Next Branch Meeting
Our AGM was held in the Anner Hotel in Thurles on Tuesday 5th of December 2023. Details of our next meeting will be posted here when available.
Branch Activities April - June 2024 - Message from Lucy Ryan

Hi All, 

Below is a summary of Tipperary Branch activities over the next few months:

Visit to Loughmore – 18th April 11am.

Jimmy Duggan will lead us around Loughmore. Refreshments afterwards in The Cottage Loughmore.

Spring Break 28th April – 1st May.

Falls Hotel Ennistymon. For those going Mary Shelly Fogarty will take care of ye.

Welcome Drink in the Falls on Sunday night.


Visit to Clonmel Army Barracks – 15th May 2pm.

Pat O’Brien will give this tour followed by refreshments in Minella


Visit to Cloughjordan – 11th June 11am.

Thomas McDonagh Museum, Eco village and refreshments in local cafe


RTAI National Golf Classic – 17th June.

Held in Mullingar Golf Club (further details later).

If you have not registered your interest in being part of our teams please message the RTAI phone at 086-2249464 


Summer Lunch – 19th or 20th June 1pm.

in the Anner Hotel Thurles.


Informal Coffee/Tea and chat and other get togethers will be held in July and August in different parts of the county. Further details later watch the space!!


A huge thank you to Mary Shelly Fogarty and Mary O’Donnell who are keeping the show on the road while I am away.
Mary will be sending out the messages to ye regarding events. 


I hope ye have a great time at the upcoming events.


Tipperary RTAI Spring outing to the Falls Hotel Ennistymon Co.Clare 28th April - 1st May 2024

To all members,

 Our spring break is being organised with details as follows below.

Tipperary RTAI Spring Midweek Break

Tipperary RTAI Spring outing to the Falls Hotel Ennistymon Co.Clare 28th April – 1st May 2024


Members must book direct with the hotel 065-7071004  between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday-Friday by  by 29th March 2024. Rooms are provisionally booked for us.

Further details below:


€300 per person sharing, includes 3 nights Dinner Bed & full Irish Breakfast.

€300 per person in Single occupancy, includes 3 nights dinner bed & breakfast.

Rate Includes:

3 nights accommodation with full irish breakfast and 3 course table d’Hote dinner each evening.

Tea/Coffee and scones on arrival.

Free use of leisure facilities.

Spa bookings can either be made in advance or while at hotel.

Aqua aerobics on Monday & Tuesday morning.

Music each night in the Dylan Thomas Bar.

Walking  Tour of area organised by Tipperary RTAI


Everyone must ring the Hotel directly to reserve their rooms on 065-7071004 between 9.00am -5.00pm Monday–Friday to reserve their rooms by the 29th of March.

Your booking will be secured by card. Balance of Payment can be paid on arrival or departure.

 Looking forward to seeing lots of you on the break.


Regards Lucy

Branch Events and proposed Calendar 2024

AGM 2023

The following officers were elected:

Chairperson: Pat Tedford
Vice Chairperson: Mary Shelly Fogarty
Secretary: Lucy Ryan
Assistant Secretary: Mary O’Donnell
Treasurer: Christy Hartigan
Branch Auditors: Margaret King, Brian Devlin,
Committee: Mary Bowes Healy, Mary Devlin, Bernadette Kennedy, Eleanor O’Dwyer, Una Egan, Olive Heffernan, Josephine Chamney, Celia Ryan.

We wish Mary Horan who has stepped down as Chairperson continued health and happiness and thank her for all her hard work as chairperson over the last 9 years.

The Branch Byelaws were discussed and ratified and sent to the N.E.C. for approval.

At the meeting the proposed calendar of events for the new year was discussed.

Please keep this calendar in a safe place. The calendar of activities will also be posted on the Branch Page of the RTAI website with regular updates added.

Check  https://www.rtaireland.ie/branches/tipperary/

I will send messages via email, WhatsApp, and text to members 7-10 days before the activity takes place. (If you are not getting messages, please send your mobile number and email to 086 224 9464)

If you do not want to get emails and messages from RTAI please let Lucy know via RTAI 086-2249464 and you will no longer receive these messages

It is important that you let me know if you intend to attend an activity so refreshments etc can be booked.


Afternoon Tea in Clonmel, Birr and Thurles

  • Birr: County Arms Hotel, Tuesday the 16th January at 1:30pm.
    Confirm attendance by Friday 12th
  • Clonmel: Raheen House Hotel, Thursday 25th January at 3:00pm
    Confirm attendance by Monday 22nd
  • Thurles: The Anner Hotel, Wednesday 31st January at 2pm
    Confirm attendance by Sunday 28th January 2023.

Health Insurance Webinar with Dermot Goode

  • I have contacted Dermot to host a health insurance Webinar for us in January and will contact you once I get a date confirmed.


Tipperary RTAI trip to Seville. 3rd-6th March

The Hotel is 4-star Sevilla Center for 3 nights Bed and breakfast.

Outbound Flight: Ryanair Dublin at 12:00-15:55 Sunday the 3rd of March.

Return Flight: Ryanair Seville 15:00- 16:55 Wed, 6 Mar 2024.

Double/Two sharing: €329* per person

Three sharing: €357* per person

Single: €504* per person

This is the basic lead in price as discussed with Alan from Click&Go.

Prices may vary due to airline prices fluctuating. I will forward Click&Go emails to you shortly.

Please ring Alan at 01 5397793 to book holiday as soon as possible.

Mention RTAI Tipperary c/o Lucy Ryan when booking.

If Alan is not available another member of the Click&Go Team can take your booking.


Annual Convention and AGM 2023

  • Dublin: Croke Park Conference Centre 12th March 2024.

Tipperary RTAI will be represented by branch officers.


Midweek Break

  • Tipperary RTAI are planning a Midweek Ireland Holiday break in May.

Details are to be confirmed.


  • RTAI National Golf Classic 2024, Mullingar Golf Club, Monday June the 17th.

4 members will represent branch at the Classic.

Names must be given to Lucy if you are interested in going.


Summer Meeting and Lunch

  • Our summer meeting and lunch will take place in the Anner Hotel Thurles (date to be confirmed).

Other Proposed Events which will take place between February and June (dates TBC):

  • A Wellness Event in North Tipperary
  • A historical visit to Loughmore with a visit to the tea-rooms
  • A visit to Cloughjordan Eco Village and the Thomas McDonagh Museum
  • A visit to Liathmore Church.
  • A visit to Clonmel Army Campus.

Meet up.

  • Following the success of all our activities I would Love if we could set up a system where we could meet up for tea/coffee for a chat once a month in different towns in the county.
  • g. Clonmel in the Talbot on the 2nd Tuesday every month at 11am
    Nenagh in the Abbey Court on the 3rd Wednesday every month a t 3pm.
  • I would send out a message to all members but would not accept replies. Members would pay for their own refreshments. It wouldn’t matter If it was 2 or 20 arrived for the chat. We would need 1 or 2 volunteers in each town to lead these get togethers. Contact Lucy if you would like to help organise.

RTAI Bursaries 2024

Applications are open for 2024. See Comhnasc Winter 2023 for details.

Branch Officers

Pat Tedford


Lucy Ryan


Christy Hartigan


Contact Us

Pat: 086-4024083


Lucy: 087-6490586