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Newly Weds – Meet The New Mr & Mrs Shelly

Meet Grainne and Derek, the brand new Mr and Mrs Shelly from Thurles, Co Tipperary, who were married recently at the beautiful historical Abbey of Holycross , Co Tipperary.

The couple are lucky to belong to families well known to hold a passion for music and song, as well as being wonderful singers and musicians. [...]

Phoenix Productions – Can’t Stop the Beat

Music lovers, its another year, another reason to get excited about Phoenix Productions. Thurles town’s premier youth musical theatre company are preparing to take to the stage this February with their annual fund raising cabaret entitled, ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’. After several successful years of productions in the Thurles Sarsfield’s Social Centre, this year [...]

Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) – 1884 – Meeting In The Haye’s Hotel Thurles

This year, 2009, will see the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) celebrate its 125th anniversary. The man most credited with the original impetus behind this formation was a west of Ireland man, Michael Cusack, a native of County Clare. Cusack’s original dream was to resurrect the ancient Tailteann Games and establish an independent organisation to promote [...]

First Meeting of Dáil Éireann 1919 – The Solohead Tipperary Connection

This day the 21st January, 90 years ago, in 1919 Sinn Féin candidates who had been elected in the Westminster elections of 1918 refused to recognise the Parliament of the United Kingdom and instead assembled as a revolutionary parliament called “Dáil Éireann”. This first meeting of Dáil Éireann on 21st January 1919 was held in [...]

Lisheen Mine Near Thurles – Has A Viable Future

Recent speculation that Lisheen Mines near Thurles could be forced to close down following a global decline in zinc prices, have been totally dispelled by their company spokesman this week.

Recent media reports claimed that the parent company Anglo American PLC were planning a wind-down plan for its large zinc mine located between Moyne and [...]

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