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Tipperary Garda Road Division Safety Seminar – 16th & 17th February 2017

On Thursday 16th & Friday 17th February 2017, a Road Safety Seminar focusing on raising road safety awareness for Transition Year students, will be held at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) St. Patrick’s Campus, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Students from the Districts of Thurles and Nenagh will be in attendance on both days. This is the 7th successive year that this event has taken place, however it is the first time it is being held outside of the Garda Síochána College.

“Previously the event was held at the Garda Training College in, Templemore, however due to the recent increase in Garda students, the college will be unable to facilitate us this year. We are very fortunate to have such an excellent location at MIC, St. Patrick’s Campus Thurles on our doorstep. The College have been very gracious in allowing us to use their facilities for such an important event,” stated Forensic Collision Investigator, Garda Murphy.

Across these two days, the seminar will be attended by Transition Year students from:

St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh – 16th February.
Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Thurles – 16th February.
Coláiste Phobail Ros Cre, Roscrea – 16th February.
Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore – 16th February.
St. Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh – 16th February.
Scoil Ruáin, Killenaule – 17th February.
St. Mary’s Secondary School, Newport – 17th February.
St. Joseph’s C.B.S., Nenagh – 17th February.

Approximately 200 students are expected to be in attendance on each of the two days. An additional 25 persons will also be in attendance on both days to include, guest speakers, VIP’s and teachers. The event is expected to commence at 10.00am on each day, ending at 3.00pm.

“As this seminar is focussing on Road Safety, we have invited a number of subject relevant guests to participate. These will include representatives from the Road Safety Authority, An Garda Síochána Traffic Corps, The National Ambulance Service and a serious injury collision survivor.”

“The event has been a huge success in the past and has received very positive feedback in promoting road safety and in turn helping to reduce serious and fatal road traffic collisions.”

“The management of the Mary Immaculate College are excited at the opportunity to permit An Garda Síochána to host this event on their campus in Thurles. It is the first large event to be hosted on the campus since Mary Immaculate took control approximately two years ago,” concluded Garda Murphy.

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BARDEN Appoint Thurles Lady As Partner Over Executive Search Business

Sandra & George with children (L-R) Ava, Tim & Cora.

BARDEN, Career Partners to the Accounting, Tax & Financial Services Community in Ireland, are delighted to announce the appointment of Thurles born M/s Sandra Quinn, as Partner over their Executive Search business.

Daughter of retired parents Mr Tim and Mrs Joan Quinn, Stradavoher, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; M/s Quinn was educated at the Presentation Convent, Thurles, before going on to study with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland; obtaining a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) from the Waterford Institute of Technology.

In her newest appointment she will primarily be responsible for senior level finance appointments in Leinster and will also work on retained strategic assignments at an executive level for key BARDEN clients.

In announcing the new appointment, Mr Ed Heffernan (Managing Partner, Barden) stated, “Appointing M/s Quinn as a partner in BARDEN was a very easy decision. Her training, qualifications, experience, credibility and ethics are second to none. Sandra will be a great ambassador for BARDEN and is perfectly positioned to support our clients and our professional community, on senior appointments”

M/s Quinn currently resides in Italy with her partner George (A Ryanair Captain –  flying out of Bergamo Airport), and their three children, Ava (aged 4), Cora (aged 3) and Tim (aged 1).

She commenced her career in recruitment in 2010 and since then has worked on a large number of significant assignments in the areas of finance, holding roles from Financial Controller to Business Development Manager; both locally and internationally.  In her new role, Sandra will be recruitment partner to senior professionals in the Leinster area; offering advice, support and opportunities at Executive and Director levels. Typical assignments will include: CFO, Finance Director, Corporate Finance Director, Practice Director/Partner and a variety of other coursework across Industry, Financial Services and Practice.

Contacted at her home in Italy yesterday, M/s Quinn stated that she was very excited to be taking on this new challenge in BARDEN. “It will be a real privilege to work on senior finance appointments with the support of Managing Partners Ed & Elaine. Together as a team we will be able to offer a truly bespoke service to the senior finance community.” concluded M/s Quinn.

We wish M/s Quinn every future success in her new appointment.

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Tipperary Co Council Offer Free Text Alert Advice

Tipperary County Council are now offering its customers a free text alert system to advise with regard to the following information:

Joe MacGrath, To Chair Tipperary Implementation Group

Mr Joe MacGrath, Chief Executive, Tipperary Co. Council

Severe Weather Notifications.
Road Closures & Diversions.
Community Events & Initiatives.
Local Planning Activity.
Flood Potential Events.
General Community Notices.

Registration, to receive the above information, can be obtained by accessing your right to register Here.

‘MapAlerter’ is a free service that gives all Irish Councils the ability to issue alerts for the specific topics shown above. Rather than informing an entire town about a water outage, all alerts are mapped so only the real affected residents receive notification. This ensures a high level of satisfaction amongst MapAlerter subscribers because the information they receive is local in nature to their specific area.

You can also register for a free account to receive alerts by SMS text message, by Email or by Smartphone App notification.

As already stated, alerts will only ever be issued for your local area and there are no costs to get the text messages. The system is specifically designed to keep you, the customer, better informed and fully up-to-date about activities taking place across the Premier County.

You can also get your alerts using the free MapAlerter App if you search for “MapAlerter” on the App Store or Google Play.

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Tipperary (Thurles) Library To Host Discussion On 1916 Rising

Tipperary Library Service to host a panel discussion on the 1916 Rising.

Executive Librarian (Thurles Library), M/s Ann-Marie Brophy reports:

As 2016 draws to a close, Tipperary County Council Library Service will hold an author panel event; same entitled: – ‘1916: Remembering the Rising’.

The Source Arts Centre

The Source Library

Invitation.
Join our panel discussion to remember, reflect and re-imagine this pivotal period in Irish history. The panel will feature writers who have approached the subject in diverse and interesting ways. Chaired by Mr Fran Curry, broadcaster with Tipp FM and he will be joined in conversation by M/s Marita Conlon-McKenna, Dr Fearghal McGarry, and M/s Mary Morrissy. The event will take place on Thursday 24th November, at 7.00pm in the Source Library & Arts Centre, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Panel Discussion – Guest Members.
Marita Conlon-McKenna is a well known author of fiction for both children and adults. Her latest novel, ‘Rebel Sisters’, is set in Ireland during the 1916 Rising and is based on the real life Gifford sisters – Muriel, Grace, and Nellie – three young women at the very heart of the Rising. ‘Rebel Sisters’ has been shortlisted for the ‘Popular Fiction Book of the Year’ at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

Dr Fearghal McGarry is based in Queen’s University, Belfast, and is the author of many books about Irish modern history, including ‘The Rising: Ireland, Easter 1916’. Much of his recent research on the Easter Rising of 1916 has focused on the role of memory and commemoration in Irish history.

Mary Morrissy is the author of ‘The Rising of Bella Casey’, which explores the life of Bella Casey, an ambitious young schoolteacher, and her relationship with her brother, the celebrated Irish playwright Sean O’Casey.

As stated, the panel will be chaired by Mr Fran Curry, well known broadcaster from Tipp FM. This free event is presented by Tipperary County Council Library Service and has received funding from the Tipperary 2016 Programme.

For further information:
Please contact M/s Ann-Marie Brophy, (Executive Librarian), Tipperary County Council Library Service at Telephone: 0761 06 6100.

Promises to be a ‘must attend’ event for lovers of Irish History.

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Conquering ‘Tipperary Hill’

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Tipperary Hill, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.

Tipp Mid West Radio’s Tom Hurley Reports:
For centuries the Irish have emigrated all over the world and named many of the places where they settled after towns and districts remembered from back home. Sizeable contingents of men and women and their families from Irish counties would often flock to a particular area with the result that generations later, many of their descendants would claim to feel a deep connection and identification with their once ancestral homeland, even though most may never have visited there themselves.

It’s a fascinating and often under researched topic, but one which is to be the subject of a forthcoming two-part documentary due to be aired shortly on Tipp Mid West Radio, when the connections between one such place in America and the Premier County (Co. Tipperary) are, possibly for the first time, openly investigated.

Tipperary Hill, Syracuse, New York

Tipperary Hill is a district in the city of Syracuse, in Onondaga County in the State of New York. It’s located roughly 300 miles inland from both New York City and Boston. Simply put, Tipperary Hill is purported to have got its name because of the sheer amount of immigrants who had settled there by the year 1860, which came not just from Ireland, but from our own county of Tipperary.

Not surprisingly the majority of these immigrants arrived during the Famine, but the programme can now also reveal that numbers also made this journey from Co. Tipperary earlier; during the Revolutionary War of the late 1700’s, and from 1817 onwards many were attracted to find work on the construction of the 363 miles (584 km) long Erie Canal, begun in 1817 and opened on October 26th, 1825.

Today, Tipperary Hill is a thriving community with many of its residents extremely conscious and proud of their districts links to those who arrived from the Premier County.  A large number of their descendants have also traced their ancestry back to particular towns and areas, with Cashel, Thurles, Upperchurch and Ballyporeen amongst the locations pinpointed by interviewees to the programme.

In addition to investigating with American contributors what drew these early settlers from Co. Tipperary to the Syracuse area and how they fared when they got there, historians Des Marnane from Tipperary Town and Seamus King in Cashel offer an insight into the kind of place Co. Tipperary was to live, during the first half of the 19th century when the bulk of the emigration was taking place. Des Marnane, well-known for his extensive research into the Famine, also provides some heart wrenching eviction and emigration figures pertinent to the county for the period.

The documentary also sheds light on the discrimination faced by the early Irish in the city of Syracuse and examines the origins of the evil leprechauns and the famous ‘Upside Down Traffic Light’, positioned at the intersection of Milton Avenue and Tompkins Street at Tipperary Hill, which many in turn link to the ancient practice of ‘stone throwing’, associated with the Premier County.

Part one of this revealing documentary entitled ‘Conquering Tipperary Hill’ by Tom Hurley, is due to be aired on Tipp Mid West Radio on Monday morning next, November 7th at 11.30am. Part two of the programme will be broadcast at the same time on the following week. Both radio broadcasts can be heard live, outside the Co. Tipperary area, by going online on www.tippmidwestradio.com.

For lovers of Ireland, Co. Tipperary and Irish history, both radio documentaries make for essential listening.

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