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"Cad atá ar súil agat ?" - What are you doing?

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Thurles – Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

With Christmas only a few weeks away, all shop windows in Thurles are now displaying their finery. The display window of Dwans Hardware Stores in Cathedral Street is particularly eye-catching this year, forcing even the busiest shopper to halt awhile and stare.

Thurles Town Council are just putting the finishing touches to the Christmas street [...]

The Saturdays - Chasing Lights Album - Una Healy

The Saturdays are a new five piece girl group who are set to take the charts by storm with their debut album ‘Chasing Lights‘. Building on the success of the now immortal Spice Girls and reality TV show winners come superstars Girls Aloud, The Saturdays are starting to prove their might among their female [...]

Presentation Secondary School Wins Europe Debate

The Presentation Secondary School in Thurles has won the Tipperary heat of the European Schools Public Speaking competition which was recently held in Nenagh.

The Thurles school debated against Saint Mary’s Secondary School (Nenagh), Loreto School (Clonmel) and the Ursuline Convent (Thurles). The Presentation School emerged the overall winner of the county final of the [...]

Thurles – Ancestral Home of Prince Charles and Lady Diana

Thomas Butler, Viscount Thurles, son of Walter Butler “Walter of the Rosaries,” was probably the first of the family to take up residence in Thurles Castle. Thomas was summoned to England in 1619 to answer charges of treason, but the ship conveying him was wrecked off the coast of Skerries and he was drowned on [...]

Bua – The Thurles Connection

Described by their musical piers as ‘a superb band’ with ‘musicianship of the highest quality’, it is no surprise that Bua, taking their name from the Irish Gaelic word for victory, have quickly emerged as North America’s premier traditional Irish music act.

With a sound steeped in the traditional flair and romance of the Irish [...]

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