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2009 – Peace, Happiness, Health And Prosperity

Some facts about New Year Celebrations: The celebration of New Year is the oldest of all public holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago and was believed to be an eleven days celebration. The early Babylonian’s most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment. The early Catholic Church condemned […]

Carlo Bianconi – A True Rags To Riches Story From Tipperary

Carlo (Charles) Bianconi was born in Tregolo, in the Lombard Highlands, near Como, Italy on September 24th. 1786. A wild youth and showing no real talent at school, his father paid for him to be sent on an eighteen month apprenticeship to art dealer Andrea Faroni. Faroni with Bianconi and three other apprentice boys in […]

Tears For Wilbert – A small Tribute in Memory

The Late Wilbert Houben

For me, he left our world here in Tipperary, as he had first entered it, rather suddenly.

I can not remember exactly where or when I first met Wilbert Houben, whom readers will also identify with great affection, as “The Dutch Man”.

Passionate about ecology and all things […]

Thurles Biotech Company – Making Waves at All Ireland Competition

HKPB Scientific is a new biotechnology company, headquartered in the Technology Park in Thurles, Co. Tipperary has come away with a prize as the best Start up company in Munster at a recent awards ceremony.

The company was founded in 2008 by two local scientists, Dr. Brendan Kennedy and Dr. Donncha Haverty, and has developed […]

Tipperary Animal Rescue Organisations – €71,000 in Funding

Dáil Deputy Michael Lowry, T.D. has confirmed to Thurles.Info today that funding, totalling €71,000 has been approved for six Tipperary organisations involved in the direct delivery of animal care and animal welfare services. The funding is to assist these organisations in meeting their running costs during 2009.

The organisations to benefit from this funding are: