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Death Of Mick Kelly, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, on Wednesday 15th August 2018, of Mr Mick (Richard) Kelly, St. Brigid`s Terrace, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Kelly passed away suddenly, most deeply regretted by his partner Jackie; stepson Alan; daughter-in-law Louise; granddaughter Avery; sisters Kathleen, Maura and Freda; sister-in-law Josephine; brothers-in-law Eddie, Joe and Mike; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Kelly will lie in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Thurles, on this evening, Friday, 17th August 2018, from 5.00pm, with removal at 7.30pm to the Church of Our Lady and St. Kevin, Littleton, Thurles.

Requiem Mass will be held on tomorrow morning, Saturday 18th August 2018, at 11.30am  followed immediately afterwards by interment in Ballymoreen Cemetery, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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53 Year Old Borrowed Book Returned To Thurles Library

Fr. Theobald Mathew (1790-1856)

A belated library book has been returned to Thurles Library this week, overdue by 19,433 days or almost 53 years.

Tipperary County Council Library service at Thurles posted a message on Twitter highlighting and confirming the return of a book overdue since May 30, 1965.

The title of this overdue publication was “Father Theobald Mathew” by author Very Rev. Partick Rogers; originally published in 1943. Fr. Theobald Mathew (1790–1856) was an Irish Catholic priest and teetotalist reformer, popularly known as Father Mathew, born at Thomastown, near Golden, Co. Tipperary, on October 10th, 1790. From 1808 to 1814 he studied in Dublin, before being ordained to the priesthood, entering the Capuchin order.

Suffering constant ill health in his declining years, he suffered a stroke in 1852, latter greatly curtailing his activities. He died in Cobh four years later, on 8th December 1856, following a second stroke.

Statues of Fr. Mathew stand on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork (John Henry Foley 1864); on O’Connell Street, Dublin (Mary Redmond 1893) and in his native Golden, here in Co. Tipperary. There is a Fr. Mathew Bridge in Limerick City, same named after the temperance reformer, following its reconstructed in 1846. A Capuchin Holy Trinity church in Cork, commissioned by him, still stands on Father Mathew Quay.

The now outstanding fine incurred, (due to the book’s late return) should amount to €971.65, but Thurles library service have made the conscious decision to allow the fine go uncollected; joking that they would accept €950 in a quick settlement.

Librarian Mr John O’Gorman confirmed that the missing publication had avoided detection due to it having been taken out under an older but now updated indexing system. The book had been located during the clearing out of a house in the town; and once again returned to the new library, latter situated in The Source building at Cathedral Street, Thurles.

Twitter Message:
Rev. Roger’s “Theobald Mathew”.
Published in 1943.
Overdue since 30th May 1965.
Overdue by exactly 19,433 days.
The fine is €971.65.
But if they pay €950 we’ll say no more about it ‘coz we’re sound like that… pic.twitter.com/aeUhBQR6d1
— TippCoCoLibraries (@TippLib) August 15, 2018

The old Tipperary County Library building, from whence the book was borrowed, coincidently was situated (yes you have guessed it) at Mathew Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Mary O’Connell, Rossmore, Co. Tipperary

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 14th August 2018, of Mrs Mary O’Connell (née Scanlon), Foileen, Rossmore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband John; the passing of Mrs O’Connell is most deeply regretted by her loving family; Walter, Peg, Bernie, John, Joe and Martin; grandchildren; great-grandchild; daughters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs O’Connell will lie in repose at O’Dwyer’s Funeral Home, Cappanaleigh, Upperchurch, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on tomorrow evening, Thursday,  from 5.30pm, with removal at 7.30pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Hollyford.

Requiem Mass will take place on Friday at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Mary Walsh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, on Thursday 9th August 2018, of Mrs Mary Walsh, Ardeen Nursing Home, Abbey Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Mrs Walsh passed away suddenly, most deeply regretted by her loving son Loughlin; daughter Justine; brothers Sean (Essex), Eddie (Dublin), Nicholas (Australia) and Richard (Dick, Tipperary); sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; management, staff and residents of Ardeen Nursing Home and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Walsh will lie in repose at Ardeen Nursing Home, Thurles (E41 CY91) tomorrow evening, Wednesday Aug.15th from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Funeral Mass will take place in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford on Thursday at 12.00 noon, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Enniscorthy Cemetery, Blackstoops, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

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Death Of Mary Broome, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death today, Tuesday 14th August 2018, of Mrs Mary Broome (née Sheppard), Sli na Siuire, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly Chislehurst, Kent, south east London, England and Aughnagomaun, Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Bert; Mrs Broome passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, while in her 96th year.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her daughter Pamela (Hanley), grandsons Peter and Paul; son-in-law John; granddaughter-in-law Suzie; Paul’s partner Michelle; brother John; sisters Cath and Margaret; John’s partner Maureen; sister in law Josie; nephews; nieces; cousins; extended relatives; her carer Theresa Callanan; Milford Home Care Team; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Broome will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles tomorrow, Wednesday, 15th August, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 7.00pm.

Requiem Mass on Thursday, August 17th,  at 4.00pm. Cremation Service on Friday, 17th August, at 11.00am in Shannon Crematorium, Co. Clare.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Milford Home Care.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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