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Free Kindle E-Books For Whole Family on Amazon.

If you haven’t already got an Amazon account, it’s worth signing up for one now.

“Why?” I hear you say.

Amazon are giving away hundreds of free books on their Amazon Kindle service. You don’t need a Kindle to access Kindle books.
Through the Kindle ‘Cloud Reader’ you can read Kindle books on your PC and laptop. The Kindle Application for iOS and Android also allows you to read Kindle books on your phone or tablet.

For very young readers you can download the hugely popular ‘Biff, Chop & Kipper’ books. For your primary and secondary pupils studying at home, there are plenty of subject specific revision guides (maths, chemistry, biology) as well as free access to the ‘Practise and Learn”: Maths’ series.

Why not take the time to read some of the classics? Download ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson; ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville or ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame.

If the classics aren’t to your taste, there are many more contemporary titles to choose from including ‘The Victory Garden’ by Rhys Bowen and ‘Only Time will Tell’ by Jeffrey Archer.

Why not take up a new hobby through browsing magazines (which are free for a limited time) like ‘Amateur Gardening UK’, ‘The Guitarist’ or ‘Digital Photographer’.
You can even access popular magazine titles such as ‘Chat’, ‘Real People’ and ‘Woman’s Own’.

Stay At Home – Stay Safe


Five Links & Activites To Keep Family Having Fun

With tougher restrictions in place and every one staying at home for the next two weeks, one of these websites might help you and family to pass away the hours in a fun and educational way.

Stop Animation
Stop motion animation is a technique used to make static objects appear as if they were moving. Children (big and small) can work on any device (Chromebook, PC, Mac, iPad, tablet, smartphone, etc.) to create Stop Animation movies using https://app.cloudstopmotion.com/login

Moves For Life (MFL) is an organisation of chess experts who support primary level chess in Ireland. MFL are now offering free online chess activities for children. They have created three new project-based activities for children (big and small). The projects are for beginners, improvers and advanced players, with more information available on http://movesforlife.ie.

World Book
The Republic of Ireland now has unlimited access to World Book Online through Scoilnet. Visit https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/ When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. From pre-primary to secondary and beyond; World Book has databases for every learner at every level for an immersive learning experience.
Early World of Learning (Ages 3-6)
World Book Kids (Ages 7-11)
World Book Student (Ages 12-15)
World Book Advanced (Ages 16 and up)

Learn To Touch Type
Why not use this time to learn to touch type? Typing Club is an excellent and free online course suitable for all ages. Visit https://www.typingclub.com/ and complete daily lessons that teach you how to touch type.


Numerous Amazon Kindle Books have just been made available for free download from https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=21173577031&pf_rd_r=6HTSS4RN72JQR48WE17T&pf_rd_p=87bef603-ccff-4382-b701-0c96c14f71b1.
The book selection includes public domain titles as well as Kindle Books, which publishers are providing for free download for a limited time.
Start reading now on any tablet or smartphone with the free Kindle Reading App.


Winter Fuel Special Offer At Centenary Thurles Co-Op

With the arrival of the long cold winter nights, it is worth noting that Centenary Thurles Co-Op Ltd, Templemore Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary are running, once again this year, their Winter Fuel Special Offers.

A Warm Coal Fire

‘Special Offers’ are as follows:

3 x 40kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €56.00 – Collected.
5 x 40kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €90.00 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €440 or per Pallet €700 – Collected.

3 x 20kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €28.50 – Collected.
5 x 20kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €46.00 – Collected.

5 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal for €89.00 – Collected.
3 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal for €55.00 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €420 or per Pallet €670 – Collected.

Briquettes3 x 1 Bales, are presently €11.95 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €315 or per Pallet €499 – Collected.

Do not forget to check out their annual great value Black Friday Weekend Fuel Sale [ 29th & 30th of November 2019].

You can contact Thurles Centenary Co-Op, during normal business hours, at Telephone: (0504) 91950, or telephone any of their other nearby Agri Stores, throughout Co. Tipperary, by simply clicking HERE for contact Telephone Numbers.


AmazonBasics Ergonomic Wireless Mouse With Fast Scrolling

AmazonBasics Full-Size Ergonomic Wireless Mouse with Fast Scrolling

Currently being sold at a whopping 42% discount for just £9.99 (Note sterling price) and also note with free delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon of over £20.00. [So, buy 3 and use the other two as stocking filler Christmas Gift for your student children. Or, chip in with two friends anxious to buy at a bargain price.]

Comes Highly Recommended

As a user of this equipment myself, this full-size wireless mouse, with its fast-scrolling, clickable wheel and forward/back thumb buttons which offer fast, easy navigating through large documents and web pages, thus making for enjoyable surfing or project work. This Wireless Connected mouse offers quick, precise results, whether you are shopping online, navigating articles, perusing family photos, or just creating documents for work or for school.

  • Ergonomically designed for right-handed users; its smooth, gently curved profile fits perfectly in the palm of your hand for enhanced comfort.
  • The 2.4 GHz wireless connection; uses a tiny USB receiver that can stay plugged into your computer without obstructing other ports.
  • Laser sensor (1600 DPI resolution) works on most surfaces, including glass; uses 2 AA batteries (included); with a battery LED light and on/off switch for extended battery life.

User-Friendly Controls

The wireless mouse is ready to use right away, providing plug-and-play convenience (no drivers needed) and is compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10.
Do quickly check out this bargain for yourself HERE, before same is finally withdrawn.


Ely’s Centra Supermarket – People Before Profit

Ely’s Centra Supermarket, Petrol Station and Car Wash, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

While the Tesco Supermarket chain were taking a 24 year old woman to court, accused of criminal damage to the value of €1.50 (Yes criminal damage to the value of one Euro and fifty cents), wasting your, the taxpayers, money, Ely’s Centra Supermarket, The Mall, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary were putting real ‘people before profit’. [No connection whatsoever to that Socialist, and Eurosceptic political party formed in October 2005.]

The family run supermarket, who also have a Centra outlet on Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, together with a Petrol Station and Car Wash, on The Mall were publishing the following message on their Facebook page.

Dear Parents and Students,
Autumn is here and with it the dark wet evenings. Now with school back just to let you know – if your child can’t be picked up or missed their lift, let the children know that they can stay in the shop, safe and warm. If they want to ring you from the shop, from our phone, no problem. If they forget their lunch money, or are hungry in the evening while waiting, come and talk to us. Growing up is difficult enough for a lot of kids, so we’ll try to do our bit to make their lives easier.

It is not for the first time, that Pat Ely and his family have demonstrated such generosity, benevolence and humanity; gifting quietly and discreetly to the people of Thurles town.

 Thank you Ely’s Centra Supermarket.