Local Weather

Thurles
Mostly cloudy
10°C
real feel: 6°C
wind speed: 3 m/s SE
sunrise: 7:12 am
sunset: 8:01 pm
 

Archives

Death Of Eileen Fitzpatrick, Clonmore & Upperchurch, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 23rd March 2017, of Mrs Eileen (Ellen) Fitzpatrick (née Gleeson), Graffin, Clonmore, Templemore, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Moher, Upperchurch, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Martin and daughter Marian; the passing of Mrs Fitzpatrick is most deeply regretted by her sons Bernie, Br. Eamonn (Rosminian Order), Murty, John and Conor; her daughters Kathleen and Eileen; sons-in-law Michael, Noel and John; daughter-in-law Annmarie; sister; brothers; grandchildren; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Fitzpatrick will repose at her home on this evening Friday and Saturday and from 4.00pm on Sunday, in Malones Funeral Home, Templemore, (Convent Chapel entrance off Church Ave) with Rosary at 6.00pm, followed by removal to St. Anne’s Church, Clonmore to arrive at 8.00pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Monday at 11.30am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Killavinogue Cemetery.

Note: House private on Sunday morning please.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail

Death Of Richard Ryan, Cabra Court, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 24th March 2017, of Mr Richard (Dick) Ryan, Cabra Court, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Ryan passed away after a long illness, while in the loving care of the Staff of Clonmel Regional Hospital.

The passing of Mr Ryan is most deeply regretted by his daughter Frances; sons Tom, Patrick and Richard; mother Sally; brothers Patrick, Joseph, Conor, Gerard and Dan; sister Breda (Morris); grandchildren; Mary; son-in-law; daughters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will repose in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Sunday, 26th March, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 6.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday, 27th March, at 11.00am. followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail

Death Of Paddy O’Brien, Willowmere Drive, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 24th March 2017, of Mr Paddy O’Brien, Willowmere Drive, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly Butler Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his wife Mary, his brothers Karl and Noel; Mr O’Brien passed away in his 92nd year, while in the loving care of the Matron and Staff of St Theresa’s Nursing Home, Thurles.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving family, Ann, Charlie, Owen, Breda, Kieran, Pat, and Majella; sisters Chrissie (Guildera) and Una (Conlon); sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr O’Brien will repose at Hugh Ryan’s, Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on tomorrow Saturday, 25th March, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 8.15pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Sunday, 26th March, at 12.00 noon, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail

Thurles Musical Society – All Shook Up

Thurles Musical Society all ready to rock with “All Shook Up.”


Thurles Musical Societies PRO Mr Noel Dundon reports:-

“Thurles Musical Society will stage their hit show “All Shook Up – the music of Elvis Presley” starting next Tuesday evening, April 4th, until Saturday April 8th inc. in The Premier Hall, Thurles from 8:00pm nightly.

Music and Cast
This is a non-stop collection of music made famous by ‘The King’, and there is a great comedy element to the show, to ensure that audiences will really enjoy a most wonderful experience. Thurles will have almost sixty performers on stage and another forty or so working around the hall to bring this musical extravaganza to the audience. The show has been a big hit throughout the country and it is anticipated that the production in Thurles will be no different.

With hits such as ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Can’t Help falling in Love’, and many more; the show will take you on a nostalgic musical journey having been directed by Shannon man Aodán Fox, with Mary Rose McNally as Musical Director, Debbie Kieran as Choreographer, and Michelle O’Connell as Dance Captain.

The Cast and Chorus have been in rehearsals since early January and now that the Booking Office has opened in Hickey’s Pharmacy, Liberty Square, Thurles, real excitement has begun to build amongst the entire company.

Tickets
Tickets can be booked on (085) 2868726 at a cost of €20 for adults and €10 for children. There are also group concessions available and a family ticket will cost €50. Tickets will also be available at the door, on each night of the performance, although booking in advance is strongly advisable.”

Don’t miss this chance to see a truly great show locally.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail

‘The Jockser Cooke’ Regains His Memory

Well known Thurles local ‘The Jockser Cooke’  hadn’t seen the inside of a church since the day of his confirmation.

Imagine then, the pleasant surprise, even mild shock, that greeted the Rev. Peter Wheatfield, when he looked down into his congregation to find ‘Our Jockser’, standing completely cold sober, at the back of the parish church, for the first time in well over 30 years.

After the service, Rev. Peter took up his long established Sunday custom of greeting each of his worshippers as they exited his chapel.

Jockser’s Cotton Hat

Stretching out his hand to Jockser, he pulled him aside, to wait until all the other parishioners had left.  This achieved, Rev. Peter said, “I am so glad you decided to come to our Sunday Holy Communion service this morning Mr Cooke. What, may I dare to ask, changed your mind after all these years?”

“Well to be totally honest with ya Reverend, sure a while back, didn’t I misplaced me cotton hat and sure God knows I really and truly loved that ould hat.  Now didn’t I became aware that one of your other parishioners, Willie Hall, has a hat just like mine. I then learned that every man who enters the church every Sunday has to remove his hat during the Service. So I tell you no lie Reverend, I figured when he would go up for Communion sure I would steal the hat from his pew and leave without anyone even becoming aware it was missing,” said Jockser.

Rev. Peter smiled, “Well Jockser I am happy to note that you didn’t steal Mr Hall’s hat after all. What changed your mind?”

Jockser lowered his voice, “Well, after I heard yar sermon on them 10 Commandments, I decided that I didn’t need to steal Willie Hall’s hat after all.”

With a tear in his eye Rev. Peter gave Jockser a big smile, “Yes I did talk in detail about the 8th commandment handed down by Moses and that moral imperative so often nowadays forgotten ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’.  So am I to understand that based on my simple sermon you decided you would rather do without Mr Hall’s hat, thus saving yourself from being eternally tortured in Hell Fire?”  Rev. Peter asked.

Jockser slowly shook his head. “Ah no, no, it wasn’t like that Reverend, after ya talked about the 9th commandment, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’, sure then didn’t I remembered where I had left me hat.”

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail