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Tipperary Co. Co. Call For Expressions of Interest

Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2017 – Call for Expressions of Interest

The Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2017 (an initiative under the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development, Realising our Rural Potential) was recently launched by the Department of Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

The scheme is specifically targeted at towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000. (Note: Census 2016 – Population of Thurles Urban 6,814 and Thurles Rural 2,314; Rural & Urban together 9,128 – Yes Thurles Town Qualifies.).  A National Fund of €20m will be made available on a competitive basis for projects developed at local level. The Department have indicated that they will approve nationally up to 300 projects, (or over 66,000 per project) to be commenced in 2017 and completed by mid 2018.

The focus of the Scheme is on rejuvenating Ireland’s rural towns and villages to make them more attractive places in which to live and work, and to increase their tourism potential.

Tipperary County Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from town/village groups who may have a suitable project for consideration under the scheme.

All expressions of interest will be assessed by the Council based on the priorities as contained in the Scheme Outline. A maximum of 15 proposals can be selected for County Tipperary, including those put forward by the Council itself, for development into detailed applications which will be submitted by the Council to the Department. It is the Department who will make the final selection and approval of projects to be funded by the Scheme.

Project proposals must include activities that will have clear positive impacts on the town or village making them more attractive places in which to live and work, and to increase their tourism potential. Extra priority will be given to projects which stimulate economic activity in the town/village and between it and neighbouring townlands.

Up to 80% of the total cost of a project can be provided for any individual project; 20% match-funding has to be provided. A town/village project application can include several linked components to support the rejuvenation of the town/village. The minimum grant which is available is €20,000 and the maximum, generally, is €100,000.

Please find ‘Expression of Interest Form’ etc linked HERE

Any interested town/village group must complete the ‘Expression of Interest Form’ and return it to the Community & Economic Development Section, Tipperary County Council, Ballingarrane House, Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary or email to townandvillage2017@tipperarycoco.ie no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 26th May 2017.


Death Of Peggy Kavanagh, Columba Terrace, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death, recently, of M/s Peggy Kavanagh, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and formerly of No.2 Columba Terrace Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of M/s Kavanagh, reposed at Cairde Care Services Chapel, Carriglea, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, following prayers  yesterday on arrival (Monday May 8th) at 3.00pm.

Her funeral Mass will take place this morning, Tuesday May 9th, at 11.00am in Cairde Care Services, Carriglea, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Interment will take place later today in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Ninety Year Old Tipp Man Hospitalised Following Aggravated Burglary

A man, aged 94 has been removed by ambulance to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, suffering with head injuries, following an aggravated burglary at his home here in North Tipperary.

Gardaí confirm that the man was in the family home at Old Dublin Road, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, with his wife, when two men broke through a side window in the building around 11.40pm last night, before assaulted the 90-year-old.

During the break-in the female, aged in her 80’s, although suffering from shock, thankfully remained uninjured.

Gardaí believe that a quantity of cash was taken during the raid, and have sealed off the building for a forensic examination.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward or phone Roscrea Garda Station, An Phríomhshráid, Townparks, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary at Tel: (0505) 24230.


Death Of Hannie Phelan, Rathmanna, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Sunday 7th May 2017, of Mrs Hannie Phelan (née Hayden), Rathmanna, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; formerly Laharden, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband John; Mrs Phelan passed away peacefully in South Tipperary General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  Her passing will be sadly missed by her devoted family Breda, Una, Seán and Pat (Drohan); grandchildren Cathy, Stephen, Jack, Aoife and John; daughter-in-law Bríd; son-in-law John; nieces; nephews; cousins; extended relatives, wonderful neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Phelan will repose at her home on Tuesday evening from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at St. James’s Church, Two-Mile-Borris, at 8.00pm.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday morning at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the local cemetery.

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Death Of Mary Hanly, Rossmore & Kilcommon, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, May 7th 2017, of Mrs Mary Hanly (née Kinane), Reiska, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and late of Toureen, Rossmore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Beloved wife of the late Andrew (Andy); Mrs Hanly passed away peacefully after a short illness, most bravely borne, at the Mid West Regional Hospital, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Remembered with love, her passing is deeply regretted by her sons and daughters, Patricia Troy (Two Mile Borris), Margaret Ryan (Dolla), James, Breda and Michael; brother Fr Willie Kinane; sister Sr. Kathleen Kinane C.P.; grandchildren Áine, Siobhán, Mary, Jason, Stephen, Andrew, Patrick and Mary; sons-in-law Liam and Robert; daughter-in-law Margaret; sister-in-law; nephews; nieces; grandnephews; grandnieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Hanly will repose tomorrow evening, Monday May 8th, from 5.00pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Funeral Home, Kilcommon, Thurles, with removal at 8.00pm to St Patrick’s Church, Kilcommon.

Reqieum Mass will be held on Tuesday morning at 11.30am, with interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

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