This year the Tipperary Association Dublin is celebrating 80 years in existence – it was founded in 1934 by Tipperary people living and working in Dublin. A number of events are planned to mark this major milestone in the Association’s history:
· On the 17 November a lecture on “Sean Treacy and the War of Independence in Tipperary and Dublin” in the Palace Bar, Dublin
· A talk on the history of the Association will take place at the AGM in late January 2015
· Visit to |Kilmainham Jail in Spring 2015
· The involvement of Tipperary people in the Great War will be the subject of a talk in April 2015
Night of Legends
Anner Hotel, Thurles - Friday 5 December 2014
The highlight of the 80th celebrations will be a special night which will bring together all those people who were honoured by the Association in the past as Tipperary Person of the Year and Hall of Fame award winners. The event promises to be a night with the legends and stars of Tipperary from the sporting, business and cultural world gathered together.
Among the array of stars invited are hurling greats; Tony Wall, Jimmy Doyle, Nicholas English, Michael “Babs” Keating, Pat Fox, Michael Cleary, Michael “Ratler” Byrne, Donie Nealon, Tony Reddin, Johnny Leahy, Brendan Cummins, Pat Fox, Liam Sheedy along with football heroes Seamus McCarthy, David Power and Declan Browne. Alan Quinlan of rugby fame will also be among those invited. Among the invites is Una O’Dwyer of camogie fame along with Liz Howard. Liz, who also was involved in Tipperary GAA administration, will be joined by that great GAA administrator Tommy Barrett.
The horse racing and eventing winners include Christy Roche, Michael Kinnane and Charlie Swan, while the invitees from the business, cultural, charitable and voluntary sectors will include Louis Fitzgerald, Liam Aherne, Senator Labhras O Murchu, Louise Kennedy, Martin Quinn, Adi Roche, John Lonergan, Michael Berkery, Dr. Willie Walsh, Dr. Michael Maher, Louis Ronan, Pat Shortt and Alice Leahy
Programme for the evening;
6.00 pm Annual Mass in the hotel for deceased members of the Association – celebrated by His Grace Dr. Clifford, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly
7.00 pm Pre Dinner Reception
8.00 pm Dinner
Tickets: Tickets are available to purchase: Price: €30 each. To order tickets please contact Pat Ryan, Honorary Secretary, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5. Tel.: 087 6376663