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Death Of John Coman, Ballygammane, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death today, Tuesday 17th October 2017, of Mr John Coman, Ballygammane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Coman is most deeply regretted by his wife Margaret; sons Edward and Tony; daughter Alice; grandchildren Conor, Aishling, Anthony, Alma, Cara and Padraig; brothers Paddy, Joe and Justin; sister Mary; daughter-in-law Sharon; son-in-law Pat Shanahan; nephews; nieces; sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Coman will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on tomorrow evening, Wednesday, 18th October, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 6.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday, October 19th, at 11.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Please Note: House Strictly Private.

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Death Of Freddie O’Keeffe, The Green, Holycross, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Monday 16th October 2017, of Mrs Freddie O’Keeffe (née O’Connor), The Green, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Connie; Mrs O’Keeffe passes away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving daughters Margaret (O’Mahoney), Catherine (Walsh) and Freda (Dunne); son John; grandchildren; great grandchild; sons in law Seamus, Dick and James; sister in law Chris O’ Connor; nieces; nephews; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs O’Keeffe will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Wednesday 18th October, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at Holycross Abbey at 7.45pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday 19th at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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Man Killed In Chainsaw Accident In Tipperary

Photo Courtesy M. Bannon, Littleton.

Motorists are being asked to be careful when travelling on the R639 between Horse & Jockey and Littleton as a large tree has been blown down, courtesy of Storm Ophelia, blocking the roadway.

This news comes as we also learn that a male has been killed in a chainsaw accident, while attempting to clear a fallen tree, in south Co. Tipperary.

The man, aged in his early 30s, was gravely injured while attempting to clear a fallen tree at Ballybrado, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, at around 12.30pm this afternoon.

His body has since been removed to Clonmel Hospital, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Ellen Guest Formerly Of Borrisoleigh, Tipperary

It was with great sadness we learned of the death, on Friday 13th October 2017, of Mrs Ellen (Eileen) Guest (née Padian), Terenure, Dublin 6W Co. Dublin and formerly of Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary and Cordrummon, Co. Roscommon.

Predeceased by her husband Joe and son John; Mrs Guest passed away peacefully while in the loving care of the staff at Connolly Hospital, Mill Rd, Abbotstown, Dublin 15, D15 X40D, Co. Dublin. Her passing is most deeply regretted by her son Brian; daughter-in-law Diane; sisters-in-law; nephews John and James; nieces Mary, Geraldine, Catherine, Bernadette and Breda; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Guest will repose at Glenashling Nursing Home, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, on Wednesday morning from 10.00am.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 12.00 noon in Glenashling Nursing Home Chapel, followed by cremation at Glasnevin Crematorium, Finglas Rd, Botanic, Dublin 11, D11 PA00, Co. Dublin.

Please Note: Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to a charity of your choice.

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Personal Loans Are Available For Holidays

A frog hops into the Thurles branch of Ulster Bank, in Liberty Square, before approaching Miss Patricia (Patty) Whack, seated behind teller window No.3.

“Miss Whack,” stated the frog clearly and politely, “I’d very much like to get a €10,000 loan in order to go on an extended vacation to Brazil; my intention is to attend the Brazilian Symposium on Conservation Biology.”

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief, before asking his name and if he held an account already with the Ulster Bank branch in Thurles.

“My name is Kermit Jagger”, said the frog, “I am the son of Mick Jagger and I am sure that there will be no difficulty in authorizing my loan, as I have often played golf with your branch manager.”

Patty goes on to explains that, regardless, Kermit will still need to secure any future loan with some sort of collateral.

“Sure, how about this?” asks Kermit, before producing, from his overalls, a tiny, perfectly formed, porcelain, pink coloured pig, about eight centimetres in height.

Now confused, Patty explains that she will have to consult further with their branch manager, before granting consent for the requested loan. She then duly disappeared, to locate her superior, whose office was situated to the rear of the building.

Patty knocks on the bank manager’s door before entering. Raising his head from his calculator, the manager asks what is Patty’s problem. Patty then proceeds to explain, “There’s a frog out front calling himself Kermit Jagger, who claims to know you and is wanting to borrow €10,000.  Oh and he wants to use this thing as collateral.”  Patty holds up the small pink porcelain pig, asking, “Anyway, I mean, what in the name of God is this article?”

The bank manager glares back at Patty before stating, “It’s a knick knack, Patty Whack; so give the frog a loan, his old man’s a Rolling Stone.”

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