It is with great sadness and sincere regret we learn of the death of Mr James (Jim) Condon, 4 Butler Avenue, Thurles, Co Tipperary, following an illness.
Mr Condon, (US Army Emeritus) passed away on December 23rd last, (2014) deeply regretted by his loving wife Biddy, sons Liam and Sean, daughter Siobhán, daughter-in-law Sharan, sister Nora, aunt Alice, grandchildren, great-grand-children, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and neighbours.
During his years of retirement Mr Condon, a highly respected and published local historian, through his original research generated new insights into our town’s forgotten history. His years of research enhanced greatly an understanding of our towns important historic contribution, not just to to our county, but also to the Irish nation as a whole.
The former winner of a coveted Henry Ford Environmental History Award, Mr Condon’s 16ft x 8ft scale model of the town of Thurles, presently on display at St Mary’s Famine Museum, Thurles, is testament and a monument to some four years of research by him during the late 1990’s, latter relating to conditions experienced during the Great Famine period (1845 – 1849) here in Thurles.
Mr Condon’s body will repose at the Ardeen Nursing Home on Friday, December 26th, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, arriving at the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bothar-Na-Naomh, Thurles at 7.30pm.
Requiem Mass will be on Saturday next at 10.00am, with burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.