‘Executive Menswear’ Thurles – It’s The Sale Of The Century Folks.

With only 3 days left until the owner’s retirement,Executive Menswear, situated on the junction of Slievenamon Road & Liberty Square, here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary is offering, truly, the ‘Sale of the Century’.

As part of their massive giveaway (sale seems inappropriate because prices are rock bottom), there is over a 70% reduction on all items of stock currently remaining.

Incredible Bargains Include: Real leather belts €10; Lamb’s wool scarves €10; Three piece suits €120; Shirts €10, Knitwear from €20, Shoes from €20; ‘I Clip’ credit card wallets, now costing less than a quarter of their normal retail price; Jeans from €10 upwards etc. etc. etc.

Be sure to grab a truly great deal on all remaining top brands/labels and quality clothing before 5:30pm on Saturday next, 24th February 2024, before the blinds come down on yet another shop closure in the heart of the town.

Take Note: All stock must go, so over the next 3 days, both Ladies and Gentlemen can easily pick up a Birthday Gift, Anniversary Gift or indeed a future Christmas Gift, for that special person in their lives; and for often less than 70% of their normal retail price!
So do get in there while stocks still remain on shelves.


Tipperary Boutique Listed On Revenue Defaulters Register.

The owner of a boutique in north Co. Tipperary has been registered on a Revenue List of defaulters. [See Defaulters list – part 2 – Quarter 4, 2022]

Ms Mai Madden, owner of Mai’s boutique, latter situated at 108 Main Street, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, was ordered to pay €126,159 in tax, €46,485 in interest and €37,848 in penalties.

Same requested payments, we are informed in a Revenue publication, followed a Revenue investigation into the under-declaration of PAYE, PRSI, USC and VAT.


Dunnes Stores Popular Children’s Pyjamas Recalled Due To Safety Fears.

Dunnes Stores, Thurles.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued a recall notice today, on short-sleeved pyjama sets designed for young children and sold at Dunnes Stores; same products bearing the name/titles ‘Digger’, ‘Dino’, ‘Mermaid’ and ‘Unicorn’.

Same recall relates to a fusible layer inserted and applied to the back of the pyjama top, which may pose a safety risk if not fully secure on all sold garments.

The company has confirmed that the risk associated with the product is that of cuts and suffocation, with 5,941 affected products sold in Ireland to date.

Persons who have bought the affected pyjamas should stop using them immediately and return them to their local Dunnes store supermarket, for a refund.

The brand name is ‘Dunnes Stores‘. The style numbers are as follows:

Style no. 6818137 (Digger short-sleeved pyjama set (6 months – 4 years)
Style no. 6818138 (Dino short-sleeved pyjama set (6 months – 4 years)
Style no. 6819375 (Mermaid short-sleeved pyjama set (6 months – 4 years)
Style no. 6819376 (Unicorn short-sleeved pyjama set (6 months – 4 years)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission have stated that if customers have any further queries in relation to this recall, they should please email Dunnes Stores at


Learn to Knit & Crochet Free During COVID-19 Lockdown

With level 5 restrictions set to stay in place until at least April, many people are taking up new, stay safe, hobbies; chief among them knitting and crochet.

As well as the personal pride and satisfaction one gets from creating something from scratch, knitting and crocheting have other great benefits.

Research confirms, what many knitting and crochet enthusiasts already knew, that knitting and crocheting is great for our mental health. The repetitive nature of knitting and crocheting reduces anxiety and increases a sense of calm and well-being. Knitting and crocheting also have valuable social benefits, because they bring together people who share an interest in these crafts.

Where to Start?
YouTube offers thousands of videos on beginning to knit and crochet, but the one we recommend is the HappyBerry Knitting and Crocheting Channel. The presenter uses craft materials, terms and measurements used in Ireland and presents clear and easy guides on how to get started.

Knitting for Absolute Beginners.
For step by step clear demonstrations on basic knitting stitches and patterns, visit the YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

Crochet for Absolute Beginners.
For easy to follow tutorials on the basic crochet stitches, as well as great beginner crochet projects, visit the YouTube Channel by clicking HERE

Top Tip.
ALDI regularly offer ‘special buy’ crafting events. Watch out for great deals on wool and needles in your local Thurles ALDI store, located at Kickham Street, Thurles, soon.

Share Your Ideas.
If you have recently come across any good videos or websites dedicated to knitting or crochet post a comment on this website and share your link.


How Do You Solve A Problem Like Clothes Pods?

We are informed online that during our present Covid-19 Virus Pandemic, our Clothes Pods (Textile Recycling Facilities) are being serviced as normal.

The website also informs us that they have been advised by numerous County Councils that their service offered, across over 1,200 convenient locations in our Republic of Ireland, is considered part of the Waste Management Structure and currently Waste Management, both nationally and locally, is considered an essential service.

Clothes Pods In Parnell Street Car Park Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Here in Thurles; using a rather outdated website, and in an effort to direct us to our nearest Clothes Pods in Thurles, identify only two locations; namely Ardeen Nursing Home, Abbey Rd, Thurles and Thurles Greyhound Stadium.

There is no mention of the six (6) Clothes Pods available in the Parnell Street, Carpark, Thurles. This error may answer the question as to why Clothes Pods, in the latter vicinity, are not being emptied.

Note: There is also one Clothes Pod also in the front of Aldi Shopping Centre, on Kickham Street, and two others at the junction of Mitchel Street and Borroway in the town; latter three filthy dirty looking Pods, which should get an early mention in the next Thurles Tidy Towns report.

[Please do note: If clothes pods are full, you can phone one of the following Telephone Numbers: 087 222 1077 or 087 631 1698 or 01 4642676, to have same emptied.

To demonstrate the sad life we lead during this virus lockdown, we have been keeping an eye on these Clothes Pods over the past few days, to discover that same are being used as uncontrolled “charity thrift swap shops”.

People arrive to deposit their unwanted textiles, to find them packed to capacity. Having attempted to push items further in and failing in their efforts, full plastic bags are then pulled out and the now available space filled by the new depositor. Contents of the bag initially pulled out are then examined and items donated by an earlier depositor are often taken away.

The photograph above was taken on Saturday last, Oct.24th. Today anything that could be removed within easy reach in three of these clothes pods have been removed, some no doubt will end up for sale on Facebook.

We won’t even discuss or highlight the discarded single mattresses, also on view dumped between two Pods in the picture shown above.