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Death Of Emila Martin, Ballybeg, Littleton, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 17th January 2017, of Mrs Emila (Mella) Martin (née Evans), Ballybeg, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A retired Littleton village postmistress and predeceased by her husband Matthew; the passing of Mrs Martin is most deeply regretted by her loving sons Harry and Willie and daughter Annette.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Martin will repose at Ardeen Nursing Home, Thurles on Friday, 20th January, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm; to arriving at St Mary’s Church, Derrynaflan Rd, Ballybeg, Littleton at 7.30pm.

Funeral service will take place on Saturday, 21st, at 2.00pm, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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Case Of H5N8 Bird Flu Detected In Co. Tipperary

Whooper Swans

Whooper Swans

A third case, here in Ireland, of the H5N8 bird flu has been detected near the village of Borrisokane, in North Co. Tipperary. Alas same was confirmed today by the Department of Agriculture.

While no outbreaks have been detected in poultry here in Tipperary or indeed Ireland so far; two previous cases of the avian influenza have been confirmed in migrating birds within the past two months; one in Co Galway, and one in Wexford.

We understand that the case identified was found in a migrating Whooper Swan.  The Whooper Swan which normally breeds in Iceland, is a Winter visitor to Ireland’s wetlands, coastal inlets, estuaries and rivers, feeding on grasslands and stubble. Visiting from October to April each year; same are easily recognised via their vocal bugling or honking sound.

Following these confirmations of avian influenza, the Department of Agriculture has again emphasised the need for poultry flock owners to confine poultry and to remain vigilant; thus assisting in the prevention of this disease. Owners are also required to report any suspicious disease affecting their flocks; to their nearest Department Veterinary Office (Davis Street Tipperary – Tel: 062 80100).

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confirmed that although the H5N8 subtype flu can cause serious disease in poultry and other bird life, no human infections of this virus have as yet been reported world-wide and therefore risk to humans is considered to be extremely low.  Warning however, the public, particularly curious children, are advised not to handle or seek to aid sick or dead birds, if located.


Death Of John Shanahan, Tarmon Drive, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death on Sunday 15th January 2017, of Mr John Shanahan, No 2. Tarmon Drive, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and late of Gurthacoola, Drombane and Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Predeceased by his wife Mary, Mr Shanahan passed away while in loving care of the Matron and Staff of Padre Pio Nursing Home, Holycross, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving son Tomás; daughter Una; son-in-law; daughter-in-law; grandaughter; brothers; sisters; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Shanahan will repose at O’Dwyer’s Funeral Home, Upperchurch on Wednesday evening from 6.00pm with removal at 7.30pm to the Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurch.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday next at 11.30am, followed by interment in the local cemetery.

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Death Of PaJoe Hewitt, Collins Park, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Monday 16th January 2017, of Mr PaJoe Hewitt, (Paddy) No. 38, Collins Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his wife Josephine, Mr Hewitt passed away suddenly at his home.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving family, sons Patrick and Paul; daughters Teresa, Susan and Joanne; daughters-in-law; sons-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; neighbours; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Hewitt will repose at his home (No. 38, Collins Park) on Wednesday evening from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Removal will take place on Thursday morning to the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bohernanave, Thurles, to arrive at 9.15am.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10.00am on Thursday morning, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Suir Haven, Clongour Road, Thurles.

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Templemore / Thurles Municipal District Office To Relocate

M/s Deirdre O’Shea, Acting District Administrator, for the Templemore-Thurles Municipal District Office has given notice (6th. January 2017), that the Templemore / Thurles Municipal District offices of Tipperary County Council will relocate from its old site on Slievenamon Road, Thurles, to the old Thurles Library building.

Latter which is situated on Castle Avenue, (Extension of  Mathew Avenue), Thurles, Co. Tipperary, is a larger building which has been newly renovated to meet the needs of customers and staff, with the move expected to come into effect from tomorrow, Monday 16th. January 2017.

We wish all staff and management every success in their new location.