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Death Of Mrs Aksana Afanaskova (Hickey), Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with sadness that we learned of the death today, Tuesday 21st May 2019, of Mrs Aksana Afanaskova (Hickey), Loughbrack, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and late of Gomel, Belarus.

Mrs Afanaskova (Hickey) passed away peacefully at home, most deeply regretted by her loving husband Pat Hickey; daughter Shannon; father Boris; brother Oleg; mother-in-law Nora; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Afanaskova (Hickey) will lie in repose on tomorrow evening, Wednesday, May 22nd, at McCormack’s Funeral Home, Kilcommon, Thurles, from 6:00pm, with removal at 8:00pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Kilcommon, Thurles.

Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00am, followed by cremation afterwards in Shannon Crematorium, Illaunmanagh, Shannon, Co. Clare.

Note Please: House Private. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Milford Care Centre and North Tipperary Hospice Movement.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Death Of Bridget Spillane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Monday 20th May 2019 of Mrs Bridget Spillane (née Delaney), St. Gerard’s, Clongour, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Latteragh, Templederry, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband John; Mrs Spillane passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, while in the wonderful care of the Staff of Clonmel Regional Hospital.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her daughters Margaret (Kearney, Thurles), Bernadette (Moynihan, Loughmore), Majella (Browne, Holycross) and Martina (Byrne, Carlow); sons Eamonn (Lincon, UK) and Gerard (Middleton, Cork); her grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sons-in-law John, Sean, Seamus and Sean; daughters-in-law Mary and Yvonne; sister Mary (Kenny); nephews; nieces; cousins; good neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Spillane will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Wednesday next May 22nd, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday morning , May 23rd at 11:00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Woman Awarded €66,000 Against Tipperary County Council.

A Tipperary woman who fell from her bicycle, causing serious injury to her back, when she skidded as she cycled near her home; has been awarded €66,000 in the High Court.

Ms Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon agreed that stones and debris on a tarmacadam surface on the lane on which she was travelling and where she was thrown, constituted “a nuisance and a danger to the public”.

Mrs Nuala Ryan aged 61, of St Bernadette’s Terrace, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, had sued Tipperary County Council over the accident which occurred on January 4th, 2014; claiming that her injuries were caused, not by the Council’s failure to repair the road surface on the lane-way, but by alleged negligent design and overall construction.

Claiming no liability could be attached to them; Tipperary County Council denied this claim; contending that same gravel on which Mrs Ryan skidded had been identified as either the breakup of the actual surface or some other infill material which had been used to repair existing potholes, by a third party.

Mrs Ryan informed the court that having skidded and fallen on the gravel which she described as being similar to “marbles on top of a skating rink” she had become trapped and unable to move, before being assisted by two other female road users.

Having been brought to hospital, it was established she had received a wedged compression fracture, leaving her with no alternative but to wear a spinal brace for some months afterwards.


Tipperary Public Participation Network

What do you want your community to look like in 10 years?

Tipperary Public Participation Network (Tipperary PPN) are delighted to be rolling out a new National Initiative on Community well-being. The PPN is bringing together social inclusion, environment and community development voices in our communities to develop a “Well-being Vision Statement” that sets out their shared vision for County Tipperary.

What is Community Wellbeing?

Well-being is an increasingly common term that can describe wider conditions than just good physical and mental health, which we need as individuals and communities in order to have a better quality of life, a healthier environment and increased prosperity.

Some of these are things that we can easily measure e.g. the number of pre-school places, or the speed with which an ambulance can get to a sick person. Others are less easily measured, e.g. our pride of place, our heritage and the way in which we all look after each other.

All aspects of well-being are connected to each other. So, for example, if our natural environment is poor, it will affect our mental and physical health as well as our economy. In other words, all the parts of our community well-being are interconnected.

Let’s develop our vision for community well-being for the Cashel / Tipperary Municipal District.

Community Well-being Vision being developed in Cashel / Tipperary Municipal District, County Tipperary

So, what do we need for the well being of the community of Cashel / Tipperary?

That is the question being posed by Tipperary PPN, and we want to hear from all the groups and organisations in this area. Feed into this important vision for your area by starting a conversation and attending a public meeting on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019, in Kilfeacle Community Centre, Moatquarter, Kilfeacle, Co. Tipperary.


Date: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

Location: Kilfeacle Community Tennis Club. E34 YP98

Time: 6:30pm- 9:00pm – Registration from 7:00pm

Refreshments on arrival.

Developing a Vision for Community well-being means thinking about what we have and what we need to help Cashel / Tipperary Municipal District to be as great as it can be, for us and for the many generations that will follow into the future.

All the information gathered on the above stated night, will be brought together and used to influence policy, thus guiding the work of the PPN and its representatives; in influencing policy and working towards achieving community goals.

On the night Tipperary PPN will look at community well-being under six headings as follows.

Social and community development.
Environment and sustainability.
Economy and resources.
Health (physical & mental).
Values, culture and meaning.
Participation, democracy and good governance.

By using the above six headings across all the country, we can see whether we resident in Tipperary have the same concerns and indeed causes for celebration, as do others.

Further information on the well-being vision which is been rolled out around the country can be found HERE .


Death Of Jack Cunningham, Thurles, Co. Tipp.

It was with sadness that we learned of the death on Saturday, 18th May 2019, of Mr John (Jack) Cunningham, Croughafoil, Doon, Co. Limerick and formerly of Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his infant son Patrick; brother Jim; sister Bridget (Criss); Mr Cunningham passed away unexpectedly at his home.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, son Stephen; daughters Josephine and Bridget; brother Br. Muiris; sister Mary; sons-in-law John and Derek; grandchildren Emma, John and Sean; brothers-in-law; sister-in-law; nephew; niece; extended family; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of MrCunningham will lie in repose tomorrow evening, Tuesday, May 21st at McCormack’s Funeral Home, Kilcommon, Thurles, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, with removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Kilcommon.

Requiem Mass will be held on Wednesday morning at 11.30am followed immediately afterwards by interment in the new Cemetery, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.