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ETB Invite Expressions Of Interest For Accommodation Provision

Tipperary Education and Training Centre (ETB) will be opening a new Further Education and Training Centre in the Archerstown Business Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.  Same venue will provide training for Apprenticeship Learners in the form of training courses of durations of between 20-22 weeks, with several student intakes per year.  Their accommodation needs will vary from 4 nights to 7 nights a week while these training programmes are running.

Tipperary ETB are now inviting expressions of interest from accommodation providers within the Thurles locality, which can be included on the Tipperary ETB accommodation list for those involved in Apprenticeship courses.

If interested please contact Mr Tony Perez on Tel: (051) 640745 or Email tperez@tipperaryetb for an application form. This form can also be downloaded from HERE.


Horse & Jockey Concerts Support Suir Haven Cancer Centre

Above photo shows a cheque being presented to Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre; the proceeds from two Variety Concerts performed by the renowned Horse and Jockey Singers.
Featured (L to R) are: Anna Ryan, Clare Bohan, Marie McGrath, (All 3 ladies representing Suir Haven), with Liam Ó Donnchú, Connie O’Keeffe and Tom Ryan, (Latter 3 representing the Horse and Jockey Singers).

The Horse and Jockey Singers recently hosted two packed performances; part of their highly successful series of Christmas Variety Concerts, the proceeds of which were donated in support of Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre, situated on Clongour Road, here in Thurles.  Both enjoyable events were staged in the Horse and Jockey Hotel Theatre, Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Suir Haven  Cancer Support Centre in Thurles is a community based centre, where everyone is welcome; whether one is living with cancer or simply modified by it, through affected family members, their carers, their children or friends.

All of the cancer support services delivered by the Centre are provided free of charge.


Death Of Anne Walsh, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipp.

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 9th December 2017, of Mrs Anne Walsh (née Coleman), late of Sutton Park, Dublin 13, Co. Dublin and formerly of Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Walsh passed away while in the tender care of the doctors, nurses and staff of the Conall Ward of St. Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park, Co.Dublin, following a long illness, most bravely borne.

The passing of Mrs Walsh is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Peter; sons Jack Jamie and John; daughter Clare; doting Mamó of Rita-Anne and Sadhbh; loving sister of Christy; extended family members and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
Requiem Mass for Mrs Walsh will be held on Monday, 11th of December next at 12.00 noon in the Church of The Resurrection, Bayside Blvd N, Kilbarrack Lower, Dublin 13.

Cremation Service immediately afterwards at Dardistown Crematorium, , for 2.00pm.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Death Of Mary Dailide, formerly Upperchurch, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 7th December 2017, of Mrs Mary (Bab) Dailide (née Bourke), The Green, Garristown, Co.Dublin and formerly of Upperchurch, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Romford, Essex, England.

Predeceased by her husband Tony; Mrs Dailise passed away peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her sons David and Anthony; granddaughter Molly; brothers; sisters; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Dailide will repose at Ryan’s Funeral Home, Frederick Street, Ashbourne, Co. Meath from 5.00pm to 7.00pm on Sunday evening.

Removal on Monday morning to the Church of The Assumption, Garristown, Co. Dublin, to arrive for funeral Mass at 11.00am, followed by cremation afterwards in Glasnevin Crematorium at 12.40pm.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Cultivated Cannabis Seized In Roscrea


A number of searches, conducted under ‘Operation Thor’ yesterday and last night, saw four searches in the Newport area and two searches in the Roscrea area of Co. Tipperary.

Following the searches a male was arrested and today remains in custody following the location and seizure of an anticipated fifty thousand Euro worth cannabis under cultivation.

The discovery was made in the precincts of Roscrea town, during an intelligence fed, planned search, which saw Tipperary Divisional Drugs Squad uncovered the drug.

The man arrested is understood to be detained at Nenagh Garda station, where he remains currently for questioning by detectives.