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Show Jumper Greg Broderick Acquires Fortwilliam, Borrisoleigh

Thurles, Co. Tipperary native and Irish Olympic show jumper Mr Greg Broderick is the new owner of Fortwilliam House, Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, together with the attached 217 acre estate.

Mr Broderick is understood to have paid €2.2m for the house, together with a number of dated stone farm buildings and the 217 acres of prime Tipperary land.

Mr Broderick came to International prominence on his mount ‘MHS Going Global’, having previously competed on the National and International show jumping scene, and being crowned ‘Showjumping Ireland Nation­al Champion’ in 2014. He was also instrumental in Ireland capturing the coveted Aga Khan Trophy at the Dublin Horse Show in 2015, due to his clear round as then part of the Irish Aga Khan team, while last year chosen to represent Ireland in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

His gelding mount ‘MHS Going Global’ of which Mr Broderick owned a small share, was recently purchased by Greek heiress Athi­na Onassis Roussel, latter the granddaughter of Greek-Argentine shipping magnate, Aristotle (Ari) Onassis, who amassed the world’s largest privately owned shipping fleet and was one of the world’s richest and most famous men.

The Cooke property at Borrisoleigh, which was sold by local auc­tioneer Mr Vincent Ryan, is now expected to form part of a future major expansion plan by Mr Broderick, including the erection of a new stable block, gallops, paddocks, offices and a viewing area.

The newly purchased classic Georgian property, on the banks of the Cremogue River and boasting 800m of road frontage, is located within 1km of Bor­risoleigh village and is centred around a substantial dwelling in need of refurbishment. Same property was the ancestral home of the Cooke family, of which the last surviving mem­ber passed away on November 12th 2016 last, thus making the holding the subject of an Exec­utor Sale.


Death Of Peter Kinane, Littleton, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 16th June 2017, of Mr Peter Kinane, Kevinsfort, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, and formerly of Ballintemple, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Kinane, passed away peacefully, while in the care of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Tyone, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Beloved brother of the late T.J.; his passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Sadie; sons Philip and Michael; daughters-in-law Mary and Breda; grandchildren David, Noel, Peter, Peadar, Sarah and Maria; brothers Noel and John; sister Mairéad Perkins; brother-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Kinane will repose at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour, Lower Green, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, on tomorrow, Saturday evening, from 5.00pm with removal at 7.30pm to St. Peter’s Church, Moycarkey, Thurles.

Funeral Mass will take place on Sunday at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Ballymoreen cemetery, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Rev. Prof. M. Mullaney Chosen Pres. Of St. Pat’s College, Maynooth

Rev. Prof. Michael Mullaney, Thurles.

It has been confirmed that the Trustees of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare; latter a Pontifical University and Ireland’s main Roman Catholic seminary, have appointed Thurles priest, Professor Michael Mullaney as the President of the College, for the next three years; beginning with effect from September 1st, 2017.

Son of Mattie and Sally Mullaney; Professor Fr. Mullaney is currently attached to the parish of Holycross and Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Professor Fr. Mullaney was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cashel and Emly in 1992. He received his Doctorate in Canon Law with specialization in Rotal Jurisprudence, Gregorian University, Rome, in 2000. He was a Lecturer in Canon Law at St Patrick’s College, Thurles from 1998-2003; Milltown Institute, Dublin from 1999-2005, and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth since 1999.  He was Registrar of the Pontifical University, Maynooth since 2005 to present time and Chair of the Faculty of Theology Quality Review Committee during the period 2006-2007. Judge of the National Marriage Appeals Tribunal of Ireland since 2006 to present day. Professor Fr. Mullaney is also a member of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

In welcoming this appointment; Archbishop Eamon Martin, Chairman of the Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth Trustees stated: “I warmly congratulate and send my prayerful good wishes to Father Michael Mullaney on his appointment to the role of President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth is not only home to our national seminary, but its Pontifical University offers courses to almost one thousand students – women and men, full time and part time, resident and non-resident, seminarians and religious from all over the country. The Trustees are firmly committed to the College as a key contributor to the future of the Church in Ireland as it prepares both clergy and lay people to fully exercise their baptismal calling and bring their gifts to the service of God’s people”.

We wish Professor Fr. Michael every success in all future undertakings.


Death Of Mary Cahill, Loughtagalla, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 16th June 2017, of Mrs Mary Cahill (née Travers), formerly of Loughtagalla House, Loughtagalla, Thurles, Tipperary.

Wife of the late Tom; Mrs Cahill passed away peacefully at the Padro Pio Nursing Home, Holycross, Thurles, while in her 100th year.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving family; sons Willie, Michael and Thomas; daughters Maureen, Kathleen, Anna, Rita and Stella; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; sister-in-law; nephews; nieces; grandchildren; great grandchildren; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Cahill will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Monday next, 19th June, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm to arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Tuesday June 20th, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Joseph Breen, Gortnahoe, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death, Monday 12th June 2017, of Mr Joseph (Joe) Breen, Longford Pass, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Breen passed away peacefully while in the care of St. Vincent’s Private hospital in Dublin.

Predeceased by his son Eddie; the passing of Mr Breen is most deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Mary; his loving family Stephen and Teresa;  son in law David; daughter in law Regina; grandchildren James, Hannah, Kate, Joe, Susan and Ruth; sisters; brother; brothers in law; sister in law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Breen will repose at Doyle’s funeral home Urlingford on tomorrow evening, Wednesday from 5.00pm until 7.30pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart Gortnahoe, to arrive at 8.00pm.

Requiem mass on Thursday at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Fennor cemetery.

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