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Death Of Patrick Kiernan, Glengoole, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death, on Friday 17th February 2017, of Mr Patrick Kiernan, Glengoole, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Kiernan passed away, deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary; sons Padraig, Brendan and Gary; daughter-in-law Marie; brothers; sisters; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr.Kiernan will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Thurles, today Sunday, 19th February 2017, from 4.30pm with removal at 6.30pm to St Patrick & St Oliver’s Church, Glengoole.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday at 11.30am with interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Con Ryan, Ballypatrick, Bouladuff, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Friday, 17th February 2017, of Mr. Con Ryan, Ballypatrick, Bouladuff, Thurles & Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his infant daughter Mary-Martina, the passing of Mr. Ryan is most deeply regretted by his wife Kathleen; son Michael; daughter Maria; daughter-in-law Edel; son-in-law Declan; grandchildren Michael, Cónall and David; brother-in-law; sisters-in-law; cousins; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr. Ryan will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Borrisoleigh this Sunday from 5.00pm with removal at 7.30pm to St. Mary’s Church, Drom.

Requiem Mass will be held on Monday at 11.30am, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of James Gleeson, The Grove, Turtulla, Thurles,

It is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday, 16th February 2017, of Mr James (Jim) Gleeson, The Grove, Turtulla, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly Mount William, Drangan, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Gleeson is most deeply mourned by his devoted wife Jane; sons Michael, John, Seamus and Robert; daughter Louise; brother Andy; sister Margaret McCormack; predeceased brother Fr Mylo; brother-in-law Robert Smyth; sisters-in-law Maura Murphy; Alma Gleeson; son in law Bryan; daughter in law Bianca; adored grandchildren Sean, Jana, James, Charlie and Oisín; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements.
The earthly remains of Mr Gleeson will repose at his residence on Friday, 17th February, from 4.30pm to 7.00pm, before arriving at St Peter’s Church, Moycarkey on Saturday, 18th February, at 10.30am.

Requiem Mass will be held at 11.00am on Saturday, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Peter’s Cemetery, Moycarkey.

Note: House private on Saturday morning please.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of James Roberts, Gortnahoe, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death, on Tuesday 14th February 2017, of Mr Edward James Roberts, Rook House, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his son Eamonn; Mr Roberts passed away peacefully at his residence, most deeply regretted by his loving wife Kathleen; sons Greg and Patrick; daughters Triona, Kim, Lucy and Jenny; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; brothers; sisters; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements.
The earthly remains of Mr Roberts will repose at Doyle’s Funeral Home, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny on today Thursday from 5.00pm until 7.30pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Gortnahoe, to arrive at 8.00pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on tomorrow Friday at 11.30am, followed by interment in the Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Note: Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to North Tipperary Hospice.

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O’Brien Clan Set To Visit Thurles In 2017

Lines hereunder extracted from a poem “The Deserted Village” by Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) an essayist, poet, novelist, dramatist and eccentric.

“And, as a hare, whom hounds and horns pursue, pants to the place from whence at first she flew,
I still had hopes, my long vexations passed, here to return-and die at home at last.”

Dr. Mark Turner, a proud member of the O’Brien Clan (on his mother Hanora’s side) reports here on Thurles.Info.

Armorial of the O’Brien’s

“Members of the O’Brien Clan family will meet here, in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, on the weekend beginning Friday August 25th, 26th & 27th of 2017.

Quite a few of our gathering have already booked accommodation at the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles, with family members arriving from England, Canada and South Carolina, USA. The Clan grouping are all cousins and last met up in the 70’s/80’s.

“There are lots of us, and we hope to partake of the food & drink available in the local eateries and licensed hostilities, while visiting the house where most of our parents were born,” stated Dr. Mark , who has confirmed that he last visited Tipperary in 2006 with his mums cousins Paddy and Hannah looking after him; while dishing up delicious obligatory ham, potatoes and cabbage.  “Bloody gorgeous it was too, stated Dr. Mark.”

“As an extended family we are all very excited by this clan gathering in Thurles, Co. Tipperary,”  Dr. Mark Turner concluded.

Of course the original O’Brien (Ua Briain or Ó Briain) dynasty, were a royal and noble house founded in the 10th century by Brian Boru leader of the Gaelic Irish tribe known as the Dál gCais or Dalcassians. After becoming King of Munster, through conquest, Brian Boru established himself as High King of Ireland (Ard Rí na hÉireann).

Brian Boru’s descendants carried the name Ó Briain, and continued to rule the Kingdom of Munster into the 12th century. It should also be noted that the current reigning British Monarch, namely Queen Elizabeth II, [Herself a direct descendant of Thomas and Elizabeth Butler (nee Elizabeth Poyntz – then hailed Lady Thurles)] through her eight maternal great-grand-mother, was indeed of the same O’Brien Clan.

Thurles.Info greatly look forward to further communicating and eventually meeting with the O’Brien Clan here in their ancestral home of Thurles, during August 2017.

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