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Aherlow House Hotel Tipperary Closed With Job Loses

AherlowAuburn Hotels (Aherlow) Limited, Aherlow, Co. Tipperary has announced, with great regret, that it has been obliged to cease trading as Aherlow House Hotel, with effect from the 9th February 2016.

The scenic hotel has surrendered possession of the hotel premises to the Receiver of Aherlow House Hotel Ltd, Mr Costelloe of Messrs Grant Thornton’s, Limerick office, with immediate effect.

Auburn Hotels (Aherlow) Limited had been in negotiations with the receiver of the hotel over an extended period with regard to the future of the property and in the expectation that it could remain operating the premises, having envisaged that bookings could be taken for functions for dates into the future.

It is now understood that the receiver intends to place the hotel for sale on the open market and that the present lease granted will not be renewed or extended; leaving the company with no option but to cease trading with immediate effect.

Some 25 employment contracts held by the hotels staff have been now terminated and the hotel will not itself be in a position to carry through bookings already confirmed. The hotel is understood to have in excess of 40 weddings and other functions confirmed for the year ahead, but say it will not be in a position to meet future commitments. However the Receiver has requested full particulars of all bookings for weddings and functions to be furnished to them, together with full particulars of all staff currently employed. Same information will be passed on to all / any interested future purchasers.
Dundrum Hse Functions booked to take place in the immediate future at Aherlow House Hotel have now been accommodated at other venues including Kilcoran Lodge Hotel, Cahir and at the Clonmel Park Hotel, some 25km to 43km distance from the Aherlow venue.

Dundrum House Hotel

Fears are also growing for the immediate future of the wonderful Dundrum House Hotel, in Dundrum Co. Tipperary, situated some 28km from Aherlow House, where 110 employees have been given notice that their place of employment may also close within a month unless a new buyer can be located.

The loss of both superb Tipperary hotel venues are seen as a massive economic blow to the over all future of tourism in Co. Tipperary, particularly through attendance at numerous visitor centres, museums and the wider county’s rural economy.

Such job losses are not expected to feature on any Irish TV channels, unlike the loss of 140 jobs in Cleary’s department store in O’Connell Street, Dublin. Tipperary after all is only a jobless region somewhere in a long forgotten ‘Rural Ireland’.

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New Years Eve Charity Gala Ball – Anner Hotel

New-year-ballA New Year’s Eve Charity Gala Ball, to be held in the Anner Hotel here in Thurles on tomorrow night, may be the ideal opportunity for you to gather a few friends and family and “Ring in the New Year” in style and luxury.”

It may also be that perfect opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to ‘Her Indoors’ for having slaved over Christmas Day festivities.

This ‘Black Tie’ event will commence with drinks and a Jazz Reception; same ‘kicking off’ around 7:00pm.

This official welcome will be then followed by a ‘Banquet Dinner’ complete with an opportunity to dance into the early hours courtesy of the sweet sounds emitted by “Supernova” (Latter widely acclaimed as the ‘Irish Wedding Band of the Year in 2014.’).

Also expect a spectacular ‘Midnight Fanfare’ on the night, which will then continue to the sound of Disco Music.

Tickets for this overall event cost €50 and same are available from the Anner Hotel Tel: (0504)-21799 or by contacting Mobile No. (087) 9774725.

All proceeds from this New Year’s spectacular celebration will go to benefit a recent tragically bereaved Thurles family.

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Lidl Ireland Recall Deluxe Crayfish Soup

soupSupermarket giants Lidl Ireland have recalled all batches of their product labelled ‘Deluxe Crayfish Soup with Saffron’. The recalling of this product is due to the possible presence of harmful bacteria.

The country of origin of this product is understood to be the Netherlands. (Click on image shown left to magnify.)

Lidl Ireland has today issued in-store notices requesting that all customers who may have purchased this product should not consume it, but instead return it to any Lidl store.

Five Lidl Ireland outlets exist presently in Co. Tipperary situated at; Abbey Rd, Thurles, Co.  Tipperary – Tel: (0504) 29205; Cahir Road, Ashwellslot, Co. Tipperary – Tel: (062) 62326; Dublin Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary – Tel: (067) 43198; Davis Rd, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary – Tel: (052) 612 6679 and Bank Place, Tipperary Town – Tel: (062) 31060.

Customers can also contact Lidl Ireland Customer Services on Tel: 1800 347 447 should they have any further queries.

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B&B Road Trip To Feature Thurles Area

Last Monday night marked the half-way point of the popular TV series, “Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip“, featuring Daniel and Majella O’Donnell. The UTV Ireland series saw more than half a million people or 19% share of Ireland’s TV viewing audience across Ireland, tuning in to view last week’s programme.

Daniel and his Thurles native wife Majella spend the night at John and Norah Egan’s B&B (Inch House) situated on their farm in Inch, Bouladuff, Thurles, latter a Georgian building, constructed originally back in 1720.

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Daniel and Majella are proving to be a huge hit amongst TV audiences of all ages and their episode on next Monday night (16th November) will feature the Thurles area of Co Tipperary. This broadcast will go out at 8:00pm and feature a segment from this year’s “Cut Loose Country Music Festival”, where headline act Nathan Carter invites Daniel to join him for a song.

Remember to tune in on Monday night (16th November) next at 8:00pm

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Question: Which Irish County Grows The Best Spuds?

 Which Irish county grows the best potatoes?

potatoflowerSupposedly first discovered by the Spaniards back in the 16th Century, and understood to have been eaten by the Peruvians some 2,000 years previously, our humble potato is still, by far, the most popular of all consumed vegetables. This versatile tuber can be boiled, chipped, steamed, baked, roasted and sautéed.

However according to An Bord Bia which held its All Ireland Quality Potato Championships recently, not surprisingly the winning county was identified as; yes you have guessed correctly, Co. Tipperary.

Last weekend at the Tullamore Show in Co Offaly, latter which is attended by some 60,000 people annually, potato grower Mr David Curran from Fethard, Co. Tipperary was crowned All Ireland Champion and quality spud producer.

According to An Bord Bia, this annual competition is designed not just to increase the level of awareness among growers, but to highlight what actually constitutes a top quality potato.

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