Things to do in Tipperary for the June bank holiday weekend

Tipperary is the Premier County to enjoy the June Bank Holiday weekend in and here are some suggestions to consider. From a-day long alternative music festival in Clonmel, to an evening with singer songwriter Mundy in Borrisokane, there’s something to suit every taste in Tipperary this coming long weekend.

Alternative Music Festival

When Next We Meet is a June bank holiday weekend festival of alternative Irish music at Raheen House, 10 Raheen Road, Clonmel. Celebrating the best in alternative and independent Irish music, this not-to-be-missed festival is set on the idyllic grounds of Raheen House Hotel in South Tipperary on June 1-2.

When Next We Meet was born to celebrate the tapestry of alternative and independent Irish music, by fostering intimate connections between artists and audiences.

“Through our artist-led flagship summer festival, When Next We Meet at Raheen House is a testament to our dream,” said an organisers. “We believe in creating spaces where the magic of music thrives, where creators and listeners come together in snug settings surrounded by a strong sense of goodwill and community.

“Our aim is to cultivate meaningful connections and memorable experiences, placing artists and audiences at the heart of what we do.” Discover the best in alternative Irish music. Join the party at Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel for an intimate celebration over two days across the June bank holiday weekend.

Music is at its most potent when experienced up close. With top artists and the most exciting emerging acts, When Next We Meet is a snug festival experience not to be missed. For more information, visit whennextwemeet.ie. Tickets are €38.52 from Eventbrite.ie

Mundy in Borrsokane

The Session at Tess Burke’s presents An Evening with Mundy on Monday, June 3, from 8pm to 11.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.

Mundy was born Edmond Enright in the rural town of Birr, County Offaly. In 1993, at the age of 18 Mundy moved to Dublin to take his place on the energetic busking circuit. It was during this period and in the midst of heartbreak that Mundy penned some of his

greatest hits including, Gin and Tonic Sky, and Life’s A Cinch. These stirring tracks quickly secured Mundy a place on the roster of Sony’s Epic records as well as a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music. Mundy’s first album ‘Jelly Legs’ was released in October 1996 to critical acclaim and went on to sell 50,000 copies.

However it was his visceral debut single, To You I Bestow, that garnered most attention after it was licensed to appear on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this bestselling soundtrack went on to sell 11 million copies and introduced Mundy to the world.

Mundy has since gone on to release a further eight albums creating his own flavour of acoustic, folk-based pop/rock through his own record label Camcor Records which he set up in 2000. His album Raining Down Arrows went straight in to the Irish Charts at number 1, he has enjoyed gold and multi-platinum record sales and has picked up a number of awards including the Meteor Music award for Best Male and Most Downloaded Song two years’ running for his rousing rendition of Galway Girl featuring Irish traditional musician Sharon Shannon.

Mundy’s music has allowed him travel the world supporting some of the greats: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou. Harris, REM, Oasis, White Stripes, and the Pogues to name a few. Mundy was invited to perform for perhaps his most prestigious audience to date, in the White House for president Barrack Obama as part of their St. Patricks Day celebrations.

Mundy certainly has an impressive CV and he has been touring extensively in Ireland, UK, Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia. 2023 has been very busy indeed and 2024 looks to be the same already. Tickets are €25 from Eventbrite.ie

Summer School 2024

If it’s something more cerebral you fancy, why book a place on the DSAI Summer School 2024, from Thursday, May 30 10am to Friday, May 31 at 4pm, at TUS Thurles Campus, Nenagh road, Thurles. There will be four workshops run in parallel sessions. Participants will need to book their workshop in advance and to choose one from either time slot.

Three of the workshops will be conducted in Cashel and transportation will be provided there and back. A short break will be provided for a light lunch.

Workshop A: Guided Tour of the Rock of Cashel will be reserved for those participating in the full conference, from 12 noon to 2pm.

Workshop B: Image Theatre and Intervention, Introduction to Forum Theatre at TUS Campus Thurles, from 12 noon to 2pm.

Workshop C: Poetry and Spoken Word as Research in Cashel Library, from 2.30-4.30pm.

Workshop D: Community Engagement and Creative Expression in Brú Ború Cashel from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Tickets are €5 - €20. Reserve a spot ateventbrite.ie

Get Walking in Fethard

Tipperary Sports Partnership is delighted to bring the Activator Walking Programme to Fethard for Wednesday, May 28, at 7pm, to Sunday, July 2, at 8pm, in Fethard Town Park, Rocklow Road, Fethard.

Tipperary Sports Partnership are holding a six-week older adult, activator programme. This class promotes strength, mobility, balance, and aerobic fitness. It is also an excellent tool for pre/post hip or knee surgery. The classes will be delivered by a specialised tutor. Participants should ensure that they wear comfortable clothing and footwear and the activator poles will be provided. For further information go to www.tipperarysports.ie or call the TSP office on 052 616229. Ticket sales end soon. Tickets are €11.70 on Eventbrite.ie

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