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Three Upcoming Events At Thurles Library.

Ms Suzanne Brosnan (Senior Library Assistant), Tipperary County Council Library Service, reports:-

Three exiting, new events will be happening shortly at Thurles Library, (situated in ‘The Source’ Building at Cathedral Street, in Thurles) over the coming weeks; each one worthy of note.

Firstly, Please Note: In the case of all of these three upcoming, popular events; advance booking is essential, as space is limited. So please do make reservations, by contacting Tel No: 0761-06-6131.

Upcoming Events At Thurles Library

Tuesday April 23rd: Thurles Library’s Movie Afternoon will feature “Paddington 2”. This event, beginning at 2.30pm sharp, is best suitable for children aged 6 years plus.]

Wednesday April 24th: Thurles Library will invite you to “Spring Into StoryTime”. The theme for this event, beginning at 11.30am sharp, will be “Princess & Pirates” and Fancy Dress remains optional.

Thursday May 2nd: “Art Session”, featuring local artist Mary Finn at Thurles Library. Mary will be holding her art session between 10:00am and 12:30pm.

We Know You Will Enjoy.

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Fourth Fatality To Occur On Tipperary’s Roads – 2019

In the second fatal road traffic accident to happen in Co. Tipperary this week and the fourth fatality to happen on Tipperary’s roads in 2019; a man believed to be aged in his 50’s has been killed in a two vehicle collision last night.

The collision occurred on the N24 Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir road at approximately 10:40pm, with the driver of one of the vehicles pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the second vehicle (an articulated lorry) was removed to hospital suffering with what were described as minor injuries.

The body of the dead man was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital, where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out.

The scene remains closed for a technical examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and diversions have been put in place. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Clonmel Garda Station Tel: 052-6177640.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Help Required By Thurles Order of Malta Ambulance Corps.

Mr Gerard Fogarty, (Deputy Officer in charge – Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Thurles), sends us the following reminder and request for assistance.

“Our Annual “Easter Bag Packing” in Dunnes Stores, Thurles Shopping Centre, will take place this Thursday, April 18th: Friday, April 19th, 10:00am9:00pm and on Saturday, April 20th, 10:00am6:00pm.

Anyone available to extend help for an hour or two, please do text us to 087 2390111.

Available Shifts

Available shifts to those who would like to assist are as follows:-

Holy Thursday :- 10:00am – 12:00 noon; 12:00 noon – 2:00pm; 2:00pm – 4:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm; and 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Good Friday :- 10:00am – 12:00 noon; 12:00 noon – 2:00pm; 2:00pm – 4.00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Easter Saturday :- 10:00am – 12:00 noon; 12:00 noon – 2:00pm: 2:00pm – 4:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

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Death Of Sr. Claire Fogarty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with sadness that we learned of the death, on Tuesday 16th April 2019, of Sr. Claire Fogarty, Presentation Convent, Thurles and Drom, Co. Tipperary.

Sr. Claire passed away while in the loving care of the staff of Ardeen Nursing Home, Thurles.

Predeceased by her sister Catherine, her brother Fr. John and sister-in-law Aine; her passing is most deeply regretted by her brother Con; nieces Mary and Brigid; nephews Jerry and Patrick; grandnieces; grandnephews; nieces-in-law; nephews-in-law; her Presentation Community; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Sr. Claire will lie in repose in the Presentation Convent Chapel, Thurles, on Good Friday from 4.00pm, with prayers at 6.30pm.

Funeral Liturgy will take place in Presentation Convent Chapel, Cathedral Street, Thurles, on Easter Saturday morning at 11.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Drom Cemetery, Templemore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Time To Protect The River Suir In Thurles

Pollution: Noun – from Latin ‘pollutio’ – the introduction of a contaminant or contaminants into the natural environment, thus causing unwanted and adverse change.

Protect the River Suir you love.

The continued pollution of the river Suir, here in the centre of Thurles, goes on unabated. The limestone banks constructed some 20 years ago, by environmentalist; the now deceased Wilbert Huben and his then Tidy Towns Team, were then strongly resisted by North Tipperary County Councillors, some of whom used every possible means to halt this development, including seeking help from the Irish Fisheries Board, who in turn issued threats of court action.

Today, the careless dumping of contaminants e.g. plastic items, beer cans, a series of unidentified chemical spillages (see video clip above), the uncontrolled growth of weeds and willow tree saplings etc., now trap these pollutants, resulting in the choking to death of this rich, living water resource.

We learn that Local councillors, [members of the Templemore / Thurles Municipal District] at this month’s meeting of Tipperary County Council are ‘calling’ again; this time seeking fishing facilities to be installed in Thurles on the river Suir. They would like to see board-walks and other facilities put in place, to assist those already fishing, and to attract more people into the area. Director of Services with the local authority, Mr Pat Slattery put a stop to these ‘callings’ by stating, “We’re looking at tying in this idea with another project“. Once again enigmatic Tipperary County Council officials are saving up a big surprise for both elected councillors and urban dwellers.

For those who wish to refute this stated assessment, please view the signs posted at the “Swinging Gates” opposite Thurles Leisure Centre and at Lady’s Well, latter further down on the river bank.

This is, after all, ‘Local Election Year’ for new potential local councillors and for those elected councillors, who, over the last five years have accomplished absolutely nothing. District residents are now expected to rush out to polling booths; to vote on May 24th next, granting substantial extra income to double jobbing individuals, many of whom will quickly vanish silently back into the woodwork, to remain ‘Dumb and Dumber’, until a couple of weeks before the next local election, due in 2024.

It is now quite obvious that these elected councillors are spending too much of their time on Facebook in their efforts in ‘pre-election vote gathering’. We now invite them to take a breather and walk just 20 metres (a mere 65ft) along the water front area, between the Thurles Leisure Centre and the River Suir.

Warning: Watch you don’t slip.

No, I am not referring to the surrounding crude graffiti currently on show: instead keep your eyes strictly focused on the water’s edge. Now, ask yourself why here in the heart of our rural town, you have, on your watch, allowed a rich living water resource to be turned into an almost lifeless smelly cesspool?

Through your lack of proper governance, no self-respecting fish will ever be caught in this area and indeed if an angler were lucky enough to catch some misguided, disorientated, gill-bearing aquatic animal here; sad to say, it beggar’s belief that he / she would ever eat it.

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