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Female Arrested Following Discovery Of Roscrea Body

gardaThe State Pathologist has been notified following the discovery of the body of a male, in his forties, found dead with what is understood to be stab wounds at a house in Co Tipperary in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí have arrested a woman in her mid-forties in relation to the incident, after the body was discovered at a residents at ‘The Maltings’, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, shortly after 2.30am.

The arrested female is being detained at Nenagh Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardaí in Roscrea were alerted to the incident in the area this morning and attended the scene, where a male suffering apparent stab wounds was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí have preserved the scene and are currently investigating.


Thurles G.A.A. Memorabilia Fair 2016

In association with Lár na Páirce, (Thurles GAA Museum), a G.A.A. Memorabilia Fair will be held on Sunday, November 27th, 2016, from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm, in the Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre (beside Semple Stadium).


This G.A.A. Memorabilia Fair will give private collectors / customers a chance to browse and search a large selection of match programs, club histories, hurling, football, camogie and handball publications, as well as other G.A.A materials / collectables, while in the spacious surroundings of the Thurles Sarsfields G.A.A. Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Collectors and sellers are cordially invited to attend this event, where it is hoped they will find plenty of material to interest them. Sales positions, free of charge, may be booked in advance simply by contacting the organisers no later than November 23rd next.

Admission to this busy annual collectors event will be €3.00, with accompanied children free of charge. The venue provides for disabled access, bar facilities, teas and coffees; with same located within a five minutes walk from Thurles Railway Station.

For further information please contact:-
Seamus King: Mobile – 0872246245 or Liam Ó Donnchú: Mobile – 0866036547.


Phoenix Productions Coffee Morning

phoenix“Ah, music,”  he said, wiping his eyes. A magic beyond all we do here!”
[Quote J.K. Rowling, – (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) ]

Miriam Callanan [Denis Kinane Motors (Honda Centre)] Reports:-

For many years here in Thurles, the youth musical theatre group, ‘Phoenix Productions’ have been bringing, annually to the stage, performances par excellence.

As the years have progressed, many of these young performers have continued in their great love of theatre and are regularly invited to join other musical groups and societies nationally, because of their acknowledged talents.

To ensure and encourage that such talent is continued on into the future, Phoenix Productions are holding a fund raising coffee morning in the Source Library on tomorrow (Saturday November 19th), from 10.00am 1.00pm.

So do take a well deserved break from your busy shopping and pop into Thurles Library for a relaxing cup of  coffee, a piece of delicious home-made cake and of course ‘that inevitable good humoured banter’. All support will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for the Music.


Death Of Eileen Kennedy, Slievenamon Road, Thurles

DeathIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 16th November 2016, of Mrs Eileen Kennedy (née Treacy), Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Stradavoher, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Mrs Kennedy passed away peacefully, while in the care of the Staff at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving husband, of 55 years, Seamus; daughters Eleanor (Gilman); Gayl and Michelle (Hever); sons-in-law Donal and Ronan; grandchildren Sinéad, James and Clodagh; sister-in-law Rita; brother-in-law Paddy; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Kennedy will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on tomorrow Thursday from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption on Friday morning at 10.15am.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: Family flowers only please.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Death Of Seamus Hynes, Borrisoleigh, Thurles

deathIt was with sadness we learned of the death on Monday last, 14th November 2016, of Mr Seamus Hynes, Castleview, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Hynes is most deeply regretted by his loving sisters Marie and Dill; nephews; niece; brother-in-law; extended relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Hynes will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, on today Wednesday, November 16th, from 5.00pm, followed by removal at 7.00pm to the Sacred Heart Church, in Borrisoleigh.

Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday, November 17th, at 11.00 am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Templeree Cemetery.

Note: Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to North Tipperary Hospice.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.