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Best Thurles Winter Fuel Offer 2014

A Warm Coal FireI am sure Thurles residents and our readers have already noticed that this year; in particular, there is a huge difference in the prices charged for a very basic fuel item; that ever handy bale of Bord na Móna peat briquettes.

The most expensive prices charged this year appear to be at some petrol filling stations, obviously taking advantage of consumers who are rushing, and prepared to part with €4.95 per bale.

However if you organise yourself and you are prepared to make a second stop on your journey, one bale of exactly the same product can be purchased from Centenary Co-Op for just €3.85, an obvious colossal saving of €1.10 per single bale.

With a cold spell being promised this week by Met Éireann and the final remnants of my last year’s remaining fuel supply now almost depleted, this unbelievable price difference took me on a short trip around town today to seek out the cheapest fuel source and hereunder are my findings.

While tempted, I will not name and shame the many overpriced outlets in the town, but I will point out where you can get the best deal coming up to Christmas; latter that period of the year when money needs to be more elasticated, before departing from now permanently open wallets and purses.

Thurles Centenary Co-Op, Brittas Road, Thurles once again this year are offering the best deals retailing winter fuel: see prices hereunder based on recognised quality fuel products.

Coal 40kg bag – Premium Polish Coal – now €17.25 or buy 5 bags for €85.00.
Briquettes per Bale – now €3.85 or 3 Bales for just €10.95.

Of course if your finances are in a position to buy in greater bulk, Premium Polish Coal can be purchased, per tonne, at €395.00, while a tonne of Briquettes can be purchased for €284.00, thus making even greater savings.

Other special offers can be found also at Centenary Co-Op; e.g. 5 bags Premium Polish Coal with 4 bales of briquettes – €96.00 or 3 bags Premium Polish Coal with 2 bales of briquettes – €56.00.

Note: All products can be collected from their Agri yard situated at Brittas Road, [Map Ref ] Thurles, on the  Templemore road, just as you exit north of Thurles town.

Leaked News – Santa Clause Is Coming To Thurles Town

Kids be good, Santa confirms he will visit Thurles Dec 11th next.

Tipperary Children Please Note:  Santa Clause Is Coming To Thurles On Thursday Evening Next.

Father Christmas is making his usual unscheduled pre-Christmas visit to Thurles on Thursday next December 4th, on his way back to the North Pole to begin organising his final “Reindeer Run” beginning after 6.00pm on December 24th.

Santa’s wife, Mrs. Clause or Mother Christmas as she is also known, won’t be travelling to Thurles this year, as she is up to her eyes making cookies with the elves, caring for the reindeer and supervising the toy making. Sure Christmas wouldn’t be the same were it not for the backup and support given by Mother Christmas.

By the way Mrs. Clause’s first name has always remained somewhat of a mystery here in Ireland, though I can confirm in confidence that she is called Mary, Annalina, Jessica, Layla, Ahoop, Seeki, Martha, Kasey, Gretchen and Santarina depending on which country in the world you may reside.  (Kids do keep this information quietly to yourself, as we Irish children just call her Mrs Clause.  You see Irish children are better mannered and demonstrate a greater respect for older citizens than most other children in other world countries.)

Of course Father Christmas is here in Thurles pre-season for a particular reason; “So you better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why.  He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. He sees you when you’re sleeping and he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! ”

The Tipp FM Radio Outside Broadcast Unit will be stationary in Liberty Square, Thurles; broadcasting live from around 4.00pm-7.00pm and the Christmas street lighting will be officially turned on at around 5.30pm, by a very special as yet not disclosed mystery guest.

It is understood Santa may be carrying a large consignment of sweets which will be distributed in Liberty Square and those of you who have not sent your Santa Letters may get an opportunity to whisper your gift preference quietly in his ear.

You might also inform your parents that there are some €100 gift voucher being kindly given away by local businesses like Michael’s Jewellers (Westgate), Boyles China & Gift Shop (Liberty Square), O’Dwyer Shoes, (Friar St.), Aisling Health & Beauty, (The Mall Thurles), Daly’s Fish Shop, (Liberty Square), but to name just a few.

All in all there will be a great atmosphere in the town, so do come and make a start on that Christmas shopping.

Remember: No Crying, No Pouting, Be Nice, Be Good.

A particular thank you to Thurles Chamber President Mr John O’Shaughnessy and his back-room team for organising this most festive of annual Thurles events.

Lyons Tyre Services – Free Tyre Safety Check – Win Free Set Bridgestone Tyres

Free Tyre Safety Check and a chance to win a set of Bridgestone Tyres, courtesy Lyons Tyre Depots, situated at Cashel Rd in Clonmel or at Slievenamon Rd. here in Thurles.


Lyons Tyre Depots Cashel & Clonmel, Co Tipperary – Supporting National Road Safety Week 2014

Keeping your tyres in roadworthy condition is especially important, as our Irish winter fast approaches and Lyons Tyre Depots are supporting this year’s ‘National Road Safety Week’ with a hugely generous offer, to highlight the certain risks motorists undertake when driving with dangerous tyres on their vehicles.

To support ‘National Road Safety Week’ 2014, Lyons Tyre Services are offering a free set of Bridgestone Tyres to the winner of a draw which will take place on Tipp FM Radio on Monday, October 13th next.

How To Enter

To enter this competition you simply have to fill out an entry form at any Lyons Tyre Services Depot; either at their premises at Cashel Rd, Clonmel or at Slievenamon Rd, Thurles.  Entrants can also avail of a free tyre safety check, upon entering this competition. So if your National Car Test (NCT) just happens to be pencilled in on your calendar under ‘things to do’ this month, do take full advantage of this very generous free safety check.

Remember of course that Lyons Tyre Depots are also a ‘one stop shop’ for the sales and fitting of; Wipers, Brakes, Batteries, Alloy Wheels and also are the market leaders in Headlight Focusing, Wheel Alignment and Alloy Wheel Repairs.

Note Opening Hours: All Lyons Tyre Depots open each day, Monday – Friday from 9.00am – 6.00pm and each Saturday from 9.00am – 3.00pm.

Contact Details: Telephone (0504) 21233 or E-Mail

Facilities: On site customer facilities include: Handicapped access, Waiting Area, Children’s Corner, Toilet.

Remember: “If you are not in – you can’t win.”

Mitchel House Restaurant Publish Christmas 2013 Menu

Mitchel House Restaurant, fronting onto Mitchel Street here in Thurles, have just published their Early Bird & Group Set Menu’s for Christmas 2013.  (Note: Excellent car parking facilities with entrance from St.Mary’s Lane, Thurles.)


Christmas 2013 Early Bird Menu

Sweet Rose of Ogen Melon, with a Baby Fruit Ratatouille, Raspberry Coulis, Mint & Ginger Sorbet.
Chicken Liver & Cognac Pate Red Pepper & Onion Jam, Redcurrant Jelly, Crisp Melba Toast.
Crispy Spring Roll of Braised Ham Hock & Smoked Turkey, Baby Leaf Salad, Cranberry & Chilli Mayo.
Warm Salad of Clonakilty Black Pudding, served with Sweet Apple, Caramilised Red Onion, & New Potatoes , Garlic & Herb Dressing.
Cream of Fresh Country Vegetable Soup with a Chive Cream.

Main Courses
Baked Fillet of Irish Salmon, with Creamed Leeks & Scallions, Saffron & White Wine Cream, Crisp fried Leek
Grilled Prime Sirloin Steak, Warm Parcel of Onion & Mushroom, Green Pepper Sauce, Champ Potato. (€6 Supplement will apply.)
Mitchel House Fish & Chips, Fillet of Cod in a Crisp Batter, with Pea Puree, Home Cut Chips & Tartare Sauce
Traditional Turkey & Ham, with Port Wine & Cranberry Sauce, Roast Gravy, Crisp Game Chips.
Sauté Breast of Chicken, Stuffed with Cooleeney Camambert & Sliced Prosciutto, Smoked Bacon & Mushroom Cream Sauce.
Roasted Crisp Vegetable Parcel, toasted Pine Nuts & Swiss Cheese, Herb & Tomato Broth.

Mitchel House Christmas Dessert Plate.
Traditional Christmas Pudding, With whiskey Cream Anglaise.
(2 Courses €19.95 or 3 Courses €23.95.)

Christmas 2013 Group Set Menu

Warm Tart of Cashel Blue & Gorgonzola Cheese, with a Pear & Walnut Salad, Orange & Coriander Dressing.
Chicken Liver & Cognac Pate,Red Pepper & Onion Jam, Redcurrant Jelly, Crisp MelbaToast.
Roast Field Mushroom, stuffed with Garlic Butter, Spinach & Mushroom Duxelle, Herb & Citrus Salad, Garlic Dressing.
Warm Marinated Beef Salad, with Rocket & Parmesan, Honey Mustard Dressing.
Cream of Fresh Country Vegetable Soup with Chive Cream.

Main Courses
Honey Crusted Fillet of Irish Salmon, with Creamed Leeks & Scallions, Saffron & White Wine Cream, Crisp fried Leek.
Grilled Prime Sirloin Steak, Warm Parcel of Onion & Mushroom, Green Pepper Sauce, Champ Potato. (€6 Supplement will apply.)
Braised Shank of Irish Lamb, with Sweet Honey Roasted Vegetables, Dijon Mustard & Rosemary Jus.
Roulade of Pork Fillet with Apricots, with Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Black Pudding & Apple Mille Feuille, Pear & Apple Puree, Honey & Soya Syrup.
Sauté Breast of Chicken, stuffed with Cooleeney Camambert & Sliced Prosciutto, Smoked Bacon & Mushroom Cream Sauce.
Roasted Crisp Vegetable Parcel, toasted Pine Nuts & Swiss Cheese, Herb & Tomato Broth.

Mitchel House Christmas Dessert Plate.
Traditional Christmas Pudding, With whiskey Cream Anglaise.
(Group Set Menu cost €29.95.)

So give them a call now on Tel: 0504-90776 and let them take care of your party needs this Christmas.

Learn Social Dancing Here In Thurles In September

dancingA six week’s course in social dancing will commence in The Premier Ballroom, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 at 8.30pm sharp.

These classes are suitable for anyone over 18years of age, who may wish to learn the very basic steps of social dancing, (i.e. waltz, foxtrot and quickstep etc.).

The classes are ideally suited to the requirements of newly engaged couples, bridesmaids and grooms-men who may be somewhat fearful of participating in that first Wedding Day dance, on some eagerly awaited sunny Saturday afternoon scheduled for the coming months, or indeed it may be for some other future public occasion or just for basic enjoyment.

It goes without saying, dancing, apart from obviously being enjoyable and a way of making friends socially is one of the best forms of physical exercise.

The total cost, inclusive, of this six weeks course is a meagre €20, which covers full costs associated with this overall course.

An enjoyable six week course is guaranteed and this event is, as usual being organised and subsidised by the very generous, successful and professional ‘Thurles Club for Dancing.’

Want further information?  Why not contact Tom Gleeson on Telephone 087-9732837.

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