About Thurles Town

Tai Chi Classes for Your Health

Tai Chi Classes for Your Health

Tai Chi and Chi Kung classes on Wednesday nights from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. in The Community Room of the Source Arts Centre. 5 weeks starting February 1st.

To book a place contact Carmel on (087) 2373343.

Facebook Uncovered: A Free Presentation For Parents

On Tuesday, 7th February, a presentation for parents on Internet safety will be held in Thurles Library in the Source at 7 p.m. Focusing on Facebook, this presentation will give parents an overview of it and advise what they can do to maximise the safe use of it by their children.

Presented by Amanda Chambers, who has over 20 years experience in information technologies and who is parent to 3 teenagers, the talk is aimed at the “lay person” – no previous IT knowledge is required! Amanda will look at why young people use Facebook, privacy settings and what you think you show the world vs what you are showing the world. Handouts will be provided.

Tuesday, 7th February is ‘Safer Internet Day’ and this year the slogan is “Discover the Digital World Together … Safely!” While tech savvy young people can teach their elders how to use new technologies, parents and grandparents can draw on their life experiences to advise younger generations on how to stay safe online, as they discover the digital world together. Come along to the ‘Facebook Uncovered’ talk, Tuesday 7th February at 7 p.m. in Thurles Library. Admission is free.

This event is presented by Europe Direct Information Centre under the ‘Digital Agenda for Europe’ initiative. It has received funding from the European Commission.

FAS course- Basic Computers

10 weeks full time course commencing 20th February. Contact FAS Thurles office asap if interested. Places available.

Thurles Vigil

A three hour Vigil will be held in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles on Saturday, 11th February, feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of Prayer for the Sick. It will commence at 7.30 p.m. with the usual Vigil Mass.

2005 Bridge Results

Results - 18th January

1st Anne Lloyd and Helen Mason, 2nd Antoinette Keating and Brigid Kennedy, Joan Quinn and Michael Ryan, 3rd Lil Leahy and Bridget O’Dea, Kitty Craddock and Kathleen O’Dwyer, 4th Kay Carey and Anna Kiely.

1973 Bridge Club

Results - 18th January

1st P. Durack and C. O’Sullivan, 2nd P. & N. Gleeson, 3rd M. Hussey and J. Dunphy, 4th C. Ryan and K. Burke, 5th E. Maher and J. Russell, 6th

E. Russell and B. Railes.

Morning Bridge

Results - Wednesday, 25th January

1st Gabriel Tozer and Ena Lahart, 2nd Margaret and Michael Maher, 3rd Joan Kehilly and Helen Hayes, 4th Cathrine Harty and Eleanor Lyons.

Game every Wednesday at 10.30 a.m. sharp in the Anner Hotel.

Thurles & District Camera Club

At our meeting on January 25th we had our first session on Photoshop. Stephen Ryan displayed his skills on using this program and was very supportive. He went into some detail on many of the aspects that are available. It gave some members an opportunity to hone their skill on improving their images, over the coming months we will be holding further session on this very useful program. Our sincere thanks to Stephen for his wonderful session.

We also had the submission of entries for our competition theme “People” which will be judged next week. On February 8th we will hold our second session on Photoshop so members have your queries and laptops on the ready. Even though the session will be based on Photoshop, members are encouraged to raise any concern they may have on any aspect of photography and if it merits a session to explain it, it will be facilitated in due course.

Art Exhibition

On Wednesday, 7th February at 7.30 p.m. Cllr. Jim Ryan will open an Art Exhibition at the Source Arts Centre. All are welcome to view the work of the ‘Noble Art Group’, Thurles who paint in mixed mediums. The group is composed of local people who meet in the Silver Band Hall, Stradavoher, Thurles on Tuesday nights at 7.30 p.m. They work in a variety of mediums but mainly water colours and acrylics.

Thurles Bridge Results

Results - 26th January

1st Noreen Gleeson & Bill Rourke, 2nd Pat Stokes & Stevie Smee, 3rd Bill Dowling & Jackie Cahill, 4th Clodagh Cox & Josephine Russell.

Club For Dancing

The Club’s Dance held on Sunday, 22nd January was a great night of dancing to the music of “Michael-Breege”. M.C. on the night was Rose Nolan.The Club’s next Dance in the Premier Ballroom, Thurles is on Sunday, 5th February, from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight, admission is 8 euro. Music by “Dermot Lyons”. Membership cards are on sale each night from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost of card 3 euro.

Dance classes started on Tuesday, 24th January and will run for the next five Tuesdays, cost of the classes is 20 euro, classes from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Do come along and learn the basic steps of dancing and enjoy a good session for the next five nights.

Turtulla Bridge Club

Results - Championship 1st Stevie Smee and Pat Stokes, 2nd/3rd Mary Carroll and Marie Ryan, Bill Dowling and Bernie Whyte, 4th/5th Hannah O’Toole and Maira Stokes, May Dwan and Ena Maher, Philomena Maher and Maureen O’Callaghan, Mary Cashen and Salle Lee.

Thurles I.C.A.

Meeting of Thurles I.C.A. this Wednesday, 1st February in the Band Hall at 8.30 p.m.