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April 2014
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Times Of Easter Religious Ceremonies In Thurles Churches

Templemore Union of Parishes (C of I) Easter Sunday Services 2014.

St Mary’s Church, Thurles – Morning Service with Holy Communion at 9.30 am.
St Mary’s Church, Templemore -  Morning Service with Holy Communion at 10.45 am.
Kilfithmone Church, Borrisoleigh, Thurles – Morning Service with Holy Communion at 12.00 noon.

Thurles Parish (R.C.) Easter Ceremonies 2014.

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”

Bóthar Na Naomh Church, Thurles – Holy Thursday April 17th – Mass of the Lord’s Supper (With First Communion Children & Families.) at 6.30 pm.
Bóthar Na Naomh Church, Thurles – Holy Thursday April 17th – Holy Hour at 10.00 pm.
Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles – Holy Thursday April 17th – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30 pm.

Bóthar Na Naomh Church, Thurles – Good Friday April 18th – Children’s Story of the Cross at 11.00 am.
Cathedral of The Assumption & Bóthar Na Naomh Church, Thurles – Good Friday April 18th – Lord’s Passion at 3.00 pm.

Outdoor Stations of the Cross starting at 7.30 pm on Good Friday from each of the following areas; Lidl Car Park; Reilig Bhríde; Centenary Co-Op; Cleary’s Garage /St.Patrick’s Cemetery; Anner Hotel Car-park /St Mary’s Cemetery (Front & Back gates to cemetery will remain open to facilitate passage through to St Mary’s Lane, if desired.); Thurles Town Council Grounds; Mid-Tipp Co-Op Mart; Killinan Cemetery (Latter 7.00 pm) via Greyhound Stadium to the Cathedral Yard.  Prayers gathered around the Cross at 8.30 pm in the Cathedral of The Assumption.

Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles – Holy Saturday April 19th - Assembly in Cathedral Yard for Pilgrim Walk to Holycross Abbey.
Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles – Holy Saturday April 19th - Midday Prayer & Blessing of Bread at 12.00 noon.
Cathedral of The Assumption only, Thurles – Holy Saturday April 19th – Easter Vigil at 9.00 pm.

Cathedral of The Assumption & Bóthar Na Naomh, Thurles – Easter Sunday Mass Times as usual in both Churches with extra Dawn Mass in Killinan Cemetery at 6.00 am.

Confessions Holy Saturday 2014.

 Bóthar Na Naomh - 10.00 am – 11.00 am.          Cathedral of The Assumption - 11.00 am – 6.00 pm.

Please Note
No 8.00 am Mass in Cathedral of The Assumption Easter Week (April 21st -26th incl.)
No Holy Family Mass Tuesday, April 22nd.
No Confessions Fri/Sat of Easter Week in either Church.

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Tipperary Success In 60th Texaco Children’s Art 2014

Art60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition Winners Announced

There were three succesful competitors from County Tipperary named in this years 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, announced yesterday.

In Category F (6 years and under) a painting entitled “New Year’s Eve,” by Benjamin Franklin from Shronell National School, in Lattin,  Co Tipperary wins for himself a €30 art box

In Category D (9 to 11 years) with her painting entitled “Crow In The Storm,” Miranda Yanez from Lackamore National School, in Newport, Co Tipperary wins for herself a €50 art box

While in Category B (14 to 15 years) with her painting “My Sister Aisling (Model)” Emily Bourke, from the Ursuline Convent, here in Thurles, wins herself a €100 Art Box

This year a total of 126 winners will be honoured at a ceremony in June next and the top 21 pieces selected from the competition will remain on display in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin.

Congratulations and well done to all concerned.

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Tipperary Water Charges Unconfirmed

waterAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny confirmed today that his cabinet has failed to sign off on plans for water charges, at its meeting held earlier this morning.

Speaking today during Leader’s Questions, the Taoiseach appeared to confirm that households would pay at least €240.00 on average per year for the next two years. However he also confirmed that the Government had not signed off on agreed figures.

Mr Kenny also admitted that this new charge would be difficult for households to accept, but stressed that the need for a new entity that can provide new water infrastructure was imperative, with up to 40% of the water in Dublin city currently leaking into the ground.

He said that on the advice received from the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, the maximum subvention allowed cannot exceed €537m and this equates to an average bill of €240 per household per year. No information was made available on the implications of water charges for families, specifically in relation to metering and each citizens ability to pay. A free allowance is expected to be available to all households, but the extent of same remains also not yet clear.

Unconfirmed reports state that an added standing charge of less than €50 per annum is also being proposed and it is also understood that households that have not been metered when these water charges come into effect in the autumn, will now be accessed on the basis of the number of persons living in each household.

Homeowners will be charged for using water from October 2014, but will not have to pay until January next year.

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Happy Birthday To Le Cháteau / Choos Thurles Tipperary

Your Birthday Invitation from Le Cháteau Boutique and Le Cháteau Choos in Thurles!

Le-ChateauJoin Le Cháteau Boutique and Le Cháteau Choos for their birthday party, celebrating the anniversary of their respective openings. Same takes place next Saturday, (April 19th) from 10:00am to 7:00pm.  All are welcome to visit and enjoy a glass of ‘Bubbly’ and some ‘Tasty Treats,’ as you browse through the latest fashion trends or perhaps organize a voucher for that special someone.

As Tipperary fashionistas, in particular, will already know, Le Cháteau and Le Cháteau Choos together stock everything a lady needs for every occasion. Their exclusive designer clothing labels include; Annette Gortz, Oblique, Rundholz, Bleu Blanc Rouge, Airfield, Luisa Cerano, Backstage and Matilde Cano.

FIFA14-PS4Chateau Choos also here in Thurles have established and built a fine reputation for stylish and exclusive ladies footwear and are the proud stockists of brands; Mary Claud, Treacy Neuls, Alex by Mercury, Rovers, Goldmud, and of course Lario  Papucei.

Every desired matching accessory (Bags, Jewellery, Gloves, Wraps, Wallets, Scarves and Hats) is also available, with labels such as; Otazu, Olga, Maria Calderara, Totoborello, Gantebs, Amati Chic, Airfield, Lanzetti, Luisa Cerano, Oswald and Ganteb.

There will be something for everyone, including that ever patient boyfriend, partner or husband, left waiting around while you visit and browse, with your chance to entry him into a free draw to win a copy of FIFA 2014 for his PS4. (Winners details to be announced later.)

Yes ladies, trust me when I say Le Cháteau Boutique and Le Cháteau Choos have left no stone unturned in their planning for next Saturday’s big ‘Birthday Bash.’

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Thurles Natives Meet Irish President In Stratford-upon-Avon


Thurles Father & Son greet President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina in Stratford-upon-Avon

On a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, during their recent State visit to England, President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina did a spontaneous walk about and met up with Cormac Molumby and his father Gerry. Noting his Tipperary Jersey, the President asked Cormac, jesting; “Are Tipperary, still playing hurling there?” to which Cormac very quickly replied in the affirmative “Yes Sir”.

Although presently living in England, sports mad Cormac, latter a student apprentice, remains an avid Thurles Sarsfields and Tipperary fan, following their exploits constantly on line for sporting results. He is also the follower of a thriving hurling club in Warwickshire , London, attending matches at Ruislip and rarely misses matches in Semple Stadium, Thurles, and Croke Park, Dublin when back home visiting in Thurles. He supports Watford in soccer and Ireland in the Rugby and his hero is Hull City and Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long.

Cormac is son of Thurles native Gerry Molumby, (Right above) who was covering the Presidents event for the Nottingham Post and the Irish Press in the UK. Gerry also has organised St Patrick’s Day events in Nottingham now for more than a decade. Cormac’s Mother is London born, but of Irish parents; latter who hailed from Bandon (Her Dad) and Cork city (Her Mom). Gerry met Fiona first in London and as he says himself “The rest is history.”

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