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Thurles Cathedral Set To Welcome “The Priests”

The parishioners and priests of Thurles, together with the wonderful Cathedral of the Assumption, here in Cathedral Street, is fully set to welcome “The Priests” to the town on tomorrow evening, Friday 27th 2019.

A very limited number of tickets still remain available to hear and enjoy this world acclaimed classical musical group, made up of three Roman Catholic priests, latter from the Diocese of Down and Connor.

This unique opportunity to sit and enjoy “The Priests” live, in a building which enjoys some of best acoustic properties available; will see all proceeds from this concert, going to the Cathedral’s urgent fundraising initiative, which now requires the replacement of the roof area, of this most beautiful of ecclesiastical edifices.

This welcome world-famous singing trio is made up of Fr. Eugene O’Hagan and his brother Fr. Martin O’Hagan, both from the village of Claudy, Co. Londonderry, whilst the third member, Fr. David Delargy, hails from Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

All three have been singing together since they were boarders back in the in the 1970’s, studying as students in Co. Antrim. Having come to the attention of Sony Records, the group became an overnight success, having signed a £1m record contract deal in 2008.

Same resulted in their debut album, entitled “The Priests”, an album which spent 13 weeks at number one. They again renewed their recording contract with Sony Music; recording, in 2016, an album entitled “Alleluia”, which was released in November 2018. By the end of that November, the original supply in the US had completely sold out.

The group continue to tour successfully in Europe, Canada and the U.S.A.

The few remaining tickets available for this concert can be purchased from the Thurles Parish Office, Tel: 0504 22229. Car parking will be available in MIC (St. Patrick’s College grounds) and at the rear of The Munster Hotel, both close by and opposite the Cathedral building.

Note: Doors will open at 7.00 p.m. with concert starting sharp at 8.00 p.m.


“You Have Stolen My Dreams” – Greta Thunberg

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words” – Greta Thunberg addresses United Nations Climate Action Summit.

According to MSN Lifestyle News, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s changed into a cornflower blue shirt dress, latter designed by Veronica Beard, with black Castañer espadrilles wedges (Latter, for the benefit of you great unwashed, are I understand a kind of woven wedge heeled sandal), while visiting in Cape Town, South Africa, this week.

On the same day, I exchanged my dirty blue jeans for a coal black trousers displaying razor sharp creases on both legs, same also showing distinctive Dunnes Stores, Thurles, labels. An unimpressed MSN Lifestyle News for some reason failed to notice my clothing change.

Not to worry, they also failed to notice that the simple, pink-red, cotton dress, worn so elegantly by the 16-year-old, Viking, teenager Ms Greta Thunberg, latter who opened the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit, convened by UN Secretary-General Mr Antonio Guterres.

“Nature is angry. And we fool ourselves if we think we can fool nature, because nature always strikes back, and around the world nature is striking back with fury,” Mr Guterres stated, having already warned governments ahead of this Summit that they would have to offer action plans, in order to qualify to speak at the 2019 Summit; latter aimed at boosting the already agreed 2015 Paris Global Warming Agreement.

“Out of the mouth of babes and suckling’s hast thou ordained strength” – Psalm 8 : Verse 2.

“We will be watching you”, was Ms Thunberg’s main message to the Climate Action Summit attendees. Some of our, so called, world leaders in attendance and to their inordinate shame, sniggered.

Undeterred, the Swedish environmental activist Ms Thunberg, with clear diction, continued to chastise world leaders in attendance; “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you?” she retorted with emotional anger, “You are failing us”“We will not forgive you”.

“How dare you?” she chastised, “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words”

Hopefully, the world has not heard the last of Ms Greta Thunberg, whom here on Thurles.Info we salute and fully support.


Tipperary All Ireland Hurling Champions Return Home – Part 2

“Home are our hurling heroes” – Part 2

Just a few more of the faces found amongst an estimated 30 thousand spectators that made the journey to Thurles; the home of hurling, here in Semple Stadium, last night.

Meanwhile a taste of ‘Loose Cannons‘.

We were contacted several times by email today asking us to supply the name of the four-man ‘Rock Band’ that appeared before the Tipperary Team came out on stage, yesterday evening.
We are happy to inform those making enquiries, they are called ‘Loose Cannons’ and they can be contacted on Mobile: 087 956 7446.


Taste Of Thurles Lions Club’s Vintage Car Show 2019

Thurles Lions Club’s Vintage Car Show & Family Day was held today, August 11th 2019.

Pictures courtesy Stewart Willoughby

While the weather remained somewhat overcast here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary for this popular event, held at the Mary Immaculate College (Formerly St. Patrick’s College), Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, not so was the mood of visitors and local residents; latter who turned out in vast numbers in support of this much anticipated occasion.

The successful family day, which was also supported by various stage performances, together with over 40 food and craft fare exhibitors, ran from 12:00 noon until 5:00pm, to the acclaim of all who attended.


Sinéad O’Connor To Perform At Féile 19

The magnificent voice of the very beautiful Ms Sinéad O’Connor is to feature here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, at ‘Féile 19’; reportedly Ms O’Connor’s only festival show of this summer.

This resurrected music event has changed its name from its 2018 “Féile Classical” to; in 2019, “Féile 19” some 30 years after the original Féile became Ireland’s first multi-day music festival.

“Féile 19” begins September 20th – 22nd 2019.

Other acts include ‘The Stunning’, ‘EMF’, ‘The Frank and Walters’, ‘Transvision Vamp’, ‘The Fat Lady Sings’, ‘Eleanor McEvoy’, ‘Picturehouse’, ‘Mundy’, ‘Alive & Dangerous’, with Andrew Strong, Eric Bell and Bronagh Gallager performing songs from Thin Lizzy’s ‘Live & Dangerous’.

This three day music extravaganza is expected to spill over unto the streets of Thurles during daylight hours, to be entertained by visiting street performers.