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Borrisoleigh Festival July 1st and 2nd 2017

This weekend will see the return of the annual Borrisoleigh Festival with a packed programme of events including live music on the village Square on Saturday night and all day on Sunday.

The festival will be officially opened by the new village Mayor, Mr Paddy Dolan, followed by All Ireland Scor Sinsear winner Katie Shanahan and friends.

The 80’s Rock band ‘Sleeze n Cheeze’ will then take to the stage and have the whole town rocking to some of the greatest rock anthems known to man. The Tipperary Rose, Ms Sheila Ryan will be interviewed during the interval.

The inaugural International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza takes place on Sunday. This unique event provides a great opportunity for individuals, businesses and community groups to put their creativity on display. Prizes will be awarded in five categories, Best Floral Display, Best Homemade Wheelbarrow, Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Use of Technology and Best Artistic Creation.

For the more active, local walking group, the Bush and Briar Ramblers, have organised a walk. Registration for this walk is at 9am in the Community Centre beside the Church. Bring boots!

Boots of a different kind will be required for the Line Dancing later on. This will be followed by the popular Platform/Social Dancing with Pat Costello. Live music continues all night with Dufrane, The Mangled Badgers and the always popular Ebony.
There will be a Food Fair and BBQ in the Square from 2pm and the kids will be kept busy with bouncy castles, a pet party and a kiddies disco.

Borrisoleigh Festival 2017 Programme of Events

Saturday July 1st
Official Opening of the Festival by Lord Mayor Paddy Dolan – 8.30pm.
Music with 2017 All Ireland Scór Sinsear Winner Katie Shanahan & Friends – 8.35pm.
Live Music with 80’s band ‘Sleeze n Cheeze’ – 9.30pm.
Interview with Tipperary Rose, Sheila Ryan, Toomevara, followed by Sleeze n Cheese – 10.30pm.

Sunday July 2nd
Walk: Bush and Briar Walk – 9.00am. (Registration at 9.00am in Community Centre (beside the Church). Moderate walk 3-3.5 hours, boots essential.)
International Wheelbarrow Extravaganza – 12.00pm – 6.30pm.
‘Ned Kelly Orchestra’ – 1.00pm -2.00pm.
Line Dancing – 2.00pm-4.00pm.
Platform / Social Dancing with Pat Costello – 4.00pm – 5.30pm.
Dufrane‘ – 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Mangled Badgers‘ – 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Ebony‘ – 8.00pm til late.

Sunday Children’s Entertainment

Bouncy Castles etc. – 2.00pm – 6.00pm.
Pet Party – 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
Disco (Primary school kids) – 6pm – 7pm.
BBQ & Food Fair from 2.00pm

This festival weekend will be a magnificent start to this Summer season, so see you there!

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Saturday June 24th – A Purr…Fect Afternoon Guaranteed

“Join us for a guaranteed purr…fect afternoon of fun, chat, music, and a cuppa,” writes Thurles Rotary Club member Mrs Evelyn Nevin.

Evelyn would like to invite you to come along and support Phoneix Productions at a Cats Tea Party in Bookworm on Saturday June 24th from 2.00pm 5.00pm. (Do please note your calendar).

“Thurles Rotary club has a long standing friendship with Phoneix Productions and its Founder Member/Producer Mr Gerard O’Brien,” states Evelyn, “And to this end we felt the need to support this very worthy charity, which provides such great opportunities to our local young people, through creative expression both in song, dance and stage craft.”

It is the worst kept secret in Thurles that plans are well under way for Phoneix Production’s next musical extravaganza. Yes, Deo volente (God being willing), ‘Cats’ ; composed by the great Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, and based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, will be staged here in Thurles next August.  This of course can not happen without an enormous amount of effort, time, support and, it goes without saying, financial assistance. Theatre lovers will remember, based on past productions, that Phoneix Productions does nothing by half measures, so expect prodigious thespianism.

Evelyn continues, “We at Rotary Thurles recognise the need for patronage of this worthwhile organisation and to this end wish to support our talented local young people by coming up with what we believe is a novel idea,  “A Cats Tea Party”.

Mr John Butler proprietor of Bookworm book shop, on the corner of Liberty Square, has kindly allowed us the use of his premises for the afternoon of June 24th from 2.00 – 5.00pm, with all money raised going directly to Phoneix.

So do please join us for a ‘cuppa’, a chat and we will have special guests providing entertain for you during the afternoon. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause and donations of buns and cakes would also be welcomed”.

For further info why not contact Evelyn on Mobile 087 9774725 and pledge your support.

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Home Of Shane MacGowan On Sale In Tipperary

Fairytale of New York
“They’ve got cars big as bars, they’ve got rivers of gold,
But the wind goes right through you, it’s no place for the old.”
Poetic extract from the song Fairytale of New York  by the Pogues.

A house at Garryard East, Silvermines, Nenagh, in Co Tipperary, the oft-time home of Irish-British musician and singer Shane MacGowan and his family, has just been offered for sale.

The sale follows earlier this year the tragic death of Shane’s mother, Mrs Therese MacGowan, in a car accident.

Best known as a song writer and the lead singer of the Celtic punk band the Pogues; Shane together with his father Maurice; his mother Therese, and Siobhan his sister, moved to the Silvermines back in 1988, after living at an address in the UK, near London, for some 30 years, and where Siobhan and Shane were both born and raised.

It was from this Silvermines address in the 1990’s, that Shane started writing most of what would become his second full-length album entitled ‘Crock Of Gold,’ and other songs like ‘Lonesome Highway’.

Shane was also a member of the Nipple Erectors and the Popes, as well as producing his own solo material and working in collaborations with leading artists such as the late English singer and songwriter Kirsty MacColl prior to her death in 2000; English musician, singer, actor and songwriter Joe Strummer who died in 2002;  Nick Cave (Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor);  Steve Earle (American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor), and Sinéad O’Connor (Irish singer-songwriter).

Asking price for this Silvermines property is €229,500, through selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Talbot,  Tel: (067) 31496.

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Thurles Arrange Tribute Night To Joe Dolan

On the tenth anniversary of Joe Dolan’s passing, a tribute night to remember the recording artist and pop singer’s memory has been arranged by the Moyne Road Residents Association, here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pictured above are some of those involved and performing in this special event:- L-R : Liam Campion (Ticket Seller), Mary Barry (Thurles Care), Gary Roche (Ticket Seller), Kenny Ryder (Musician), Tommy Barrett (Moyne Road Res. Assoc.), Bridin O’Gorman (Moyne Road Res. Assoc.) and John McCarthy (Thurles Order of Malta).

Paschal Brennan and his six-piece band will perform a fitting tribute to the voice of the show-band years, with all of Joe’s greatest hits being performed including: ‘Good Looking Women’, ‘Make me and Island’, ‘It’s You, It’s You, It’s You’, and ‘Sister Mary’.

This event will take place on Saturday 17th June 2017 in the Premier Hall, Thurles. Doors will open at 7.00pm with the show starting at 8.00pm with Kenny Ryder and band.

Tickets are only €10 available from outlets: Tipperary GAA Shop, Liam Campion Butchers, Ryan’s Daughter Restaurant or call the box office on Tel: 0894487657 / 0861538355.  All those who purchase a ticket before the 17th June are entered into a draw to win a one night stay in the five star, Park Hotel Kenmare, owned by the Brennan Brothers. This special draw will take place on the night of this event.

A great night of fun and entertainment is guaranteed. This event will allow for patrons to dance the night away on the dance floor, while seating will be situated along the sides isles of the hall.

All monies raised will stay in the local Community and aid the ongoing work of Thurles Order of Malta and Thurles Care. So, without delay go purchase your ticket today for what promises to be a magical music event for Thurles.

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Thurles Musical Society – All Shook Up

Thurles Musical Society all ready to rock with “All Shook Up.”


Thurles Musical Societies PRO Mr Noel Dundon reports:-

“Thurles Musical Society will stage their hit show “All Shook Up – the music of Elvis Presley” starting next Tuesday evening, April 4th, until Saturday April 8th inc. in The Premier Hall, Thurles from 8:00pm nightly.

Music and Cast
This is a non-stop collection of music made famous by ‘The King’, and there is a great comedy element to the show, to ensure that audiences will really enjoy a most wonderful experience. Thurles will have almost sixty performers on stage and another forty or so working around the hall to bring this musical extravaganza to the audience. The show has been a big hit throughout the country and it is anticipated that the production in Thurles will be no different.

With hits such as ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Can’t Help falling in Love’, and many more; the show will take you on a nostalgic musical journey having been directed by Shannon man Aodán Fox, with Mary Rose McNally as Musical Director, Debbie Kieran as Choreographer, and Michelle O’Connell as Dance Captain.

The Cast and Chorus have been in rehearsals since early January and now that the Booking Office has opened in Hickey’s Pharmacy, Liberty Square, Thurles, real excitement has begun to build amongst the entire company.

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on (085) 2868726 at a cost of €20 for adults and €10 for children. There are also group concessions available and a family ticket will cost €50. Tickets will also be available at the door, on each night of the performance, although booking in advance is strongly advisable.”

Don’t miss this chance to see a truly great show locally.

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