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Death Of Liam O’Dwyer, Drombane, Thurles

deathIt is with great sadness we learned last month (Sunday 28th June 2015) of the death of Mr Liam O’Dwyer, formerly a native of Rosnacananee, Drombane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr O’Dwyer passed away at Stoke On Trent, in England and is deeply regretted by his loving daughter Cathy, sons Tommy, Johnny, Jimmy and Liam, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brother Pat (Holycross), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Funeral Arangements

Mr O’Dwyer earthly remains will arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Drombane for Prayers on Sunday evening next July 12th, at 7:30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday at 11:30am, with burial afterwards in Kilvalure Cemetery.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea, Offered For Sale

RacketRacket Hall Country House Hotel in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, which like so many other Munster based hotels, has spent time in receivership, is finally being offered for sale after eight years.
This 40-bed hotel goes on the market via agents Savills on behalf of KPMG receiver Kieran Wallace.

The popular venue, which today is trading successfully, has a history going back some 250 years as a former coaching house and popular roadhouse and is located just off Junction 21 of the Limerick-Dublin M7 motorway.

Situated on a roadside site containing some 2.85 acres, just two kilometres from Roscrea town; Racket Hall Country House was first developed back in 2003, when 40 guest bedrooms were added to an existing 18th century Georgian building which previously had operated only as a Licensed Hostelry and Restaurant business.

The premises currently operates as a Bord Failte three-star hotel, with 40 guest bedrooms, bar, restaurant, four conference rooms and banqueting facilities for up to 250 guests. The venue also boasts parking spaces for some 140 motor vehicles and an attractive garden space especially laid out for outdoor events and which in particular is highly regarded by photographers for weddings and other events.

Asking price via private treaty for Racket Hall Country House Hotel, in Roscrea is €800,000.

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Death Of Mr Patrick Lahert, Killenaule, Thurles

deathIt is with great sadness we learned yesterday (Wednesday 8th July 2015) of the death of Mr Patrick Lahert, Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Mr Lahert, in his 99th year, passed away peacefully at his home.

Mr Lahert was the beloved husband of the late Pearl and a loving father to Jacqueline, Anne Maria, John, Patricia, Connie, Joe, Joanne and Patrick; a grandfather to Cian, Sinéad, Nicola, Paul, Colm, Kevin, Stephen, Alison, Olwyn and Amy; and father-in-law to Eoin, Marc and Seán. His passing is deeply regretted by his family, nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law.

Funeral Arrangements
Mr Lahert’s body will repose at his home on Chapel Lane on Friday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm with Rosary at 8:00pm. His removal will take place on Saturday morning to St. Mary’s Church, Killenaule for Requiem Mass at 12:00 noon, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Note: Family flowers only. House private on Saturday morning please.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Procter & Gamble Nenagh Merge 43 Brands With Coty


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The future remains unclear, this afternoon, for around 250 jobs held in North Tipperary, as multi-national manufacturer of Beauty Care Products, Procter and Gamble, sells 43 brands to Coty for $12.50 billion (€11.33 billion).

New purchasers Coty are a beauty-products company which distributes products for brands including Calvin Klein and Adidas. The Nenagh factory, has accepted Coty’s offer to buy its global salon professional hair care and colour, retail hair colour, cosmetics and fine fragrance businesses.

Coty shares spiked 18% last month after the New York Post reported that it had won an auction for the Procter & Gamble businesses.

However here in Tipperary the future presently remains unclear for the present Procter and Gamble workforce. All current employees in its Co Tipperary facility were called for a meeting this afternoon to inform them of limited details regarding the sale. It is understood that staff were told they would remain Procter and Gamble employees until the end of 2016, when this latest sale would be finalised, at which point they will then become Coty responsibilities.

Following this news grave concerns were expressed by employees, with many expressing privately that wages could now be ultimately impacted, once this new deal is fully completed.

Procter and Gamble was initially founded in the US in 1837 by William Procter and James Gamble, natives of England and Ireland respectively and the company has been in business in Nenagh Co. Tipperary since 1978.

Unemployment figures for North Tipperary increased for the month of June 2015 by 263 persons or by 452 persons when all of Co. Tipperary is calculated. In total during the combined months of May and June 2015, Co. Tipperary saw a total of 835 of its workforce; currently represented, under the CSO categories of ‘All Ages’ – ‘Both Sexes’, as now signing for unemployment benefit in the county. These unemployment figures represent almost double Ireland’s national average.

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Parish Registers 1740 To 1880 Now Free Online

TipperaryMapAlmost 300 years of Catholic Parish Registers, containing valuable information on births and marriages and held by the National Library of Ireland, are now currently available online, as and from today.

Dating from the 1740’s to the 1880’s, these records cover the entire island of Ireland and can now be accessed free of charge.

This new dedicated website [See] now offers over 390,000 digital images of parish registers.

Parish register records are considered the single-most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census. Covering more than a 1,000 parishes across the island of Ireland, these registers consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records and typically includes information such as dates of baptisms and marriages and the names of key people involved, e.g. Witnesses or Godparents.

With the making of these records available, same will mean that those interested in research will now be able to trace their ancestry free and online from as far back as 1740.

For most genealogy researchers, parish registers provide the earliest direct source of family information making available real evidence of direct links between one generation and the next.

Those seeking details of persons known to have been born here in Thurles for just one example, can access all local registers at link

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