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Exciting Thurles Library Events Happening During February 2019

Parents Take Note:  Exciting Thurles Library Events Happening During February 2019 – Ms Suzanne Brosnan (Thurles Library) Reports:-

Healthy Ireland
As part of Healthy Ireland, Thurles Library branch will host two mindfulness workshops for children on Saturday 2nd of February. These workshops will be facilitated by Tipperary Mindfulness practitioner Máire Shanahan. Mindfulness awareness exercises help children and young people to develop concentration, self-awareness and improve resilience. The first workshop will take place from 2.00pm-3.00pm and is suitable for children aged between 9-12 years. The second session will begin at 3.30pm-4.30pm and is suitable for teens 13 years plus.

Our second Healthy Ireland event will take place on Saturday 16th February. Alexsandra Mitura will host a Zumba taster class for children in Thurles Library from 2.30pm-3.30pm. Zumba is an aerobic fitness programme, featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed to Latin American dance music.

Tipperary Young Readers Awards (TYRA’s) Presentation
Over 250 students completed our TYRAs (Tipperary Young Readers Awards) and will receive their awards on Saturday 16th February from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Book Clinic
The Book Clinic will be in the library from 10.30-1pm and 2-3.30pm. If you are a reader and looking for the next series to delve into or need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop along to Thurles Library and meet the CBI book clinic doctors. They will be ready to offer you advice and get a new personalized list of books to suit your reading tastes to take away! The Book Clinic is free of charge and a great way to discover new authors!

Animal Magic
Animal Magic will be in Thurles Library on Saturday 16th February from 10.30-12.30pm. Pop in and meet Rosie Campbell and her animal friends. When you are finished learning all about animals why not turn your hand at some science experiments. Anyone4Science will host a drop-in workshop with Angela McGlynn form 10.30am-12.30pm.

Note Please: All the events are free to attend and bookings are only essential for the Mindfulness and Zumba workshops.

Contact:  For further information please contact Tel No. 0761-06-6131 for any further details on any of the excellent events listed here above.

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Christmas Coffee Morning In Thurles Library

Librarian Ms Suzanne Brosnan, Thurles Library Service, latter situated in Cathedral Street, Thurles, now reports:-

“The management and staff of Thurles Library would like to extend a warm invitation to all members / users of Thurles Library, to attend their annual ‘Christmas Coffee Morning’.  This year, this most enjoyable of events, will take place in the Library, on Wednesday, 19th December 2018,  from 11.00am.

Children from Scoil Ailbhe will join us from 11.30am, to provide some wonderful Christmas carolling.

We hope you can join us here for a coffee, a mince pie and share, as always,  in some wonderful Christmas atmosphere!

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year”.

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Converse With Caitríona Perry Here In Thurles

RTE’s journalist and presenter Ms. Caitríona Perry in Conversation

Date: Saturday September 15th.          Time: 7.30p.m.

Tipperary Library will presents a 60-minute discussion with Ms. Caitríona Perry based on her publication –  ‘In America: Tales from Trump Country’, which will take a look at the current political landscape of America, with particular reference to the businessman; television personality and current 45th President of the United States, latter who is expected to visit Ireland towards the end of this year.


In the BBC news video shown above, our readers will remember that US President Mr Donald Trump was on the phone to our then newly-elected Irish Taoiseach, (Prime Minister), Mr Leo Varadkar, when RTE’s Washington correspondent, the very lovely Ms Caitríona Perry, caught his roving eye.

This discussion will examine why and how President Donald Trump won the 2016 American election and whether he can succeed in getting re-elected for yet another term, again in 2020.

Ms. Perry will attempt to answer the question “Has America changed its mind and fallen out of love with Mr. Trump or is it the case that he is actually delivering on his promises?”

It will look at the Trump administration’s style of government, its successes and its failures thus far and ask; “What now for America on the world stage?”

The presentation will be followed by a ‘Question & Answer Session’ with her audience in attendance.

Note Please: Advance booking is required, so do please contact the Source Box Office at Tel No:(0504) 90204. Special access and wheelchair users should also inform the box office, at the time of booking, that they may need accessibility seating.

Remember the Date: – Saturday September 15thTime: 7.30p.m. sharp.

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53 Year Old Borrowed Book Returned To Thurles Library

Fr. Theobald Mathew (1790-1856)

A belated library book has been returned to Thurles Library this week, overdue by 19,433 days or almost 53 years.

Tipperary County Council Library service at Thurles posted a message on Twitter highlighting and confirming the return of a book overdue since May 30, 1965.

The title of this overdue publication was “Father Theobald Mathew” by author Very Rev. Partick Rogers; originally published in 1943. Fr. Theobald Mathew (1790–1856) was an Irish Catholic priest and teetotalist reformer, popularly known as Father Mathew, born at Thomastown, near Golden, Co. Tipperary, on October 10th, 1790. From 1808 to 1814 he studied in Dublin, before being ordained to the priesthood, entering the Capuchin order.

Suffering constant ill health in his declining years, he suffered a stroke in 1852, latter greatly curtailing his activities. He died in Cobh four years later, on 8th December 1856, following a second stroke.

Statues of Fr. Mathew stand on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork (John Henry Foley 1864); on O’Connell Street, Dublin (Mary Redmond 1893) and in his native Golden, here in Co. Tipperary. There is a Fr. Mathew Bridge in Limerick City, same named after the temperance reformer, following its reconstructed in 1846. A Capuchin Holy Trinity church in Cork, commissioned by him, still stands on Father Mathew Quay.

The now outstanding fine incurred, (due to the book’s late return) should amount to €971.65, but Thurles library service have made the conscious decision to allow the fine go uncollected; joking that they would accept €950 in a quick settlement.

Librarian Mr John O’Gorman confirmed that the missing publication had avoided detection due to it having been taken out under an older but now updated indexing system. The book had been located during the clearing out of a house in the town; and once again returned to the new library, latter situated in The Source building at Cathedral Street, Thurles.

Twitter Message:
Rev. Roger’s “Theobald Mathew”.
Published in 1943.
Overdue since 30th May 1965.
Overdue by exactly 19,433 days.
The fine is €971.65.
But if they pay €950 we’ll say no more about it ‘coz we’re sound like that… pic.twitter.com/aeUhBQR6d1
— TippCoCoLibraries (@TippLib) August 15, 2018

The old Tipperary County Library building, from whence the book was borrowed, coincidently was situated (yes you have guessed it) at Mathew Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Tipperary Library Summer Book Bus Schedule – 7th to 9th August

Ms Breda O’Shea, (Tipperary Library Headquarters, Castle Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary) reports:-

Tipperary Summer Book Bus is taking to the road again, next week, with a new set of Story Time Puppets.

Last week Goldilocks and the Three Bears came along for the ride, with children using the puppets to produce very interactive and hugely entertaining Story Time sessions.

Next week it’s the turn of The Billy Groats Gruff and the ferocious Troll who will be making their Book Bus début; from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th of August. We would be thrilled if you could come and join us with your children for these most delightful of events.

Please tell your friends, the more the merrier.

Tipperary Summer Book Bus schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 7th August: Clogheen Community Centre – Bus arrives at 10.30am – Story Time is on at 11.30am.

Tuesday 7th August: Mullinahone Health Centre Carpark – Bus arrives at 2.30pm – Story Time is on at 3.00pm.

Wednesday 8th August: Newport Community Centre – Bus arrives at 10.30am – Story Time is on at 2.30pm.

Thursday 9th AugustNo. 27 Comeragh View, Carrick On Suir – Bus arrives at 10.30am – Story Time is on at 11.00am.

Thursday 9th August: Elm Park Community Centre, Clonmel – Bus arrives at 2.00pm – Story Time is on at 2.30pm.

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