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Thurles Credit Union Cash Draw September 2015

TCUThurles Credit Union held their monthly ‘Members Cash Draw‘ at Credit Union House, Parnell Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on today, (Saturday 5th of September 2015).

The monthly draw, which is always computer generated, saw the 1st prize of €10,000 go to winner Mr Patrick Joyce, The Island, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny.

Pictured left at the presentation is staff member and fellow Kilkenny native, Catherine Henderson, (Right) presenting a delighted Mr Joyce (Left) with his first prize.

Three other runners-up prizes of €1000 each were also drawn by three other lucky winners who are named hereunder as follows:-

(1) Mr Simon Gleeson and M/s Lorraine Cleary, Ballycurrane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
(2) M/s Gabrielle O’Meara, Clongour, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
(3) M/s Kathleen Benson, Athnid, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Our congratulations to all of the above named September 2015 Thurles Credit Union cash draw winning members.


Death Of Thomas Cawley, Littleton, Thurles, Tipp

deathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 4th September 2015, of Mr Thomas Cawley, No 4. St. Bridgets Terrace, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Cawley is most deeply regretted by his wife Marcella, daughters Sarah, Louise, Elaine and Tara, grandchildren, mother-in-law, brothers, sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, many relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Cawley will repose at his home today, Saturday, with removal to the Church of Our Lady and St. Kevin, Littleton, to arrive at 8:30 pm.
Requiem Mass will take place on Sunday at 12:00 noon, followed by burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note: No flowers please, donations to Irish Cancer Research.

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Death Of Phil O’Dwyer, Ard Mhuire, Thurles, Tipp

It is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday September 3rd 2015, of Mrs Phil O’Dwyer (née Webster) No 19. Ard Mhuire, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mrs O’Dwyer, who was predeceased by her husband Tommy, is most deeply regretted by her loving sons Jack, Paddy and Tommy, daughters Helen and Marian, brother Paddy, sisters Ann and Chris, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs O’Dwyer will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home on Saturday evening, (5th September) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, before arriving to the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 8.30pm.

Funeral Mass on Sunday (6th September), at 12:00 noon. Burial will take place after Mass in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Milford Care Centre.

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Youth Arrested Following Borrisoleigh Assault

GardaAn 18 year old male youth is being held today at Thurles Garda Station, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act; latter which permits the detainee to be held in detention for up to 24 hours.

This detention follows the arrest of a youth early this morning; for questioning by Gardaí in connection with an incident which took place in the village of Borrisoleigh overnight. We understand that the male was taken into custody following an apparent assault which took place on the rural village’s Main Street, just shortly after midnight last night.

The victim is understood to be another male, believed to be in his 20’s and who it is understood suffered only minor injuries.

Anyone with any information surrounding this incident are being asked to contact Templemore Garda station on Tel: 0504-32630, or the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800-666-111, or indeed any Garda station.


Tipperary Publican Dies In Workplace Accident

deathMr John Ahern in his 67th year;  a father of four from Ballymackeogh, Newport, Co Tipperary, died tragically last night in what was described as an unfortunate workplace accident.

The well-known and loved Tipperary publican, agricultural contractor and dairy farmer, who had a passion for vintage machinery, was located deceased by his son Michael and daughter in law Theresa, wedged between the hood and the cab of his vintage lorry.

Following the grim discovery, Gardaí and emergency services were called to the rear of Mr Ahern’s family home, at approximately 9.50pm last night.

Mr Ahern ran the well known Ahern’s bar on the road between Newport to Limerick (R503); a premises renowned for hosting Sunday night dancing.

Mr Ahern is survived by his sons Michael, John Christopher and daughters Aishling and Deirdre.

In the wake of this tragedy, a deep sense of sadness, combined with disbelief and shock is being expressed in the surrounding area of Newport town today.

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