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JYSK Chain Gets Set To Open New Furniture Outlet In Thurles.

As we announced back on June 29th 2021 last on Thurles.Info; JYSK have begun the first steps in opening up their latest Irish store on Abbey Road, situated on the west side of Thurles town.

Signage already erected on the old Lidl outlet on Abbey Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Pic. Courtesy G. Willoughby.

The company had received planning approval for change of use, from the previous Lidl store, and for the installation of appropriate signage and parking.

JYSK (meaning “Jutlandic”) now already with 12 stores in Ireland, was founded in Denmark and is owned by the Lars Larsen Group; selling household furniture and other associated furnishings including, office and garden furniture, linen, curtains and blinds, while boasting over 3000 outlets globally.

With the loss of Heaton’s on lower Liberty Square, Thurles; same establishment is seen as most welcome here in Thurles.

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Christmas When Shopping Remember That ‘Little Man’ In Thurles.


Now the court square’s just a set of streets,
That the people go round, but they seldom think
‘Bout the little man that built this town,
Before the big money shut ’em down
And killed the little man.


Remember in the weeks coming up to Christmas, when shopping, use locally owned businesses rather than foreign or nationally owned outfits; more money remains in your local community, because locally-owned businesses continue to purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farmers.

Often forgotten, is the fact that the unique character of the Thurles local community, is defined mostly by the businesses that reside here and same plays a factor in our overall satisfaction, with where we live as a community and the value placed on our homes or other properties.

Nationally, small local businesses are the largest employers of a labour force. On the jobs front, our Tipperary politicians of all parties, and our local councillors have lamentably and continuously, down through the years; let us down, in their direct actions taken without the consent of their electorate. They forget that the more jobs that exist here in our local community, the less people that are going to have to commute, which means more time and less traffic and pollution, something so far forgotten in discussions at COP26.

Let us all stop and think about the ‘Little Man’ and ‘Think Local’ when Christmas shopping here in Thurles; if at all possible.

Read the Lyric’s – Listen to the song and Support Thurles

Little Man

written by Singer / Songwriter Alan Jackson

I remember walkin’ ’round the court square sidewalk,
Lookin’ in windows at things I couldn’t want.
There’s Johnson’s Hardware and Morgan’s Jewellery
And the ol’ Lee King’s Apothecary.
They were the little man,
The little man.

I go back now and the stores are empty,
Except for an old coke sign, dated 1950.
Boarded up like they never existed,
Or renovated and called historic districts.
There goes the little man.
There goes the little man
.


Now the court square’s just a set of streets,
That the people go round, but they seldom think
‘Bout the little man that built this town,
Before the big money shut ’em down
And killed the little man.
Oh the little man
.
He pumped your gas and he cleaned your glass.
And one cold rainy night he fixed your flat.
The new store came, where you do it yourself,
You buy a lotto ticket and food off the shelf.
Forget the little man.
Forget about that little man.

He hung on there for a few more years,
But he couldn’t sell slurpees
And he wouldn’t sell beer.
Now the bank rents the station
To a man down the road
And they sell velvet Elvis and second-hand clothes.
There goes little man.
There goes another little man.

Now the court square’s just a set of streets
That the people go ’round, but they seldom think
‘Bout the little man that built this town,
Before the big money shut ’em down
And killed the little man.
Oh the little man.

Now the stores are lined up in a concrete strip.
You can buy the whole world in just one trip,
And save a penny ’cause it’s jumbo size
They don’t even realize
They’re killin’ the little man.
Oh the little man.

Now the court square’s just a set of streets
That the people go round, but they seldom think
‘Bout the little man that built this town,
Before the big money shut ’em down.
And killed the little man.
Oh the little man.

It wasn’t long ago when I was a child
An old black man came with his mule and his plough.
He broke the ground where we grew our garden
Back before we’d all forgotten
About the little man.
The little man.
Long live the little man.
God bless the little man.

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New Pavement On Liberty Square Ripped Up Again.

For anyone out partaking of their daily coffee at ‘Deja Brew‘ on Liberty Square, in Thurles today, same most likely experienced a bit of ‘déjà vu’.

Déjà vu, as everyone knows, is that uncanny sensation that you’ve already experienced something that you actually never have.

Unfortunately, and I am not trying to confuse the local populace, in this case you already have, having suffered the digging up, over the past two years, of pavements on Liberty Square.

Now for the second time in less than two months, they are ripping newly installed footpaths up again.

We don’t really know why, but rumour suggests that they have discovered what was causing the dreadful smell of sewage, which was suffocating shoppers to the area.

Rumour, and we emphasize the word rumour, states that a pipe has collapsed and hence the renewed necessary exertions, which sees completed stone work ripped up after just a few weeks of completion.

Same might also explain why Drain Force vehicles have been reported at work in the Liberty Square area in recent weeks.

But sure, as Torquay builder Mr O’Reilly (Actor David Kelly) said to Mr Basil Fawlty (Actor John Cleese) in Faulty Towers “If the good Lord ment us to worry he would have given us things to worry about.”

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JYSK Chain To Open New Furniture Outlet In Thurles.

An international expanding retail chain, JYSK, is expected to open a new furniture outlet here in Thurles, possibly in November or early December of this year.

The JYSK store currently have plans to open this new retail outlet on Abbey road, taking over the building shortly to be vacated by Lidl, latter who are moving to new premised on the site of the former Erin Foods factory on Slievenamon Road in the town.

The company, which currently operates 9 stores across Ireland employing some 140 staff, is expected to take on approximately 12 staff initially, with recruitment set to begin in August 2021.

JYSK (meaning “Jutlandic”) was founded in Denmark and is owned by the Lars Larsen Group; selling household furniture and other associated furnishings including, office and garden furniture, linen, curtains, while boasting some 3000 outlets globally.

Planning approval for change of use for the current Lidl building on Abbey Road in the town and for the installation of appropriate signage and parking, has received full approval.

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Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market, Tomorrow Saturday June 26th.

A reminder that the bi-weekly Holycross Village Market is taking place tomorrow, Saturday June 26th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Fresh produce at keenest prices

Do attend early to be certain of enjoying their artisan bakes, hot foods, arts and crafts, fresh meats, fruit and vegetables, hair braiding, face painting and much, much, much more.

Showcasing at the market this week is “Purple Cloud Lavender” as seen on Nationwide last Friday (June 18th). This is a must for bee keepers and more.

Padre Pio residents are also joining them this week along with more new vendors and products.

Their pre-order system is up and running and a reminder to anyone who cannot visit the market, all vendors are more than happy to arrange collection or delivery of their products as necessary.

Lucinda O’Sullivan of the Sunday Independent gave the Holycross Market a lovely mention in a recent article, so do go along and see what exactly she was complimenting.

Remember, there is ample parking behind the Abbey church, so do please avail of it and enjoy the beauty that Holycross hamlet has to offer.

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