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November 2015
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Storm Barney Hits Thurles


Kickham Street, Thurles, 17/11/2015.

A warning to all traffic entering Thurles, travelling westward via Kickham Street from the Dublin road area presently.

‘Storm Barney’ has taken down Electricity Supply Board (ESB) cables which presently are being treated as ‘live’ and dangerous.

The roadway has now been closed to traffic by Thurles Gardaí and members of Thurles Fire Services, latter who presently are awaiting the arrival of an ESB crew to secure the area.

Pedestrians and traffic are being asked to avoid the area for the time being and traffic entering Thurles Town from the east are being asked to turn left unto the Mill Road, or right unto Borroway before continuing onto Mitchel Street to enter the town.

ESB supplies are also gone in the Collins Park area west of Thurles.

Temporary Road Closures In Thurles Tomorrow

GardaMotor vehicles exiting or entering the town of Thurles, Co. Tipperary tomorrow (Wednesday 4th November) should please take care and note that road closers will be in place to facilitate the funeral of the late greatly lamented Lieutenant Colonel Jack Griffin R.I.P.

The funeral procession is scheduled to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles, before 1:00pm.

Certain road closures will be in place from 12:00pm3:00pm including the Slievenamon Road (N62) and Cathedral Street (N75).

Following the Funeral Mass, delays are also expected on Cathedral Street, Mitchell Street and in the vicinity of Loughtagalla (Moyne Road), between 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

Thurles Gardaí are requesting that all drivers should please follow directions as indicated on the day.

Note Also: As a mark of respect for the Late Lieutenant Colonel Griffin, Sunday’s Munster Club SHC Semi Final between Na Piarsaigh and Thurles Sarsfields has now been postponed and is expected to be re-scheduled for Sunday November 15th at 2.00pm at the Ennis Road venue.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

Thurles & District Vintage Club Tractor / Car Run

Thurles & District Vintage Club – The Jim Hayde Memorial Run

Thomas Kelly (Thurles & District Vintage Club) Reports:

A ‘Tractor and Car Run’ in memory of fellow deceased club member, the great, late Mr Jim Hayde (R.I.P)  will take place on this coming Sunday, November 1st 2015.

Registration will begin at 11:00 am sharp at ‘The Ship’, Cormackstown, Thurles, here Co. Tipperary.
With refreshments being provided both before & after this event, the annual ‘Run,’ which has proven very popular over the years, will set off at 11:30am.

Thurles & District Vintage Club are one of the largest contributors to local charities and all proceeds from this particular Tractor / Car Run will go immediately to benefit the North Tipperary Hospice movement.

Our congratulations are extended to all taking part in this popular and well deserving fund-raising effort.

Note: Both Vintage & Modern Tractors / Cars are also welcome to participate and further details can be obtained by contacting John at Tel No: (086) 2523442.

Win A Set Of Bridgestone Tyres In Clonmel Or Thurles

Your chance to win a set of Bridgestone Tyres courtesy of Lyons Tyre Services, latter situated at Cashel Rd. in Clonmel or at Slievenamon Rd. here in Thurles, over the next 10 days only.


Reminder to all Vehicle Owners – National Road Safety Week begins next week – 5th to 11th October.

To promote tyre safety, 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 next Monday week – 13th of October 2015.

Note: Here, at both service depots, all entrants can also avail of a free tyre safety check upon entry into this worthwhile competition.

As our Irish winter fast approaches, keeping our vehicles tyres in a roadworthy condition is especially important.  To this end; Lyons Tyre Depots are supporting this year’s ‘National Road Safety Week‘ with this hugely generous offer, while also highlighting the certain risks motorists very often undertake when driving with dangerous tyres on their vehicles.

How Can You Enter
To enter this competition you simply have to fill out an entry form at any Lyons Tyre Services depot; either at their premises on Cashel Rd, Clonmel or on Slievenamon Rd, Thurles. So if your National Car Test (NCT) just happens to be pencilled in on your calendar under ‘things to do’ in the coming weeks, do take full advantage of this very generous free safety check offer.

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

Note Opening Hours: All above mentioned Lyons Tyre Service depots open each day, MondayFriday from 9.00am6.00pm and each Saturday from 9.00am3.00pm.

Contact Details: Telephone (0504) 21233 or E-Mail sales@lyonstyre.com

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

Children Injured In Tipperary Bus Crash

garda crestInvestigations are under way by Gardaí following an accident between a minibus which was in a collision with a car, in the south of the county yesterday evening.

It is understood that the minibus was carrying several children on board.

The accident happened at around 5.30pm yesterday evening, near Whitelands, New Inn, Cashel, Co Tipperary. Emergency services including two units of Cahir fire brigade were summoned to the accident scene.

Several persons, including children, were taken to South Tipperary General Hospital, as a precaution.

It is understood there were no life-threatening injuries.

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