Local Weather

real feel: 3°C
wind speed: 4 m/s S
sunrise: 6:31 am
sunset: 8:33 pm


Use Up Your Easter Bank Holiday Leftovers With A Crustless Quiche.


5 large free range eggs.
120 ml milk.
50g grated cheddar cheese.
Salt and pepper to season

Once you’ve assembled these ingredients, it’s time to add a combination of about 200-250g of any of the following, depending on your taste or what you have loitering in your fridge:-

Grilled or fried rashers
Cooked ham.
Sautéed onion, mushrooms or peppers.
Cooked Spinach.
Cooked broccoli.
Cooked potato.
Spring onion.
Other cooked vegetables.


Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4.
Chop and prepare any ingredients that need to be cooked beforehand e.g. onions, bacon, mushrooms, peppers etc.
Grease or line a suitable oven proof dish with baking parchment.
Whisk the eggs and milk together.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the mixture into the dish.
Sprinkle cheese.
Scatter your other ingredients over the surface.
Cook in the oven for 3035 minutes or until contents are set, golden on top and cooked throughout.
Then enjoy hot or cold with a nice bread and some salad.

With ‘Bread & Salad’ same meal can easily satisfy up to 4 healthy appetites.


Easy & Delicious Filled Easter Egg Desserts.

It’s the ‘No Bake Easter Dessert’ that has become quite the trend in recent years and you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like. Known as a ‘loaded’ or filled Easter Egg, it’s full of calories, but a well-deserved treat at the end of a particularly tough Lenten period.

The basic ingredient needed for this dessert is half a chocolate Easter egg. After that, select additional ingredients from the suggested fillings listed below.

To start, you could fix your half Easter egg so that it doesn’t wobble. To do this, simply heat the base of your chocolate egg half, using a bowl over a saucepan of hot water, checking continuously until the chocolate starts to soften. Then, transfer the egg half to a dessert plate and fix it in place until the chocolate hardens again. However, if you don’t mind a wobbly half Easter egg , you can skip this step altogether.

Next, load the half Easter egg with your favourite sweet and dessert fillings. Here are some suggestions we found online, as well as some of our own suggestions. No matter what filling you choose, your Easter egg is sure to taste delicious.

Suggestions for Quick and Easy Fillings:

Your favourite ice-cream topped with chocolate sauce and hundreds and thousands.
A mixture of your favourite sweets.
A Fruit Salad with cream.
A Banana Split (View recipe HERE).
A Knickerbocker Glory (View recipe HERE).
Chocolate Rice Krispies topped with your favourite sweets.
Rice Krispie Marshmallow Treats topped with your favourite sweets (View recipe HERE).

Suggestions for More Ambitious Fillings:

Cheesecake: View recipe hereunder.

Banoffee Pie: View recipe hereunder.

Eton Mess (View recipe HERE).
Biscuit Cake (View recipe HERE).

For the ‘bigger’ children this Easter, a chocolate egg filled with plain, soft scoop icecream and a dash or two of Bailey’s Irish Cream might be just the ticket, when the kids are safely tucked into bed.


Easy Easter Baking Fun for Kids.

Pop These Ingredients Into This Week’s Shopping Trolley!

Tomorrow, Friday March 26th 2021, pupils across Tipperary and indeed the whole of Ireland will get their Easter Holidays, and pupils and parents are looking forward to a well-earned break from a particularly tough school term.

With lockdown restrictions still in place, mums and dads will continue to be looking out for fun activities to keep their kids occupied at home. No matter what their age, children young and old love to bake.

Here are some fun and easy Easter baking ideas that the whole family will enjoy making and will most definitely enjoy eating!

White Chocolate and Coconut Easter Bunny Marshmallow Tails.
If you’re feeling up for a challenge then why not make your own cookies. Follow this link to learn how to make these really easy delicious treats. Pop them on top of your favourite biscuits for an added layer of fun.

Mini Egg Easter Rice Krispie Treats.
For an Easter twist on the classic Rice Krispie bun take a look at this YouTube video hereunder; from Channel Mum.

Easter Egg Rice Krispie Egg Surprises.
This is an easy and original Easter treat idea that combines, butter, marshmallows and Rice Krispies with a sweet filling of your choice. Definitely lots of fun to eat and make.

Easter Bunny Marshmallow Pops.
Marshmallows, white chocolate, smarties and imagination are all you need to create these cute no bake recipe Easter Bunny pops. Watch this YouTube video hereunder for step-by-step instructions.

Sweet Shop Easter Chocolate Slab.
This is a ‘sweet lovers’ dream dessert and one children will love planning for and eating! Simply combine your favourite sweets with melted chocolate. Delicious! For this recipe for “Sweet shop chocolate slab” click HERE


Planning Decision For Proposed Thurles Drive-Through Takeaway Delayed

New Thurles Shopping Centre under construction at the old Erin Foods site on Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A planning decision on the proposed drive through take away at the southern end of the old Erin Foods site here in Thurles, which had been due to be announced on the 28th February last, has been further delayed.

It is understood that the planning authority requires a published notice of the developers requirement to submit a Natura Impact Assessment to evaluate the potential impact of the proposed development on the lower River Suir special area of conservation.


5 DIY Gifts For Mother’s Day.

Where did the idea of Mother’s Day come from?

Mother’s Day is Sunday March 14th next, (forget it at your peril).

Here in Ireland and the UK, Mother’s Day always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, owing to its initial Christian origins. Mother’s Day, as we know it currently here in Ireland, certainly is now-a-days more commercial ; evolving as it once did from “Mothering Sunday”.

Centuries ago, people who worked away from home, often as domestic staff, would return home to their Mother Church, once a year, on Mothering Sunday. As well as visiting their Mother Church, people would visit their home and their mothers.

Over time, the practice of bringing a gift of flowers to one’s mother became tradition. Eventually, Mothering Sunday developed into Mother’s Day and quite rightly the celebration of Mothers as we know it today.

DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day.

Lockdown has placed limits on the gifts many of us typically purchase for Mother’s Day. With shops closed and movements restricted, many of us are turning to DIY gifts for Mother’s Day.
Hereunder are 5 DIY gift ideas to help acknowledge and celebrate our wonderful Mums, demonstrating our appreciation for everything they do for us.

(1) Create a Mother’s Day Chocolate Bar Poem.
This is a thrifty, but thoughtful, gift that costs no more than the price of a few chocolate bars. Follow this link HERE for examples and ideas for your own Chocolate Bar Poems.

(2) A Homemade Bouquet of Flowers.
Spring is here and with it has arrived some of our most cherished flowers. Of the many flower varieties on view in our gardens at present, the daffodil and tulip are great choices for a homemade bouquet or flower arrangement. Alternatively pick up some flowers in your local supermarket and combine them into a homemade arrangement.
Visit YouTube for lots of tips on homemade bouquets and flower arranging. Click HERE to find a video specifically dealing with the arranging of daffodils and tulips.

(3) Bake Something Sweet.
There’s nothing quite like home baking and many of us are baking more during lockdown. Why not treat Mum to a delicious cake, some cupcakes or some cookies for Mother’s Day? If you are looking for great baking recipes check out Cupcake Gemma on YouTube HERE.

(4) Cook Mum A Special Meal.
There’s nothing like getting served up a delicious meal. In many houses Mums do a lot of the cooking so why not give them a day off from cooking meals on Mother’s Day? You could treat your mum to breakfast in bed, a brunch or a delicious dinner. If you’re looking for recipe ideas, check the YouTube Channel of Wexford born Gemma Stafford. Now living in the USA, Gemma’s Cooking channel is one of the most successful on YouTube with 2.55 million subscribers. View HERE.

(5) A Homemade Mother’s Day Card.
Any mum will tell you that a Mother’s Day card with a heartfelt message is always treasured. Check out this great YouTube video with 24 ideas for incredible and easy to make Mother’s Day cards using everyday materials. Check this out by clicking HERE