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Catherine Ryan – Oldest Resident In Thurles

Meet Mrs Catherine Ryan of Innisfail, Kickham St., the oldest resident of Thurles, who celebrated her 100th birthday on the 8th February last.

Originally born in Portlaoise, where her father was manager of the Munster and Leinster Bank. The family, during her early years, have resided in Portlaoise, Naas, Abbeyfeale, Dingle and Longford.

Catherine qualified [...]

Just Can’t Get Enough Of Una Healy

If you ever had any doubts about Una Healy‘s recent flirtation with the charts as a member of girl group The Saturday’s, then your eyes will simply struggle to comprehend what they are seeing on TV’s seemingly infinite array of music channels over the next few months. Yes, our Una has officially stamped her rightful [...]

St Mary's Museum Thurles - Famine Food Relief Minutes

In keeping with my promise, made some weeks ago, to reveal the hidden historical secrets of Thurles, allow me to introduce our readers to the Great Famine Minute Book or to give this book its correct title The Minutes of the Thurles /Rahealty Famine Food Committee.

This book contains valuable information of both local [...]

Bankers – Tragedy Or Accident

A School Inspector from the Department of Education paid a supprise visit to a local primary school The Sixth Class were in the middle of a discussion relating to words and their meanings. The teacher asked the inspector if he would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘tragedy’, so the Inspector asked the [...]

Tipperary Company To Export Bovine Semen To China

South Eastern Cattle Breeding Society Limited, Thurles, Co.Tipperary are one of two Irish companies who have now been approved for to export bovine semen into China.

In order to allow the export of bovine semen from Ireland to China, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food had to satisfy the requirements of the General Administration [...]

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