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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.

Thurles Shop Local – Tile Your Shower Area For Less Than €50

Tile your shower for less than €50.

Tile your shower for less than €50.

Sometimes when you are looking for a real bargain, there it is, stuck right under your very nose.

It was ‘Herself,’ that started this whole unnecessary ugly episode, what with her snobby sister-in-law coming to Thurles for the Ryan Gathering. (I will be dealing with that latter event, which is taking place here in Thurles, as soon as full details are released.)

Would you look at the state of that mouldy shower in our bathroom,” says she, “and our Britney coming down to stay this coming August.”

After 35 years of marriage you just know instinctively by ‘that look,’ that compromise is not going to be an option here. So to ensure that breakfast, dinner & tea would continue to be served promptly and with as little violence as one can hope to expect; with measurements on the back of my cigarette packet and a couple of fervent prayers said for Britney’s threatened imminent manifestation, off I set alone to find the wife’s accursed damned tiles.

Now if it is any help to you, a typical normal shower area (Unless of course you live in Britney’s ‘citadel’,) measures 800 x 800mm from the shower tray to the usual standard ceiling height of 2.5metres. It requires 40 tiles measuring 25 x 40cm, laid horizontally.

Having carefully calculated that 40 tiles x 25 x 40cm equates to 5.4 square yards, with an allowance of 5 extra tiles (12% for expected waste,) I headed for Pat Hickey Wall & Floor Specialists located here in Thurles.

Well to be honest it was Mick, (Herself doesn’t talk to Mick since that office party two years ago,) who informed me about Hickey’s Summer Sale Offer. Now on pain of death, do not mention this to ‘Herself,’ if you meet her, (She now wants a new matching shower curtain,) but I got the best of stuff for less than €50, or just €8.99 per square yard.

Check it out for yourself with Evelyn (Tel: 0504 – 28601) in the shop on Ikerrin Road, Thurles, (Beside the back gate of St Mary’s Church,) if you don’t believe me.

Seriously folks I tell you this, when Britney does arrive, new shower curtain or no, my very first conversation with that cow, will be me inviting her to use the bathroom.

Still one must always thank God for the easing of distress & pain, sure that’s the wife’s birthday gift now dealt with in advance for yet another year.

Roll on that Ryan Gathering in August.

Find Pat Hickey Tiles. (Wall & Floor Specialists.)

Subway Thurles Celebrate First 31 Days Of Trade


The new ‘Subway Restaurant & Sandwich Bar,’ this lunchtime celebrated their 9,000th customer, averaging an incredible 290 customers per day visiting their premises, which is situated (See Map Below) on the junction of Friar Street at Westgate & Liberty Square in the town, thus having taking possession of the previously vacant & exited premises known as ‘Hallmark.’

‘Subway,’ officially opened their doors, in Thurles, just 31 days ago, but these customer figures, above stated, are hardly surprising since this premises bakes its own bread, (fresh daily in store,) and prides itself on supplying to its customers a fast, healthy, low calorie menu option.

A family run business, this new & attractive Thurles ‘Subway,’ outlet, with seating to accommodate over 30 people, first opened in December 2012 last, following on from the success of their Nenagh outlet, latter which won the coveted ‘Subway Store of the Year Award,’ in 2011.

The restaurant currently employs nine fully trained staff under Manageress Mary Jane Everitt and where possible, a strict policy exists ensuring all produce sold (e.g. meats & salads etc.) are sourced from within County Tipperary.

There are 9 nutritious Subway Meals on offer, carefully chosen to include a drink, costing just €4.00 or €6.00 inclusive, making this Restaurant & Salad Bar an ideal “port of call,” for local students, business people & their employees, all anxious to combine varied regulated lunch breaks, with shopping in the town.

Already other local shops in the vicinity are reporting increased ‘footfall,’ due to their presence in this area.

‘Subway,’ now also caters for business events, parties etc. both in-store & out from their Thurles outlet.

Information: For further information regarding ‘Subway Services,’ – Telephone 0504-26598.

Note Opening Hours: SUNDAY to THURSDAY – 9.30am – 8.00pm.  FRIDAY & SATURDAY – 9.30am – 9.30pm.

Click on the Teacup Marker on Map for directions by road, cycling, driving or hiking.

Aldi Thurles – Christmas Opening Hours

Aldi Supermarket, situated in Kickham Street here in Thurles, Co.Tipperary, have just announced the stores intended Christmas opening hours in a bid to facilitate their numerous valued customers.

Aldi Christmas 2012 Opening Times Are As Follows:-

Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd December – 9:00am – 9:00pm.
Christmas Eve – 9:00am – 6:00pm.
Christmas Day – Closed.
St Stephen’s Day – Closed.
Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th December – 9:00am – 7:00pm.
Sunday 30th December – 10:00am – 7:00pm.
New Year’s Eve 9.00am – 6.00pm.
New Year’s Day – Closed.
Wednesday 2nd January – 9:00am – 8:00pm.

Note: Talk to us. If you would like to advertise any aspect of your business this Christmas Season, why not Contact Us here on Thurles.Info.
By doing so, you will inform over 1,000 people (Our daily readership) exactly what ‘Goodies,’ you have to offer this Christmas Season.

Market Effectively – Let Thurles Information show your customers the route to your ‘House of Business,’ this Christmas.

# (Simply grab the ‘Yellow Man,’ (Featured Top Left of Map hereunder) and drag & drop over the ‘Yellow Basket Icon,’ on the Map provided.)

Welcome to Aldi Thurles, Co Tipperary and remember their fresh beef, pork, lamb, bacon, chicken and turkey are 100% Irish, 100% Bord Bia Quality Assured and 100% traceable to farms here in the Republic of Ireland, creating Irish employment.

Click on Yellow Basket Tag on Map for Directions by road, cycling, driving or hiking.


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