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An Túr Gloine – Stained Glass Windows Created In Tipperary.

Ms Maura Barrett, (Cashel Library) Reports:-

On Friday morning next, May 26th, at 11:00am sharp in Cashel Library, Ms Stephanie Woods will discuss the women artists of ‘An Túr Gloine (Irish for “The Glass Tower”) latter a Stained Glass Studio, focusing on the works of Sarah Purser, Evie Hone and Catherine O’Brien and the windows they created in Tipperary.

An Túr Gloine was first conceived of in late 1901 and finally established in January 1903 at No. 24 Pembroke Street, Dublin, Ireland.

The aforementioned Sarah Purser hoped to provide an alternative to the commercial stained glass imported from England and Germany, for Irish churches and other architectural projects.
Thus, the original impetus for this project, was spurred on by the building of a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Loughrea, Co. Galway; drawing on the artistic tradition of Celtic manuscript illumination.

Note Please: Booking is essential to Tel: 062 63825.
Refreshments will be served at this FREE truly informative event, where at all possible should not to be missed.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Rescheduled Mna Month Event – Cashel Library.

“Weather Report: A 90-day journal for reflection, with the aid of the Beaufort Wind Scale”

Ms Maura Barrett, (Cashel Library) Reports:-

Rescheduled Mna Month event – “The Art of Starting Over” – starting at 11:00am on Saturday morning, May 20th, 2023 in Cashel Library Friar St, St. Francisabbey, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
Refreshments Served – Booking essential to Tel No: 062 63825
‘Weather Report’ – Margaret O’Brien – Mna Month event – Cashel Library

Margaret O’Brien’s gorgeous journaling book ‘Weather Report’ encourages you to document the beautiful and positive experiences of daily life.

Margaret cleverly uses the Beaufort Wind Scale to track personal change each day, starting with the external weather, what time of day is it, what do we see, hear and experience.

She then brings your attention inward; what do we feel inside, where is that emotion in our body?
We are invited to write or draw or doodle our experiences, then document one thing we’ve found beautiful today.

Margaret guides you through the joys of keeping a journal and discusses the pleasures and healing potential of writing.

[As featured on RTE Radio 1, Ryan Tubridy Show.]


Cashel Library – Bealtaine Event – “Memories and Melodies”.

Cashel Library – Bealtaine Event – “Memories and Melodies”.

Ms Maura Barrett, (Cashel Library) Reports:-

Ms Jean Farrell, [latter who wrote and presented her one-woman play “The Six Marys”], will read a number of her most popular articles. She will be accompanied by her sister, who will sing some well-known songs; each linked to these same articles.

This show will take you on a trip down memory lane and is guaranteed to evoke nostalgia, with listeners/viewers finding parts extremely humorous, while other parts will encapsulate a keen sense of sadness or indeed in some cases regret.

At this event, real life scenarios are explored during the periods 1950s and 1960s, here in Ireland; remembering those happy times when we were young and innocent, yet always full of hopes and dreams.

Note: This most enjoyable of events at Cashel Library, Friar Street, St. Francisabbey, Cashel, Co. Tipperary and entitled “Memories and Melodies”, will take place on Friday morning, May 12th, 2023 @ 11:00am.

The event is totally Free, with Refreshments Served.


Bealtaine Events At Cashel Library.

Ms Maura Barrett, (Cashel Library) Reports.

With the ‘Irish Fibre Crafters’ Bealtaine event, scheduled for Wednesday May 10th 2023 next now fully Booked Out, a limited number of spaces still remain available for the following other planned Bealtaine (Irish – May) events.

Please remember that for each of the following events, booking is essential to Cashel Library at Tel: 062-63856, so do make contact ASAP to avoid disappointment, confirming your wish to attend.

Monday 8th May — Tai Chi @ 11:00am

Tai Chi with Ross Cousens from Master Ding Academy – Unlike most forms of exercise and sport, Tai Chi doesn’t rely on strength, force and speed, which makes it ideal for everyone—young and old, strong or not. Do come along and give it a go!

Tuesday 9th May — Decoupage with Mairead Kennedy @ 11:00am.

The right side of our brain is the creative side and it’s nice to use it more especially as we age. It makes us more aware of our surroundings and the simple things that we are sending to landfill e.g Can, jars or boxes. There is creative potential in everything and everyone. Creativity helps us work together in a group appreciating effort and results while sharing laughter, chats and memories.

Wednesday May 10thIrish Fibre Crafters.
Note Please: This event is fully Booked Out.

Thursday 11th May – Laughter Yoga @ 2:00pm.

The laughing movements mimic the breathing technique, which forms the core of yoga. Like yoga, laughter yoga includes meditation, affirmations, and light stretches. It has excellent benefits for the body; hence it is really yoga.

Friday 12th May – Memoirs and Melodies with Jean Farrell @ 11:00am.

Jean Farrell writes a weekly column in the Westmeath Independent. Her many readers identify with Jean’s humorous interesting view of life as she looks back over many changes which have taken place in Ireland, since she was a young child in the 1950’s. In memories and melodies Jean reads some of her most popular articles and her sister sings some well-known songs linked to these.


Sudden Death Of Comedian Paul O’Grady MBE DL.

Late Paul O’Grady, R.I.P.

Sadly, we wake up to news of the death, yesterday, of the well-known and much loved comedian, television and radio presenter, actor, drag queen and writer Mr Paul O’Grady, MBE DL. [Order British Empire – Deputy Lieutenant].
Mr O’Grady achieved notability in the London gay scene in the 1980s and 1990s, with his drag queen persona “Lily Savage”.

Mr O’Grady dropped the latter character in the 2000s, to become the presenter of various television and radio shows, including the much loved ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’.

Born to a working-class Irish migrant family, [Father Paddy Grady Co. Roscommon & mother Molly Savage latter with strong Co. Louth connections], in Tranmere, Cheshire, Mr O’Grady moved to London in the late 1970s, initially working as a travelling care officer for Camden Council.
He developed his drag act in the late 1970s, basing his character “Lily Savage” upon traits found amongst female relatives.

Touring England, Mr O’Grady became a popular stand-up comedian in the early 1980s and for the next eight years performed at a South London gay pub, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT), where he gained a popular following among London’s gay community, and used his character to speak out for gay rights.

Having being nominated for a ‘Perrier Award’ (now known as Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards), in 1992, Mr O’Grady attracted mainstream attention, making numerous television, radio, and theatrical appearances.

Later as “Lily Savage”, he presented the television shows The Big Breakfast (1995–1996), Blankety Blank (1997–2002), and Lily Live! (2000–2001), earning various awards and becoming a well-known public figure.

Additional television shows included Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans and Paul O’Grady’s Great British Escape (2020). He published several books, including a four-volume memoir.

Mr O’Grady was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 – Birthday Honours list for his services to entertainment.
In 2020, he became president of the British Music Hall Society.

Sadly yesterday, March 28th, 2023, Mr O’Grady passed away “unexpectedly but peacefully” aged 67 years. His death was confirmed by his husband, Mr André Portasio.

In ár gcroíthe go deo.