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Death Of Mrs Mary Maher, Loughmore, Thurles

It is with sadness we learned of the death, yesterday (Wednesday 23rd September 2015), of Mrs Mary Maher (née Bowen), Kilbrickane, Loughmore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Ballygarvan, Co. Cork.

Pre-deceased by her sister Noirine and brothers Jim (Joss), Tom and John, the passing of Mrs Maher took place following a short illness, latter borne with great dignity.

Her death is deeply regretted by her loving husband Jim, sons Stephen and Jim, daughter Anne Marie, daughters-in-law Breda and Eileen, much adored grandchildren Jim, Henry, Stefan, Orlaith and Sinéad, sister Anna, brother-in-law Bill, sisters-in-law Celia, Kit and Ena, her treasured nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours and wonderful friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Maher will repose at her son Jim’s residence, Kilbrickane House, Loughmore, Thurles, tomorrow Friday, September 25th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, before arriving at the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Loughmore, on Saturday morning, September 26th, for Funeral Mass at 11:30am.

Burial will take place following Mass in the adjoining cemetery.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Note – Blood Pressure Road Show For Thurles

Heart AppealWith heart disease now acknowledged as responsible for the highest death rates in Ireland, Anner Hotel Leisure Centre staff here in Thurles have vowed to assist both their Leisure Centre members and the general public in their quest to achieve better overall heart health.

To this end therefore they have held various events, each open to the general public, e.g. On September 1st last, a talk on how to have a healthy heart and C.P.R demonstrations performed by a local paramedic.

Free Blood Pressure Road Show – Tuesday September 29th 2015, supported by Medtronic.

On Tuesday September 29th 2015 from 10:00am1:00pm the Blood Pressure Road Show will be on site at the Anner Hotel, taking free blood pressure readings and giving out result cards.

Note: This event is readily open to the general public.

For more information please feel free to contact the Anner Leisure Centre on Tel: 0504 21164.

To further facilitate those unable to attend on the morning of Tuesday September 29th 2015, this Mobile Clinic will move to a new located on Lower Liberty Square, Thurles, (Positioned outside Catherine Maher Pharmacy and Mary Duffy Hair Salon – by the kind assistance and permission of Templemore / Thurles  Municipal District Council), from 2:00pm6:00pm.

So please do take the chance to avail of this wonderful opportunity to have your blood pressure checked, in the certain and clear knowledge that there are no fee’s payable for this service and no donations expected.

As stated, this Clinic is operated by the Irish Heart Foundation and for more advice on ‘Healthy Heart’ please CLICK HERE.

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Thurles Deaths Announced 23rd September 2015


deathIt is with sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 23rd September 2015, of Mr Andrew (Ronnie) McCarthy, No. 6 Lisheen Terrace, Mitchel Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The sudden passing of Mr McCarthy, formerly of Littleton, Co. Tipperary is deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, aunt, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr McCarthy will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home tomorrow, Thursday, September 24th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, arriving at The Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, at 7.30pm.
Requiem Mass will be held on Friday morning at 11:00am, followed by burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.


deathIt is with sadness we learned of the death of Mr Michael Bohane, Moycarkey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; Skibbereen, Co. Cork; Glenageary, Co. Dublin; Florida, U.S.A and Co. Meath.

The sudden passing of Mr Bohane, on Sunday 12th July 2015, is deeply regretted by his devoted wife Josephine (nee Maher, Killough, Thurles), his loving sons Alan and Adrian, brothers Patrick and Sean, sister Norah, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Bohane will arrive for funeral Mass in St. Peter’s Church, Moycarkey, Thurles at 12:00 noon on Saturday next, September 26th, followed by burial afterwards in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Moycarkey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Contract Signed For Templemore / Thurles Municipal District HQ


Pictured Above: (Back Row L-R):- Mr Michael Ryan (Administrator Templemore / Thurles Municipal District Council ), Councillors Mr Jim Ryan, Mr David Doran, Mr Jackie Cahill, and Mr Willie Kennedy, Mr Frank Geary (Contracts Manager Conack Construction Ltd), Mr Michael Tierney (T/T Municipal District Council Engineer),

(Front Row L-R):- Mr Michael Landers (Managing Director at EML Architects Ltd), Mr Joe MacGrath (C.O. Tipperary Co. Council), Mr Seamus Hanafin (Cathaoirleach Tipperary Co Council), Councillor Mr John Hogan, Mr Tom O’Connor (Director Conack Construction Ltd) and Mr Matt Shortt (Director of Services Templemore / Thurles Municipal Council).

Yesterday, (21st September 2015), saw the final signing of a contract, in the Anner Hotel, Thurles, for the extension and refurbishment of the existing old Tipperary Library building, latter situated on Mathew Avenue in the town.

As previously sanctioned by Tipperary Co. Council, the old Thurles Library building will soon become the new administrative offices of the Templemore / Thurles Municipal District Council, with work expected to be fully completed by the end of 2016. The signing of this contract will now see the full commencement of building works; beginning with immediate effect.

No decision as yet has been made as to the disposal of the present Municipal District Council Office, situated on Slievenamon Road in Thurles, latter which, due to limited office administrative space, has now outlived its current usefulness.

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Tipperary’s Anton Banaghan Wowed X Factor Judges

Romanian native and Tipperary resident Anton Banaghan, certainly wowed judges Simon Cowell, Nick Grimshaw, plus lovelies Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Rita Ora on last night’s X Factor, with his impressive rendition of George Ezra’s ‘Budapest’.

The 21-year-old Anton, who moved here to Ireland with his adopted family, received four unanimous ‘Yes’ thumbs up’s from the judging panel after he performed last night on the final audition show of the 2015 X Factor season.

“I’m from County Tipperary and I am a part time bar man. I work in a local pub and they have open ‘mic nights’ where I get up on stage and entertain the locals,” he told the panel

“I have only been singing for about three years. I have not had any lessons. Singing makes me happy and I feel something that you can’t explain sometimes. My dream is to sell records, that’s what I want to do,” he continued.

All fingers will be crossed here in Tipperary for Anton tonight, in the hope that he will be among those selected to make it to the X Factor Bootcamp, under the ‘Boys’ category.

The televised programme goes out on TV3 tonight at 8:00pm.

Go Anton Banaghan, certainly the gorgeous Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is in your corner.

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