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Death Of Michael Feehan, Holycross, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Monday 20th November 2017, of Mr Michael Feehan, Westpoint House, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Thurles Town, Co. Tipperary

Mr Feehan passed away peacefully while in the loving care of his family.

Predeceased by his son Chester; his passing is most deeply regretted by his wife Mary; daughters Arlette and Danielle; sons Lloyd and Hilton; grandchildren Serena, Raimee, Glen and Tommy-Michael; sisters Josie (Quirke), Mary (Heffernan), Patricia (Dwyer) and Margaret (O’Dwyer); daughter-in-law Michelle; sons-in-law Paul and Emmett; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews; sisters-in-law; brothers-in law; extended relatives; home carers; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Feehan will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Wednesday evening 22nd November, from 4.30pm to 7.00pm.  Arriving at Holycross Abbey, Thurles on Thursday morning, 23rd November, at 11.00am.

Requiem Mass on Thursday morning, 23rd November at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


Thurles Man Confesses To Inappropriate Behaviour

Himself a golfing enthusiast, Fr. Paddy Delaney was on duty hearing confessions in Thurles Cathedral, last week, when a tall, slim, middle aged man entered the confessional.

“Forgive me father, for I have sinned”, began the individual seeking atonement.
“What is your sin, my son?”  the kindly priest enquires.
“Well,” the man begins, “First I used some unrepeatable language recently in front of  work colleagues, while out golfing at Thurles Golf Club. Prior to my inappropriate behaviour, I had hit an incredible drive that looked like it was going to travel over 250 yards, but, alas, it struck a power line that was crossing the fairway and rebounded, landing only about 100 yards away.”

“Is that when you swore?” asked an understanding Fr. Delaney.
“Not at all Father.” said the sinner, “After the ball came to a standstill, a dirty great grey squirrel ran down out of a nearby tree and grabbed my ball in his mouth, mistaking it for a nut, before beginning his run for cover.”

“Is that when you swore?” asked the kindly Fr. Delaney.
“Well, not as I recall.” said the man, “Because as the squirrel was fleeing the scene, a hawk dived down out of the sky and grabbed the grey squirrel in his talons, before beginning to fly away in the general direction of Littleton village!”

“Is that when you swore?” asked the golfers confessor.
“No, not yet”, the man replied. “Father, as the hawk carried the grey squirrel away in his claws, it flew up towards the green, and as it passed over a group of beech trees near that same green, the squirrel dropped my ball.”

“Did you swear then?” asked the Priest now getting somewhat impatient.
“No Father, because as the ball fell it struck a tree trunk, before bouncing through some undergrowth. It then bounced off a big rock, and rolled right through a sand trap onto the green and stopped within six inches of the hole.”

“You missed the fu**king putt, didn’t you?” said Fr. Delaney, shaking his head.


Family Of Missing Man Desperately Seek Your Help

Stephen Cullinan

The family and relatives of a young Tipperary man, Mr Stephen Cullinan, aged 25 years; the son of North Tipperary IFA Chairperson, Mr Tim Cullinan, are again appealing for your help.

You will remember Mr Stephen Cullinan went missing two weeks ago and has not been seen since November 2nd, when he left his home in Castleroy, County Limerick and made his way to Dublin.

It is now possible that the young man who is without his necessary medication, may have made his way to another major Irish city, even as far as Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Authorities do not believe that Mr Cullinan; a computer student studying at the University of Limerick, has left the country.

Mr Cullinan last made contact with his mother, Mrs Margaret Cullinan, on November 2nd last and a signal from his phone indicated that he was in St Stephen’s Green, when he made this call around 5.30pm on the said date. His phone has since been switched off and can no longer be traced.

In tracking Mr Cullinan’s movements the family believe he left Castleroy, Co. Limerick destined for Dublin on a Coach on November 2nd and was observed making his way down O’Connell Street and onto Mary Street.

Friends of the family are continuing their search in Dublin today, and a meeting will be held tomorrow to further plan the next phase of their continuing search operation.

Any information please to Henry Street Garda Station at Tel: 061 212 400; any Garda Station, or the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800-666-111.


Why I Hate Politicians

A study into homelessness, funded by the present minority, coalition, Irish government, has found that homeless people are more likely to believe in God, than non-homeless people, which a member of the Independent Alliance today claimed; “This beggars belief”.

The study also reveals for the first time that long periods spent living outdoors leads to better quality eyesight, which Ophtalmologists now believe is the reason why you never see homeless people queuing up to buy spectacles at Specsavers.

The study goes on to strongly recommend that homeless people, when given ‘change for a cuppa’ should apportion a percentage of this ‘granted loose coinage’  towards the cost of purchasing a kettle and teabags, as such a speculation could be beneficial to a longer term economical investment, in their futures.

With 81% of all accidents happening in the home, the report fully recognises that this is welcome news for all those, almost 9,000 persons, currently found to be in a homeless situation.

A new scheme for helping the homeless will be commenced by the Irish government starting on Monday night next.
Politicians and local councillors will be authorised to invite homeless people to take part in a simple quiz.  If they answer the single question correctly, they will be in with a chance of receiving one million pounds. According to the Irish Minister for Hardship and Homeless Persons an example of the type of questions to be asked are, “What is €2.50 + €2.50?”
If the homeless person answers €5.00, they will immediately be given a €5.00 note with which to buy a National Lottery Ticket. This scheme is now expected to be watched closely by other countries, also experiencing even greater homelessness on their streets.

Meanwhile, people with houses are being encouraged strongly to assist those less fortunate homeless people this Christmas, to find the nearest shelters. The study / report recommends that the unfortunate latter should be directed to follow the first bus that they observe driving past.


Death Of Sheila Wade Nodstown, Boherlahan

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 18th November 2017, of Mrs Sheila Wade (née Daly), Nodstown, Boherlahan, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Wade passed away peacefully in her 99th year, while in the loving care of the Staff at St. Teresa’s Nursing Home, Friar Street, St. Francisabbey, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Beloved wife of the late Tommy; her passing is most deeply regretted by her sister-in-law Peggy; nephews; nieces; grandnephews; grandnieces; relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Wade will repose at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour on tomorrow evening, Sunday, from 6.00pm, with removal at 7.30pm to the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Boherlahan.

Requiem Mass will be held on Monday morning at 11.30am, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

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