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“Carols By Candlelight”, St. Kieran’s Church, Johnstown

Thurles Town to join again this year, with the rural nearby villages of Johnstown, Crosspatrick and Galmoy, for ‘Carols by Candlelight’.

The traditional ecumenical service of Christmas Carols, entitled “Carols by Candlelight”, will be hosted in St. Kieran’s Church, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny on tomorrow night, Saturday 15th December, beginning at 8.00pm sharp; the venue and programme both being facilitated through the kindness of Fr. Frank Maher P.P. and Johnstown local parishioners.

In the ambience of candlelight only, this ecumenical service is being hosted by the Johnstown, Crosspatrick and Galmoy Community First Responders team.

Community First Responders (CFR) are volunteers who are trained to attend certain types of emergency calls, in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life-threatening emergency in the first vital minutes, before any ambulance crew from outer areas arrives.

This voluntary group are linked to the National Ambulance Service and aside from this, they also provide training on CPR, Defibrillator Use, Stroke Awareness and information on how to combat Choking (Heimlich Manoeuvre), to members of the public. They further ensure that all publicly accessible defibrillators are well maintained.

Performing the vocals at this seasonal seated event will be “Cephas,” (Featuring Noreen Cullinane (Ryan), brothers Edward (Ned) and John J. Cullinane), joined by the band “Sweet Freedom”, together with Meadhbh Ryan, Maria Cullinane (Johnstown) and Rachel and Shane Willoughby (Thurles); all under the superb musical direction of Leanne O’Grady (Violin), Michael O’Grady (Violin), and Killian Cullinane (Keyboards).

Included in the programme will be, “Little Drummer Boy”, “Silent Night”, “O Holy Night”, “Immanuel”, “In a Silent Town” and “Christmas Hallelujah”, all which will be amongst the many other beautiful and much loved Christmas Carols performed on tomorrow  night.

Christmas scripture readings and poetry, foretelling the birth of Christ, will feature the voices of Marie Wilson, Breda Campion, Nancy Fogarty, Mary Anne Browne, Jerry Drennan and George Willoughby.  Local primary school children, will also be participating in this most joyous of seasonal events.

While the tomorrow evenings event itself is completely free to attend, Ms Cathy Dermody [latter Chairperson Johnstown, Crosspatrick & Galmoy Community First Responders, (CFR)], confirms that any / all voluntary donations, will go in full to assist in the funding and provision of a much needed ‘Defibrillator’, for this local area.

Defibrillation, as most people are aware, is a life saving treatment for life-threatening, non-perfusing cardiac dysrhythmias. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electric current (often called a counter shock) to the heart using this device, by trained individuals. This depolarizes a critical mass of the heart muscle and allows normal sinus rhythm to be re-established, thus so often saving life.

Carols By Candlelight
As many of our readers will be aware, the original idea of ‘Carols by Candlelight’ first began in south-eastern Australia, sometime in the 19th century and was popularised in Melbourne in 1937. The tradition has since spread around the world and involves people gathering to sing carols by candlelight only, accompanied usually by a band. Indeed, one of the earliest forms of ‘Carols by Candlelight’ began when Cornish Miners in Moonta, South Australia, gathered on Christmas Eve to sing carols, lit by candles which were stuck to the brims of their safety helmets.

All persons, both adults and children, regardless of their religious persuasion, are most welcome to attend this truly most enjoyable of Christmas events, under the Direction of Mr Edward Cullinane.

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Death Of Kitty Dunne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 12th December 2018, of Mrs Catherine (Kitty) Dunne (née Bowe), Ballyerk, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Crosspatrick, Co. Kilkenny.

Mrs Dunne passed away peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her husband John and son Denis; her passing is most deeply regretted by her sons Philip and John; daughters Bridget and Mags (McGeehan); granddaughter Adele; daughter-in-law Lisa; son-in-law Rígán; brothers Phil and Ned; sisters Mary (White) and Ann (Brennan); nephews; nieces; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; extended relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Dunne will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Friday 14th December, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Moyne at 9.00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday, 15th December, at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the New Cemetery, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Breast Check.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Jimmy Walsh, Thurles, Tipperary

It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Thursday 13th December 2018, of Mr James (Jimmy) Walsh, Cloncleigh, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Walsh passed away following a long illness, most bravely borne. His passing is most sadly regretted by his loving family; brother Michael; sisters Imelda (Flynn), Carmel (Watson), Marian (Richardson) and Siobhan (Barker); sister-in-law Bernie; brothers-in-law John, Liam, Steve and David; nephews; nieces; cousins; extended relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Walsh will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Friday December 14th, from 5.30pm to 7.30, to arrive at the Church of St. James, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles at 8.00pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday, December 15th, at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Two-Mile-Borris Cemetery, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Marian Walsh Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 12th December 2018, of Mrs Marian Walsh (née O’Dowd), No.10 Church Road, Templemore, Co. Tipperary and formerly Athnid, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her Mam, Dad, brothers John and Joe, sisters Josephine and Phil; the passing of Mrs Walsh is most deeply regretted by her loving son Noel; his partner Kathleen; her grandson James; brothers; sisters; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Walsh will lie in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Lognafulla, Dublin Road, Thurles, on Thursday evening, 13th December, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Friday morning, December 14th, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Thomas Ryan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 12th December 2018, of Mr Thomas Ryan, Oscar Terrace, Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Ryan passed away following a short illness.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Margaret; son Tom; daughter Sharon; grand-daughter Jordan; daughter in law Marina; brothers Kieran, Michael, Billy, Vincent, Denis and Paul; sisters Teresa and Ann; nephews; nieces; brothers in law; sisters in law; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Friday 14th December, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday 15th at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note Please: House Strictly Private.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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