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September 2014
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Thurles Tourism Brochure Goes On-Line


New ‘Discover Hidden Tipperary’ Brochure

The new Thurles Tourism Brochure for 2014, funded by Thurles Town Council and entitled ‘Discover Hidden Tipperary,’ has now been uploaded to a ‘Widget’ on the Hidden Tipperary website.

(NOTE: For those not familiar; a widget is a stand-alone application that can be embedded into third-party sites by any user; onto a page where they have rights of authorship, e.g. a webpage, blog, or profile on social media sites.)

This brochure comes in the form of a printable PDF file (Portable Document Format) and is available now to all for full download.

To download the brochure go to the link shown HERE on the Hidden Tipperary website, then simply Right Click on the picture and select ‘Save Link As’ or ‘Save Target As’. Choose ‘Desktop’ as your favoured destination and click ‘Save’.

This uploaded PDF file on Hidden Tipperary will now allow visitors, both from home and worldwide, the opportunity to download, read and also to print off a copy prior to visiting the Thurles area, if so desired.

The downloading of this PDF file will also allows any persons; in particular those involved in making a ‘crust’ within the tourism accommodation sector, to upload this brochure unto their own individual personal websites or alternatively convey same through an attachment via emails or through social media sites such as Facebook, thus assisting these same accommodation providers to attract /inform all would-be future possible clientèle to visit our beloved county of Tipperary.

Printed copies of the brochure can be obtained presently from; Thurles Tourism Information Centre in ‘BookWorm’ situated north-west of Liberty Square, [Map Ref ], St Mary’s Famine Museum [Map Ref ], Anner Hotel [Map Ref ], Lár Na Páirce [Map Ref ], The Source / Thurles Library [Map Ref ] and many other locations in Upperchurch and Holycross in the coming days.

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Death Announced Of John Hourihan Thurles

It is with great personal sadness I report the death yesterday (May 28th 2014) of friend Mr John Hourihan, No 1 Matthew Avenue, Thurles, Co Tipperary and formally native of Kealkil, Bantry, Co Cork.

Mr Hourihan, one of the most knowledgeable and authoritative of local historians on matters pertaining to the Irish Civil War period, passed away peaceably at his home.

Mr John Hourahan is pictured here during happier times last year, while visiting the grave of Denis ‘Sonny’ O’Neill in Tyone Cemetery, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, (Latter named as responsible for the assassination of General Michael Collins on August 22nd, 1922, during the course of a fifteen to twenty minute gun battle at Béal na mBláth (English Translation: Mouth of the Flowers) in Co.Cork).

Mr Hourihan will be deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, daughters Geraldine and Mary, sons William, Peter and Michael, sister Sheila, grandchildren Aislinn, Deirdre, Shane, David, Mary, Síona, Rory, Clare and Rhona, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Eddie and Kevin, nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and many friends.

Mr Hourihan’s body will repose at Ardeen Funeral Home on Saturday, May 31st, from 4.00pm to 7.00pm;  arriving at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles, on Sunday June 1st, at 9.45am for Requiem Mass later at 12.00 noon.

Burial will take place afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Thurles Swimming Pool To Remain Closed

DSC_0195Due to identified structural problems and in the interest of public safety Thurles Swimming Pool and Health Suite continues to remain closed until further notice.
Management and staff at the Centre apologise for this unavoidable inconvenience and promise to post updates as soon as new information becomes available.

Thurles Swimming Pool Update

Recently re-elected Tipperary FF Councillor Mr Seamus Hanafin has stated that specialist engineers have now examined Thurles Swimming Pool since Monday of last week and have taken away samples of Tiles, Adhesives, Grout and other Compounds for further analysis. Their report is imminent and should identify both cause and solution to this disappointing problem.

Councillor Hanafin has stated “I have been assured that Council Officials are treating this problem with extreme urgency and are anxious to have the Pool re-opened as quickly as possible. However it is imperative for all concerned that a proper and permanent solution be now identified. To this end therefore no time frame for the pool reopening is available just at the moment.”

Please note: The excellent Gym facilities at this fine Health Venue will still remain operating as normal and customers can avail of discounted ‘Pay As You Go’ rates, which will reflect the temporary closure of the pool.

So do please direct all enquiries to reception (Telephone 0504-58640) or keep an eye on their website by clicking HERE.

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Alan Kelly Runs For Post Of Labour Deputy Leader

DSC_5766Tipperary’s Labour Party Minister of State, Mr Allan Kelly, has now confirmed his intention to run for the post of Deputy Leader of the Irish Labour Party and not Leader as previously indicated.

Mr Kelly was proposed and seconded by TDs Mr Willie Penrose and Mr Robert Dowds and joined in his public announcement outside the Dail by Ann Phelan, Ged Nash, Senators John Kelly, John Whelan and his proposers Penrose and Dowds.

The current Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton yesterday announced that it was her intention to run for the position of leadership within the Party.

The nominations for Party Leader and Deputy Party Leader will remain open to members until Tuesday next.

Four other party members are also expected to declare their interest in leading the Party in the coming days; namely Labour’s Michael McCarthy, TD Mr Arthur Spring, Dominic Hannigan and Minister of State at the Department of Health Mr Alex White, who have all indicated that they may consider putting their names forward for one or other of the current positions now on offer, in the coming days.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has to date ruled himself out of the upcoming contest.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announced on Monday last that he was standing down as Party Leader, following the huge losses incurred by the Labour Party recently, in both the European and Local Elections.

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History Lecture In Borrisoleigh Community Centre

borrisoleighMr. Paddy Gleeson, acting tour guide with Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, will present a lecture entitled “Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland’s Necropolis,” in the Community Centre, behind the Church in Borrisoleigh, tomorrow night (Wednesday 28th May) at 8.00 pm sharp.

Expect an informative historic lecture based in particular on famous political funerals from Daniel O’Connell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847) often referred to as ‘The Liberator’ or ‘The Emancipator,’ to the great Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins (16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922), latter Minister for Finance and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA and member of the Irish delegation sent to England to parley during Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.

This event promises to be extremely informative and all are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Note: Borrisoleigh Historical Society in conjunction with Sr. Aine Historical Society will travel to Glasnevin Cemetery on June 14th and note a few seats are still available on the bus for those who would like to take advantage of what promises to be a marvellous and informative history outing.

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