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Parkers Restaurant, Holycross, Damaged By Fire

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Parker’s Restaurant, Holycross, Thurles.

Fire broke out early this morning at the well established, busy Parker’s Restaurant, situated in Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Management of the restaurant, which is a firm favourite of both local people and visiting tourists to Holycross, are unable today to confirm on how the blaze actually started, which caused serious internal damage to the building.

A member of staff arriving on duty this morning is understood to have raised the alarm and nobody is understood, thankfully, to have been hurt as a direct result of the fire.

On their Facebook today Parker’s Restaurant report the following entry, “It is with great sadness that we have to inform you our restaurant will remain closed until further notice due to fire damage. Thankfully no one was hurt in a fire that broke out in the early hours of this morning, however a lot of internal damage has been done.”

Parkers Restaurant have apologies for any inconvenience caused and ask that they be contacted on Moblie Tel. No 087-4417218 with regard to all future bookings and enquiries.

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Death Of Alvin Boles, Gortnahoe, Thurles

angelIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Monday 2nd January 2017, of Mr Alvin Boles, Patrick’s Gate, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; late of Jossestown, Fethard, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Boles is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Jackie; son; daughters; father Stan & mother Kitty; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; extended family and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Boles will repose at Fennessy’s Funeral Home, Kickham St., Clonmel on tomorrow evening, Wednesday, from 4.00pm followed by removal at 7.00pm to The Sacred Heart Church, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday morning at 11.30am, followed by burial immediately thereafter in the Good Shephard Cemetery, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Mary Duffy Moyne Co. Tipperary

deathIt was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Sunday 1st January 2017, of Mrs Mary Duffy (née Carey), formerly of Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Collins Avenue, Dublin 9.

Mrs Duffy passed away peacefully following a short illness, while in the loving care of the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Beloved wife of the late Patrick, the death of Mrs Duffy is most deeply regretted by her sons Martin, Patrick and Ailbe; her daughter Marena; son-in-law Jerry; daughters-in-law Sandra, Maria and Shelly; her thirteen grandchildren; sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended family and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Duffy will repose at the Kirwan Funeral Home, 82 Ballygall Road West, Finglas East, Dublin 11, on tomorrow, Tuesday, with family in attendance from 5.00pm until 8.00pm.

Funeral Mass will take place at 11.30am on Wednesday morning in Our Lady of Victories Church, Ballymun Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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Death of Philomena Murphy, Oakfield Drive, Thurles

DeathIt was with sadness we learned of the death, on Saturday 31st December 2016, of Mrs Philomena (Phil) Murphy (née O’Dowd), No.33 Oakfield Drive, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

The passing of Mrs Murphy is most deeply regretted by her son Paul; daughter Grace; grandchildren; friend Pat; brothers Michael, Tom and Pat; sisters Kay, Marian, Lena and Theresa; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; grand-nephews; grand-nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Murphy will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, 3rd January 2017, from 4.00pm to 6.15pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, at 6.45pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Mother Of Shane MacGowan Dies In Tipp Road Accident

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Singer Shane MacGowan

It is with sadness we report that a woman has died following a single-vehicle road crash in North Tipperary earlier this afternoon.

The victim has been named as Mrs Therese MacGowan; mother of much loved Mr Shane MacGowan, singer with the renowned band ‘The Pogues’.

Mrs MacGowan, who lived locally and who was aged in her late 80’s, is understood to have struck a wall in the townsland of Ballintogher, close to the village of Silvermines, with a vehicle she was driving, shortly before 3.00pm.

Her body was taken to Limerick University Hospital, where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on tomorrow Monday.

The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination and local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or those with information to contact Nenagh Garda Station on Tel: 067-50450, the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any garda station.

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