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Easy and Relaxing Christmas Art

The Christmas season runs roughly from December 25th – January 13th, so we have some days yet to enjoy, despite house decorations coming down usually today.

“Art for Kids Hub” is a YouTube channel that aims to teach all family members how to draw.

It’s a family fun resource we’ve recommended to you before and a resource praised by our Thurles.info readers for its capacity to relax, entertain and occupy all ages for hours on end. Why not check out these fun Christmas Art drawing projects?
All you need is paper and something to draw with.

When you’re done with the above Christmas projects, check out hundreds more drawing projects covering all manner of themes and topics.

Relating to Christmas, see also links: https://youtu.be/X_C_7VOBpNk

And talking about drawing a Christmas Trees, why not attempt to manufacture an Origami Christmas Tree [Art of paper folding, associated with Japanese culture] all of your own.
See link shown HERE.

Enjoy and above all “Stay Safe”, during these difficult times.


Stay At Home Festive Fun For All Family Members

Wednesday January 6th traditionally marks the end of Christmas, with decorations gradually coming down in the days that follow.
With just a few days of festive fun left and with everyone asked to stay home and stay safe, here are some last minute ideas for “Stay at Home Christmas Fun”.

View also HERE for more fun or play the video hereunder

Emoji Christmas Guessing Games

Emojis are a language all of their own and one language all teenagers are fluent in, so why not put their Emoji knowledge to the test with an Emoji Christmas Guessing Game. Say what you see and guess the Christmas Song For great emoji Christmas guessing games visit the following links, to be found HEREHEREHERE.

Tune In For More Fun Tomorrow


Domestic Waste Dumped In Thurles Litter Bins

Domestic Waste being deposited in Thurles litter bins

Public litter bins in Thurles, packed to capacity, were emptied over Christmas, but not by local council employees. No, rather same were emptied by a complex low pressure system, named Storm Bella, which tracked eastwards over our town, before tracking south-eastwards towards the North Sea.

However, in Storm Bella emptying these bins and scattering their contents all over the town, we discover that same are being used for getting rid of domestic household waste, including food stuff.

The bin shown in the picture above near the “Swinging Gates” on the junction of Emmet Street and Thomond Road, shows contents including bread, aubergine skins and used sanitation wipes.

Further along Thomond Road; today’s cold light breeze was playing with tea boxes, dribbling them to and fro along the footpath, together with plastic toilet roll wrappers.

Question: With no person taking responsibility for Thurles Town presently, why do we continue to pay property tax?


Angela’s Christmas ‘Stealing Baby Jesus’

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets”.

St. Matthew Gospel Chapter 7: Verse 12.

Amidst the hundreds of Christmas Movies available to watch this festive season, be sure to take some time to relax and watch the heart-warming tale of ‘Angela’s Christmas’.

Set in Co. Limerick, Ireland in 1914, and based on a tale by Frank McCourt, ‘Angela’s Christmas’ will captivate audiences both young and old.

It’s Christmas Eve and Angela is off to Mass with her family, when she spots a baby Jesus in need of clothes more suited to our Irish weather. With wit and determination, little Angela hatches a plan, that takes her on a comical, but poignant, adventure.

Created by Ireland’s own award-winning Brown Bag Animation Studio, and featuring an all-star Irish cast, ‘Angela’s Christmas’, [available to view on NETFLIX], captures so much of what really matters at this time of year; namely our families, our children, faith and humanity.

At another level, ‘Angela’s Christmas’ is a powerful reminder that the simplest gestures at Christmas can make a huge difference to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Do remember this Christmas, that you can make a difference to those less fortunate by supporting many of our local Thurles charitable groups including: Thurles Lions Club, St Vincent de Paul, and Thurles Meals on Wheels.

As stated ‘Angela’s Christmas’ is available to stream on NETFLIX and is rated U.
A sequel, ‘Angela’s Christmas Wish’, has been released on NETFLIX in recent weeks.

Both films are ideal educational viewing for school students, coming up to the Christmas Holiday period


Country Music Legend Charley Pride Dies Aged 86yrs.

Country music legend Charley Pride (March 18th 1934 – December 12th 2020), one of the biggest selling country music artists of all time, has died today aged 86, from complications after a fight with the Covid-19 virus.

Winner of the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1971, top male vocalist prize in 1971 and again in 1972, together with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020, the music legend, during his carreer, landed 25, in all, Top 10 country hits.

Charley is survived by his wife Ebby Rozene Cohran Pride and his three children Carlton Kraig Pride, Charles Dion Pride, and Angela Rozene Pride.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.