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Taste Of Thurles Lions Club’s Vintage Car Show 2019

Thurles Lions Club’s Vintage Car Show & Family Day was held today, August 11th 2019.

Pictures courtesy Stewart Willoughby

While the weather remained somewhat overcast here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary for this popular event, held at the Mary Immaculate College (Formerly St. Patrick’s College), Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, not so was the mood of visitors and local residents; latter who turned out in vast numbers in support of this much anticipated occasion.

The successful family day, which was also supported by various stage performances, together with over 40 food and craft fare exhibitors, ran from 12:00 noon until 5:00pm, to the acclaim of all who attended.

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Planning Permission Granted To Emma Stanwix Almshouses

Plans to redevelop the Stanwix Homes, latter situated at Upper Kickham Street Thurles, have moved a step closer this week, following the granting of conditional planning permission for this worthwhile project, by Tipperary Co. Council. Planning permission, subject to 21 conditions, has now been granted by the Tipperary authority.

Extremely rare in Ireland, this terrace of two-bay single and two-storey former almshouses, were initially built almost 130 years ago, in 1889, at a cost then of around £2,500, and same has provided sheltered accommodation, initially for widowed ladies over 60years old, over that period, to current date.

The Thurles Lions Trust Housing Association, are now planning to broaden the services once provided at this venue, with the grant aiding of €3.15 million, same already approved for this project earlier this year.

The intended development will now consist of 15 housing units and one community facility. A ‘listed’ 19th century building; the Stanwix Homes will be transformed into nine one bedroom units, with nine new single storey extensions to be erected to the rear of each existing unit, while the two storey former directors house will be converted into a community facility.

Five one bedroomed single storey terraced social housing units and a five bedroomed bungalow will also be constructed on the site, together with communal and public access associated landscaping.Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

Public Information Day Outlining Stanwix Home Refurbishment

Thurles Lions Trust To Hold Information Day On Stanwix Homes Refurbishment

Stannix Home, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

The Department of Housing has granted an allocation €3.15 million for the upgrade of the Stanwix Homes to Thurles Lions Housing Trust Association, who intend to carry out repairs to the existing building, as well as building new housing structures on the adjoining land.

To learn more regarding the history of the Stanwix Homes, click HERE.

Thurles Lions Club members through Thurles Lions Housing Trust Association, are now asking the community to please note that a public information day regarding The Stanwix Homes will be held on Saturday next, 13th January 2018, in the Order of Malta Hall, Boheravoroon (Borroway), Thurles Townparks, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, from 11.00am to 4.00pm.

Plans for the proposed refurbishment of The Stanwix Home, Upper Kickham Street, Thurles are now taking shape. This iconic building, known with affection as “The Widow’s Homes”, has provided sheltered accommodation for some 129 years. However, despite upgrading by Thurles Lions Club in the past, this accommodation is no longer suitable to modern day required standards, and thus a major refurbishment of the property is now well overdue. Future proposed works will ensure that the property can continue to provide sheltered accommodation, to a modern standard, for the next 100 years.

The plans to be put forward by Thurles Lions Trust Housing Association are to oversee the refurbishment of the existing building, latter a protected structure, to the highest possible standards; this together with the construction of new units of accommodation on the site. It is hoped to submit an application for planning permission to Tipperary County Council for works in the very near future, which, if approved, will deliver a total of 19 accommodation units for the site.

The new proposals include for the provision of the following facilities:-

(1) Nine one bedroomed apartments, to modern accommodation standards, following the refurbishment of the existing Stanwix apartments.
(2) Five new own-door one bedroomed apartments in a new block.
(3) A community home to accommodate 4 adults who will require 24 hour supported accommodation in addition to accommodation for 1 carer, and
(4) A communal facility in the former Director’s House which will combine community facilities for the residents of the development, with a support centre for the local community.

Prior to submitting the application for planning permission, Thurles Lions Trust are holding an information day where the plans for the proposed development can be viewed and where comments and suggestions from the public are welcome.

Thurles Lions Club are now inviting people to come along to Saturday’s public information day and give them your views.

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Tipperary Crystal – New Sponsors Of Rose of Tralee

Newbridge Silverware have stepped down, after more than a decade of Sponsorship of the Rose of Tralee Festival.

Quick of the mark and now taking their place, come the new lead sponsor; Tipperary Crystal, whose current owner is businessman Robbie Scanlan of Allied Imports and who took over the company back in 2011.

‘Tipperary Crystal’, today an Irish design legend, has over the years become synonymous with excellent quality, high-end design.

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Natural beauty and Thurles native, Miss Fiona O’Sullivan, attracts attention to a 1909, 7.2 x 2 cylinder, Renault, at the successful Thurles Lions ClubVintage & Classic Car Show’, recently held in the beautiful grounds of St. Patricks College here in Thurles.

The firm now produces a very fine range of fine jewellery and intend to launch an even bigger collection in July 1916. Same will arrive just in time to deck out all contestants in the 2016 Rose Festival, one of whom will be the very lovely, Thurles native Miss Fiona O’Sullivan, daughter of Liz and Declan O’Sullivan from Loughlahan, Thurles.

Miss O’Sullivan was already selected from 22 other beauties from across Co. Tipperary and who will now go forward to represent Tipperary in stage two of three processes, in the all new expanded Tralee festival this August.

Mr Scanlan has stated that, “Tipperary Crystal and the Rose of Tralee are both iconic Irish brands that have a real and tangible sense of modern Ireland.”  However, he is keeping the design of the new Rose of Tralee tiara ‘under his hat’, until August next.Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

‘Vintage & Classic Car Show’ Thurles – Sun Next May 8th

Thurles Lions Club 1st Annual Vintage and Classic Car Show Moves To St. Patrick’s College

Lions-ClubNext Sunday’s event will be the first year that Thurles Lions Club will host a ‘Vintage and Classic Car Show’, with the intention of developing the event into an annual festive date in the town; attracting visitors into the area, while also raising funds for many needy causes.

Thurles Lions Club in association with Supermacs, (Thurles) are being supported by the Clonoulty-Rossmore Vintage Club, Clonmel Transport Museum, North Tipp Vintage Club and the Thurles War Museum, in hosting this event.

Please Note Change To Originally Advertised Location.
The Thurles Lions Club Vintage and Classic Car Show is now being held in St Patrick’s College Thurles and NOT Thurles Greyhound Stadium, as was previously advertised, due to match traffic congestion expected around Semple Stadium and in the interests of health & safety.

Organising Committee & Sub-Committee
The organising committee of this event is composed of Thurles Lions Club members together with volunteer experts, who each bring a specialised knowledge and experience to this event.

A Sub-Committee of approximately 60 extra volunteers will be offering support on the day which will include allocated Thurles Lions Club members, the Thurles-Syrian Community, Phoenix Productions and Clonoulty-Rossmore Vintage Club.

Opening Hours
The show will be open to visitors from 12:00 noon to 5.00pm. Exhibitors will however have access from 8.30am sharp on the morning of the show until 7.00pm that evening, to facilitate the setting up, dismantling and eventual removal of exhibits.

A Day Out for all the Family
Lions Clubs International is based solely on volunteer-ism, with 100% of funds, raised on the day, going directly to the cause for which it is intended.
Admission for adults will be €5.00 per adult, with admission for children under 12 totally free. [Note: Exhibitors of extra vintage and classic cars who turn up will also be granted free admission.]

Of course the main attraction of this show will be the selection of vintage and classic cars that will attend and Thurles Lions Club can, to date, confirm the presence of some 70 cars being in attendance, including the genuine 1916 Ford Model T, once belonging to Larry Kiernan, brother of Kitty Kiernan and used often by both Kitty and Michael Collins. Many other cars are also expected to show up on the day, with between 100 and 150 cars expected to be in attendance at any one time. The Irish Defence Forces will also have on exhibition a rarely seen 19141 Ford Armoured Car. Local motorcycle clubs have also been invited to attend and it is expected that some 20 bikes will also go on display.

The Purpose Of This Exciting Event
The refugee crisis, created by the Middle East war; Syria in particular, has created an enormous humanitarian aid problem. Since the outbreak of civil war in Syria in 2011, over 250,000 people have lost their lives and almost half the population of 20 million have been forced into exile from their homes, their villages and cities, turning into the largest body of refugees on the edge of Europe since World War II. Approximately 5 million, half of them children, are in camps, in appalling conditions, in Jordan, the Lebanon and Turkey and they desperately need humanitarian aid.

The Lions organisation in Ireland has been, over the past number of months, communicating with other Lions Clubs across Europe, evaluating essential needs and endeavouring to find supportive solutions to this desperate humanitarian crisis. In particular, the Irish Lions organisation has been in contact with the Scandinavian Lions organisation, who are operating on the ground in Lebanon and are planning to site a ‘Care Centre’ serving several Refugee Camps there, with basic Health and Education facilities. Funds raised from this year’s ‘Thurles Lions Club Vintage and Classic Car Show’ will go, 100%, directly this cause.

Special Attractions At this Event
As already stated: Numerous restored vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and tractors; Auto-Jumblers (Vintage Car Accessory Parts) from all over the country, including Northern Ireland; Artists Fare – More than 15 local artist exhibitions; Artisan Foods; Bouncy Castle (9m x 4m); An Inflatable Obstacle Course (9m x 4m); Carousel Roundabout for Children; “Hook a Duck”; Fun Train Rides around the wonderful grounds of St. Patrick’s College; Face Painting; “Wanderly Wagon”; Fortune Teller; “Mo Chara” Dog Show; An 1916 Exhibition; A Taste of Syria” – Syrian coffee and cakes; Vintage Fairground Organ; Photo Booth; and finally a chance to meet and greet this years very lovely 2016 Tipperary Entrant in the Rose of Tralee – Miss Fiona O’Sullivan, to top it all off.

Monster Raffle
A monster raffle with magnificent sponsored prizes will also be held with single tickets costing just €2 each or 3 tickets for €5 can be purchased at this event .

1st Prize: Samsung “48in” 4K TV valued at €800 (Sponsored by Ronayne Hardware, Thurles)
2nd Prize: A set of 4 Tyres to the value of €400 (Sponsored by Lyons Tyre Services)
3rd Prize: Travel Voucher to the value of €200 (Sponsored by Bowe Travel, Thurles)
4th Prize: Car Valeting Voucher to the value of €70 (Sponsored by Denis Kinane Motors, Thurles)
5th Prize: Steering Tracking Voucher (Sponsored by Martin Shanahan Tyres, Thurles)
6th Prize: Voucher (Sponsored by Seamus Hayes Motors, Ballagh)
7th Prize: Cash Voucher (Sponsored by M.J. Bowe, Thurles)
8th Prize: Meal Voucher (Sponsored by Ryan’s Daughter, Thurles)
9th Prize: Private Tour for 8 of Connacht Whiskey Distilliary (Sponsored by Connacht Whiskey, Ballina, Co. Mayo)
10th Prize: Goody Bag (Sponsored by Good Year Tyres )

For more information on this event, see Thurles Lions Club’s Facebook.

Welcome To Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs International is a non-political, non-religious voluntary organisation that empowers and encourages its volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. There are approximately 1.4m members in over 47,000 clubs throughout the world. In Ireland there are approximately 2,500 members in 111 clubs throughout the island of Ireland.

Thurles Lions Club was founded in 1964. Membership of Thurles Lions Club are a diverse mix from the local community. A club of men and women ranging in age from their 20’s to their 80’s with a mix of experience, nationalities and backgrounds. The objective of the Club is not for personal gain, but to serve the community in an enjoyable, co-operative way. Over the past 50 years Thurles has provided much community, national and international aid. Each year, in addition to providing many services to the local community, Thurles Lions Club raises between €30,000 and €40,000 towards local, national and international charitable causes.Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail