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Irish Blood Transfusion Service Visits Thurles

give-bloodThe Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be visiting Thurles on Monday 28th November 2016 next.

During the visit, their Mobile Unit will hold a ‘Blood Donation Clinic’ at The Dome, in the grounds beside Semple Stadium here in the town, between the hours of 5:30pm8:30pm.

So where possible do please attend and help save a life by giving blood.

Remember staff at this Clinic will care for you in a confidential and professional manner and are always friendly and helpful. If you cannot be accepted for donation for any reason, these trained staff will tell you why, thus ensuring that you are fit and healthy before any blood donation is given. You will also be contacted and informed of any results detected which may affect your health in the future.

For further details go check their website at www. giveblood.ie or contact them on Tel: 061 – 306980.


Death of Kevin Crudden, Cabra Court, Thurles

DeathIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 24th November 2016, of Mr Kevin Crudden, No. 5 Cabra Court, Thurles, Co. Tipperary & Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh.

Mr Crudden passed away suddenly, while in the wonderful care of the Staff at Cavan General Hospital. His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving mother Bridie; father Gerry; brothers Eamon and Gerard; sisters Sinéad and Katie; nieces Tasha and Ruby; nephew Adam; grandmother Mary (Crudden); cousins; other extended relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Crudden will repose at his residence at No.5 Cabra Court, Thurles on Saturday, 26th November, from 5.00pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, on Sunday, 27th November, at 9.45am.

Requiem Mass will be held at 12.00 noon, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note: Family flowers only please.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Death of Lena Bannon, Ballycahill, Thurles

deathIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 24th November 2016, of Mrs Lena (Helena) Bannon (née Ryan), Barracurra, Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre deceased by her husband Michael, the passing of Mrs Bannon is most deeply regretted by her loving daughters Anne and Síle; sister Biddy (McCarthy, Pallasgreen.); grandchildren Elaine, Maria, Hugh and Kate; sons-in-law Pat and Conor; sister-in-law Peggy; nephews; nieces; grandnephews; grandnieces; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Bannon will repose at her residence on tomorrow Saturday, 26th November, from 3.00pm to 6.00pm, to arrive at the Church of St Cataldus, Ballycahill, Thurles, at 7.00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Sunday, 27th November, at 10.00am, followed immediately afterwards by interment in the local cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Black Friday Weekend At Thurles Centenary Co-Op

thurles-centenaryBlack Friday Weekend begins at Thurles Centenary Co-Op today (Friday 25th- Sat 26th November 2016), with massive saving to all consumers.

Call and check out Centenary Home & Garden at Templemore Rd. Thurles today and tomorrow.

Coal 40kg Premium bag €15.00 – a saving of €2.25 per bag.

Bord na Móna Briquettes – normally €3.85 per bale (Cheapest price currently in Thurles) are now even further reduced in price to just €3.50 per bale.

Broxo Water Softening Salt – normally €7.25 per bag – this weekend 5 x 1 bags for just €30.00.

Dog FoodsGain and Star Brands  – normally €18.70 per bag and €16.95 per bag – this weekend €32.00 and €28.00 respectively, per 2 x 1 bags purchased.

There are huge reductions also on Household Paint and special offers on other DIY Goods including Stanley, Bacho and Tata branded hand tools.

The Black Friday Sale will continue into Saturday only, to ensure that those unable to take advantage, due to work or other commitments, are given an opportunity to take full advantage of the huge discounts on offer.


Guilty Pleas Following Tragic Death Of Drugged Teen

LawJudge Sean O’Donnabhain, in Cork Circuit Criminal Court, has remanded three people on continuing bail, following their guilty pleas, which contributed to the tragic death of a Cork teen.

The now deceased teenager, Mr Alex Ryan, aged 18, of Liscahane, Millstreet, Co Cork, became violently ill at a house party held at St Patrick’s Terrace, Green Street, Co. Cork, on January 19th last. Mr Ryan unfortunately died from cardiac arrest having ingested a psychedelic drug which deprived his brain of an adequate oxygen supply; according to a Cork Coroner’s Court inquest held in June of this year.

The three individuals remanded on continuing bail are named as:-
Mr Ruairí Maher, aged 22, with an address at Ballycurrane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Latter had pleaded guilty previously to conspiring with another to handle drugs, namely “N Bomb” or “Smiles” (Sold illegally as an alternative to LSD or Mescaline), for sale or supply.

Mr Harry Clifton, aged 29, with an address at St Finbarr’s Place, Proby’s Quay, Cork who pleaded guilty to four charges contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act, included possession of Cannabis, “N Bomb”, DMT (Known as “Businessman’s Trip”), MDMA (Known as Ecstasy), all for sale or supply, on January 18th last.

Miss Jessica O’Connor, aged 20, with an address at Rosebank House, Ballyhar, Killarney, Co Kerry, who pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring with another to possess a controlled substance, namely “N Bomb”, for sale or supply in Cork city also on January 18th last.

Sentencing has been set for Wednesday next (November 23rd).