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JYSK Chain To Open New Furniture Outlet In Thurles.

An international expanding retail chain, JYSK, is expected to open a new furniture outlet here in Thurles, possibly in November or early December of this year.

The JYSK store currently have plans to open this new retail outlet on Abbey road, taking over the building shortly to be vacated by Lidl, latter who are moving to new premised on the site of the former Erin Foods factory on Slievenamon Road in the town.

The company, which currently operates 9 stores across Ireland employing some 140 staff, is expected to take on approximately 12 staff initially, with recruitment set to begin in August 2021.

JYSK (meaning “Jutlandic”) was founded in Denmark and is owned by the Lars Larsen Group; selling household furniture and other associated furnishings including, office and garden furniture, linen, curtains, while boasting some 3000 outlets globally.

Planning approval for change of use for the current Lidl building on Abbey Road in the town and for the installation of appropriate signage and parking, has received full approval.


Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market, Tomorrow Saturday June 26th.

A reminder that the bi-weekly Holycross Village Market is taking place tomorrow, Saturday June 26th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Fresh produce at keenest prices

Do attend early to be certain of enjoying their artisan bakes, hot foods, arts and crafts, fresh meats, fruit and vegetables, hair braiding, face painting and much, much, much more.

Showcasing at the market this week is “Purple Cloud Lavender” as seen on Nationwide last Friday (June 18th). This is a must for bee keepers and more.

Padre Pio residents are also joining them this week along with more new vendors and products.

Their pre-order system is up and running and a reminder to anyone who cannot visit the market, all vendors are more than happy to arrange collection or delivery of their products as necessary.

Lucinda O’Sullivan of the Sunday Independent gave the Holycross Market a lovely mention in a recent article, so do go along and see what exactly she was complimenting.

Remember, there is ample parking behind the Abbey church, so do please avail of it and enjoy the beauty that Holycross hamlet has to offer.


Technology Provider Fiserv To Add 200 Jobs In Co. Tipperary.

Fiserv plans to expand their research and development in Nenagh Co. Tipperary.

The payments and financial services technology provider Fiserv, situated at Stereame, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 WF84 is to add 200 jobs over the next three years, as the company continues to expands its research and development operations here in the county.

The company, which acquires SpendLabs to enhance digital payments for small and medium-sized businesses, is recruiting for roles in application and web development, cloud infrastructure, data science and architecture, as it responds to a growing demand for digital solutions among its present clients and consumers.

The Nenagh Technology Centre first opened in 2017 and has since been developing new services that facilitate the movement of money and information.

An Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar has welcomed the news, stating, “This is really great news for Nenagh and the mid-west region,” he said. “These 200 new jobs are a welcome boost and one which the Government is very happy to support. Tipperary has the talent and skills to bring Fiserv to the next level and I wish the team the very best of luck with this expansion.”

This expansion in Nenagh is being supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.


Tender Invited For Provision Of Extension To Thurles River Walk.

Tipperary County Council are inviting you to submit a tender for the tender competition stated hereunder. Tender documentation and other particulars may be submitted here through the e-tenders tender box. (Reference Tcc001151E)

Thurles River Walk
Photo: George Willoughby

Detailed description:

Tipperary County Council and Thurles Municipal District are now working towards the provision of new footways/cycle paths and improvements to existing footways adjacent to the River Suir and its tributary, the Drish River. The overall development now under consideration is sub-divided into four phases as follow: –

Phase 1. Extending along the west bank of the River Suir from the footbridge adjacent to the Town Park at Thomond Road, as far as Thurles Golf Club.
Phase 2. Extending northwards along the east bank of the River Suir as far as its confluence with the Drish River and from there along the south bank of the Drish River as far as the bridge on Mill Road.
Phase 3. Extending along the Drish River from the bridge on Mill Road to the N75 National Secondary Road on the outskirts of Thurles;
Phase 4. Extending from the bridge on Mill Road for a distance of approximately 1km northwards along Mill Road to meet up with the existing footpath.

The Project, to which this Consultant’s Brief (May 2021) (the “Brief”) relates, consists of the following elements of the overall development:-

  • The preliminary design, route selection and preparation of the overall Master Plan in respect of Phases 1 to 4 inclusive, and
  • The Part 8 planning process, the detailed design, tender, construction and handover stages of Phases 1 and 2 only.

Response deadline (Irish time): – 05/07/2021 by 12:00 noon.


Village Market Holycross Saturday Next, June 12th.

Village Market – Holycross

Saturday next June 12th 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

An exciting village initiative, hosting a wealth of skills, talents and creativity from our community and surrounding areas, in Holycross Village Centre, across from the Abbey Church.

In the past Irish social history has shown that villages have sprung up around existing monastic sites, holding markets and fairs that gave that area an economic base for its very existence.

Markets have ancient origins in Ireland, reaching back to the Irish word Margadh (market) or Markadr (market) latter word borrowed from the Old Norse language spoken by the Vikings.

It is not surprising therefore that Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market should set up within yards of the historic Holycross Abbey, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary; with the organisers working closely with a very select, talented and growing group of vendors.

Chatting to the organisers today, we learn that Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market now has some 30 open air stalls, thus making this street market more appealing and engaging for all age groups.
On Saturday next, June 12th, there will be Face Painting for little people and for those not so little, Hair Braiding.

With no hair left and wearing a grey beard to hide my ugly mug, personally I will forego the hair braiding and face painting; settling instead for a loaf or two of Crossogue Porridge Bread. (Trust me it’s delicious, try it.)

Hope to see you there!