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County : Tipperary

Arms (crest) of Tipperary

Official blazon

Per fess vert and barry wavy azure and argent a fess masoned and embattled of the third and in chief a passion cross between two cow's heads cabossed or, with the Motto: Creideam, Tirgra, Saoirse - Faith, Patriotism, Freedom.


The arms of Tipperary town were certified to Tipperary Urban District Council on 10 December, 1970.

Tipperary is a market town situated in a fertile region which is symbolised by the two cow heads and the green field. It serves as an ecclesiastical parish in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly which is represented by the cross. The white and blue wavy lines stand for the name and location of the town. Its name comes from "Tiobraid Árann" meaning "The Well of Ara", as it sits on the River Ara. The masonry walls refer to a 12th century castle built by King John, around which Tipperary developed.

Literature : Information provided by Stan Zamyatin Moore.