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FSAI Recall “Donnybrook Fair” Tipperary Brie.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have urgently recalled a batch of “Donnybrook Fair” Tipperary Brie, [pack size:155g; approval number: IE 1089 EC] due to the presence of E. Coli.

The FSAI are warning customers not to eat the implicated batch, as E. coli, at the levels detected indicate a possible hygiene issue and the potential for the presence of harmful bacteria which could result in severe stomach cramps, diarrhoea, and vomiting.

The use-by date of of the product is 17/11/2021.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers, are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale immediately.

A notice posted on the FSAI website reads: “The above batch of Donnybrook Fair Tipperary Brie is being recalled due to the presence of E. coli. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.


Tomorrow Sat. Oct. 30th Three Hours of Pumpkin Festivities At Holycross Market.

Muppet Monster.

It is “Ready, Set, Go” for Halloween Festivities at Holycross Market, here in Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, tomorrow, with their extra special “Holycross Pumpkin Fest” taking place.

A host of spooky and other spectacular events will take off, promising to entertain young and old and guaranteeing the very best in family fun.

Market organisers will be seeking those skilled conker fighters to participate in the “Tipperary Conker Championship” which will result in a trophy and prizes for both the winner and runner-up.

Don’t forget Ruadhán Gormally, that incredibly talented Galway born puppet maker, who was recently featured on the Ryan Tubridy Show, will be here in Holycross Market tomorrow, to entertain and delight with a collection of his best puppets.

A “Muppet Monster” style Puppet will also be raffled off as part of the afternoon’s much anticipated festivities.

As stated, the market will be extending their opening time by one hour, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, with lots of extra music, tricks, treats and other shenanigans, for children and adults, in honour of this truly Irish tradition.

Meanwhile; the market organisers of this Holycross Market Pumpkin Fest, want to keep the family fun rolling out over the full Halloween holiday, with other ‘spooktacular’ Halloween activities after their market closes.

Create Your Own Halloween Puppet from Paper

After Ruadhán Gormally’s puppet display, you’ll be inspired to make your own puppets. To make these easy Halloween hand puppets, all you need is paper, glue, scissors and some ‘crafty’ creativity.

Make Some Halloween Garlands.

Street area’s and stalls at the Holycross Market will be decorated for Halloween. Why not have a go at making your own Halloween decorations? Many of us will remember making these paper garlands as children. Why not put a Halloween spin on this oldest of paper crafts. No skill required, just some folding and cutting with a scissors. Just click HERE.

Learn to Draw a Favourite Halloween Monster.

You are sure to see lots of creepy costumes at the Holycross Halloween Market. When you get home, why not learn to draw a few. As always, Art for Kids Hub offers hundreds of free tutorials on how to draw our favourite Halloween characters. With lessons for all ages and abilities it’s no wonder this channel has over 5 million subscribers. Click HERE.

Bake Some Halloween Buns with Mum.

Once you have eaten all the delicious cakes you bought at Holycross Market, try out some of these delicious Halloween bakes, courtesy of Oldlum’s by clicking HERE.

Play Some Halloween Games.

Still feeling competitive after the Holycross Conker Championship? Here are five other Halloween games that will provide lots of fun for young and old.
Halloween Charades click HERE.
Pin the Spider on the Web click HERE.
Wrap the Mummy click HERE. (Persuade Mum to buy a few extra toilet roll)
Halloween Relay Race click HERE.
Guess the Gross Food click HERE.

See you all tomorrow at Holycross Market Pumpkin Fest. It’s the place to be.


Conker Championship At Holycross Market “Pumpkin Fest”.

The much anticipated Tipperary “Conker Championships” will take place at the “Holycross Market Pumpkin Fest” here in Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, on Saturday October 30th from 1:00pm4:00pm; reviving a tradition first mentioned as a sport by Poet Laureate Robert Southey in his memoirs published in 1821.

But first, those of you who have never competed previously will need to get some practise under your belt, for this event.
So to understand and learn more about preparing and winning this “Conker Championship”, please watch the video hereunder.

We understand from the Holycross Market Committee that a beautiful trophy, hand crafted locally, awaits the winner, with first place also earning a purse to the value of €50 in cash, and with the runner-up earning €25. “A nice little earner”, what with Christmas looming on the horizon.

So with tomorrow being Sunday; designated “a day of rest”, insist that Mum & Dad take you to the nearest Horse Chestnut tree, then choose a few conkers and start practising.
Remember the championship is just a week away.

Warning: Having watched the video; Kids do ask Dad to drill the hole in your Conker, so that you do not skewer your hand or fingers, injuring yourself before the event.

Next & Very Important: To enter for this event you need to text Sean @ 086 173 0621, to register.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Remember – Holycross Market – Saturday October 30th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.


Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market, Tomorrow Saturday September 18th.

A reminder that the bi-weekly Holycross Village Market is taking place tomorrow, September 18th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Ann Lanigan Reports:
“Experience the ultimate village market in Holycross this Saturday September 18th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Indulge in a coffee, hot food or an ice cream as you check out all the market has to offer.
Browse the lovely art and crafts stalls and savour local fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, meats and artisan bakes. Enjoy the live music and poetry while the children have their faces painted and hair braided.
We have exciting new vendors each market
day so check who is joining us this weekend.
There’s something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful surrounds of the historic village of Holycross and there is ample parking behind the abbey with stewards on hand to help in anyway necessary.
Spread the word and looking forward to seeing you all there”

Ann Lanigan


Congrats On Recent Upgrades Introduced At Thurles Shopping Centre.

Congratulations to Thurles Shopping Centre, situated south east on Slievenamon Road in the town.

Thurles Shopping Centre Upgraded Front & Rear.

The recent beautiful landscaping undertaken, over the past fortnight, has truly enhanced not just the shopping centre building itself, while also adding to the overall customer experience of feeling safe and secure, not forgetting granting to consumers a further air of relaxation, without the worry of time limits related to car parking charges demanded in our town centre.

To the rear of Thurles Shopping Centre, wheel chair access has now also been added, for those using the ‘Thurles River Walk’ and wishing to avoid continuous heavy traffic; thus all adding to a more untroubled and contented shopping experience within the town.