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New Years Eve Charity Gala Ball – Anner Hotel

New-year-ballA New Year’s Eve Charity Gala Ball, to be held in the Anner Hotel here in Thurles on tomorrow night, may be the ideal opportunity for you to gather a few friends and family and “Ring in the New Year” in style and luxury.”

It may also be that perfect opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to ‘Her Indoors’ for having slaved over Christmas Day festivities.

This ‘Black Tie’ event will commence with drinks and a Jazz Reception; same ‘kicking off’ around 7:00pm.

This official welcome will be then followed by a ‘Banquet Dinner’ complete with an opportunity to dance into the early hours courtesy of the sweet sounds emitted by “Supernova” (Latter widely acclaimed as the ‘Irish Wedding Band of the Year in 2014.’).

Also expect a spectacular ‘Midnight Fanfare’ on the night, which will then continue to the sound of Disco Music.

Tickets for this overall event cost €50 and same are available from the Anner Hotel Tel: (0504)-21799 or by contacting Mobile No. (087) 9774725.

All proceeds from this New Year’s spectacular celebration will go to benefit a recent tragically bereaved Thurles family.

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Death Of Margaret Horan, Rossmore, Co. Tipperary

With-sincere-sympathyIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 29th December 2015, of Mrs Margaret (Peggy) Horan (née Kinane), Toragh House, Rossmore, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Horan passed away peacefully in her 93rd year, predeceased by her husband Jack.
Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving sons Tom, Michael and Pat, daughters Sr. Margaret (PBVM), Helen (Jackson), Catherine (O’Donnell), brother Fr. William Kinane, sisters Mary (Hanley) and Sr. Kitty (CP), daughters-in-law Brema, Margaret and Patricia, sons-in-law, Alfred and Michael, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Horan will repose at Ardeen Nursing Home, Abbey Road, Thurles, today, Wednesday December 30th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, arriving at the Church of Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Rossmore, at 8:00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday at 11:30am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Clonoulty Cemetery.

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Fancy A Walk / Run With Roses?

No this is not an invitation to take up gardening, as Tipperary Rose of Tralee Miss Alison Brolan now reports:

Rose-Run“We are calling on all the people of Tipperary to come along and attend the “January Jog” for Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre on this coming Sunday, January 3rd 2016, here in Thurles.

(Right Click and ‘View Image’ on left for greater magnification of Poster.)

This enjoyable 6km ‘January Jog’ will Start and Finish in the Crokes Athletics Club, Nenagh Road (or Racecourse Road opposite L.I.T.), Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Suir Haven provides vital services to those affected by Cancer in Thurles and the surrounding areas. For those less familiar with Suir Haven, same is a community based support centre where everyone is welcome; whether one is currently living with cancer or affected by it.  These persons can include clients, family, carers, children and friends.

Please do make that special effort to Walk, Jog or indeed break into a Run on Sunday January 3rd 2016 at 12:00 noon for a charity that is very close to all our hearts here in Thurles.

It costs just €10 to take part in this event, while kids join in for free!  Special Note: Refreshments and goodies will follow the Finish in the adjoining Crokes Athletics Club hall.”

This event, organised by our Thurles born Tipperary Rose of Tralee 2015, Miss Alison Brolan, will, we hope, raise much needed funding for Suir Haven.

As for you red-blooded athletic males; here is your chance to chat-up the 2015 Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan, the 2015 Tipperary Rose of Tralee Alison Brolan, many of the other County Roses of Ireland; not to mention a host of Tipperary Sports Stars, while supporting this worthy Suir Haven cause.

For more information follow this event on Facebook.

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Thurles To Receive Syrian Refugees

Christmas Lights - Thurles Town Centre

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Thurles is the only named town in Co. Tipperary identified on a list of locations, deemed suitable to house incoming refugees from areas like Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

It has been confirmed that the present Irish Government have fully identified to date; in all some 26 locations in which they plan to house thousands of incoming refugees due to arrive shortly on our shores.  So far 129 refugees have arrived here this year from Lebanon and Jordan, with a further 62 from Syria due to arrive before the end of the year.

Besides Thurles, in Co. Tipperary, refugee accommodation has also been identified in the areas of Arklow, Ballina, Carlow, Cavan, Castlebar, Carrickmacross, Carrick-on-Shannon, Cork, Killarney, Ennis, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mullingar Monaghan, Naas, Portlaoise, Roscommon, Sligo,  Tralee, Tullamore, Waterford, together with four Dublin local authority areas.

The republic of Ireland has committed to the housing of 4,000 refugees over the next two years; in response to the crisis in Syria. Some 3,064 asylum applications were received in the first 10 months of 2015 according to figures indicated by the Irish Department of Justice. Same represents an increase of some 140%, based on the previous year, 2014.

While these new arrivals will be made to feel welcome in Thurles; a major headache for new and as yet unelected incoming Tipperary TD’s will be in the finding of some form of long term employment.   Currently the correct unemployment rate in Tipperary (when Tús, JobBridge, etc. etc. is taken into account)  stands at 12.4%, compared to the current official rate being erroneously lauded by our present Government TD’s as having being reduced nationally to 9.7%.

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Death Of Sadie Ryan, Sean Treacy Ave., Thurles.

With-sincere-sympathyIt was with sadness we have just learned of the death on Friday 25th December 2015 of Mrs Sadie Ryan, No 9 Sean Treacy Ave., Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Mrs Ryan was predeceased by her husband John and son Michael and her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving sons Seán, Jimmy, Alphie, Gerry and Noel, daughters Mary, Helen, Phil and Jean, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Ryan reposed at Ardeen Funeral Home this Monday evening, 28th December from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Removal to the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, took place at 7:30pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on tomorrow Tuesday, 29th December at 11:00am, with burial immediately after Mass in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

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