Clock Tower Tipperary

Clock Tower Tipperary

Painting of ‘Clock Tower Tipperary Town’, 20″ by 24′, acrylic on canvas.  Cost €280.

The clocktower was originally part of the Town Hall.. the building of which was commissioned by the Smyth-Barry family who were landlords of the town. Designed in Jacobean Revival architectural style, The Town Hall was constructed in 1876 by Oxford-based architect, Thomas Jackson. This building was to be Jackson’s only ever Irish work. On New Year’s Eve in 1940, Tipperary’s Town Hall was transformed into the Tower Ballroom – an elaborate entertainment complex comprising of a theatre, cinema and ballroom. This venue became a hub for social meetings and live dances, and is embedded in the very fabric of many relationships within Tipperary Town and its surrounding catchment area. The Tower Ballroom building was ravished by fire in 1941, and again in the 70s, and has since been demolished. Thankfully today, the quaint clocktower is still a much cherished and noteworthy giant amidst the townscape.

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