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Covid-19 Update: Fri. 24th April 2020 – 37 Deaths – 577 New Cases

The Department of Health has confirmed this evening that a further 28 people have tragically died from the Covid-19 virus, here in the Republic of Ireland.

The total death toll has now reached 1,014. This number includes a further 185 probable deaths, while 2 deaths, that had previously been reported, are now no longer classified as related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

A total of 577 new cases of the coronavirus have also today been identified here in the Republic, thus bringing the total since conception to 18,184.

Here in Co. Tipperary the number of virus cases reported, as at midnight on April 22nd last, remains confirmed at 343, a worrying increase of 16 new confirmed cases.


Borrisoleigh, Templemore Telephone No’s

The following is a list of essential contact phone numbers for Borrisoleigh & Templemore, Co. Tipperary areas. This info has been added to our existing Essential Phone Numbers page.

NOTE * Letter “D” after each phone number refers to availability of Home Delivery Service

Note: All Pharmacies are operating normal service. During the Covid 19 crisis, individual pharmacies have put in place local delivery arrangements. Please check with your Pharmacy as to what specific arrangements they have by phoning in advance. Social distancing measures are in place in all pharmacies.

Borrisoleigh Village


David O’Connell (0504) 51132

Supermarkets & Shops

Meagher’s Shop (0504) 51825
Shanahan’s Centra (0504) 51068 (D)
Hurley’s Gala (0504) 51755


Ling Garden, Borrisoleigh (0504) 51888
Take 5, Borrisoleigh (0504) 50934

Templemore Town


Hylands Care Plus (0504) 35781
Mocklers Pharmacy (0504) 31535
Murphys Pharmacy (0504) 31810

Supermarkets & Shops

Eurospar (0504) 31449 (D)
Fitzpatricks Newsagents (0504) 31555 (D)
Lidl (0504) 56586
Londis Cambies (0504) 31222
Mulrooneys Gala (0504) 56634
O’Connells Centra (0504) 31612 (D)
Peter’s Fruit & Veg (0504) 31791 (D)
Ryans Gala Express (0504) 31247 (D)


Foley’s Indian Templemore (0504) 32796
Tasty Bites T’more (0504) 32979
The Wishing Well T’more (0504) 32716


Farrelly Butcher’s (0504) 31376 (D)
Tom’s Family Butchers (087) 4052179 (D)
Joey O’Dwyer’s (0504) 51629 (D)


Semple Stadium Gets Permission For Kinane Stand Face Lift

Semple Stadium, Thurles

Semple Stadium (Semple’s Field) here in Thurles, Co Tipperary, has been granted permission to undertake a €8-9million euro face lift on its Kinane Stand, known as the “Old Stand”.

Last resting place of Tom Semple, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The Kinane Stand, which affords space for 14,500 spectators currently, is expected to retain the same capacity, on its full project completion. Planning permission granted is for five years, with the project expected to be long-term.

This 45,000 capacity Semple Stadium project, foresees the inclusion of improved player and match-day facilities, with a new gym, physio, dressing rooms and media facilities.

Planning permission has already been granted for the re-development of an extra tier, which will provide an area for corporate hospitality and function facilities.

These planned new improvements are designed to take Semple Stadium up to the standard of other state of the art GAA venues, e.g. Dublin’s Croke Park and the recently re-developed Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Ballytemple, Cork.

However, commencement of this, to be welcomed, project is unlikely to take place until the end of 2020 at the earliest, due to the present Coronavirus crisis and pandemic.

Thurles GAA museum, “Lár na Páirce”

Will this new promising venture see the Thurles GAA museum, Lár na Páirce, now move from its current restricted space on Slievenamon Road, to this more open and spacious area, offering free accessible parking?

One would hope so, thus offering sports loving tourists and those attending games, an equal opportunity to view our rare GAA history, while also walking on that hallowed turf which is after all “Semple’s Field”.


Numbers Attending Cultural Institutions & Public Gatherings Curtailed Due To Covid-19

As stated in our previous blog; caretaker Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar has announced that the country’s schools, colleges and childcare facilities are to close in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with effect from this evening.

From 6:00pm today, schools, colleges and childcare facilities will immediately close.

Rules regarding public gatherings
In relation to cultural institutions, indoor gatherings of more than 100 people and a maximum outdoor gathering of more than 500 people will be permitted. The restrictions will stay in place until March 29th 2020.

To this end Thurles.Info have been contacted by Inch Players, to confirm that they have postponed their play scheduled for this coming weekend, due to the escalation of this pandemic .

Workforce requested to work remotely, where possible:
Where it is possible to work remotely, people are requested to do so, thus requiring employers, the public and business interests to take a sensible approach to coronavirus.

Mr Varadkar made the announcement in Washington DC, where he is visiting as part of the annual St.Patrick’s Day celebrations, latter which has been sensibly cancelled in light of the spreading virus.


Death Of Margaret Egan, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

It was with sadness that we learned of the death, on Friday 28th February 2020, of Mrs Margaret Egan (née Heverin), The Woods, Seabank, Arklow, Co. Wicklow and formerly of Clonberne, Kippaunagh, Co Galway.

Mrs Egan passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife and best friend, for 50 years, of husband Joe; her passing is most deely regretted by her sons Laurenz (Ard Leigh, Two Mile Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary), and Patrick: daughters Shirley, and Marion; sons-in-law Gavin and Derek; daughters-in-law Caroline and Jacqui; grandchildren Joe, Lauren, Stan, Freya, Clara, Isabelle, Emma, Quinn, Sadhbh and Pearse; brothers John, Tony, Jimmy and Martin Gerard; sisters Ann, Christine and Pauline; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Egan will lie in repose at at Sweeney’s Funeral Home, No.12 Fairgreen, Abbeylands, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, from 2:00pm, this afternoon, Sunday March 1st, with closing prayers at 5:00pm.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning, March 2nd, at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Church, Templerainey, Dublin Road, Tiknock, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, followed by burial in Castlemacadam Cemetery, Avoca, Co. Wicklow.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Tiglin Residential Treatment Centre, (Collection boxes provided).

House strictly private.