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Death Of Alice Brennan, Monadreen, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 20th September 2016, of Mrs Alice Brennan (née Whitty), St Anthony’s, Monadreen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her loving husband Fintan and daughter Mona-Rose; Mrs Brennan passed away following an illness borne with dignity and courage, while in the loving care of the staff of Acorn Lodge Nursing Home.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her daughters Stephanie and Denise; her brothers John, Denis and Jim; her cousins, together with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Brennan will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on tomorrow, Thursday 22nd September, 2016, from 4.30pm to 7.00pm.

Arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass will be held on Friday 23rd September at 11.00am with burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note: House Private Please.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Arrests Following Murder Of Musical Director John Donnelly

John-Donnelly-(2)Two brothers have been detained in custody in Turkey; accused of the murder of Irish theatre Director Mr John Donnelly.

Well known to members of Thurles Musical Society and indeed older members of Vincé Productions and Phoenix Productions, based in Thurles; the lifeless body of Mr Donnelly, aged 64, was found dead in an apartment he was renting on June 3rd 2016, after police were alerted to a bloodied knife, found outside the building.

Two brothers, named as Mehmet Irmak aged 28 and Sinan Irmak aged 20, have both been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing. A date for their court appearance has yet to be announced.

Mr Donnelly had travelled to Turkey on holidays shortly after his production of the hit Wexford Light Opera’s musical ‘Evita’. Turkish police confirmed that Mr Donnelly’s apartment had been ransacked and robbery was believed to have been the possible motive for his death. The victim’s body was reportedly found lying naked on the floor of his apartment on the morning following the vicious attack; his death attributed to a single stab wound.

It is believed that both men arrested were identified following the release of CCTV images which showed two men leaving his apartment building on the night Mr Donnelly died.

One of Mr Donnelly’s most recent connections with Thurles was his Direction of Spring Awakening, which contained cast members from Thurles and which walked off stage taking multiple awards; including; ‘Best Lighting’, ‘Best Costumes’, ‘Best Set’, ‘Special Adjudicators Award’, ‘Best Musical Direction’ and the much coveted ‘Best Overall Show Award’, for the 50th anniversary of the Waterford’s International Festival of Light Opera.

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National Ploughing Championships Munster Traffic Plan

gardaAn Garda Síochána are requesting that people travelling from the Cork/Munster area, over the coming days; wishing to attend the 85th National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, to turn off the M8 at Junction 6 (Horse & Jockey) and not to continue along the motorway to Portlaoise.

For people travelling from the Cork/Munster region, by turning off at Junction 6; they will avoid delays and traffic congestion in the Portlaoise area. Motorists following this suggested route will also be assisted by Gardaí who remain on point duty in the towns of Thurles, Templemore, Roscrea and Birr, and will gain faster and easier access to car parks provided on the west side of the Screggan site; without having to go into the town of Tullamore and attempt to merge with other traffic.

So turn off all sat navigation and simply plan your route by turning off the M8 at Junction 6.

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Death Of Biddy O’Neill, Holycross, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we learned of the death, on Friday 16th September 2016, of Mrs Biddy O’Neill (née Pollard), St. Frances Row, Cashel, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs O’Neill passed away peacefully while in the care of South Tipperary General Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Michael, her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving family Bridget, Patrick (Nailer), Margaret and Frances; sons-in-law; daughter-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs O’Neill will repose at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour today Sunday, from 5.30pm with removal at 7.30pm to the Church of St. John the Baptist, Cashel.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday at 10.30am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Cormac’s Cemetery, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Liam Britton, Moycarkey, Thurles

deathIt is with sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 17th September 2016, of Mr Liam Britton, Moycarkey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his loving parents and sister Renie; Mr Britton passed away after a short illness most deeply regretted by his brother Tommy; sisters Mary, Josephine & Theresa: sister in law Anne; brothers in law John Quilligan, Liam Kilroy & Jim Harmon; nieces; nephews; Uncle Jack; relatives; former Council colleagues; many neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Britton, will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Monday 19th September from 5.00pm to 7.30pm.

Arriving at the Church of St Peter’s In Chains, Moycarkey, Thurles on Tuesday 20th September, at 11.00am, for Requiem Mass at 11.30am followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Peter’s Cemetery, Moycarkey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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