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Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1 Continued

Back row (L to R): – Mick Murphy, John Delahunty, Tommy Lanigan, Tim Nyhan, Paddy Bowe, John Maher, John Lanigan, John Semple, Ger Cornally, Gerry Doyle, Dan Mackey, Paddy Maher (W).   Front row (L to R): – Denis ‘Bunny’ Murphy, Tommy Semple, Tommy Lanigan, Danny Doyle, Jim Lanigan (Capt.), Eddie Gleeson, Tommy Doyle, Paddy O’Gorman.

We bring you yet another Thurles Sarsfields picture taken back in the 1940’s, one of the many rare photographs due to be published in the forthcoming publication: – “Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story-Volume 1”, by author Liam Ó Donnchú, and which will be launched in early November of this year.

This captivating publication runs to over 500 pages, packed with facts, figures and photos about the club; latter situated here in Thurles, the home and birthplace of the GAA.

As we have previously stated, this long-awaited and overdue hard-back publication, costing €25, will be available in Thurles through Bookworm, Lár na Páirce, Eason and Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre.

The publication can also be ordered by post (€10 extra) from: Liam Ó Donnchú, Ballymoreen, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. (Always nice to have it signed by the author.)

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Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1

“Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1” due for publication well in advance of Christmas 2017.

 

Thurles SarsfieldsTipperary Junior Hurling No.1 Champions 1955.
 
Back row (L to R): – Noel Murphy, Michael Butler, Thomas Butler (H), Frankie Jordan, Seán McLoughlin, Willie Hackett, Dick Butler, Michael Connors.  Front Back row (L to R): – Michael Murphy, Patsy Butler, Jimmy Doyle, Frank Barrett, Michael Stapleton, Mick Cahill, Jerry Loughnane.

Above picture is one of the many photographs from a forthcoming publication, entitled “Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1”, by Author Liam Ó Donnchú, (Author of ‘Tom Semple and The Thurles Blues’  & ‘Pouldine School – Inné agus Inniu’ ).

Due to be launched in November 2017, this truly fascinating publication will run to over 500 pages, packed with facts, figures and photos about the club; latter situated here in Thurles, the home and birthplace of the GAA.

This long-awaited and overdue hard-back publication, costing €25, will be available in Thurles through Bookworm, Lár na Páirce, Eason and Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre.

Same can also be ordered direct by post (€10 extra) from: Liam Ó Donnchú, Ballymoreen, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

We hope to feature further pictures from this exciting publication over the coming weeks, so do join the thousands of our other daily readers, by subscribing to Thurles.Info. (Simply insert your Email address into the ‘Subscribe’ Box, found on the right hand side of our web page, to receive daily notifications in your mailbox.)

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‘Atlas Of The Irish Revolution’ Published Today

Cork University Press today published, “Atlas of the Irish Revolution” regarded by history commentators as being the most comprehensive treatment of Ireland’s revolutionary years, from 1912 to 1923.

The Atlas of the Irish Revolution; edited by John Crowley, Mike Murphy, Donal Ó Drisceoil with associate editor John Borgonovo, weighs 5kg and contains just under 1000 pages, featuring hundreds of maps, photographs, paintings and other illustrations.

The publication presents the history of the Irish Revolution in a truly vivid and scholarly way, while using many photos and archival documents that have rarely been seen by the Irish public.

All key events are covered, through some 140 contributions from leading scholars; discussing the Home Rule Crisis, the First World War, the Easter Rising, the First Dáil, the War of Independence, the Treaty and the Civil War.

The roles of women and workers are also highlighted, as are the experiences of Ulster Unionists, Southern Protestants and Irish people in British uniforms.

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Fr. Joseph – Welcome Home To Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipp.

The Deserted Village
“And, as a hare, whom hounds and horns pursue, Pants to the place from whence at first she flew…”
Oliver Goldsmith (1728–1774).

Pictured Above: Fr. Joseph Ryan (Larry Ryan), as he prepares to return to Norway with cheese donated by the Hayes family, Liathmore, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, pictured with local priest Rev. Fr. George Bourke, latter donating a copy of the History of Pouldine School, outside the Ryan family home, Thurles Rd., Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Local correspondent Mr Gerry Bowe reports:-
On holiday this month with his family, who reside at Thurles Rd., Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, is Fr. Joseph Ryan (Larry Ryan) who has spent the last 25 years at the Cistercian Monastery in Mellifont Co. Louth. Fr. Joseph has been recently moved, on a permanent basis, to a new Monastery, which is at an early construction stage, in Norway. Currently the community is small with two priests and two brothers and a fifth member due to join them shortly.

The sale of home-made Monastery cheese currently helps pay the communities bills and on a recent visit to the sixth century Monastic site at Liathmore, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles; associated with Saint Mocheomog(1); Fr. Joseph is reminded that today cheese making, on these same ancient monastic lands, continues to be carried on by the Hayes family. Mr Donal Hayes, on behalf of the Tipperary Cheese Company, gladly donated tubs of their soft cheese, which Fr. Joseph will now share with his brothers back in Norway.

(1) St. Mocheomog or Pulcherius, who studied under St. Comgall at Bangor and afterwards founded monasteries in Leinster and Munster; is said to have been born circa 550 A.D. and to have died at Leigh (Liath, Liathmore) in Co. Tipperary, on March 13th, (Year Unknown) at a great age.

Rev. Fr. George Bourke, in one of his final gestures as Parish Priest (PP) of Moycarkey-Borris-Littleton parish, presented Fr. Joseph with a copy of the Pouldine School History (Pouldine School – Inné agus Inniu) which has an excellent article by former Principal Mr Liam O’Donoghue, on the history of Liathmore.

Fr. Joseph met with members of the local ‘Legion of Mary’, and indeed attributes his calling to the times spent helping at the ‘Morning Star Men’s Hostel’, in Dublin city.

Fr. Joseph takes with him the best wishes of Moycarkey-Borris-Littleton parish community and for those wishing to contact him or spend some time on retreat, his address is Fr. Joseph Ryan, Munkeby (meaning ‘Place of the Monks’) Mariakloster, Munkeby Veger 310, Levanger, 7608, Norway.

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Peg Hanafin’s Latest Book Launch

Local author Peg Hanafin will be launching her latest book “Never Give Up” in LIT Thurles, Nenagh Road this Friday, 3rd March 2017 @ 6:45pm.

This will be Peg’s third book release from this Thurles native.

Her first book release were called “Getting More Out of Life” – a collection of essays revealing the author’s curiosity, love of life and her belief that life is rarely what it seems on the surface.

Peg’s second book was called “Thoughts For Your Journey” – containing 366 thoughts, one for each day of the year, in which Peg puts forward ideas that try to simplify life in our complex and troubled world.

Peg’s latest book will be available for the special price of €13 at the launch event in LIT. Of course a signed copy makes for such a welcome gift especially if a friend or family member’s birthday or other celebration is expected in the near future. Live Music and finger food will be available until 9:30pm.

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