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Death Of Margaret Purcell, Ard na Croise, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we learned of the death today, Tuesday 4th October 2016, of Mrs Margaret (Peg) Purcell (née Stakelum), Ard na Croise, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Purcell passed away peacefully in the loving care of the Matron and Staff of the Community Hospital of The Assumption, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; most deeply regretted by her loving daughter Margaret (Quinn); son Pat; daughter-in-law Teresa; sisters Bridget (Ryan) and Lucy (Ryan); brother Gerard; sisters-in-law Nuala and Nancy; grandchildren Philip, John, Philip and Brid; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Purcell will repose at Hugh Ryans’ Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Thursday 6th October, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at Bothar na Naomh, Church, Thurles, at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Friday October 7th at 10.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Ballycahill Cemetery, Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note: Donations, if desired, to the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Castlemeadows, Gortataggart, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Angela Quigley, Kickham Street, Thurles

deathIt is with a great personal sadness I learned of the death today, Tuesday 4th October 2016, of M/s Angela Quigley, Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

M/s Quigley passed away peacefully, most deeply regretted by her loving brother Ger; sisters Breda and Marian; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews; cousins; relatives; good neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of M/s Quigley will repose at Hugh Ryans’ Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Thursday October 6th from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, at 8.30pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Friday October 7th at 11.00am, followed by burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Margaret Ryan, Holycross, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we learned of the death today, Tuesday 4th October 2016, of Mrs Margaret (Peggy) Ryan, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Beloved wife of the late Mr Martin Ryan of Holycross, Thurles; Mrs Ryan passed away peacefully, most deeply regretted by her daughters Mary, Phil, Carmel, Ger, Martina and her ‘sixth daughter’, Ann; sister Marie; grandchildren Suzie, Lisa, Louise, Aidan, Rachel and Liam; her great grandchildren Layla and Ben; also Mark, Jens, Richard, Paul and Keith.

[Heart felt thanks has also been expressed to the wonderful Staff of Simpsons Hospital, Ballinteer Road, Dundrum, Dublin, who took such good care of Mrs Ryan, “We are forever grateful to you”.]

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Ryan will arrive at Holycross Abbey on Thursday, October 6th, for Requiem Mass which will be held at 11.30am; once again to be reunited with her beloved Martin, missed for so long.

In accordance with her wishes, the funeral of Mrs Ryan will remain one of family only, with friends remaining united in spirit, as she is laid to rest.

Note: Family flowers only please, however a small donation, if desired, to the charity ALONE would be appreciated in lieu, to remember all elderly persons who remain on their own towards the end of their lives.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Thurles Credit Union Members October Cash Draw

credit union The monthly ‘Cash Draw’ for Thurles Credit Union (TCU) Members, for October 2016, took place last Saturday (1st October 2016).

Our congratulations go to this month’s computer generated 1st prize winners Thomas and Kathleen Burke, Thurles, Co.Tipperary, latter who won the monthly 1st prize of a whopping great €10,000 in cash.

Congratulations must also go to three other lucky TCU Member winners, each of whom received prizes of €1,000 each;  namely:-  M/s Esther Butler, Horse & Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; Mr & Mrs Kevin & Irene Kelly, Loughmore, Templemore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and finally M/s Carmel Tierney, Bawnmore, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny.

Please Note: Members can still join these current TCU Members Monthly Cash Draws by simply completing an application form in any of the three Thurles Credit Union associated offices or by downloading the ‘Members’ Cash Draw Application Authorisation’ from HERE.

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Over Next 25 Years 1 in 3 People Will Experience Cancer

“Cancer is a big problem here in Tipperary as indeed it is elsewhere in Ireland. This year more than 40,000 people will receive the news from their doctor that they have cancer and their world and that of their families will be turned upside down. That figure represents 110 new cases every single day of the year; 4 of those cases each day will be from Co. Tipperary. Those numbers are set to double over the next 25 years – within our lifetime 1 in 3 of us will be diagnosed with cancer”. So stated Dr. Robert O’Connor, Head of Cancer Research with the Irish Cancer Society, on Saturday night last in the Templetuohy Community Centre, during a most informative discussion.

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Pictured L – R: Aine Maher, Dr Robert O’Connor, Joanne Fitzpatrick, Kathleen O’Connor, Delores Gleeson & Willie Butler presenting a cheque for €1,793 to the Irish Cancer Society; proceeds which were raised by the above at a recent ‘Coffee Morning’ in Templetuohy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Cancer Incidence
Most recent data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland shows that more than 36,500 people were diagnosed with cancer in 2013, while 1,354 of these people were residents of Tipperary.
Here is a breakdown of the most common cancers in Tipperary in 2013:- 345 – non-melanoma skin cancer, 132 – breast cancer, 124 – prostate cancer, 70 – lung cancer, 87 – bowel cancer, 32 – melanoma skin cancer.
An estimated 170,000 people are now living with and beyond cancer in Ireland.
[Note: Figures taken from NCRI data – figures may change over time as data is adjusted.]

Speaking to some 80 persons assembled in Templetuohy on Saturday night last, Dr O’Connor, himself a lecturer in Biological Sciences in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences and a Senior Programme Leader in Translational Cancer Pharmacology Research at the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology stated; “When the cancer society was founded in 1963, the word ‘Cancer’ usually meant a death sentence. However, due to advances in care delivered through global and national research efforts, today 6 in 10 people will be alive 5 years later and more than 5 people in 10 will be cured.

Over the last 25 years, in which I have been involved as a researcher, I’ve witnessed the huge growth in knowledge about the many different forms of cancer. The Irish Cancer Society has been the major funder of that research here in Ireland. For example, right now we have 84 Irish researchers engaged in activities in top Universities and Hospitals all across Ireland and we help support almost all cancer clinical trials in this country. But I’ve also observed and learned at first-hand that cancer isn’t just about the cells or the tumour. The person affected is equally important and this is where supports can be a major aid in helping people come to terms with their illness and its treatment.”

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