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Thurles Musical Society – All Shook Up

Thurles Musical Society all ready to rock with “All Shook Up.”

Thurles Musical Societies PRO Mr Noel Dundon reports:-

“Thurles Musical Society will stage their hit show “All Shook Up – the music of Elvis Presley” starting next Tuesday evening, April 4th, until Saturday April 8th inc. in The Premier Hall, Thurles from 8:00pm nightly.

Music and Cast
This is a non-stop collection of music made famous by ‘The King’, and there is a great comedy element to the show, to ensure that audiences will really enjoy a most wonderful experience. Thurles will have almost sixty performers on stage and another forty or so working around the hall to bring this musical extravaganza to the audience. The show has been a big hit throughout the country and it is anticipated that the production in Thurles will be no different.

With hits such as ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Can’t Help falling in Love’, and many more; the show will take you on a nostalgic musical journey having been directed by Shannon man Aodán Fox, with Mary Rose McNally as Musical Director, Debbie Kieran as Choreographer, and Michelle O’Connell as Dance Captain.

The Cast and Chorus have been in rehearsals since early January and now that the Booking Office has opened in Hickey’s Pharmacy, Liberty Square, Thurles, real excitement has begun to build amongst the entire company.

Tickets can be booked on (085) 2868726 at a cost of €20 for adults and €10 for children. There are also group concessions available and a family ticket will cost €50. Tickets will also be available at the door, on each night of the performance, although booking in advance is strongly advisable.”

Don’t miss this chance to see a truly great show locally.


Order Of Malta Ambulance Corps Table Quiz

Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Table Quiz – Mr Gerard Fogarty, Parnell Street, Thurles reports.

“Thurles Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, Boheravoroon, Lognafulla, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, will be holding a table quiz in aid of its Lourdes Fund on Friday 24th March at 9.00pm in the Arch Bar, Liberty Square, Thurles.

Thurles Order of Malta members.

The Unit would greatly appreciate the assistance of the public in supporting this fund. The Order of Malta’s 59th International Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine at Lourdes in southern France will take place from the 5th to the 10th of May 2017.

Each year Thurles Order of Malta send a number of volunteers and patients on the pilgrimage and request the public’s support in this endeavour. On Friday night your team of four can test your general knowledge at a night of music, fun and refreshments, while supporting this good cause. There will also be a raffle draw with spot prizes generously donated by local businesses.”

Anyone who wishes to support the Lourdes Fund, and cannot attend, may contact Thurles Order of Malta – Mobile (087) 2390 111.


Busiest Year Yet At LIT Thurles Games Fleadh 2017

LIT Thurles Campus

Some fifteen LIT Thurles students in total have been recognised for their achievements in game design and development at Games Fleadh 2017.

The Games Fleadh is an annual all-island games design and development competition for third-level students. Same took place on March 8th last on LIT’s Thurles campus; latter home to a B.Sc in Computing in Games Design and Development.

The 14th annual Games Fleadh event was once again supported by Microsoft Ireland; EA Games; First Data; Game Sparks; Game Stop and the Irish Computer Society.

With over 30 teams taking part in various game design and development competitions, the event organisers are happy to report 2017 as their busiest year yet. All entries were viewed, played and tested by over 400 members of the general public, who flocked to the event.

Judges included representatives from EA Games, Game Sparks, and First Data, who each reviewed the individual entries; scoring the students on their game creations.

Fourth year Game Development students Declan Cordial, James Walsh and Shane Hayes with their entry ‘Fragments of the Damned’ won ‘Best in Original Audio Music’.

Third year Game Development students Joe O’Regan, Sean Horgan and Brian Ryan won ‘Best Windows Game’ with their entry ‘AntiBody’.  Another 3rd year Game Development team made up of visiting Canadian students Christopher Law, Noah Petrides, and Settimio Falsetto, were awarded ‘Best in Team Performance’ for their game ‘LightWave’.

Second year Game Development students Alex McAllister, Eoghain McGrath, Luke O’Brien and Nathan Dunne, were awarded ‘Best in Game Design’ for their game ‘I Wanna Be A Racing Game’.

First years LIT’s Robocode Team comprising of students Ciaran Bent, Rory Ryan and Owen O’Dea were placed 3rd in the national Robocode Competition, which involved programming software tanks using the programming language Java.

Congratulations to all those competing.


Thurles St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017.

The Thurles 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Friday March 17th, beginning at 4pm from Abbey Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Thurles St. Patrick’s Day Committee are inviting entrants to register their participation in the parade. This years theme is ‘Sporting Heroes Throughout The Ages’ providing plenty of scope for local clubs and organisations to highlight major sporting achievements or sporting heroes over the years. There is a total of €2,500 in prize funds and trophies for a wide variety of categories from the ‘Best Marching Band’ to the ‘Best Float’ and ‘Best School Entry’.

There will be a number of attractions, consisting of marching bands, the Jim O’ The Mills traditional group will play in the centre of Liberty Square and in the lower square there will be a new small animal attraction with other street entertainment.

The Thurles Parade is very dependent on sponsorship and the committee are asking that all sponsors old and new would give generously and enable Thurles to provide a St. Patrick’s Day Parade worthy of the town.

For more details on entry forms and sponsorship please contact the Chairperson, Johnny Kenehan at 087-9964587.


Come On Tipperary – Let’s Dance

Learn Social Dancing in the Premier Ballroom, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Social Dancing Classes will commence, next month, on Tuesday February 7th at 8.20pm sharp and continue over a full six week period.

These classes are ideally suitable for anyone over 18 years of age wishing to learn the basic steps of social dancing, i.e. Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and some Novelty dances.

Anyone getting married or going to a wedding this year or next would benefit greatly from these lessons.

The total cost of this six weeks course is a mere €25, which covers all costs associated with the 6 week course.

Keep in mind that dancing is one of the best forms of exercise; suitable for all ages; a great social activity lending itself to a most enjoyable night out.

These Social Dancing Classes are run twice each year (one in the Spring and one in the Autumn) and are expertly organised and sponsored by ‘The Club for Dancing,’ Thurles, for the past 26 years.

For further information contact Mr Tom Gleeson – Mobile Tel. No: 087-9732837.