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Death Of Ann Commins, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness and regret that we learned of the death yesterday, Sunday 10th January 2021, of Mrs Ann Commins (née Ryan), Blackcastle Farm, Two Mile Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Commins passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her father Con and brother Paul; her passing is most deeply regretted by her beloved family; husband John, daughters Sarah and Joann, son Evin Ned, mother Norah, sisters Katie and Noreen, brothers Joe and John, nephews, nieces, brothers in law, sisters in law, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The funeral cortége bearing the earthly remains of Mrs Commins will leave her residence on Wednesday morning next, January 13th, at 10:45am, to be received into the Church of St. James, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles at 11:00am, reposing for Requiem Mass at 11.30am.
Interment will take place immediately afterwards in Two-Mile-Borris cemetery.

Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam dílis.

[NB: Due to National Public Health Guidelines, regarding Covid-19 virus restrictions; those attending within the Church building, (limited to 10 family members), will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing and face covering.]

The extended Commins family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

Note Please: Family flowers only, donations if desired to NOVAS.
It was the wish of Mrs Commins that her house be kept strictly private.
[Both Ann and John valued everyday of her life, so much that they wish everyone to remain safe during this unprecedented present Covid-19 pandemic.]

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Covid-19 Update: Fri. 1st Jan. 2021 – 11 Deaths – 1,754 New Cases

Advice from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, ” Every individual in Ireland should consider themselves potentially infectious”.

The Department of Health have confirmed this evening that there have sadly been 11 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 2,248.

There are 1,754 new additional virus cases reported today, leaving the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception in the Irish Republic, at 93,532.

Once again the lowest 14-day incidence rates per 100,000 of population nationally are in Co. Tipperary (138.5), Leitrim (143.6) and Wicklow (154.5) however these too are rising; while the national incidence rate stands at 321.3.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, has stated: “The most concerning trend at present is the rapidly increasing number of people being admitted to hospital. We are now admitting between 50 – 70 people each day to our present hospital system”.

Further data relevant up to midnight on Wednesday, December 30th last confirms that Tipperary has had 1,867 cases of the virus to date.

There are now 504 patients with Covid-19 in hospital in the Republic, with 46 patients in intensive care units.

Total global cases up to 5.30pm this evening, now stand at over 83.7 million, with global deaths at well over 1.82 million.

Remember: “Only YOU can stop the chain of transmission.”

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Death Of Josephine Flynn, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death today, Tuesday 22nd December 2020, of Mrs Josephine Flynn (née Fahy), St. John’s Park, Waterford City, Waterford and formerly of Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband John; the passing of Mrs Flynn is most deeply regretted by her loving daughters Phil, Liz and Carmel; sons-in-law Noel, Pat and Aidan; grandchildren Rebecca, Kate, Lisa and Grace; great-grandchildren Olivia and James; sisters Angela and Chrissie; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbous and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

Requiem Mass will take place, shared only by immediate family and close friends in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford, on Thursday next. The funeral cortége bearing the earthly remains of Mrs Flynn will pause briefly outside her residence on Thursday afternoon at 2.15pm, on her way prior to being laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner, Co. Waterford.

[Note: Due to National Public Health Guidelines regarding Covid-19 virus restrictions; those attending within the Sacred Heart Church building, (limited to 10 family members), will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing and face covering.]

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

The extended Flynn family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul.

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View Winter Solstice At Newgrange Passage Tomb Online

Newgrange Passage Tomb (c1900) Courtesy ‘Tempest Collection’ National Library of Ireland.

Some 5,000 years ago Irish people were involved in the building of gigantic structures with complex astronomical alignments. One such building is the Stone Age (Neolithic) passage tomb at Newgrange, located in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, between Slane and Drogheda. One of a network of such monuments, same can be found in an area of County Meath known as ‘Brú na Bóinne’, [Translated – “The bend in the Boyne”.].

Built around 3,200 B.C. Newgrange is at least 1,000 years older than Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England and the limestone granite Great Pyramids of Giza, latter bordering Cairo, in Egypt.

The passage tomb at Newgrange consists of a mound, roughly circular in shape and measuring 85 metres in diameter. It is surrounded by kerbstones, some of which bear carved decorations, with the most highly decorated being the entrance stone itself.

The most remarkable feature of Newgrange is undoubtedly the roof box [See start of video hereunder] which demonstrates that the people of prehistoric Ireland, responsible for its construction, had a deep understanding of the movements of the stars and the alignment of our planets. Same allows for the dawn light to enter the passage tomb, lighting up the entire passage and chamber on the morning of the Winter Solstice (December 21st).

The Office of Public Works’ annual Winter Solstice gathering at the Neolithic Passage Tomb of Newgrange tomorrow (December 21st 2020) has been cancelled this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic.

However, this significant Solstice Sunrise event will be live-streamed from within the Chamber on 20th, 21st and 22nd of December, so that those who wish will be able to experience this wonderful phenomenon from any location around the world.

The live stream will be available from 8.45 Coordinated Universal Time, today Sunday December 20th, 2020, and can be viewed from HERE.

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Death Of Johnny Hayes, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Sunday 15th November 2020, of Mr Johnny Hayes, The Village, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his parents Elizabeth and Jim, brothers Noel and Martin, sister-in-law Helen; Mr Hayes passed away suddenly, while in the care of staff at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel.
His passing is most deeply regretted by his sisters Biddy (Clowrey), Mary (Durcan) and Kay (O’Gorman); brothers Dinny and Mattie; nephews; nieces; brothers in law Eddie, Joe and Paddy; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The funeral cortége bearing the earthly remains of Mr Hayes, will be received into the Abbey Church at Holycross, Thurles, on Thursday morning, 19th November, at 11:00am to repose for Requiem Mass at 11:30am. Following Mass, interment will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

[Note: Due to national Public Health Guidelines regarding Covid-19 virus restrictions; attendance within the Abbey Church building will be limited to 25 persons only, with strict adherence to social distancing and face covering please.]

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended Requiem Mass for Mr Hayes, but are unable to do so, due to coronavirus restrictions, same funeral service can be viewed online HERE.

The extended Hayes family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

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