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Death Of Mairead Ryan, Killiney, Dublin / Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Sunday 27th September 2015, of Mrs Mairead Ryan (née Ryan), Killiney, Co. Dublin and formally of Thurles, Co. Tipperary,

The beloved wife of the late Thurles born Mr Tony Ryan (Guinness Peat Aviation & Ryanair) and mother of the late Mr Cathal Ryan; Mrs Ryan’s passing is most deeply regretted by her sons Shane, Declan, her grand children Cillian, Danielle, Claudia and Cameron, Conor, Eoin, Jack and Ana, Jake, Molly, Toni and her sister Ann. Also sister of the late Nuala, John and Seamus together with other extended family and many friends.

Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday (September 29th) at 11:00am in the Cathedral of The Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note: Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Barnardos, Thurles.

Barnardos, Thurles benefited greatly in the past from a generous donation from the Tony Ryan Trust; enabling the former venue to undertake major redesign and expansion at their present Thurles child and family support facility.

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Special Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

A special super moon lunar eclipse will occur tonight (Sunday, September 27, 2015) continuing into tomorrow morning (September 28th, 2015), which will create in the minds of some observers an atmosphere of wonder; while in others fear, marking the beginning of the end of our world.

Fear not however, as the last time this lunar eclipse took place was in 1982 and same event is expected to be repeated again in 2033.

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), tonight’s event requires the alignment of three astronomical cycles that only happens once every 18 years and 11 days.

When the moon is at “perigee”, or its shortest distance from our earth, it is approximately 226,000 miles away. From this distance it will appear to be 14% larger and some 30% brighter than when it was at its furthermost point away from us. It is also during this lunar eclipse, that the moon appears to turn a deep rusty red and this is caused by sunlight being scattered by our earth’s atmosphere.

When can I see this lunar eclipse I hear you ask? Answer; when the moon starts to enter our earth’s shadow at around 1:10am in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Here in Ireland on other years, tonight’s super moon would normally be referred to as the ‘Harvest Moon’, due to its occurrence falling as it does at the beginning of our autumn season.

Tonight’s astronomical event will require no special equipment and the moon will be fully eclipsed for a little over one hour or from start to finish it is expected to last just over three hours in total.

According to today’s forecast, our weather is expected to facilitate most viewers here in Ireland; wishing to view at least some part of this rare, past midnight, “Blood Red Super Moon” phenomenon.

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Death Of Tom Murphy, Drish, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

deathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 25th September 2015, of Mr Tomas Murphy, St. Joseph’s, Dublin Road (Drish), Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Murphy, after a long illness, is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, sons John, Tom and Paul, daughters Patricia, Ursula, Catherine and Marie, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother Bill, sister Una, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
Mr Murphy’s earthly remains will repose at his residence St. Joseph’s Dublin Road, (Drish), Thurles, tomorrow, Saturday, September 26th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption on Sunday at 9:30am, for Requiem Mass at 12:00 noon.
Burial will take place afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note Please: House private on Sunday morning. No flowers.

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Thurles Gardaí Warn Of “Vishing” Telephone Scam

gardaThurles Gardaí today are warning the public to beware of a ‘telephone scam’ in which persons are being encouraged to part with their private personal data, as part of an overall bogus security call.

Voice Phishing or Vishing

Voice phishing, sometimes referred to as “Vishing” (The word is a combination of “voice” and “phishing”) happens when criminals / fraudsters deceive people into providing personal information, which they then attempt to use later to commit fraud.

The “Vishing” conversation between you (the victim) and the scam artist / fraudster, (the criminal) will basically take on the following format.

(A) You, a member of the public, receive a telephone call to your land-line from an unknown individual who will most likely claim to be a security person from a well-known department store.

(B) the members of the public will be asked to provide personal financial details, as part of the conversation.

(C) When you decline to give required details requested, (Which you, without exception, should always do regardless) the incoming caller politely advises the member of the public to either contact their financial institution, using the telephone number on the reverse of their genuine card, or alternatively to contact the local Gardaí and provide the required information to them. Note: You may also be advised by the fraudster of the name of the local Garda Superintendent, thus appearing to legitimize the need for you to provide your personal financial details.

(D) You, the victim, then hang up and assume you are now phoning back either the bank or the Gardaí as per instructed by the fraudster.

(E) However the original call, connecting you, has never been fully terminated by them and you the victim will end up disclosing your personal banking details to the fraudster or his / her accomplice, who has remained connected to your outgoing telephone line.

Please everyone, do keep in mind that no truly genuine person or representative from any organisation will ever call and seek your personal, private details or other data, either over the phone or by email contact.

Reminder: Thurles Garda Station – Open Day Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Thurles Gardaí would also like to remind the general public that tomorrow (Saturday, September 26th, 2015) the Thurles Station are holding anOpen Day, to which all are invited to attend between the hours 2:00pm and 5:00pm.  This ‘Open Day’ event will grant the observer a more intimate knowledge of the everyday workings of An Garda Síochána in our local community, while also serving as useful to second level and third level students, who may be planning a future career, as a member of Ireland’s much valued police force.

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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.

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