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Death Of Tom Flynn, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with sadness that we report the death today, Wednesday 17th April 2019, of Mr Thomas (Tom) Flynn, Kennedy Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his wife Kathleen, Mr Flynn passed away unexpectedly, while surrounded by his family.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his son Sean; daughters Martha and Sharon; grandchildren Tom, Robbie, Nikki, Michael and Johnny; daughter-in-law Alice; nephews; nieces; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Flynn will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Thursday April 18th, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bothar-na-Naomh, Thurles on Friday April 19th at 12.15pm, for funeral Liturgy at 12.30pm.

Interment will take place immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Edward Purcell, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with sadness that we report the death today, Tuesday 16th April 2019, of Mr Edward Purcell, St. Patrick’s Terrace, The Commons, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his parents, sister and brother; Mr Purcell passed away peacefully at his residence.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving brothers John, Michael and Gerry; sisters Lelia, Noreen, Alice, Teresa and Martha; uncle; brothers-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives, neighbours and large circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Purcell will lie in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Wednesday, April 17th, from 5.00pm with removal at 7.00pm to the Church of the Assumption, Ballingarry (SR), to arrive at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday at 12.00 noon, followed by interment in the Old Churchyard, Ballingarry.

Note Please: No flowers. Donation in lieu, if desired, to South Tipperary Home Care Team.

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Death Of Don Loughnane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with sadness that we report the death today, Tuesday 16th April 2019, of Mr Daniel (Don) Loughnane, Collins Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Recently predeceased by his wife Delia; Mr Loughnane passed away peacefully while at his residence, surrounded by his family.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving sons Seamus, Mark, and Alan; daughters Mary and Helena; sons-in-law Jim and Michael; daughter-in-law Clare; grandchildren Donna, Dean, Conor, Kate, Adam, Megan, Billy and Jack; great-grandchildren Dylan, Jayden and Rhys, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Loughnane will lie in repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Wednesday April 17th, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, with removal to the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles, arriving at 9.30pm.

Funeral Liturgy will take place on Holy Thursday morning at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Sean Russell, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with sadness that we learned of the death, on Sunday 14th April 2019, of Mr Sean Russell, Bohernanave, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A delegate to the mid Tipperary and County Tipperary GAA Boards and a long serving official on Thurles Fennelly’s GAA club committee; Mr Russell passed away following a short illness at the Thurles Community Hospital of the Assumption.

The passing of Mr Russell is most deeply regretted by his cousins; extended relatives; An Post colleagues; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Russell will lie in repose on tomorrow evening, Tuesday April 16th, at Ardeen Funeral Home, Abbey Road, Thurles, [E41 CY91] from 6.00pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Church of St. Joseph & St. Brigid, Bothar-na-Naomh, Thurles, at 8.00pm.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday morning, April 17th at 10.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards, in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Walk The Stations Of The Cross On Liathmore Pilgrim Path

“Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry,
Everything to God in prayer.”

Extract from lyrics to “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”, composed by Irish Poet, Joseph Medlicott Scriven (1819 – 1886).

Stations Of The Cross

The Stations of the Cross consist of a 14-step Roman Catholic devotion that commemorates the last day on earth, spent by Jesus Christ as a man. The 14 stations of the Cross, focus on specific events of His last day, beginning with His condemnation.

The stations are observed, in our modern world here in Ireland, as a mini pilgrimage, with people moving through each of the stations, recalling and meditating on each specific event known to have been experienced by Our Lord on his last day on this earth.

Two-Mile-Borris correspondent Mr Gerry Bowe now Reports:

Christians are again this year being invited to walk the “Way of the Cross” on the ancient Pilgrim Path to the Churches of St. Mochaomhog in Liathmore, (Leigh), Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, on Friday next, April 19th, (Good Friday, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary). The walk will start at 12.00 noon at the Church Boreen, off the main road north of the Turnpike, entrance on the right-hand side of road, (beside two bungalows) or just after the signpost for the first junction to the right after the Turnpike.

We will follow the ancient Mass path to the Little Church, then on to the site of the site of Round Tower, concluding in the main Monastery Church of St. Mochaomhog.

Saint Mochaomhog

The ruins of two churches at Liathmore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, identify today the existence of the old monastery founded by St. Mochaomhog and dating back to 590 AD. The smaller of the two churches is the oldest standing church in Ireland. St. Mochaomhog, himself the Abbot, is buried in the larger of these two churches. Abbots are recorded as being here in the years 752AD, 767AD, 900AD, 933AD, and 1014AD.

According to Irish folklore, it was St. Mochaomhog that baptised the ‘Children of Lír’; latter four children named Aodh, Fionnghuala, Fiachra and Conn, who were all put under a spell by their jealous stepmother Queen Aoife, second wife of King Lir; turning them into four white swans on Lake Derravarragh in Co. Westmeath. St. Mochaomhog thus broke the spell and turned them back from swans into humans once more. Local folklore states that every year four swans return to this area, and sojourn here for about a week.

Please do dress appropriately for the weather.

A special thanks to Cait Power and her family for organising this now annual event in Tipperary’s Easter calendar.

All are welcome to attend.

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