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Death of Kathleen Cawley, Littleton, Thurles

DeathIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 26th October 2016, of Mrs Kathleen Cawley (née Butler), Church View, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Cawley passed away following a short illness, while in the loving care of the Matron and Staff of the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Bill; son William; daughter-in-law Annamarie; brothers Dan, Jimmy and Michael; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Cawley will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on tomorrow Friday, 28th October, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, before arriving at St Kevin’s Church, Littleton at 7.30 pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday, 29th October, at 11.30am, with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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Death Of John Turner, Sean Treacy Ave., Thurles

deathIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 26th October 2016, of Mr John Turner, No.54, Sean Treacy Ave., Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his wife Tess, Mr Turner passed away while in his 96th year, in the loving care of the Matron, Nurses and Staff of Padre Pio Nursing Home, Holycross. His passing is most deeply regretted by his sons Martin and Jim; daughters-in-law Nora and Marian; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; grand-nephews; grand-nieces; relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Turner will reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on tomorrow Friday,  October 28th from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday morning, October 29th at 11.00am, followed by burial immediately after Mass in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Abandoned Hotel Eyesore Near Urlingford To Be Demolished


The partially constructed and then abandoned hotel site situated on the old road to Thurles, west of Urlingford village.

An area on the Tipperary / Kilkenny border on the west side of Urlingford; currently the site of a partially constructed and later abandoned hotel, is to be demolished to create a new nursing home.

The demolition work on completion, will soon make way for a new €5 million, 85 bedroomed nursing home.

Following years of campaigning, on what can only be described as a monstrous blot on the landscape, this skeleton construction is to be demolished over the coming weeks, providing employment for some 50 construction workers over a 12 to 18 month period.

Work on the new development is expected to begin before the end of November, following the granting of planning permission to Blockstar Building Ltd, C/o Ray Connolly, Fire and Risks Solutions Ltd, Crosshaven, Co. Cork.

We understand that this new promising nursing home facility will be known as the ‘Blackstone Nursing Home’ and is expected to employ local people, subject to the necessary skills being found available.

This area, situated on the old road between Thurles and Urlingford, was decimated since the opening of the Dublin-Cork motorway and the bypassing of both named towns. To add further insult to injury, this current partially constructed eyesore, then became yet one more victim to Ireland’s economic crash.


Death Of Pauline Coonan, Templemore, Co. Tipperary

DeathIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Monday 24th October 2016, of Mrs Pauline Coonan (née Kelly), Gortnagonna, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary & Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by Svetta and her nephew John Patrick; Mrs Coonan passed away peacefully at her home; most deeply regretted by Noel and Tanya; her brother Jim; sisters Bridie, Mary and Eileen; nephews; nieces; grand-nephews; grand-nieces; relatives and a large circle of friends, especially Marie, Kathleen, Annmarie and Tom; all her colleagues in ‘The Thanks Shop’ and Voluntary Housing Templemore.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Coonan will repose at Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore, Thurles, tomorrow, Wednesday, from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, followed by removal to The Sacred Heart Church, Templemore, to arrive at 9.00pm.

Mass of The Resurrection will be held on Thursday morning at 11.30am, followed by private cremation.

Note: No flowers by request, however donations in lieu, if desired, to Mrs Coonan’s chosen charity ‘Droichead’, c/o Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore, Co Tipperary.

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Death Announced Of Former Co. Councillor Pauline Coonan


County Councillor Pauline Coonan. (R.I.P.)

It is with deepest regret we inform you that the death has been announced of former North Tipperary County Councillor and community activist Mrs Pauline Coonan, following a long battle with illness, most bravely fought.

Wife of the former Fine Gael TD Mr Noel Coonan, Mrs Coonan herself was extremely well known in political circles and was an innovative campaigner for the Fine Gael political party in North Tipperary.

Mrs Coonan succeeded to her husband’s Council Seat on North Tipperary County Council, during which time she worked diligently and determinedly on behalf of all constituents; accomplishing major achievements over a number of terms, while she representing her official office.

Privately the proprietor of a successful Fashion Accessory, Gift Shop and Jewellers Store at Main Street, Templemore; Mrs Coonan remained profoundly involved in many local and national organisations; taking an exacting interest in work undertaken on behalf of the Chernobyl Children’s Programme and was indeed most central to the achievements of her local community’s programme.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs Coonan will be announced on this site as soon as same details become publicly available.

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