The wedding took place yesterday of the very lovely Miss Ciara-Lee Moran, daughter of Mrs Lorraine & Mr Anthony Moran, to Mr Gary Whittle son of Mrs Norma & Mr Ken Whittle and brother to Mrs Jennifer Cleary, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.
Miss Ciara-Lee Moran & Mr Garry Whittle, pictured here following their wedding 3/5/2013.
Their marriage took place in the beautiful rustic Church of St Mary’s, Geashill, Co Offaly, with the ceremony conducted by the Rector, Rev. Canon David Hutonbury
Escorted down the aisle by her father Anthony, the bride looked stunningly beautiful in a full length A-line, semi fishtail, Marie McElheron bespoke design, chiffon, ivory wedding gown decorated with beaded detail.
Equally beautiful was her accompanying Bridesmaid, Miss Orlaith Doheny, latter who wore a red 50′s style, shaped A-line gown with matching red ribbon, highlighted by vintage pearl jewelled accessories.
The Groom, Garry and his Best man, Mr Kenneth Whittle (Brother) both looked dashing in Charcoal Grey evening suits & Egg-Cream shirts, elegantly highlighted by red ties and matching handkerchiefs.
The couple proclaimed their love for each other in front of a large gathering of family and close friends, with music for the church ceremony provided by vocalist Miss Pauline Moran on guitar. Scripture readings were undertaken by close friends of the couple.
Following the marriage ceremony, the new Mr and Mrs Whittle retired to the very popular wedding venue, the magnificent 4 Star, Mullingar Park Hotel where guests, under the most helpful eye of Wedding Co-ordinator, Miss Emelda Murray, were entertained to traditional seasonal hot punch, together with a host of other light refreshments.
Following family photographs the newly married couple joined their guests in the venues main Banqueting Suite for dinner, which was immediately followed by dancing very late into the evening.
The couple have chosen Tuscany, latter a region in central Italy, as their favoured honeymoon destination & so to Ciara-Lee & Garry go all our best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous life together.
Greenvale Animal Feeds, synonymous with the Thurles Sugar Factory site at Cabragh, Thurles, has decided to rationalise production of animal feeds by phasing out current production at their plant, transferring it instead to Dan O’Connor Feeds in Limerick.
Some ten jobs are immediately under threat at this Thurles plant, following this decision by the Nenagh based Arrabawn Co-op to close the facility with effect from August 2013 next.
This decision has been identified as a necessary by Arrabawn to further rationalise the production of their current animal feed product range and thus significantly reduce current overheads.
The Greenvale plant, accredited by the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS), was originally acquired from Greencore in 2006 and manufactures a wide range of premium feeds for horses, cattle and sheep, under the brands names Gowla, Superthrive and Muesli Concentrates. It is understood that future production of these brands will not be affected by the closure and will continue to be distributed to agri- retail outlets.
The Co-Op have stated that there will be some opportunities for redeployment, as this necessary transfer will create some additional new jobs in Limerick. However the 100 miles return travelling distance, between Thurles and the newly identified Limerick location, is most likely to prove unrealistic, to the present settled workforce.
Anger in Thurles this morning is directed at what most people refer to as ‘Total Political Indifference,’ by present elected government representatives and are calling on Minister Richard Bruton to now declare Thurles Town an unemployment ‘Black Spot’ & a disaster area.
Supermac’s Thurles, currently require a home delivery driver.
Applicants for the Home Delivery Driver position must have a full clean licence, own car, and possess excellent communication skills. Applicants for this position must also possess extensive knowledge of the Thurles area.
The successful candidates must have a good outgoing personality, enjoy dealing with the public. The role may suit someone wishing to return to work or as a way of earning extra income.
Candidates must also have fluent English and be flexible to work late evenings/weekends.
TO APPLY: Please submit your CV through this website or alternatively you may drop it into the Manager on duty at Liberty Square, here in Thurles.
Payment: Discussed at interview. Terms: Contract / Temporary, Part-time. Application Last updated: 29/4/2013
InsideIreland.ie report this morning that Kieran Wallace and Padraic Monaghan of KPMG have been appointed Joint Receivers to the Anner Hotel here in Thurles Co Tipperary with effect from yesterday.
Pillo Hotels Limited have taken over the management of the hotel, which was a wonderful family friendly run Three Star Hotel on the outskirts of Thurles Town, established and operated by the Mulcahy family for the past 25 years.
The receivers have confirmed that business will continue as normal at the hotel and there will be no interruptions to trade, with all customer bookings, deposits and memberships continuing be honoured by the new management.
The arrival in Thurles on Thursday afternoon of RTÉ -TG4 television journalist Tomás Ó Mainnín to St.Mary’s Famine Museum, has given a huge boost to the campaign by the Thurles tourist group ‘Hidden Tipperary,’ latter who are calling for the repatriation of the Derrynaflan Hoard back to The Source Exhibition Centre in central Thurles.
The programme went out on Sunday evening 28th April last on Nuacht TG4 (See Below about 5.24 minutes into the news bulletin.)
Hidden Tipperary wish to thank Flan Quigney, Tom Noone, Stewart Willoughby, Brian Corbett & Michael Bannon for their assistance during the filming of this event.
Thurles Town Bell
Hidden Tipperary are also now requesting the return of Thurles Town Bell which was once suspended from a wooden tower above the Thurles Market House in Liberty Square, latter which was demolished in 1901 by Thurles Urban Council, following the erection of the “Stone Man,” more accurately referred to as the 1798 Memorial.
This Thurles Bell is understood to be currently stored somewhere in the possession of North Tipperary Co. Council.
The Thurles Market House
Thurles Market House was originally erected in 1743, in the centre of Main Street, now named Liberty Square. It was an oblong structure with stone stepped balconies at both ends, giving access to the top storey of this structure. The upper storey was used as a courthouse and assembly room, until the erection of the present Courthouse now in Rossa St. For a short time this upper floor was also used as a protestant Church.
Under the balconies arched-gateways, made of cut-stone, were the doors which led to the ground floor chamber, the entrance to which, on either side, contained small cells used for the detention of prisoners awaiting transportation to larger jails. The centre part of the under chamber, to which side gates also granted admission, were occupied & rented by butchers’ stalls selling fresh meat. This meat market or “Shambles,” sometimes referred also contained tables on which on occasion other traders displayed their goods for sale.
The greater part of the building fell as a result of a fire about the year 1870. It’s aforementioned Town Bell escaped injury and was given to the local workhouse (Hospital of The Assumption) or county home, where it remained in use, with the title of ‘Famine Bell,’ until resent years & prior to the revitalisation of the buildings in this area.
It is on record that Ger Grant, the highwayman, spent a period of incarceration in Thurles Market House. He once attempted to escape from there, however a blow on the head from an iron implement, by a woman, one Jenny Crowe the jailer’s assistant, rendered him unconscious and he was thrown back into his cell. Near this Market House, on this public street, up to about the year 1800, were also to be found the “Stocks,” for the detention of disorderly individuals, deemed in need of physical punishment involving public humiliation.