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Death Of Babe Lyons, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with sadness we learned of the death today, 13th October 2019, of Mrs Margaret (Babe) Lyons, No. 4 Ard-na-Croise, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Paddy, Mrs Lyons passed away peacefully at her home, while in the loving care of her family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her sons Liam and John; daughter-in-law Anne; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Lyons will lie in repose at Ardeen Nursing Home, Abbey Rd, Garryvicleheen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, on Monday evening from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, to arrive at the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bohernanave at 7:30pm.
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday morning at 10:00am, followed immediately afterwards by interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Attention Mum & Dad – Thurles Library Calling.

Ms Suzanne Brosnan (Senior Library Assistant), Tipperary County Council Library Service, reports:-

“Just another few events for children here in Thurles library! Trying to keep everybody busy this month!

Saturday 12th October:

A “Dress The Scarecrow” workshop will be held at Thurles library. Note: Scarecrows are being provided, so do bring along some old clothes to dress your scarecrow. This event is suitable for primary school children aged 8 – 12yrs.

A prize will be given on the day for the best dressed scarecrow. Event bookable via Telephone No. 0761-06-6131.

Thursday 31st October:

It’s getting close to that time of year again – Halloween! Please do join us in Thurles library, for a day full of Halloween fun starting with our “Toddler Story-time” at 11:00am.

Tony Baloney will cause “Magic Mayhem” from 2:30pm with his magic show! So don’t miss a trick, do book your child’s name in before the spaces disappear! Telephone No. 0761-06-6131

Finally we will host a “Halloween Story Time” for children over 6yrs, from 3:45pm. Come listen to some great stories like “Room On A Broom”, “The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything”, followed by an oppertunity to “dance – dance – dance” to some great music, to complete this upcoming very busy day with the staff of Thurles library.”

Note Please: Booking is essential for all events [Again Phone 0761-06-6131] and fancy dress is optional!


A very happy, spooky Halloween to all our young patrons.” – Suzanne Brosnan

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Dementia Awareness Evening Thurles Library

Dementia Awareness Evening – Thurles Library – Tuesday Evening October 15th – Time 6:00pm.

Ms Suzanne Brosnan (Senior Library Assistant), Tipperary County Council Library Service, reports:-

“A Dementia Awareness Evening will take place in Thurles Library, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, on Tuesday 15th October at 6:00pm sharp.

Guest speakers on the night will include Ms Amy Murphy (Dementia Advisor with the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland) and Ms Kathy Ryan (Chairperson of the Dementia Ireland Working Group).”

Bookings to this event can be made by phone via Telephone No: 0761-06-6131.

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Thurles Auction Of Local Carrigan Family Heirlooms

Empress Josephine’s Bed

Thurles auction of local Carrigan Family heirlooms, will take place on Tuesday next.

More than 500 auction lots, including heirlooms from the country house of the Carrigan family of Glengarriff, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, together with items from other private clients, will be auctioned off by Fonsie Mealy’s Auction House, at the Anner Hotel, Thurles on Tuesday next, October 1st, at 11:00am.

The auction will comprise of furniture, equestrian and other paintings, miniatures, prints, silver, Chinese porcelain, sporting guns, garden furniture, books, and maps. A 4ft 6in, 18th-century rosewood, French bed, latter understood to have belonged to the Empress Joséphine (1763 – 1814), first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, is included in the items expected to go on sale.

Note: A short 4ft 6in bed does not necessarily mean that people were shorter in the 17th/18th century. Rather people often chose to slept sitting up, in the real belief that for health reasons this was a safer option. By sleeping lying flat out, evil spirits could more easily enter your body as you slept, and your soul could more easily escape from your body.

“Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my Soul to keep,
If I should die before I ‘wake, I pray the Lord my Soul to take.”

Lots can be viewed at Glengarriff, Thurles, from 10am-5pm tomorrow Monday, September 30th and as already stated the auction will be held in the Anner Hotel at 11:00am the following day.

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Thurles Library Summer Stars Medal Presentation

Thurles Library Summer Stars Reading Challenge 2019 Draws To A Close.

Ms Suzanne Brosnan (Senior Library Assistant), Tipperary County Council Library Service, reports:-

The Summer Stars Reading Challenge has drawn to a close for 2019 in Thurles Library. Please return your reading cards to the library staff to be included in the medal presentation. This year the presentation will take place on Saturday 14th September at 2:30pm.

Horgan Magic comes to Thurles Library

Magic Show
On the same afternoon (Saturday 14th September) we will also host a magic show from 3:00pm with magician Graham Horgan!

All children who have returned cards will receive a reminder text before this event.

We look forward to meeting all of our Thurles Summer Stars!

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