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Drugs Seized By Patrolling Gardaí, near Cahir, Co. Tipp.

A man is due before a special sitting of Cashel District Court today, accused of suspected drug trafficking, amongst other possible preferred charges.

Gardaí, at around 3.00pm yesterday afternoon, and while on patrol on the M8, near Cahir, pulled over the 39-year-old male driver of a car, whom they detected exceeding the speed limit.

On their further determination of the drivers condition, he was then arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, together with driving having no Motor Insurance and no Vehicle Road Tax.

Having confiscated the car; in the Garda follow up search of the vehicle and the man, cannabis herb with an estimated street value of around €38,000 was also located and seized.


‘The Visit’ – A Poem From The Pen Of Tom Ryan

The Visit

© Author & Poet Tom Ryan.

“Her old eyes sparkled to salute our arrival
At the quiet chalet, where she in her ninetieth year and alone,
Was captive, held by time.
The laughing good natured girl held her in gentleness,
Directing her faltering steps to the waiting Nissan Sunny.
Earlier, by the embers of a turf fire dying,
She had indifferently sipped the lukewarm tea,
Watching in silence the ancient chestnut trees outside
Yield their sap to the ways of time,
Old and gnarled and bare.
She had prayed with her friends ‘The Rosary’,
For himself now years long gone,
And herself and all she loved,
And the good days, too, thank God,
As she, frail-fingered again and again
Old Holy Communion photographs.
Black and white and musty-dusty, faded now
Sweet in their wistfulness,
Like a long lost summer of youth.
On the shelf by the bed and the fire
The Virgin’s statue in stone.
In the emptiness of time.
Fading now the ever retreating memories
Hard days slaning the stubborn bog with himself,
Billycan tea in the warm, sweet meadows of high summer,
The giggles and laughter of a crossroads ceili do
By the Devils’ Bit hill in Barnane.
The joy of a long and dignified togetherness
In a quiet intimacy,
Things to sugar the tea of thought with now.
Her niece in the Nissan Sunny, she brightly felt,
Could smile like the sun and her mother.
Ah, little it mattered where they’d go,
‘Twould put a homely, decent hour or two
Between herself and the loneliness.”


Tom Ryan, “Iona”, Rahealty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


Thurles Lions Club – Diabetic Screening Day

Photo L-R: Eilish Costello, Diana Kearney (Thurles Pharmacy), Gary Roche (President of Thurles Lions Club) and Bee Hayes (Thurles Lions Club member) who is organising this event.

Thurles Lions Club are holding their Annual “Diabetic Screening Day”, which is taking place at Thurles Pharmacy, Thurles Shopping Centre, Thurles on Saturday 21st April next, between the hours 9.30am and 5.00pm.

Do take the time to undergo a very quick and simple test, as part of this Diabetic screening, and if needs be, receive further advice on necessary next steps to be taken.

Note: All are welcome to attend!


Death of Catherine McEnaney, Formerly Clonoulty, Tipperary

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death today, April 13th 2018, of Mrs Catherine (Kitty) McEnaney (née Maher), High Road, Killmacomma, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Clonoulty Curragh, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Beloved wife of the late Pakie; Mrs McEnaney passed away peacefully while in the loving care of the Staff at St. Anne’s Ward, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving sons David and John; sisters Mary Butler, Nellie Carmody, Bridget O’Gorman and Joan Kinane; brothers Paddy, Mick and Tom; daughter-in-law Angela; grandsons Philip, Thomas and Marcus; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs McEnaney will lie in repose at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour, The Green, Cashel on Sunday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Removal will take place on Monday morning to St. John the Baptist Church, Clonoulty, for Requiem Mass at 11.30am, followed immediately afterwards by interment in Ardmayle Cemetery, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Death Of Eddie O’Meara M.C.C. Mullinahone, Thurles

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 12th April 2018, of Mr Eddie O’Meara M.C.C. Ballydonnell, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr O’Meara passed away following a short illness, while surrounded by his loving family, at the Mercy Hospital, Grenville Place, Co. Cork.

Predeceased by his son Frank; the passing of Mr O’Meara is most deeply regretted by his wife Josephine; sons Sean, Kevin, Aiden, Edwin and Joe; his eight grandchildren; daughters-in-law; niece; nephews; extended relatives; council colleagues; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr O’Meara will lie in repose at his residence in Ballydonnell, Mullinahone, Thurles, on Sunday afternoon, 15th April, from 2.00pm to 7.00pm,  with removal at 7.30pm to St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone.

Requiem Mass on Monday, April 16th, at 12.00 noon, followed by burial in St. Michaels Cemetery, Killaghy, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.