Cashel Festival and Clonmel Junction Festival. 

Committees across the country work extremely hard organising festivals, and I'm sure the allocation of funding will be very welcome to all involved.

Local festivals are central to the Government's plans to develop the tourism industry. 2014 was a great success for Irish tourism and regional festivals and events across the country played a big part in that success.     The festivals sector has shown remarkable resilience over the last few years, which shows the resourcefulness and skills of the people and communities involved in the festivals sector.

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Lifetime Service Award for Billy Fitzpatrick

Posted on February 28, 2015 by Alan Kelly

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Congratulations to Nenagh's Billy Fitzpatrick who got a lifetime service award for his service to the Labour Party at our national conference this weekend. Billy is a great man and and good friend so I was so delighted to present him with his award. We had a few locals down to support him too! Also congratulations to Sean and Mary Doyle originally from Nenagh but now living in Dun Laoghaire who also received awards.

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Congratulations Molly Sterling

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Alan Kelly

I would like to congratulate Molly Sterling on winning Eurosong.

This is a huge achievement for a 16 year old to win this competition.   We are all very proud of Molly in Tipperary and will be behind her all the way. The very best of luck to Molly in the Eurovision in Vienna later this year.
Congratulations to her parents Rachel and Andrew, her grandmother Hilary and the extended Sterling and Henry families. 
 

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Roscrea Playground

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Alan Kelly

I recently announced that works will take place at the Children's Playground, the Glebe, Roscrea.
I am delighted to announce that following representations to Tipperary County Council, work will take place at the Children's Playground at the Glebe in Roscrea. These works will include the repair of the swings, repair of part of the surface, the replacing of one piece of outdoor equipment and replacing of any missing parts of the equipment.  The work will take place in the coming weeks.
This is very welcome news for the children in the area who use the facilities at the playground.   I would like to thank Shane Lee for bringing this issue to my attention.

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Funding for Two Schools in Tipperary

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Alan Kelly

I am delighted to announce that Killea National School Templemore and Dualla National School, Cashel have both been allocated funding for an 80m2 Mainstream classroom. This is good news for the staff, pupils and teachers at both schools. 

Earlier this year I announced funding had been allocated for emergency works in four schools in Tipperary, the four schools were St. Mary's Junior Boys School Nenagh, SN Gort na Huaighe, Ballinahinch National School and Borrisokane Community College. 

 

Before Christmas I announced significant funding had been allocated for new builds at Carrig National School and Sacred Heart Roscrea. 

All of these funding announcements for schools in Tipperary shows the Labour Party's commitment to education in the county.

 

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