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A Poem From The Late Sister Stephaine R.I.P.

The late Sister Stephaine Purcell, formerly of Littleton, Thurles Co Tipperary is pictured here with family and friends during her 100th birthday celebrations in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, back in July, 2017 last.

Sister Stephaine died on August 3rd of this year, however prior to her death she composed the poem herewith and found hereunder for her birthday, which we are happy to share with you.

OLD AGE REVIEW
By Sr. S. Purcell (1917-2017)

All seemed to be going well
Until hidden knots revealed
The latent many weaknesses
Still needing to be healed;
‘Twas then with sand paper and plane
Our Master Craftsman cleaned
Until the veins were flowing free
And knots no longer seen.

My father was a tradesman,
And I did often see
Him sandpapering the knots
And planing timber clean;
But God above, who Master is
Of Heaven, Earth and all for us,
Sees our very deepest needs
Before we go on bended knees
He uses means, words and deeds
Until we truly cleansed are
And thus becomes – God’s Work of Art.

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Men Charged Following Tipperary Robberies

Three of the four men arrested on Wednesday morning last and who appeared before Naas District Court at 10.30am in relation to a series of robberies across Tipperary and the South East are due to appear in court in Nenagh next Friday.

The men, named as Mr Edward Collins with an address at No.15 Collinstown Cresent, Neilstown, Clondalkin, Co Dublin; Mr Michael Collins with an address at No.7-E Pearse House, Pearse St, Dublin 2, and Mr  Martin Collins with an address at 27 Woodford Drive, Clondalkin, Co, Dublin, currently are on bail under the condition that they not enter the jurisdictions of Co. Tipperary and Co. Kilkenny.

The accused were arrested after Gardaí from Co. Tipperary assisted by their colleagues from Co. Carlow and the Dublin Metropolitan Region’s Armed Support Unit, recovered stolen property, including a trailer, assorted power tools, and other assorted items, when carrying out a number of searches in the Clondalkin, Ballyfermot and Pearse St. areas of Dublin City during yesterday morning.

We understand that Mr Martin Collins and Mr Michael Collins both stand accused of theft from the Tippo International site, Thurles Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on August 6th last; while Mr Michael Collins is also accused of theft at Railway Station, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, and with theft on August 13th last at the Turtulla Business Park, Turtulla, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A fourth man as yet unnamed, arrested after the searches, remains in Garda custody.

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Death Of Betty Dunne, Ballingarry (SR), Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the passing today, Thursday 24th August 2017, of Mrs Betty Dunne (née Kelly), Garrynoe, Ballingarry (South Riding), Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Predeceased by her husband Jim and her daughter Bridget (Latter who died in infancy); Mrs Dunne passed away at her home, while in the loving care of her family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her daughters Ann, Lilly, Mary, Kathleen, Tina, Noelle; her son James, sons in law; daughter in law, brother in law; sister in law; her twenty six grandchildren; ten great grand children; extended relatives; neighbours and friends,

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Dunne will repose at Ronan’s Funeral Home, Ballingarry, Thurles, on tomorrow Friday from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

Private removal of Mrs Dunne, from her home, at Garrynoe, will take place at 10.00am, to the Church of The Assumption, Ballingarry, Thurles, for funeral Mass at 11.00am.

Following Mass, interment will take place immediately afterwards in Modeshill Cemetery, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary.

Note Please: House to remain private at all times. Family flowers only, however donations, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.

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Tipperary Gardaí Assist In Arrest Of Dublin Criminals

Four persons, understood to be all male, have been arrested under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, in connection with robberies which had taken place previously in Tipperary and the South East region.

It is understood that Gardaí from Tipperary, assisted by fellow officers from Carlow and the Dublin Metropolitan Region’s Armed Support Unit, have recovered stolen property, including a trailer, assorted power tools, and other assorted items, when carrying out a number of searches in the Clondalkin, Ballyfermot and Pearse St. areas of Dublin City during yesterday morning.

The four men arrested have been questioned at Thurles, Nenagh, Roscrea and Carlow Garda stations.

It is understood that at least three of the four arrested will appear this morning before Naas District Court at 10.30am.

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Death Of Martin Dunne, Killoran, Moyne, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the sudden passing today, Wednesday 23rd August 2017, of Mr Martin (Murty) Dunne, Killoran, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Kathleen; daughters Mary, Fiona, Eithne and Derval; sons Martin and Padraig; his sister Sr. Assumpta; brothers Dinny and Liam; son-in-law John; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; grandchildren; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Dunne will repose at the Convent Chapel (Malone’s Funeral Home) off Church Avenue, in Templemore, on Thursday from 5.00pm to 7.30pm with Rosary at 5.15pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Friday morning in Moyne Church at 11.30am, with interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Note Please: House private on Friday morning.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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