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Death Of Martin O’Connor, Grawn, Ballingarry, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death, on Wednesday 2nd August 2017, of Mr Martin (Murt) O’Connor, formerly of Grawn, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary / Co. Kilkenny / Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, /Achill, Co. Mayo.

Late of Niort, France; Mr O’Connor passed away unexpectedly at University Hospital, Bordeaux.

Predeceased by his sister Kathleen (Ralph); his passing is most sadly missed by his loving wife Annie; son Vincent; daughter Julia; their partners Manue and Damien; brother Pat; sisters Mary (Gaine); Bridget (Henebry); Peg (Lahert); Eileen (Frewen) and Nancy (O’Mullane); sister-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements

Funeral Service and cremation will take place at 10.00am in Niort, France on Tuesday next, 8th August 2017.

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Death Of Margaret Byrne, Derheen, Thurles, Co. Tipp

It was with great sadness we learned of the death, on Wednesday 12th July 2017, of Ms Margaret Byrne, Great Ormond Street, London and No.22 Derheen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her sisters Kathleen, Nancy and Kitty, her brothers Seanie and Stephen (Sonnie); her passing is most deeply regretted by her sister Johanna Donaghy; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Ms Byrne has today reposed at her residence (No. 22 Derheen) Thursday 3rd August, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, before arriving at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on tomorrow, Friday 4th August, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road,  Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Another Death On Tipperary Roads

Yet another death on Tipperary roads, with a 16-year-old boy, named locally as Master Adam Case, the latest person to loose his life tragically.

Nenagh Gardaí this morning continue to investigate a single vehicle fatal collision that took place at Boston on the Ballingarry North to Cloughjordan road yesterday afternoon, at around 3.45pm.

We understand that the youth was fatally injured, when the car, in which he was a rear seat passenger, collided with a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to University Hospital Limerick.

Two other occupants of the vehicle, a 22 year old man and a 17 year old girl, were taken to Tullamore Hospital and to University Hospital Limerick.

The 22 year old male driver, we understand, also remains in a serious condition.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators facilitated an examination of the roadway, which has since been reopened.

Gardaí continue to seek witnesses and ask that same contact Nenagh Garda Station on Tel: 067 50450, or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any Garda Station.

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Death Of Bridie Quigley, formerly of Hollyford, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Tuesday 1st August 2017, of Mrs Bridie Quigley (née Kavanagh), Davis Tce., Clonmel, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Barna, Hollyford, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Quigley passed away peacefully while in the loving care of the Nurses & Staff of St. Anthony’s Unit, Glenconnor, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Michael; daughter Sheila (Flynn); son-in-law Larry; grandchildren Mary, Rachel, Cathal & Emma; sister Josie; brother-in-law Tom; nephews; nieces; cousins; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Quigley will repose at O’Donoghue’s Funeral Home, Kickham St., Clonmel, on tomorrow evening, Wednesday, from 6.30pm, with removal at 8.30pm to the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Requiem Mass will take place at 11.00am on Thursday next, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

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International Miss Macra Festival – Girl From A Country Place.

With the International Miss Macra Festival, taking place here in Thurles this coming August Bank Holiday weekend, it is not surprising that Mr Tom Ryan (Tipperary Journalist, award winning poet, playwright and short story writer), should take this opportunity to reflect on the 46 years of this festival; producing a poem of serious reflection; nay an appreciative accolade, to all the elegant country lasses / contestants, who have in the past, and will into the future, take part in this most prestigious of rural events.

Pictured L – R: Miss Josephine O’Dwyer, Miss Sinead Guiney (International Miss Macra 2016) and Miss Aileen Sheehan, all judged winners at the 45th International Miss Macra 2016 Festival’s Gala Banquet, held in the Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, last year.

Girl From A Country Place. 
By Tom Ryan. ©

Girl from a country place,
Loveliest in the isle,
Enchanting in your grace,
Elegant in your style.

How shall I call you beautiful?
How describe your art?
Breath of heaven about you,
Proud courage in your heart.

Loving the fields that bore you,
Faithful to home and hearth,
Always gentle for others
Struggling here on earth.

Never afraid to smile
Whatever the time or place,
Dignified all the while,
Resolution in your face.

Nature your guide and friend,
Its beauty like your own,
Something never to end,
Till Heaven call you home.

Girl from a country place,
Loveliest of all,
Everything you touch is grace,
And even magical.

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