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Christmas Truly Begins At Holycross Market Tomorrow Saturday, November 27th 2021.

It’s Market Saturday once again, tomorrow, in Holycross Village, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and the organisers are arranging that all things be somewhat festive this week; in preparation for the forthcoming Christmas holiday season.

Here will be the ideal opportunity to locate Christmas gifts and order, in advance, festive food, e.g. turkeys, hams, fresh fruit, vegetables, home baking, fuel etc, etc.

So do visit the Holycross Village Christmas Market tomorrow, Saturday November 27th; enjoy refreshments at the ‘Ancient Grounds’ coffee dock, a bite of lunch from ‘The Bula Bus’ and soak up what is expected to be a truly festive atmosphere.
Be assured you will have a lovely experience at this Christmas market event; same opening from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

See you all there folks.

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Tipperary Council Engineers Continue To Waste Taxpayers Money.

Rhythmic, gymnastic flapping motions of blue and gold ribbon, awaiting the scissors of one or other idle Tipperary politician (rarely observed in Dáil Éireann these days), has not yet been stretched across the ever narrowing expanse of Liberty Square here in Thurles Town central; and already high sided vehicles have begun contorting our new street signs. This is the second bent sign on Liberty Square in just 5 weeks, due to be paid for by the taxpayer.

We won’t mention the new Thurles R-660 Abbey Road Roundabout.

It would appear that Tipperary council engineers are incapable of learning from their past, costly mistakes. Because of the now formed acute bend linking Liberty Square and Slievenamon Road, large long trucks are forced to enter and encroach into oncoming traffic, (Well some do & some don’t. See picture above) in order to make their necessary exit.

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Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 6,624 Today On Irish Mainland, Up 311 On Yesterday’s Figures.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed a further 4,620 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, here in the Irish Republic.

The number of people in hospital with coronavirus stands at 571, down 27 since yesterday, and of these, 118 remain in intensive care units around the country, a decrease of 8 on yesterday.

Here in The Irish Republic, booster vaccines will be offered to everyone aged 16 years and over, following new recommendations from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC). Minister for Health Mr Stephen Donnelly has stated that he has accepted these recommendations, which have also been endorsed by the Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.

In Northern Ireland, there were 2,004 new infections confirmed today.

There are currently 370 Covid patients in northern hospitals, down from 395 yesterday.

There are 33 being treated in intensive care units (ICUs), down 2 on Wednesday. Sadly, however, 9 Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in Northern Ireland today.

The European Union have agreed to suspend travel on flights from southern Africa after the detection of a new Covid-19 variant, as fears grow about a new COVID-19 variant. The UK, Germany and Italy have already banned flights from South Africa and a number of other African countries within the region. EU Commission Chief, Frau Ursula von der Leyen has stated that what worries health officials is the fact that this new variant has a very unusual constellation of mutations, raising fears vaccines would be less effective against it and that it is even more transferable than the current Delta variant. Variant B.1.1.529, dubbed ‘the Botswana variant’, currently has 32 variations according to virologists.

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Death Of P.J. Leahy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday, Thursday 25th November 2021, of Mr P.J. Leahy, Main Street, Templetuohy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his brother John; Mr Leahy passed away peacefully, at his place of residence.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his wife Lorna, son Declan, daughter Sara, son-in-law Kieran, daughter-in-law Pip, grandchildren Parker, Lyla, Ava, Jack, Shane and Zoe, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Leahy will repose for Requiem Mass on Sunday next, November 28th, in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Church Lane, Longorchard, Templetuohy Thurles, at 10:00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in nearby Templetuohy Cemetery, Thurles, Co. Tippeerary.

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended Requiem Mass for Mr Leahy, but are unable to do so; same can be viewed online HERE.

[NB: Due to Public Health Guidelines, regarding C-19 virus restrictions; those attending Requiem Mass will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Leahy family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time.

Note Please: House Strictly Private.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Michael Ryan, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, today, Thursday 25th November 2021, of Mr Michael Ryan, Church Avenue, Templemore, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Moyneard, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his wife Mary (May 24th 2021) [nee Morrissey, Rossmore Cashel], Mr Ryan passed away peacefully, at his place of residence.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his sister-in-law Josephine, brothers-in-law Pat and Dennis, nephews, nieces, extended relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will repose for Requiem Mass on Tuesday, November 30th, in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Templemore, Co. Tipperary at 12:00 noon.
Interment will follow immediately afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Kiltillane, Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended Requiem Mass for Mr Ryan, but are unable to do so; same can be viewed online HERE.

[NB: Due to Public Health Guidelines, regarding C-19 virus restrictions; those attending Requiem Mass will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Ryan family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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