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Barry’s Bridge Thurles – Repairs Imminent Say TII

Following on from our report on the state of Barry’s Bridge here in Thurles, which we published yesterday; Thurles.Info forwarded an email to the the senior minister at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, namely Shane Ross, TD, at Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland D02TR60.  The acknowledged email sent to minister@dttas.ie, containing 6 photographs, explained the difficulties being experienced in dealing with Tipperary Co. Council and their difficulties, in turn, in attempting to communicate with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).

We are now informed that TII will immediately appoint a highway contractor to commence work, on what appears currently as a cloned street-scape, removed from Northern Syria.

We are also informed that the current sub-surface of the bridge may have to be further adapted, following the last 4 failed attempts to repair same, which despite huge costs to taxpayers; proved to be a mitigated disaster.

In our email to the Minister we also raised the issue of the promised 16 year old “Thurles Bypass”,  currently the stuff of jokes.

Hopefully, now the TII will honour this commitment and Barry’s Bridge will not go the route of Ballynonty bridge, which completely collapsed, luckily with no loss of life, some years ago.

In the words of poet G. Cullen’s poem, “Global Warming”.
That last event :-  “Twas like a big tsunami or the floods in New Orleans,
Or back when Noah built the ark to save the human beings,
But nothing ever read or seen has caused the jaw to drop,
Like the bridge in Ballynonty near Alice Perry’s shop.”

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Death of John Gleeson, Knocknagorriff, Borrisoleigh, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 1st February 2018, of Mr John Gleeson, Knocknagorriff, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and late of Templederry, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Gleeson passed away peacefully while in the care of the General Hospital, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Josephine; son Tim; daughters Joanne and Dr. Pauline (Shiakallis); daughter-in-law Patricia; son-in-law Sergis; also by Ted; grandchildren Zoe, Claudia, Lucy, Holly and Andreas; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Gleeson will repose at Ryan’s Funeral Home, Nenagh, on this Sunday evening from 4.00pm with removal at 7.00 pm, to arrive to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cloghinch, Templederry, Co. Tipperary at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday at 12.00 noon, followed by burial immediately afterwards in the new cemetery, Templederry.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Death Of Alice Harris, Childers Park, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 1st February 2018, of Mrs Alice Harris (née O’Shaughnessy), Childers Park, Thurles and formerly Derheen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Harris passed away peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her sons John and Damien; brother Noel, sisters Emily and Imelda; grandchildren; great grandson; daughters-in-law; nephews; nieces; brother-in-law; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Harris will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Saturday 3rd February from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Church of St. Joseph & St. Brigid, Bothar-na-Naomh, Thurles, at 7.45pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Sunday 4th February at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Nora O’Leary, Late Of Reiska, Kilcommon, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, 1st February 2018, of Mrs Nora O’Leary (née Scanlon), Gortnagoona, Templederry, Co. Tipperary and late of Reiska, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her beloved husband (Michael) Hollie and her son Michael; the passing of Mrs O’Leary, is most deeply regretted by her loving sons Denis, Pat, Andrew and Eddie; brothers Pat and Denis; daughter-in-law Margaret; sisters-in-law Helena and Maureen; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs O’Leary will lie in repose in Ryan’s Funeral Home, Nenagh on Saturday evening next, from 5.30pm with removal at 7.30pm to arrive to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cloghinch, Templederry, Co. Tipperary at 8.00.

Requiem Mass will take place on Sunday afternoon at 1.00pm, followed by interment in the new cemetery, Templederry.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.

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Tragic Farm Accident In South Tipp

The Health and Safety Authority are for the second time in a matter of days, and so far this year, investigating yet another farm accident, this time in the South of Tipperary.

The accident is understood to have happened at Castlegrace, a short distance from the village of Clogheen at approx 1.30pm this afternoon.

A male, aged in his 60’s and named locally as Mr Patsy Coffey, is understood to have fallen from bales stacked on his farmland. He was pronounced dead at the scene, before his body was removed to University Hospital Waterford for a post mortem examination.

His tragic death is the second farm related accident to occur in 2018 following on from teenager Patrick McCormack death, when he fell from the back of a tractor, reported on January 22nd last, while he worked on a farm in Newtown near Nenagh in the north of the County.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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