Thurles News - About Town

Special Cabaret Night

Special Cabaret Night

On Sunday next, 22nd January in the Mackey Stand, Bohernanave a special celebration for Suzanne Ryan who has just come back from London where she had her operation and which has been a huge success.

Suzanne would like to thank everybody who supported her funding for her operation. All roads will lead to the Mackey Stand for this Sunday night’s celebrations.

Topping the bill - the Freeman Brothers with guests, Margaret Heaphy; Aidan Ryan, (accordion); Tom O’Connell;

J.J. Patterson - Francis Patterson; Jack Doherty; Breda Ryan and Mairead Horan, Mid West Radio. Sports Presenter Michael Hennessy and Breda, also attending will be Michael Lowry and the Lowry team plus Declan Ryan.

A huge crowd is expected to give Suzanne Ryan a huge welcome home to Bohernanave. Show commences at 9 p.m. Come early and avoid disappointment. (See Advt.) See you there!

Club For Dancing

The Club’s first Dance of 2012 was a great night of dancing to the music of “Michael Collins”. M.C. on the night was Tom Gleeson. The Club’s next Dance in the Premier Ballroom, Thurles is on Sunday, 22nd January, from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight, admission is 8 euro. Music by “Michael - Breege“.

The Club’s dance classes will commence on Tuesday night, 24th January and run for six Tuesdays from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost of six Tuesdays is 20 euro. Do come along and learn the basic steps of dancing for pleasure.

Morning Bridge

Results - 9th January

1st Nora Doheny and Ann Sheehan, 2nd Anna Kiely and Ed O’Mahony, 3rd Joan and Mick Hassett, 4th Mary St John and Frances Caplis.

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

Thurles & District Camera Club

We had our first meeting of 2012 on Wednesday, January 11th. The chairman welcomed everyone and hoped that the season ahead would be a good one for all in the club.

A program of events for the months up to mid April was put together which includes three competitions. We will be judging our novelty competition depicting Christmas scenes at our meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, which should be entertaining.

On January 25th we are having a session on Photoshop and also the entries for our club competition, theme “People” are to be submitted and will be judged on February 1st.

At the Southern Association of Camera Clubs Nature competition which took place in the Kilmurray Lodge Hotel, Limerick on Sunday last, proved to be a happy hunting ground for Stephen Ryan, Eamon Brennan and Christy Bracken as they got some of their entries qualified for the National Finals which will be held in Westport, Mayo in early March.

Members are requested to inform the club of any upcoming events taking place in their area. Also the club is capturing a variety of scenes around Thurles during the coming months and it is hoped that all members would co-operate by ensuring that their particular area is photographed so as to ensure that a comprehensive collection is achieved.

The club would like to express sympathy to Jim Troy on the sudden passing of his bother DJ to his eternal reward.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Let’s Dance

Learn the basic steps of social dancing in The Premier Ballroom Thurles. Learn to dance for weddings and socials, for a couples night out, for single men and women, or just for the fun and for the exercise. A six weeks course will commence on Tuesday, 24th January at 8.30 p.m. sharp and conclude at 10 p.m. The course is being organised by ‘The Club for Dancing’ and costs a total of 20 Euro for the six weeks. Learn the basic steps of the Foxtrot, Waltz and Quickstep as well as some novelty dances. Dancing is one of the best forms of exercise, an excellent social activity and great value for money. The course will suit anyone over 16 years of age and it is guaranteed that everyone attending will get both enjoyment and value for money for their 20 Euro.

Turtulla Bridge Club

Results - 10th January

1st May Dwan and Ena Maher, 2nd Nuala Dowling and Joan Purcell, 3rd Hannah O’Toole and Moira Stokes, 4th Stevie Smee and Pat Stokes.

1974 Bridge Club

Results - 10th January

1st Michael Gleeson and Eugene Egan, Bernie Finn and Imelda O’Riordan, 3rd Nora Doheny and Helen Harris, 4th Kay Skehan and Mary Jo Duggan, Bridie O’Neill and Kathleen Burke, 6th Patsy Durack and Peg Costelloe.

Free Film Making Workshop for Teenagers

A free film making workshop for 14-17 year olds will be held in Thurles this year. Held over one week, from Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th April, those taking part will get to learn about all aspects of film making in a fun way. From scripting, set design, directing and editing – you will be the creators of your own film! The film will then have its premier in the Source Library in May.

So to unleash your imagination, learn new skills and have fun, get an application form now from the Source Library, Tipperary Regional Youth Service in Croke Street or download from Places are limited so get your application into us by Wednesday 1st February!

The workshop will be given by North West Film School. This project is presented by Europe Direct Information Centre at Thurles Library, and Tipperary Regional Youth Service. This event has received funding from the European Commission.

Turtulla 1980 Bridge Club

Results - January 12th

1st, Fionnuala Corcoran and Alice Regan, 2nd, Rosemary Carroll and Eileen Cahill (D), 3rd Jimmy Carroll and Paddy Gleeson, 4th Angela Maher and Bernie White, 5th, Michael and Marie Ryan, 6th Bridie Griffin and Josie Maher.

Thurles Parents & Friends of People with Special Needs

On Thursday January 26th new facilities for physically challenged patrons at Thurles Leisure Centre will be officially launched.

Our organization is delighted and proud to be associated with this project and look forward to meeting with all swimming enthusiasts and their families on Thursday morning (26th) at 11am . Our secretary Evelyn Nevin has been to the forefront on this project for the past year, and she described the new changing room, hoist etc. as state of the art at our committee meeting last Tuesday evening.

Refreshments will be provided on the morning following the launch and everyone is welcome along.

Thurles Bridge

Results - 12th Jan

1st Annette Brown & Mai Dwan

2nd Patsy Durack & Jim Stokes

3rd Brian Railes & Breda Manton

4th Bill Dowling & Joan Purcell

Millennium Bridge Club

Results - January 9th

1st Bernard And Maureen Mchugh

2nd Claire Maher And Peggy Gleeson

3rd Mary Coman And Eda O’mahoney

4th Michael Carroll and Denis O’Dwyer