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November 2015
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Death Of Catherine O’Dwyer, Moyne, Thurles, Tipp.

With-sincere-sympathyIt was with sadness we learned of the death on Saturday last (14th November 2015), of Catherine (Kitty) O’Dwyer (née Norton) Castletown, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mrs O’Dwyer is most deeply regretted by her loving family, son Billy, daughters Peggy and Annie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a close circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs O’Dwyer will repose at her residence today, Monday, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.

Her removal will take place on tomorrow Tuesday morning to St. Mary’s Church, Moyne, Thurles, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11:30am; followed by burial immediately afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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“The Curious Eye” An Exhibition By Catherine Daly

I had the privilege, last week, of viewing the latest exhibition, featuring the work of Thurles artist Catherine Daly; currently on display in the exhibition space at The Source Arts Centre here in Cathedral Street, Thurles.

ArtThis new exhibition, entitled “The Curious Eye”, marks a somewhat unexpected departure from her previous wonderful watercolour exhibition which enjoyed unprecedented success last year touring nationwide; and somewhat similarly entitled “The Delighted Eye”.

Catherine new collection takes inspiration from the stunning photographs of Earth from the International Space Station by the Canadian astronaut and Irish Tourism Ambassador Chris Hadfield. This her newest work is extremely textural, achieved through the use of wax and acrylic and influenced by Rembrandt’s use of impasto; latter a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface very thickly, allowing for the brush  strokes viewed close-up to be readily visible.

Strong colour as always continues to be of huge import in Catherine’s labours; same complimenting her imagery as being both real and abstract, while also bringing about a wonderful alliance between the artist and the viewer.

It comes as no surprise that Catherine’s work has had the honour of being featuring in the RHA annual Banquet Exhibition; won the 2014 North Tipperary County Council solo exhibition prize at Nenagh’s Civic Offices; while also featuring in a collaborative exhibition in Spain at the Aviles Asturias Gallery.

The exhibition, which was officially opened by Liz O’ Donnell (Irish Independent Columnist) on the 3rd of November last, will continue to run until the 24th of November.  For further information on this and her other work go on line at www.catherinedalyartist.com and for further queries contact (087) 2991503.

For anyone with a little ‘time to kill’, while ‘hanging out’ here in Thurles, over the next week; this exhibition comes highly recommended and is a ‘must see’ for all students and lovers of art.

The exhibition is presented by Thurles Library.

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North Tipperary Vintage and Machinery Club’s Xmas Gift

Tipperary’s largest local annual charity fund-raising organisers, the North Tipperary Vintage and Machinery Club, are pictured here below together with some of their membership, presenting a cheque for €2,300, to Ms Mary Larkin, latter accepting the donation, representing Thurles Mental Health.

Vintage club

The club’s annual presentations are always donated prior to Christmas here in Corcoran’s Pub, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr John Dunne, the Club’s Chairman, praised the magnificent efforts from all members who had so generously & unselfishly supported their numerous fund-raising events over the last 12 months, not just financially, but also by members making available valued time in organizing all fund-raising projects undertaken.

Prior to the presentation Ms Larkin spoke glowingly and in detail regarding the magnificent work currently being undertaken by their organisation. Fr Joe Tynan also addressed the assembled gathering, pointing out the importance of continued verbal interaction between people, especially those suffering from depression and other mental health issues.

Following the presentation, guests shared in finger food and other refreshments specially organised by the North Tipperary Vintage and Machinery Club’s membership.

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Proposed Bye-laws For Thurles Town Park

The Templemore-Thurles Municipal District of Tipperary propose to make bye-laws regarding Thurles Town Park; under the powers conferred on them via Section 199 of the Local Government Act 2001 and as amended by Schedule 3 of the Local Government Reform Act of 2014.

Thurles town Park

Aerial view of the magnificent Thurles Town park area. (Courtesy P. Corbett Video.)

These, to be welcomed, bye-laws will in future govern the use, operation, protection, regulation and management of our town’s newest and most enviable of park assets and same will make provision for the imposition of fixed payments in respect of the contravention of these soon to be enacted bye-laws.

A copy of these draft Bye-Laws are now available for inspection at the offices of Templemore-Thurles Municipal District Offices, situated at Slievenamon Road, Thurles, and can be viewed between the hours of 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., until Friday 18th December 2015. Templemore-Thurles Municipal District will accept and consider any future submissions or observations, which are made to them in writing, which are received on or before 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 31st December 2015.

Details of these proposed Bye-Laws can also be inspection at Thurles Library, situated in the Source building, Cathedral Street, Thurles and can also be viewed by clicking HERE.

The proposed Bye-Laws can be inspected free of charge, or if so desired, copies may be purchased during the inspection period for a nominal fee of €3.00, available from the aforementioned offices of Templemore-Thurles Municipal District in Thurles.

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Death Of John Loughnane, Ballydavid, Thurles, Tipp

deathIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 13th November 2015, of Mr John Loughnane, Ballydavid, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly from Co. Wexford.

Mr Loughnane was pre-deceased by his wife Anna (nee Colclough) and his passing is most deeply regretted by his daughter Patricia, sons John and Michael, grandchildren, sisters, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Loughnane will repose at Egans’ Funeral Home on Monday next November 16th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Funeral will arrive at the Church of Our Lady and St. Kevin, Littleton on Tuesday November 17th at 11:00am for Requiem Mass at 11:30am.
Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Note: House will remain private on Tuesday morning please.

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