Croke Street, Thurles host second photography exhibition

Residents, ex-residents and associates gathered for the launch of the Croke Street Residents Association Committee’s second photography exhibition which was held recently at Larry’s Bar.

The group chose the theme of heritage for this year’s exhibition and covered a wide variety of topics in their exhibits ranging from household heritage, commercial heritage, industrial heritage and more. An open invitation is launched to all to come and see their pictorial journey in the past. The photographic panels are displayed in several shop windows in Croke Street.

The group would like to publicly acknowledge the valuable cooperation of the following people in helping them complete this project. Pat Slattery Cormackstown Heritage Centre, Cormackstown Thurles; Pat Bracken, Phil Jordan, Ray Yates, Andy Cooney, Lillian Moore, Adrian, Joe and Frank Cullagh, Joan and Louise Ryan and their many contributing friends.
To Sheila Hackett, Graphic Designer, Lion Print, Cashel for her expertise and patience; to Tipperary County Council and Refresh Thurles without whose funding this project would be a pipe dream.

To overnight hosts Hannah and Larry Fogarty, a big thank you for their wonderful hospitality.

For the use of display cases that allow bands to display our photographic panels, they would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Aidan O’Donnell of Generation Music; Silver hands Teresa and Jimmy Purcell; Tom Malone Stitch in Time; Ms. Nancy Fogarty; Mairead and Mary Hanna Thurles Curtain Center; Showcase of John Butler memorabilia; and Hannah and Larry Fogarty ‘Larry’s Bar’ Dempsey’s Square. Katy Goodhue and Margaret O’Brien Tipperary Mining Project The Commons Ballingarry.

Also recently the group enjoyed a social evening at Kinnanes Upperchurch. After enjoying a fabulous four course dinner, the group relaxed and entertained with music, poetry and song. They wish to express our gratitude to Niamh, Siobhan, Fergal and the staff for making their trip to Upperchurch such a success. From the moment they arrived they felt very welcome, beautiful fire lighting, very pleasant staff and great food. Irish hospitality at its best. A thousand buiochas.

Their trip to Upperchurch was made possible by generous funding they received from NTDC, their social inclusion and community outreach arm.