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Cummins Family, Tipperary, Ireland’s Fittest Family

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Sons Mark & Henry, Father Jim and daughter Ciara Cummins are named ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family 2016.’

Meet the ‘Cummins family’  from Rahealty, Thurles, Co.Tipperary, who have been crowned ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family 2016’; following last night’s performance of various tests of endurance featured on RTE1, latter aimed at identifying Ireland’s toughest and strongest family foursome.

The family led by their dad Jim, sons Mark (rugby player and lifeguard), Henry (involved in equestrian pursuits), and their daughter Ciara (an All Ireland winning athlete), won the final, beating strong contenders the ‘Ryan family’ from Co. Donegal, and the ‘McCarthy family’ from Co. Clare, in a close knit series of robust fitness challenges.

Recorded over some 8 weeks during last summer, the Cummins family sprinted, climbed, hung, crawled and dragged their way through a myriad of obstacle courses to take home the first prize of €15,000 and the title ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family 2016’.

Congratulations to all involved.

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Death Of Margaret Power, Galboola, Littleton, Thurles

angelIt was with sadness we learned of the death today, Sunday 18th December 2016, of Mrs Margaret (Peggy) Power (née Commins), Galboola, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Power passed away peacefully at her home, while in her 91st year. Her death is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Micheal; sons Micheal, Seamus and Eddie; daughters Eileen (Dunne), Sarah (Dwyer), Mary (Egan) and Brenda (Kennedy); sister Mary; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nephews; nieces; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; carers; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Power will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home on tomorrow, Monday 19th December, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, before arriving at St. Peter’s Church, Moycarkey, for 8.00pm.

Funeral Mass on Tuesday, 20th December 2016 at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Moycarkey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Pat McEntee, Clongour, Thurles

DeathIt was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Saturday 17th December 2016, of Mr Padraig (Pat) McEntee, “Beechlawn”, Clongour, Thurles, and formerly “Glencar”, Dublin Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr McEntee passed away peacefully; his death most deeply regretted by his sisters Margaret (De Veale), Bridie (Griffin) and Kathleen (Lawless); his sister-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; aunt; cousins; extended relatives; work colleagues and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr McEntee will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Monday 19th December, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, before arriving to the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, on Tuesday morning at 10.15 am.

Funeral Mass will take place at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Elizabeth Foy, Templetuohy, Thurles

angelIt was with sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 17th December 2016, of Mrs Elizabeth Foy (née Hawkes), Ballyknockane, Templetuohy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Foy will repose at Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore, this Sunday evening from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Removal will take place to the Sacred Heart Church, Templetuohy, on same evening; to arrive at 9.30pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Monday at 11.30am, followed by interment in Templeree Cemetery, immediately afterwards.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Re-dedication & Carol Service At St.Mary’s Church, Littleton, Thurles

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St.Mary’s Church of Ireland, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Local Correspondent Mr Gerry Bowe Reports:

St.Mary’s Church of Ireland, Littleton, are holding a service of re-dedication and Carols in St.Mary’s Church, this evening, Saturday 17th December 2016, at 7.00pm sharp.

Following the service, which will be led by Bishop Michael Andrew Burrows (Bishop of Cashel and Ossory), assisted by local Rector Rev. Victor Fitzpatrick; those attending are invited afterwards to attend at the Moycarkey/Borris Community Hall for refreshments.

December 25th 2015 turned into a nightmare, when the already restored church became engulfed in flames; possibly caused by an electrical fault in the Church organ. Now 12 months on, following massive assistance from a committed multi denominational local community, work at the Church is at an advanced stage of full restoration.

Church History
St Mary’s Church, Littleton, a “Bord of First Fruits” building, has stood in its present location since 1785, at a time when the Church of Ireland was experiencing a revival, following the depressed, harsh years of the Penal Laws.

Its interesting and indeed unusual internal and external architectural appearance is understood to be mainly due to the influences of one, Revd Richard French Laurence M.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford, and one time Rector of Littleton & Ballybeg, e.g. instead of one pulpit and a lectern, there are, most unusually, two high pulpits, one on each side of the sanctuary, each standing on bases of open Bibles, surmounted by pedestals whose tops support closed Bibles and with canopied seats within each of the pulpit.

The sanctuary itself is in the Nordic Lutheran style with a solid wooden semi-circular alter rail, attached to gates granting access to the interior area on either side.

All are welcome to attend this ‘Re-dedication and Carol Service of Light’ and afterwards at the Moycarkey/Borris Community Hall for celebratory refreshments.

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