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Tipperary offers plenty of Christmas fare in arts, theatre, crafts and food

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Tipperary offers plenty of Christmas fare in arts, theatre, crafts and food

Neddy's Cottage in Dromineer

There will be plenty of Christmas fare on offer in December with a number of events happening in Thurles, Nenagh and Roscrea.

Starting in Thurles, two new theatre pieces will be performed at the Source Arts Centre at 8pm this Friday, December 2..Both were conceived under the Source Arts Centre / Fishamble - The New Play Company Mentoring Programme which has been in operation at the venue for the past two years. .

The pieces, themed under My Rebellion are part of the reflection on the 1916 Rising and used the broad notion of rebellion as a starting point.

Hide and Seek by Katie Chapple details a young girl’s interactions with the authority figures that come and go within her life. Grey Army by Alison Martin brings an older aged couple to a rally and shows how a spirit of rebellion rarely lies dormant, whatever one’s age.

Nenagh is to get a pop-up art gallery on Quentin's Way, which will feature the work of Judy Hamilton Josephine Geaney, Mary Pickering and Philip Ryan. It will open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the lead-up to Christmas and for the three Sundays before Christmas as well.

Junior Minister Marcella Corcroan-Kennedy will open Roscrea's Christmas exhibition in Damer House this Thursday, at 7pm. There will also be a market in the grounds.

Neddy's Cottage in Dromineer on the shores of Lough Derg will host a craft fair this Sunday, December 4, at 3pm to coincide with the switching on of its Christmas lights at around 5.30pm. During the afternoon there will be mulled wine, crafts and food, and face painting and lots of music and Christmas carols.