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Senior Vatican Officials To Visit For Consecration Of New Papal Nuncio.

Senior Vatican Officials To Visit Midwest Region For Consecration Of New Papal Nuncio.

Two of the Vatican’s most senior officials have been confirmed as attendees for the consecration of Monsignor Séamus Horgan (former Roscrea Co. Tipperary priest) as Papal Nuncio to South Sudan at Ennis Cathedral, County Clare, on Saturday next, July 27th, at 11:00am.

Newly appointed Papal Nuncio to South Sudan, Monsignor Séamus Horgan from Ennis, Co. Clare, pictured with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome.

The Diocese of Killaloe has confirmed that the ceremony will be attended by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and the Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
Also in attendance will be Cardinal Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to The United States, and Papal Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop, Luis Mariano Montemayor.

In May 2024, His Holiness Pope Francis announced the appointment of Ennis-native Monsignor Séamus Horgan as Papal Nuncio to South Sudan, based in the city of Juba.

A native of Tobarteascáin near St. Flannan’s College, where he completed his secondary schooling, Monsignor Horgan entered St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, in 1987 before being ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Michael Harty in 1994 at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Ennis.

He is currently First Counsellor at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington D.C. and has previously held Diplomatic Service of the Holy See roles in Uganda, Switzerland, The Philippines and Italy.

Bishop of Killaloe Dr. Fintan Monahan said, “We are honoured to be welcoming the Secretariat of State to County Clare. As the principal collaborator of His Holiness Pope Francis, Cardinal Parolin’s presence at Ennis Cathedral this weekend will add to the sense of occasion during what will be a hugely proud day for Monsignor Séamus and for our Diocese.”

St. Flannan’s College Principal Fr. Iggy McCormack said, “This episcopal appointment is a tremendous honour for Monsignor Séamus and for our school, and we are looking forward to the prestigious occasion of his consecration on Saturday.”
“We are very proud of what Monsignor Séamus has achieved in his ministry to date, during which time he has served as Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciatures in Kampala, Berne and Manila, as well as working at the Secretariat of State, in Rome, from 2015 to 2020, before assuming his current role in the United States,” continued Fr. McCormack.

Following his consecration, Monsignor Séamus Horgan will be one of four incumbent Irish Papal Nuncios, the remaining three being Archbishop Eugene Nugent from Co. Clare (Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar), Archbishop Michael F Crotty from Cork (Nigeria) and Archbishop Noël Treanor from Monaghan (European Union).

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Death Of Peggy Bannon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, today Wednesday 24th July 2024, of Mrs Margaret (Peggy) Bannon (Twiggy) (née Ryan), Clareen, Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Golden Road, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by her husband Martin, brother Austin and sister Ramona; Mrs Bannon passed away peacefully, following a short illness most bravely born, while resident at her daughters home in Templetuohy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Her passing is most deeply regretted, sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family; daughter Joanne, grandsons Martin, John and Leo, son-in-law Sean (Cleere), nephews, nieces, cousins, extended relatives, carer Bridget, former customers of Bannon’s Pub, great neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mrs Bannon will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Thursday afternoon, July 25th, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, same evening.
Her remains will be received into the Church of St Cataldus Church, Ballycahill, Thurles, on Friday morning, July 26th, at 11:00am, to further repose for Requiem Mass at 11:30am, followed by interment, immediately afterwards, in nearby Ballycahill Cemetery, Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For those persons who are unable to attend the funeral service for Mrs Bannon, same can be viewed streamed live online, (Note: Link to follow).

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

Note Please: Donations, if desired, to Milford Home Care.

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Death Of Josephine Boland, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday Monday 22nd July 2024, of Mrs Josephine Boland (née Fleming), Rathkenny, Drangan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Aged in her 97th year and pre-deceased by her husband Michael, sons Neil and James and baby Cora; Mrs Boland passed away peacefully at her daughters residence, surrounded by her loving family.
Her passing is most deeply regretted, sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family; daughters Ina, Peggy, Kit, Marie, Veronica and Patricia, sons Michael, Gerry, Liam and Kevin, her sisters Peggy and Kitty, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, extended relatives, close neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mrs Boland will repose at the residence of her daughter Kit in Drangan Village, (E41DK57) on Wednesday afternoon, July 24th, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm same evening.
Her remains will be received into the Church of the Visitation, Cloneen, Thurles, to further repose for Requiem Mass on Thursday morning, July 25th at 11:00am, followed by burial in the adjoining graveyard.

For those persons who are unable to attend the funeral service for Mrs Boland, same can be viewed streamed live online, at a link to follow.

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

Note Please: House private on Thursday morning. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Fethard Day Care Centre.

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Death Of John Kearney, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday Monday 22nd July 2024, of Mr John Kearney, Ikerrin Court, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Ballagh, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his parents Paddy and Margaret, sister Josie and baby brother Michael; Mr Kearney passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, following a long illness most bravely borne and while in the care of staff at Tipperary University Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted, sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sorrowing family; devoted wife Margaret (née Spillane), daughter Yvonne, son Shane, grandchildren Megan, Alex and Aoife, daughter-in-law Fiona, brothers Philip and Patrick, sister Mary, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunt Mary, extended relatives, colleagues in Taylor Made (Templemore), neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Kearney will repose in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Wednesday afternoon, July 24th, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm same evening.
His remains will be received into the nearby Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles on Thursday morning, July 25th, at 10:30am, to further repose for Requiem Mass at 11:00am, followed by interment, immediately afterwards, in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

For those persons who are unable to attend the funeral service for Mr Kearney, same can be viewed streamed live online, HERE.

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

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Death Of Sr. Mary O’Grady, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday Sunday 21st July 2024, of Sr. Mary O’Grady, Presentation Convent, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Ballinphile, Duncannon, Co. Wexford.

Pre-deceased by her sister Aggie (Sr. Brigida) and her brothers, Eddie and Jimmy; Sr. Mary sadly passed away, while in the loving care of her Presentation Community and carers.

Her passing is most deeply regretted, sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family; her sisters Sr. Mary Agnes and Lily Donnelly, her brothers, Frank and Richie, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended relatives, Thurles Presentation Community and Congregation, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Sr. Mary will repose in the Presentation Convent Chapel, Cathedral Street, Thurles, (close to and east of Thurles Cathedral) on tomorrow afternoon Tuesday, July 23rd, from 3:00pm, concluding with Evening Prayer at 6:00pm.
Requiem Mass for Sr. Mary will be celebrated in the Convent Chapel at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 24rd, followed by interment in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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

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