It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Tuesday 18th October 2016, of Mrs Margaret McGann (née Walsh), Shyan Terrace, Mitchell Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
The passing of Mrs McGann is most deeply regretted by her daughters Mary (Moore), Lucy (McGann) and Emily (McGann); sons-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; extended family; neighbours and many friends.
The earthly remains of Mrs McGann will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Thursday 20th October from 5.00pm to 7.00pm; to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, at 7.30pm.
Requiem Mass will take place on Friday 21st October at 11.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
In April of this year we (Thurles.Info), expressed the view that, as a community, we should rightfully commemorate those who took part in the 1916 Easter Rising here in Ireland.
With all of the well funded 1916 commemorative activities targeted at Dublin’s O’Connell Street and its immediate economic environment; we also expressed the view that perhaps the name General Richard James Mulcahy could easily, shall we say, ‘be sidelined’.
Pic (1) Michael Collins (Center) with Richard Mulcahy (Right); Pic (2) General Richard Mulcahy TD; Pic (3) General Mulcahy with his wife Mary (Affectionately known as ‘Min’), taken in 1922.
We were of the then opinion that a man responsible for the only successful military action taken in 1916; (that of the defeat of the RIC at Ashbourne, County Meath), could be totally forgotten in rural Ireland, amidst the advertising aimed at O’Connell Street’s national mêlée.
We were correct. Here we are, almost into the last 9 weeks of 2016; with Dublin’s jingling tourism coinage beginning to sound less musical; when suddenly, imagine my irrepressible delight on hearing the glad tidings today that on Sunday next, October 23rd, a Memorial Ceremony for that once great Tipperary patriot General Richard Mulcahy will after all take place in the ground which today marks his last resting place. That resting place of course is Ballymoreen Graveyard, Littleton, Co. Tipperary (Take the N8 Old Cork to Dublin road), with the event starting at 2.00pm.
This event I am happy to relate is the most welcome initiative of a local Littleton committee (Well done), assisted by the membership of the ‘Collins 22 Committee’. I am also given to understand that an invitation has been sent to Mr Sean Kelly (MEP) and Mr Paul Keogh (F/Gael Chief Whip) both of whom could well be in attendance.
Now if we could attract RTÉ, (Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster), then just maybe the leader of the present government (what’s his name), or the ninth and current President of Ireland could well be encouraged to show up in an effort to further enhance their rural profiles.
Still, after all one must realise that the village of Littleton is not Dublin’s O’Connell Street; here is ‘Potholed Rural Ireland’, the ‘Forgotten Place of the Unemployed’, inhabited by the ‘Forgotten Few without Broadband’. Here you will find a place where ‘Voices are not sufficiently heard’, because individual party politicians continue to bicker; ever in search of that elusive one-upmanship, while highlighting each other with constant criticism; never offering real alternative solutions.
Alas, in lonely, though truly peaceful, Ballymoreen Graveyard; without Ireland’s National Television cameras in attendance next Sunday, same will hardly gain much attraction for senior political celebrities. Yes here in Ballymoreen, Littleton, Co. Tipperary, expect to find no Glasnevin Cemetery State funding, no sunken rose gardens or memorialised manuscripts by the Irish artist Harry Clarke.
Still, I suppose in defence of our current political leadership, as the British music hall song (written by Jack Judge and co-credited to Henry James “Harry” Williams) states, “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, even using the tax payers Ministerial car and driver.
It is with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Sunday 16th October 2016, of Mr Andy Flynn, Galbertstown, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Predeceased by his wife Mary; Mr Flynn passed away suddenly, most deeply regretted by his loving family, Seamus, Josie, John, Marian, Michael, Andy, Pat and Liam; sisters Mary (Phelan), Eileen (Underhill), Joan (Hewitt); sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; daughters-in-law; sons-in-law; nieces; nephews; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; extended family; neighbours and many friends.
The earthly remains of Mr Flynn will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Wednesday, 19th October, from 5.00pm to 7.30pm, before arriving at Holycross Abbey, Holycross at 8.00pm.
Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday 20th October at 11.30am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Thurles ‘Meals on Wheels’ Committee
Pictured Back Row L – R:- M. Fahey, C. Verling (Community Garda), C. Hayes, B. Maher, B. Gleeson (Solr), T. Collins, J. Halloran, C. Halloran, T. Joyce, P. Drake. Front Row L – R:- P. O’Connor, M. O’Connor, J. Browne, M. Doyle, K. Dorney, P. Russell & L. Cooke.
Mrs Mary Doyle, (Thurles Meals On Wheels), pictured above, receiving a sizeable donation of €1,020.00 in funding from Miss Josephine Browne, Dublin Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Miss Browne raised the funding through her being sponsored and her personal completion of the North Tipperary 2016 Ladies Mini Marathon, latter held here in Thurles on Sunday September 25th last. This was Miss Browne’s second year taking part in the event for charity.
Miss Browne would like to take this opportunity to thank all her sponsors for their generous donations of support, which enabled her to participate in this annual fund-raising event.
Well Done Josephine.
It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Sunday, 16th October 2016, of Mrs Margaret (Peggy) Buckley (née Cullen), Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Mrs Buckley passed away while in the loving care of the Matron, Nurses and Staff of Padre Pio Nursing Home, Holycross, Co Tipperary and Milford Hospice Palliative Care Nurses.
Pre-deceased by her loving husband Larry, the passing of Mrs Buckley is most deeply regretted by her loving sons Oliver, Larry, Jimmy and Paddy; grandchildren Susan and Joanne; great-grandchildren Shannon and Patrick; sister Nellie; brothers Johnny and Charlie; sister-in-law Bridie; brother-in-law Jimmy; nieces; nephews; extended family; neighbours and many friends.
The earthly remains of Mrs Buckley will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Monday 17th October from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, before arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, at 7.30pm.
Requiem Mass will be held on Tuesday 18th October at 11.00am followed by burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Note: Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Milford Hospice, Castletroy, Co. Limerick
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.