Thurles Musical Society

Thurles Musical Society was formed in 1950 and has performed a full musical each year since, including a number of years with multiple productions. Affiliated to the Association of Irish Musical Societies, our shows normally run on the week before Easter week, with rehearsals commencing in January and auditions taking place around that time also. […]

Theatre School

A combination of classes in drama, singing and dance for children aged 4 – 16 to get together in a supportive, fun and creative environment. We take children on a journey from learning techniques, through rehearsals, to a final end of year performance and while performing is our main focus, we aim to build confidence […]

st. marys church

St. Mary’s church, belonging to the Church of Ireland, is built on the site of another pre-reformation church in Thurles. This structure was built by the Normans in the 12th century to provide them with a separate and more exclusive place of worship.

the source arts centre

The Source Arts Centre opened its doors on 2nd October 2006 and has firmly established itself as one of the best live venues in the heart of the country. The venue comprises of a 250 seat theatre, visual art gallery, community studio space and bar. Set in the heart of Thurles town and on the […]

cathedral of the assumption

The Cathedral is the fourth church to be built on this site. The first one recorded was a Carmelite church built in the early fourteenth century. After the dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530’s it fell into disrepair. The second church, known as the Matthew Chapel was built around the mid eighteenth century under the […]

leonardo’s summer camp

Leonardo’s Camp is back offering a week of art-filled fun for kids. a week of unparalleled artiness for kids. Learn from the old masters to make a new masterpiece of your own. See and hear great artworks and see if you can do as good as them or better. Maria helps bring the images to […]

Lar na Pairce

Fáilte. Welcome to Lár na Páirce, the first museum dedicated to telling the story of the Gaelic Games. Located in Thurles, the birthplace of the GAA, Lár na Páirce GAA Museum is home to Ireland’s first and oldest collection of Gaelic Games sporting heritage. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 […]

Holycross Abbey

Holycross is a very special and sacred place where you can walk in the footsteps of ancient Monks. Experience firsthand, through local guides, the story of Holycross, spanning 10 centuries of a changing social, political and religious landscape, in the very heart of Ireland. Visit the beautifully restored 12 century Cistercian “Holycross Abbey” now our […]

International Garden of Remembrance

St Mary’s in Thurles, County Tipperary dates back to 1292. It contains a garden with a series of memorials, including the original one, opened in 2000 to honour the 72 men who died in the Great War of 1914 to 1918. In 2001 a second memorial was unveiled to the memory of the nine Irish […]

Tipperary Studies

Tipperary Studies is dedicated to documenting and preserving the County’s rich cultural, social, economic and sporting histories, and aims to offer open, friendly and easy access to the Library’s collections to visitors both in person and through correspondence. The Library will collect, maintain and preserve documents of local interest under secure conditions and make them […]