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Death Of Dan Donnelly, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we learned of the death, on Friday last, 12th August 2022, of Mr Daniel (Dan) Donnelly, Flushing, New York and formerly of Ballydavid, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his beloved wife Helen, brothers Eamon and Stephen, grandson Matthew, niece Mary Donnelly Martin; Mr Donnelly, while in his 97th year, passed away peacefully at his place of residence in New York, surrounded by his loving family.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his children, Daniel, Maryann, Michael, Eamon and Eileen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Hannah McGrath (Thurles), nephews, nieces, sister-in-law Biddy Donnelly (Ballydavid, Littleton, Thurles) extended relatives neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated on tomorrow morning, Tuesday, August 16th, in St. Mel’s Church, 26-15 154th Street, Queens, New York 11354, United States at 9:00am.

The extended Donnelly family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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New Garda Uniform Will Be Operational From Today.

Gardaí will show off their new uniforms, as and from today.
This promised, and now updated uniform was a key recommendation within the report on the ‘Future of Policing in Ireland’.

Picture courtesy An Garda Síochána

This will be only the third time in the force’s history that Garda uniforms has been formally updated, with all parts of the uniform for the first time, other than the cap, bearing the Garda crest, while shirts and ties are being relinquish.

The new uniforms have been delivered to approximately 13,000 members of the Garda force; bearing the rank of Garda, Sergeant and Inspector, over the past number of weeks, with quality over cost being the priority when deciding on the new designed outfits.

Previously, guideline regarding the wearing of official headwear for religious and cultural reasons had been brought up to date, thus allowing for the wearing of Turbans (Indian subcontinent), Topi skull caps (South Asia), Kufi caps (Africa/South Asia), Kippah (brimless caps traditionally worn by Jewish males) and Hijabs (Islamic head covering).

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Thurles Wives

Episode 4

Thurles housewife, Mrs Axelle Ryan, alarmed by the fact that Irish prices were now 40% higher than the average across the European Union; armed with a revolver enters a Thurles bank with the intension of relieving them of all cash deposits.
Ordering all the banks customers to lie on the ground, she passes a large Walker & Hunt Duffle bag over the counter demanding that it be filled with cash.

Once the object of her intention was acceded too and her bag returned, now bulging at the seams with cash, she turns to a customer on the floor and asks, “Did you see me rob this bank?”

The man honestly replied, “Yes Madam, I did.”

Mrs Ryan shot him in the head, killing him instantly.

She then turned to the couple lying next to the now deceased male, and addressing them both asks, “Did either of you see me rob this bank?”

The female lying on the floor replied, “No Madam, I didn’t, but my husband did!.

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Death Of Shiela Foley, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we learned of the death, Saturday, 13th August, 2022, of Mrs Shiela Foley (née Ryan), Parkmore, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly Co. Limerick.

Pre-deceased, in 2002, by her husband Denis; Mrs Foley passed away peacefully at her place of residence.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her children; Maurice, Conor, Gearoid, Emer and Ann, her grandchildren Brion, Tom, Eve, Maria, Catherine and Donnchadh, her great grandchildren Cailin, Emily and Olivia, daughters-in-law Claire and Stephanie, her sisters Maureen and Monica, her brother-in-law Jimmy, her nieces and nephews, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mrs Foley will repose in St. Michael’s Church, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Tuesday evening, August 16th, from 6:00pm8:00pm, with prayers at 8:15pm.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday morning, August 17th, at 11:30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Killaghy, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For the many persons who, due to distance or ill health, would wish to view and participate in the funeral service for Mrs Foley, same may do so online HERE.

[NB: Due to C-19 virus fears; those attending will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Foley family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

Note Please: House strictly private. Family flowers only.


Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam dílis.

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Cashel Library Heritage Week 2022.

Note Please: Booking Essential To All Events.
RSVP to Tel: 062 63825.

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