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Frequently Asked Questions
Sign-Up for TIPPON
Why should I sign Up?Signing up allows you to access a wide range of features on our website. As a registered user
- you can personalise your event guide to reflect only events that are of interest to you
- you can add events, activities and jumble sale notices to your personal watchlist so that you don't have to search for them at a later time
- you can comment on or rate events and venues
- you can add a jumble sale notice, if you have something to sell, give away, trade or if you're looking for something
- you can add events to our database, if you have organised it ,
- you can add a notice for an activity you are organising and
- you can create a profile that can be edited at any time
Registration is free!
Sign-Up for TIPPON
How much does it cost to sign up?Nothing, nada, de rien! Signing up for TIPPON is free!
Adding an event
How do I add an event?In order to be able to add an event to our database, you need to sign up for TIPPON. As a registered user, you will have access to My Contents which is part of My TIPPON. To add an event, go to the My Events tab in the My Contents section, click on New Event and click ok in the message box that appears. You will see a table with a new row added. The newest event is always on the top, if you have already added events previously. Now click on the edit button. A form consisting of four tabs (Details, Time, Venue, Image) will appear at the bottom of the page. Click on the Details tab, add all the required information, and click Save. Repeat for the next three tabs. When you have added/amended all the information, go back to the top of the page and in the row referring to this event, click on Publish. We will then review your event and release it within 48 hours. We may also contact you in relation to this entry to suggest changes, if necessary. Note that you cannot publish an event without having completed the required fields.
Adding an event
My event takes place over a couple of days? How do I make sure it appears on all the relevant days in your listings?When you add your event, you will notice a Finish Date field in the Time tab. If your event runs over a number of days, you need to complete this field. Date, in this case, represents the Start Date and Finish Date, well, obviously the last date on which the event takes place. The tricky bit is that you need to be aware of your opening days! If you are closed on a Sunday, for example, and your event runs from Monday to the following Wednesday, you need to make two entries - one from Monday to Saturday, and another from the following Monday to the following Wednesday! Also be aware that our listings work on the basis of starting times. This means, you have to include finishing times in your description. For example, if it is an exhibition you are adding, simply say: "We're open from 10 am to 5 pm." in your event description. If you have an event that runs over a number of days, and on each of the days has different starting times - you should contact us, really, because now it gets complicated!
Adding an event
I have an event that takes place on two different days? Do I have to enter everything twice?Yes and no! We do need to separate entries for two different days. However, the Copy command in the My Events tab (see My Contents) will save you a lot of time. When you have completed the first entry for the first day, click on publish. This event is now on review and will be released by us. You do not have to wait for us to release it, to add your second entry. Simple click on Copy. A new event listing containing the same information will be created. You still have to edit the event listing in the Details/Time/Venue/Image tabs at the bottom of the page. So, in the new (copied) event, click on Edit. Review the information in each tab, add or amend, as required and save each tab, before going to the next one. You will have to at least amend the date and you also have to enter the venue again. Once completed, simply Publish the new (copied) event and we will release it also.
Adding an activity
How do I add an activity?In order to add an activity, you have to be a registered user. So, if you haven't done so already, sign up for TIPPON (it's free). In the My TIPPON section, go to My Contents and click on the My Activities tab. Click on the New Activity Button. This will add a row in your activity table (the newest activity entry is always on the top). Click ok after reading the message box. In the row entitled New Activity, click on the Edit button. A form will open up at the bottom of the page with three tabs: Activity Type, Notice and Image. Click on the tab Activity Type and enter all relevant information. If you are not sure what type your activity belongs to, you need to contact us. We will advise you what fits best or, if required, add a type. When you have completed all fields, click Save (click ok in the message box) and click on the Notice tab. The Notice tab contains the actual notice. Write all relevant information (what are you organising, who can participate, how much does it cost, etc.) in the Notice Text. All date and time information can be entered in the field below. Tick or untick the boxes in relation to user comments and contact and click save. Click on the Image tab to add a picture. It always looks good! But be sure that you have the right to use the image you are uploading. Save and return to the table at the top of the page. In the row that refers to your new activity, click on Publish. Your notice is now under review and we will release it shortly. We may also contact you, if we feel your notice needs to be amended.
I have something to sell. How do I add a jumble sale notice?In order to be able to add a notice in our jumble sale section to our database, you need to sign up for TIPPON. As a registered user, you will have access to My Contents which is part of My TIPPON. To add a notice, go to the My Jumble Sale tab in the My Contents section, click on New Notice and click ok in the message box that appears. A new row will appear in the table (the newest one is always on the top). Click on the edit button to open a form at the bottom of the page which allows you to insert all relevant information. You have to save each tab individually. When you have added all information, go back to the relevant row in the table and click on Publish. We will review and release your notice within 48 hours.
How long will be jumble sale notice be on your website.Your notice will expire after 21 days. However, you can also remove your notice sooner (e.g. when the item in question has been sold, acquired or traded) by clicking the Remove button in the My Jumble Sale table.
What is TIPPON.ie?
TIPPON.ie is a free online event guide for South Tipperary. You can see at a glance
- What's on in South Tipperary on any particular day and
- What activities (e.g. classes, workshops, trips or competitions) are currently on offer
You can also find information on local venues, services, facilities and businesses and sell, buy or trade items locally in our Jumble Sale.
Who is behind TIPPON.ie?
TIPPON.ie is published by Akkurat Publishing and Information Services - a small business run by Antje Hogan in Clerihan. Apart from running TIPPON.ie, Antje provides desktop publishing services (including graphic design and web development) and information services, such as research and database management primarily to public sector organisations in County Tipperary.
TIPPON.ie was developed in conjunction with Jan Wetzel of Gitarrero Software GbR (Germany) who is responsible for web development and coding.
What do you mean when you say the website is "interactive"?
Interactive means that registered TIPPON.ie users can get in touch with the people that have organised an event or activity. Apart from contacting the organiser, registered users can comment on events and venues or get in touch with people who are offering items in the TIPPON.ie jumble sale.
Interactive also means that you can personalise the event listings to suit your interests and location. If you live in Cahir, for example, you can apply a filter, so that only events in Cahir are listed. If you like only theatre and dance, you can apply filters that restrict the event guide to those two categories. You can also put events on your own personal watchlist to come back to them at a later time.
Finally, you can add your own events, activities, directory listings and jumble sale notices to our website. It doesn't matter if you have a professional interest or are involved in a community group. If there is an event, activity, community group or business that people should know about, just submit the relevant forms in the My Contents section and it will be published on our website - for free.
How can the event and activitiy listings be free?
Event and activity listings are free so as to ensure that everyone has the same chance to publicise their event or activity. It is in the interest of our users to offer as much information about what's on in the county as possible. Applying a charge to listings would be counterproductive in this regard.
Where then, does the money come from to maintain the website? We offer online advertising campaigns to local businesses as a low-cost alternative to display ads in print media. We also offer event organisers the opportunity to avail of featured listings for a small fee.