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Death Of Kathleen McInerney, Cabra Bridge, Thurles.

With Sincere SympathyIt is with sadness we learned today of the death, on Thursday June 11th 2015, of Kathleen McInerney, Cabra Bridge, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

M/s McInerney was daughter of the late Mr Michael and Mrs Winifred McInerney and her passing is deeply regretted by her loving sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements

M/s McInerney will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home Dublin Road, Thurles, today, Friday, June 12th, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, arriving at Holycross Abbey, Thurles at 7:00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday at 11.30am with burial afterwards in Kiltillane Cemetery, Templemore, Co Tipperary.

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Death Of Fr. Ray Reidy Formally Thurles Tipperary

deathIt is with sadness we learned today of the death on June 10th 2015 of Fr. Ray Reidy, formally of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

Fr. Reidy passed away peacefully at Marymount Hospice, Co. Cork after a brief illness.

Fr. Reidy’s passing will be most deeply regretted by his loving sister Anne (Doyle), brother Gerry, sister in law, Annmarie, uncle Flan, aunt Peggy, nephews Johnny, Michael and Conor; together with nieces Aisling, Margaret, Sandra, Colette, Liz and Annmarie, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends, his fellow brothers at St. Patrick’s Society, Kiltegan, Bishops and Priests of the Waterford and Lismore Diocese.

Fr. Reidy’s body will repose at O’Donoghue’s Funeral Home, Kickham Street, Clonmel on Friday evening from 4:00pm with removal at 7:00pm to S.S. Peter & Paul’s Church, for Mass on arrival at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday at 2:00pm in St Patrick’s Chapel, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow, after which burial will take place in the Missionary Society cemetery.

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“Get Your Kicks On Route 66″ – Surprise Tipp Meeting

During August, 2014 last, Mr Thomas O’Connor (Limerick) and Miss Deirdre Ryan (Thurles) made their dream trip and contracted a guided motorcycle tour of the historic Route-66 (Will Rogers Highway), from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Eaglerider.com rent touring motorcycles and offer guided tour programs in several regions of America. These guided tours provide an experienced leader as well as a support van for supplies, luggage, etc.

Hayes

Top pictures: Show Thomas O’Connor, Deirdre Ryan, on Route-66 with support van driver Patrick Hayes. Bottom Pictures: Show Patrick and Regina Hayes with historian Monsignor, Dr. Maurice Dooley, during their stay in Hayes Hotel, Thurles, latter building the birth place of the Irish Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) .

What a surprise when Thomas and Deirdre arrived in Chicago to discover that their support van driver was none other than Mr Patrick Hayes, a daily reader and regular contributor here on Thurles.Info.

Mr Patrick Hayes is descended from ancestry in Loughmore (East), Thurles Co Tipperary, and has just recently been certified as a foreign born Irish Citizen. Patrick has Ryan ancestry and he and Deirdre, during their trip shared many stories and jokes about distant cousins meeting halfway around the world. Thomas was quite impressed by Patrick’s detailed knowledge of Thurles and its surroundings areas.

Patrick and his wife Regina, returned to Thurles for a brief visit just last April (2015), introducing his lady wife to many of the old haunts he had previously discovered while researching his families long history in the Loughmore area. During their April 2015 trip Regina and Patrick visited St Mary’s Famine Museum while staying at; yes ‘Hayes Hotel’ in Thurles. The couple met with friend, historian and roots researcher Monsignor Dr. Maurice Dooley, while also renewing their friendship over dinner, meeting with Thomas and Deirdre in Templemore.

Perhaps another motorcycle tour will be Thomas and Deirdre’s future together; touring the south-west National Parks perhaps or the Rocky Mountains, with Patrick no doubt acting once again as their support van driver?

My sincere thanks to Deirdre, Thomas and Patrick for sharing their remarkable story with us. All matters now considered, is not our world really just a small place?

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Criminals To Have Past Records Expunged

GardaThe Law Reform Commission, the Irish State’s independent legal watchdog, believe that certain criminals should now have their previous records permanently expunged, under new plans which are now only being currently considered by the present Government.

The Law Reform Commission first proposed this reform 8 years ago in 2007; where all offenders who serve a prison sentence of six months or less, or who receive a suspended sentence or fine, should have their records erased altogether, providing they can show a conviction-free period of some seven-year.

This Law Reform headline of yesterday reminded me of the case some years ago of local renowned, unemployed, Thurles pickpocket, Pajoe Damo O’Reilly-Browne.

Pajoe had been detained by a sharp eyed Thurles policeman and was appearing in Thurles Court, charged with certain pick pocketing offences committed, (or so arresting police officers claimed) on the streets of Thurles during a busy Cork V Tipperary GAA Hurling Munster Final.

Pajoe, through his appointed Free Legal Aid Solicitor, had argued that he was merely sticking his hands into strangers pockets just to keep them warm. His legal defence council had also argued that since, to quote the old proverb, “A fool and his money are easily parted”, his client, were he even to be found guilty, had merely just assisted in speeding up the future of things to come, and therefore no real crime had actually been committed. Pajoe’s defence solicitor had also been at pains to point out that Irish politicians pick the pockets of Irish citizens on a regular daily basis, yet same are never arrested and never dragged embarrassingly before a court of law, as was the case of his present client.

After much legal debate Justice Paddy McAlpine came to his own final conclusions. Addressing the accused, the Judge stated; “Mr O’Reilly, you sir are hereby found guilty of being involved in the theft of two mobile phones, nine wallets and forty two ecstasy tablets, all the property of ten law abiding individual. Since these stolen items have now all been returned safely to their rightful owners in tact, in your case I am suspending a custodial sentence.  However this court places a fine on you in the total sum of €150; same to be paid with immediate effect into the Court Poor Box and before leaving this Courtroom”.

Pajoe reached reluctantly for his wallet whispering as he did so into the willing ear of his Solicitor. The acting Solicitor was observed nodding to his client before standing up before Judge McAlpine stating, “Your Honour, my client is a little short of funds at this time. He has only €125 in his pocket, but if you would allow him a few minutes to move around the towns crowded Liberty Square, my client would quickly return to this court and make full financial restitution.”

Thank God for the Irish State’s independent legal watchdogs, where would we be without them?

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Death Of Mr Michael Everard Lisheen Thurles

deathIt is with sadness we learned today (June 9th 2015) of the death of Mr Michael (Mick) Everard, Lisheen, Templetuohy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Everard passed away peacefully in the wonderful care of the Staff of the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles.

Predeceased by his wife Agnes, daughter Mary and son-in-law Liam, Mr Everard’s passing is deeply regretted by his loving daughter Teresa (Kenneally), sons T.J. and Richard; his daughters-in-law Kay and Karina, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Johnny, sisters Rita (Cahill) and Sr. Roch, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and very many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
Mr Everard’s body will repose at Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore this Wednesday evening (June 10th 2015) from 4:00pm. Removal will take place later to St. Mary’s Church, Moyne, at 8:00pm, to arrive in Moyne at 8.45pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Thursday at 11:30am, with interment afterwards in the church’s adjoining cemetery.
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