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International Earth Hour March 25th 2017

Thurles Eco Spirituality Group reports:

Eco-spirituality is based on a simple fundamental belief in the sacredness of Nature, Mother Earth and our Universe.  Promoters and exponents of such spirituality come from an assortment of beliefs and religious faiths including: Christianity; Judaism; Buddhism, Islam and many other indigenous traditions.

While many of the above named religious group’s and their beliefs may differ considerably, one central theme remains that there is a spiritual dimension to the present ecological crisis being currently experienced.

International Earth Hour is an annual campaign that brings attention to the effects of climate change by asking people to switch off non-essential lights for one hour on this evening, Saturday 25th March, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. (In roughly one hour’s time.).

This campaign was begun in Sydney, Australia in 2007, making today its 10th Anniversary.

Simple actions to assist in bringing about climate justice:
  • Turn off lights when you leave an empty room.
  • Switch off and unplug TV’s, Chargers, Laptops, etc. when not in use.
  • Do not leave the tap running while preparing food or brushing your teeth.
  • Buy locally produced food and plan your shopping to avoid wastage.
  • Plant trees and shrubs.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
  • Encourage family and friends to do all of the above.
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Death Of Eileen Fitzpatrick, Clonmore & Upperchurch, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 23rd March 2017, of Mrs Eileen (Ellen) Fitzpatrick (née Gleeson), Graffin, Clonmore, Templemore, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Moher, Upperchurch, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Martin and daughter Marian; the passing of Mrs Fitzpatrick is most deeply regretted by her sons Bernie, Br. Eamonn (Rosminian Order), Murty, John and Conor; her daughters Kathleen and Eileen; sons-in-law Michael, Noel and John; daughter-in-law Annmarie; sister; brothers; grandchildren; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Fitzpatrick will repose at her home on this evening Friday and Saturday and from 4.00pm on Sunday, in Malones Funeral Home, Templemore, (Convent Chapel entrance off Church Ave) with Rosary at 6.00pm, followed by removal to St. Anne’s Church, Clonmore to arrive at 8.00pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Monday at 11.30am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Killavinogue Cemetery.

Note: House private on Sunday morning please.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Richard Ryan, Cabra Court, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 24th March 2017, of Mr Richard (Dick) Ryan, Cabra Court, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Ryan passed away after a long illness, while in the loving care of the Staff of Clonmel Regional Hospital.

The passing of Mr Ryan is most deeply regretted by his daughter Frances; sons Tom, Patrick and Richard; mother Sally; brothers Patrick, Joseph, Conor, Gerard and Dan; sister Breda (Morris); grandchildren; Mary; son-in-law; daughters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will repose in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Sunday, 26th March, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 6.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday, 27th March, at 11.00am. followed by interment 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 Paddy O’Brien, Willowmere Drive, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 24th March 2017, of Mr Paddy O’Brien, Willowmere Drive, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly Butler Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his wife Mary, his brothers Karl and Noel; Mr O’Brien passed away in his 92nd year, while in the loving care of the Matron and Staff of St Theresa’s Nursing Home, Thurles.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving family, Ann, Charlie, Owen, Breda, Kieran, Pat, and Majella; sisters Chrissie (Guildera) and Una (Conlon); sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr O’Brien will repose at Hugh Ryan’s, Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on tomorrow Saturday, 25th March, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 8.15pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Sunday, 26th March, at 12.00 noon, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

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Thurles Musical Society – All Shook Up

Thurles Musical Society all ready to rock with “All Shook Up.”


Thurles Musical Societies PRO Mr Noel Dundon reports:-

“Thurles Musical Society will stage their hit show “All Shook Up – the music of Elvis Presley” starting next Tuesday evening, April 4th, until Saturday April 8th inc. in The Premier Hall, Thurles from 8:00pm nightly.

Music and Cast
This is a non-stop collection of music made famous by ‘The King’, and there is a great comedy element to the show, to ensure that audiences will really enjoy a most wonderful experience. Thurles will have almost sixty performers on stage and another forty or so working around the hall to bring this musical extravaganza to the audience. The show has been a big hit throughout the country and it is anticipated that the production in Thurles will be no different.

With hits such as ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Can’t Help falling in Love’, and many more; the show will take you on a nostalgic musical journey having been directed by Shannon man Aodán Fox, with Mary Rose McNally as Musical Director, Debbie Kieran as Choreographer, and Michelle O’Connell as Dance Captain.

The Cast and Chorus have been in rehearsals since early January and now that the Booking Office has opened in Hickey’s Pharmacy, Liberty Square, Thurles, real excitement has begun to build amongst the entire company.

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on (085) 2868726 at a cost of €20 for adults and €10 for children. There are also group concessions available and a family ticket will cost €50. Tickets will also be available at the door, on each night of the performance, although booking in advance is strongly advisable.”

Don’t miss this chance to see a truly great show locally.

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