Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary Town, has paid tribute to the late June Moloney, who sadly passed away earlier this week. June was well-known in the community, especially in her native Cashel, and was known as a community activist and ambassador for Cashel and Tipperary County. June had served as a board member of Tipperary Excel since 2012.
In a statement, the Tipperary Excel said:
“June was a true friend and avid supporter of Tipperary Excel and did everything in her power to promote the arts centre to keep the doors open for the people of Tipp Town and its surrounding communities. She placed great importance on keeping jobs in Tipp. During her time serving on the Board, June was deeply involved in the series of very successful fundraisers a number of years ago in an attempt to keep the “proverbial doors” of the Tipperary Excel open during a very difficult and challenging time for the arts centre. These included The Premier Late Late Show, which was hosted by Fran Curry and showcased the great successes of Tipperary people both home and abroad, across many industries and sectors as well as the Celebration of Drama Festival, which saw the Simon Ryan Theatre play host to a weekend of theatre, including the American classic All My Sons by Arthur Miller and Brian’ Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. June was able to identify and nurture talent in young people across the artistic spectrum and was always championing and promoting Tipperary Excel whenever the opportunity arose. She served on board of Tipperary Excel with great vim and vigour, firmly believing it was a wonderful amenity, one which the people of Tipp Town should be immensely proud of. Commenting on the sad news on behalf of the Board and staff, Chairman Elaine Fitzpatrick, said “June’s commitment to and passion for Tipperary Excel Arts Centre was unwavering during her time on the Board. Her sunny disposition often hid a steely determination. June had a great sense of pride of place. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to June’s family, especially her daughters Ruth and Kake. May she rest in peace”