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Jokes Larry's shed burned down and his wife, Susan, called the insurance company. Susan spoke to the insurance agent and said, "We had that shed insured for fifty thousand, and I want my money." The agent replied, "Whoa there, just a minute. Insurance doesn't work quite like that. An independent adjuster will assess the value of what was insured, and then we'll provide you with a new shed of similar worth." There was a long pause, and then Susan replied, "If that's how it works, then I want to cancel the life insurance policy on my husband." A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah." The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "Then you ask him."

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The deliveryman looked over the gate towards the house which was his package's destination, and saw a large and aggressive-looking dog on the lawn, staring at him. There was also a woman looking at him from an open firstfloor window. He shouted to the woman, "Is your dog friendly?" She said, "Yes." So the deliveryman opened the gate, and was promptly savaged by the dog. When he had been rescued from the dog, the deliveryman angrily said to the woman, "I thought you said your dog was friendly!"

How was your golf game, dear?" asked Jack's wife Tracy. "Well, I was hitting pretty well, but my eyesight's gotten so bad I couldn't see where the ball went." "But you're seventy-five years old, Jack!" admonished his wife, "Why don't you take my brother Scott along?" "But he's eighty-five and doesn't even play golf anymore," protested Jack. "But he's got perfect eyesight. He could watch your ball," Tracy pointed out. The next day Jack teed off with Scott looking on. Jack swung, and the ball disappeared down the middle of the fairway. "Do you see it?" asked Jack. "Yup," Scott answered. "Well, where is it?" yelled Jack, peering off into the distance. "I forgot."

There was this atheist and he was in the woods. And suddenly he heard some leaves cracking. He looked be-

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The Forest Service has issued a BEAR WARNING in the national forests for this summer. They're urging everyone to protect themselves by wearing bells and carrying pepper spray. Campers should be alert for signs of fresh bear activity, and they should be able to tell the difference between Black Bear dung and Grizzly Bear dung. Black Bear dung is rather small and round. Sometimes you can see fruit seeds and/or squirrel fur in it. Grizzly Bear dung has bells in it, and smells like pepper spray!

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Ladies, are you feeling a little left out? Do you need a good night out that is all about you, and only you? If the answer is yes, then The Source is staging the ultimate event to raise your spirits on Friday 21st May. Join some of Thurles’ best pampering businesses for a lifestyle and fashion NCT followed by Life Shop till you Drop, a hilarious show about one woman’s search for her dream life with her dream husband and dream job. The evening begins at 6.30 when Unique Hair, the Boutique Salon, Franjapani Jewellery, Lanphier Beauty Salon, Top Swop Clothes Swishing, ‘Health and Beauty Hungary – cosmetic surgery consultant Natalie Brett and Avon Cosmetics among others will take residence in the arts centre. Feel free to browse and chat with the specialists while enjoying a complimentary glass of

wine and later enjoy an evening of theatre that is all about you. The play revolves around Ailish, our recruitment consultant heroine. She is out to get her dream man, dream job and dream life by following the mantras of self-help gurus. Watch as she re-imagines her childhood, goes speed dating, and feng shuis her apartment to attract love into her life. “This is the sassy girl’s self help solution and it will change your life”, or maybe not. But you will laugh yourself silly along the way. Life Swop till You Drop is at The Source Arts Centre on Friday 21st May Doors open at 6.30pm. Curtain up at 8.00pm. Tickets €18 / €16 concession. For Bookings please call the Box Office on 0504 90204 or log on to

Roscrea Athletic Club Roscrea athletes took part in the recent County Tipperary Athletics Championships which were held in Templemore. Amongst the athletes who took part were Kelly O’Meara, Adam Dooley, Dylan Carroll, Nicola Ryan, Jamie Ryan, Kyle Dooley, Kenneth Lee, Adam Branya, Dylan Hogan and Nathan Carroll. Adam Dooley made it to the 80m semi-final and was unlucky not to progress to the Final. Adam Branya in his first Long Jump competition jumped over 2 metres. Our Boys U-9 4x100m

relay team finished in 3rd place to take the bronze medals, the team was Kyle Dooley, Dylan Hogan, Adam Branya and Nathan Carroll. Many thanks to all the parents who brought their athletes to Templemore. Training continues every Monday and Wednesday night at 7.00pm in the CBS field and costs 1euro per athlete, please ensure there is a coach present before dropping off your athlete. Membership is now due and new members are always welcome.

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Annacarty Childcare Ltd. An information evening was held on Wednesday 21st April, regarding the new fees policy. It was an opportunity for parents to meet the new board of directors and staff and to have a look around the centre. We were delighted to see so many parents attend and were so enthusiastic in helping out in the various projects that are coming up in the future.

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Up-coming events for Busy Bees. • Open day for new and existing parents, children and the entire community (details later) • Fundraiser date to be announced. • Monthly Birthday parties Value and Service • Exciting new Summer programme with activities such as: Large Selection of Roses: Teddy Bear picnic for our younger • Patio • Floribunda • Hybrid T bees, arts and crafts, cookery, talent • Climbers • Ramblers show, sewing, sports days, outings • Summer Bedding • Specimen Trees • Basket & Container Planting Service etc., to suit all ages and interests • New Selection of Shrubs just arrived (dates for camps and activities will be published later) Summer Business Hours • New outdoor and indoor equipment Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm and toys coming soon for all ages.

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We would very much welcome input from parents, children and the community. Reminder to all parents to drop back sponsorship forms and consent forms immediately for the pyjama day which was in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation. A great day was had by all who attended. Pre-School - September 2010 There are places available for the PreSchool year commencing September 2010. Please contact Emma (Manager) on 062-60860 / 0876193334 to secure your child’s place.

Mick Cowan RIP – Borris-Ileigh, Moyne Templetuohy and Tipperary. It was with regret that we learned of the death of Michael (Mick) Cowan of Moyne Templetuohy and BorrisIleigh who passed away on Monday May 17th.

Mick won All Ireland and Munster club senior hurling titles with BorrisIleigh in the 1986/87 season. He won 3 county senior hurling titles with Borris-Ileigh in 1981, 1983 and 1986 and a county senior hurling title with his native Moyne Templetuohy in 1971. He won 4 North Tipperary senior hurling titles with Borris-Ileigh and 2 Mid Tipperary senior hurlall Ink ing titles with Moyne Templetuohy. % Cartridge He also won a county minor hurling refills when title with Moyne Templetuohy in you present 1964. He represented Tipperary at minor, u-21 and senior hurling and OFF this voucher captained the Tipperary senior hurl-


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ing team for the 1972 championship replay against Cork. He also represented Tipperary at minor, u-21 and junior football.

Mick will be remembered as a very fine hurler and a man who always extended a warm welcome to all who called to Stapletons in Borrisoleigh.

Deepest sympathies are extended to his wife Breed, his daughters Gina, Margaret, Marie, Joanne and Sarah, sons Aidan, Ciaran and Niall, his mother Johanna, his grandchildren, his brothers and sister and all his family and friends on their sad bereavement. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam uasal.

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All Ireland Vintage Rally to be hosted by Thurles & District Vintage Club The IVETA All Ireland Vintage Rally 2010 is being hosted by Thurles & District Vintage Club in conjunction with their 8th Vintage Rally in aid of North Tipperary Hospice on Sunday 13th June at Corbally (Dublin Rd.) Thurles from 10am. There will be plenty to see and fun for all the family including: Working Exhibits Cars Lorries Bikes Stationery Engines Auto Jumble Dog Show Tractor Balancing Pets Corner

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GROW Meetings in Templemore GROW meetings will take place in the day care centre, Templemore on Tuesday nights at 8pm. Previously,

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Security News Cost analysis How much do you spend per year on things like your mortgage, car, holidays, insurance etc? The answer is €000’s. Yet when it comes to personal and home security, we don’t seem to realise that with something as basic as a home alarm system, supplied by a licensed installer, can realistically pay for itself. Calculate the cost of a home alarm system (from as little as € 695 +vat) and offset the reduction that can be obtained from your insurance company and the system can pay for itself over a few years. For example Home insurance per year = € 500 Cost of Alarm System = € 695 Discount for Alarm with smoke detector attached = € 100 (varies with insurers) Cost of alarm over 7 years = € 0000!!! OR every 5th year of house insurance FREE, effectively. This is what is generally known as a NO-BRAINER ! Now think of the benefits….. A good nights sleep, knowing that you, your family and property are safe (98% less likely to be burgled with alarm system). Future Security ltd, are suppliers of wired and wire-free systems, to the European standard EN-50131-1 grade 2. The company is EN certified and licensed by the Private Security Authority. Based in Nenagh, they have teamed up with Amarach Technologies Ltd, an IT company, at a new premises, where

they design and manufacture state-ofthe-art CCTV systems, including TownCentre, wire-free computer based recording systems, as well as less technical domestic and commercial systems. A wire-free camera system is installed in Nenagh and along with the Alarm Systems, is available for inspection by any member of the public, at the companies showroom, where you can discuss your security issues “without obligation or cost”. Future Security Ltd are not in the business of demanding recurring charges for Monitoring of alarms or expensive maintenance Contracts (although these are available if required). The installation cost is the only cost. As these systems are self-monitoring, they will inform you if something is wrong.

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MUNSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Commiserations to the Tipp senior footballers who put up a brave battle before succumbing to the skill, strength and guile of reigning All Ireland champions Kerry in their Munster Quarter final clash at Semple Stadium on Sunday last. The scoreline of 2-18 to 2-6 belied the overall performance of the Tipp team. Tipp now go forward to Round 1 of the All Ireland qualifiers which will involve all teams which do not qualify for their provincial semi-finals. It will be an open draw and the games will be played on Saturday, June 26th. MUNSTER JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP t was a disappointing day overall in Semple Stadium as the junior footballers were also defeated by Kerry on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-8. Hard luck to them and thanks to the players and management for their efforts in preparing for the game over the last several months. TICKETS FOR TIPPERARY V CORK MAY 30TH Tipperary will play Cork in the Munster Intermediate and Senior Hurling championships in Cork on Sunday May 30th. The Intermediate game commences at 2pm and the Senior game at 4pm. Admission prices are: Covered Stand €30; Open Stand €25; Terrace €15. Family Tickets and Juvenile Group tickets are also available. Apply through clubs or on Munster GAA website,, or Ticketmaster,, for stand, terrace and family tickets and apply to GAA office in Thurles 0504 22702 for juvenile group tickets. See the Munster GAA website for other attractive ticket promotions. CAR PARKING IN CORK lackrock Hurling Club have informed us that they are operating a Car Park (€5.00) and Food Service, in Church Road on Sunday May 30th for the Tipperary v Cork game.


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The Club is within walking distance of Pairc Uí Chaoimh and is convenient for supporters to park there. Blackrock have always welcomed Tipperary visitors so keep them in mind if you are looking to park close to the stadium. TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW The first draw in the 2010-2011 Tipperary Clubs Draw will take place this Friday night May 21st in the HQ Bar in Thurles (beside Lár Na Pairce) at 10pm. On the night we will be giving away the Star prize of a Toyota Land Cruiser or €50,000 cash alternative. Who knows you could be driving in style to the Tipperary V Cork game in the first round of the championship! We will also be giving away a Car or €12,000 cash alternative along with a Holiday, Flat Screen TV and numerous Cash prizes. You are still not too late to sign up for a chance to win this fabulous prize and still for only €10 per month. Please do come along and support the First Draw. You can join by contacting your club co-ordinator or the GAA office in Thurles on 0504 22702. TippERARY GAA Merchandise Shop In the Millennium Year 2000 Tipperary GAA Merchandise Shop, Lár na Páirce Thurles opened its doors to become the first high street GAA supporters shop in the country. This Saturday, May 22nd the Tipp GAA Shop will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a major re-launch and a brand new image to mark the start of a new decade. It’s bigger, brighter and a better place to shop. Our dedicated and friendly staff are looking forward to welcoming supporters wishing to buy Tipperary gear and paraphernalia in preparation for the season ahead. Tipperary senior hurling captain Eoin Kelly will officially open the new store at 12 noon and he along with some of his Tipperary team mates will meet the fans and sign autographs. Tipp Fm will also be there at the official opening of the New Tipperary GAA



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Tipperary GAA Scene (continued) Shop at Lár na Páirce, Thurles, this Saturday at 12 noon, TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB GOLF CLASSIC The Tipperary Supporters Club Golf Classic took place last Thursday and Friday at the County Tipperary Golf and Country Club, Dundrum. The winners were the Matt Kavanagh / Kieran T. Flynn team - Matt Kavanagh, David Kavanagh, Michael Kennedy and Raymond Flynn. In second place was Templederry GAA - Pat Kennedy, Michael Ryan, Terry Ryan and Seamus Kennedy. Third was Munster Council team -Donie Nealon, Babs Keating, Nancy Keating and Ger Galvin. The longest drive was won by Ger Flanagan and Nearest the Pin by Sadie Tierney. Well done to all the winners and thanks to all those who sponsored teams and tees. It is much appreciated by the Supporters Club and the senior hurling team and management particularly in these difficult times. Thanks to the Crowe family of Dundrum House for hosting the event with their usual great hospitality. INTERFIRMS GAA Firms or combinations of firms who wish to enter teams in this year interfirm competitions can find full details on the Interfirms link on the Tipperary GAA web site or at In recent years Tipperary teams have had good success in Interfirms competitions, most notably the Nenagh based Bank of Ireland Lifetime and Proctor & Gamble winning Munster and All-Ireland hurling titles. However, the number of firms taking part remains small. In 2009, there were just two teams in the Junior Football and one team in the Junior Hurling. No teams entered the Senior Hurling or Senior Football competitions. In Junior Hurling in 2009, the Clonmel based Abbot/Boston Scientific combination represented Tipperary and were beaten by Roadex from Clare in the Munster Quarter Final. In Junior Football, Merck Sharp and Dohme defeated Abbot/Boston Scientific in the county final and wee then beaten by Analog from Limerick in the Munster semi final Tipperary had no representatives in Senior Football. Only Kerry and Cork provided teams in this competition so there is an opportunity here to mix it with the big two. The cost of entering a team is Eu280 (Eu200 for Insurance and Eu80 for registration). Firms may enter on their own or in combinations with others, for example in the past, Cashel Traders entered a team comprising players from various industries in the town. Trades may also

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Premiership Football Arrive on Shannonside Premiership side Sunderland AFC will take on the first ever Munster XI soccer side in a competitive challenge game at Thomond Park on July 13th next, it has been announced.

‘A Day For Shane’, which is being held in aid of the Shane Geoghegan Trust, will feature a day-long programme of sporting events of all codes, the centre piece of which will be the star-studded soccer match at 7.45pm.

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The County Finals of the Under 11, Under 14 and Under 16 Mixed Tag Rugby were held in Roscrea Rugby Club. In all 3 matches Ballingarry played St. Flannan’s. Sincere thanks to Co-ordinator June Whelan and to Roscrea IRFU referee Paddy Curran who selflessly gave of his time to referee all 3 finals. Also a big thank you to Games Director Corina Kennedy for all her assistance and guidance and to the hard working patient ladies of St. Flannan’s for the amazing spread they put on afterwards. The evening got underway with the Under 11 game and what an exciting game it was. Cian Duane of St. Flannan’s gave an exhibition of how to tag with his excellent positional sense in the first half. Ballingarry lead 5, 3 at half time and despite St. Flannan’s throwing everything they had at them, they never regained the lead. Ballingarry ran out the eventual winners 9, 6. Jack Ryan, Gearoid Murphy and Roddy Teehan scored 2 tries each for St. Flannan’s with Roseann Dalton, Patrick Burns, Patrick Walton, Eoghan Pollard and Padraig Maher all getting on the score sheet for Ballingarry. St. Flannan’s Team: Willam Jones, Lauren O’Connor, Joseph Fogarty, Shane Whelan, David Jones, Jack O’Brien, Cian Duane and Rebecca Ryan. The Under 14 match was a lot closer than the eventual scoreline would suggest. At half time Ballingarry lead St. Flannan’s 3, 0 and would eventually win 6, 2. Mairead Teehan showed her class and played her usual direct style of rugby with her team mates following suit. There were some outstanding performances from try scoring Daire Murray, Clodagh Jones and Anna Duane. Richie Ivors, James Burns and Darren Prout were Ballingarry’s try scorers. St. Flannan’s Team: Sophie Whelan, Mary Teehan, Clodagh Jones, Mairead Teehan, Anna Duane, Rebecca Whelan, Amy Ryan, Daire Murray, Patrick Fogarty, Bob Kenny, Eamon Ryan and Orlaith Cleary. In the Under 16 match St. Flannan’s were always going to be up against it as Ballingarry are the reigning National Community Games champions. Howev-

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Win free tickets to Mary McPartlan gig Cloughjordan 26 May The Cloughjordan Festival is giving away two free pairs of tickets to acclaimed singer Mary McPartlan’s gig at the launch of the Cloughjordan Festival Summer School of Music programme on Wednesday, 26 May at 8pm in St. Kieran’s Church. To enter to win a pair of tickets, email your name and phone number to and put Tickets in the subject line. Winners will be notified Tuesday evening, 25 May. As part of her national tour, awardwinning Mary McPartlan ( brings an evening of trad, folk and the blues to Cloughjordan. She will be supported by local band Turbulance and Kathryn Browne. Turbulance is a folk-rock and blues partnership between two extraordinary 12-year old guitarists, Cloughjordan resident Liam Hannon and Meath-based Aidan Duffy. Talented multi-instrumentalist Kathryn Browne has been an active member of Roscrea Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and plays with Ceoltóirí na Sionainne. She recently played fiddle

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Too often, a honeymoon takes a backseat to all the wedding planning. But shouldnt you give it just a little more attention? After all, the wedding is for your family and friends, but the Honeymoon is just for you. Its a time to relax and reflect, but most of all enjoy each other. The wedding cake has been eaten and the bouquet has been thrown. Now its time to celebrate your togetherness with a honeymoon as unforgettable as your wedding. Do Hawaiian sunsets beckon? Does a Tuscan villa wait for your arrival? Are you imaging the luxurious spas and resort of Asia? Honeymoon destinations are scattered like rose petals all over the world. Each one unfolds to its visitors and reveals different shades of romance. Your love story is unique to you so it is important to take a customized approached to your honeymoon, putting together all the bits and pieces of a trip into a wonderful package that both of you will love Stellar golf courses for him, hands-on cultural learning experiences for her - a honeymoon created just for you makes your time away a perfect beginning to a life together. Think all sun destinations are the same? If you said yes, you probably havent been to Cuba. It has what you would expect from a Caribbean destination fantastic beaches with powdery soft sand and swaying palm trees but it also has the unexpected. Its culture has developed in isolation away from the big influential nations of the world. Its music and dance stands alone and isnt like anything else youve experienced. The city of Havana has a shabby chic feel. Paint is peeling off buildings and wrought iron might be rusty, but its beauty is not diminished because of it. Cars from the 1950s serve as taxi cabs, reminding us that Cuba has its roots firmly in the past. It has a unique charm because of that. Youll find more of that charm sitting in a Cuban café sipping a Cuba Libre (a rum, cola and lime) and people watch-

by Catherine Flanagan Maguire Personal Travel Counsellors North Tipperary 0504-33333 ing. Cuba is a special place unlike any other and shouldnt be missed. There are few more fascinating destinations in the Caribbean than its largest and most populous island, Cuba - not least because it has been a socialist republic since the 1959 revolution, when Fidel Castro seized power. This last remaining vestige of state socialism, 90 miles (145 km) south of Key West, Florida, was once the last stronghold of Spanish power in the region. Cuba's rich heritage ranges from pre-Columbian cultures to the splendours of Spanish colonialism and the internationally-acclaimed art of today. It is also a place of great natural beauty, with three magnificent mountain ranges, fertile plains where sugar cane and tobacco grow and it also has some of the best beaches in the world. A quarter of Cuba's 11 million people live in and around Havana, which lays claim to being the most beautiful town in the Caribbean. Old Havana, with its square mile of colonial palaces, handsome plazas and charming cobbled alleys was, along with Mexico City and Lima was once one of the three richest Spanish cities outside Spain. It has been designated by UNESCO as a city of world heritage. Cuba has an easy-going, multi-racial population whose greatest enthusiasm is reserved for music. It is the home of the modern rumba, actually of African origin, the mamba, the cha-cha-cha and salsa. Cuban jazz is also excellent. Wherever you go on the island, music will go with you. There is no better time to visit Cuba than now. It is a vibrant island with resorts and beaches, some extensive - and the fact that it does not always provide the fully-honed and polished version of modern-day tourism suits many of its visitors. Where dreams come true • Wedding Supplier Directory • Articles & Resources to help plan your Wedding


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Do You Have an Open Mind? by Elaine Rogers

Imagine never having an argument. Imagine never having to defend yourself. Imagine never hearing gossip about another person. Imagine a world where everyone speaks the truth. Imagine everyone did the best they could. Do we live in that kind of world? Have you ever wondered why? So let’s play a game to find out where you come in on all this. Answer the following questions quickly and honestly – no one else is looking at you now so be completely honest with yourself: 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6.



Do you automatically either agree or disagree? 9. Do you often speak before you think about what you want to say? 10. Do you quickly judge people? 11. Do you feel these questions are unfair and irrelevant?

Chopra recommends the following anicdotes to the 10 points I made above. No 11 is my own notion! 1. Stop believing that you’re right. Examine the compulsion that forces you to be right all the time. 2. Don’t make every argument us versus them. 3. Be less attached to winning and more attached to the truth. 4. Don’t colour every issue with moWell, if you have answered YES to rality. Right and wrong are generally any of the above questions; first of all know that you are in the majority, useless when it comes to finding creative solutions. however, it also means that your mind is not completely open. Ac5. Write down the five fundamental Do you frequently think cording to an article written by Deepbeliefs that guide your life. Now that you are right? ak Chopra in the San Francisco write down the best arguments Do you get defensive durChronicle, we can catch ourselves against those beliefs. ing a conversation or deand open our minds more so we can 6. When you are the most emotional bate? truly live in reality. Everything we about any issue, assume that you are Do you ALWAYS try to hear and see fixes a notion in our blinding yourself. An open mind is win? minds. Once we have decided it is calm, centred, flexible, and tolerant Do you often take the high- right, it is difficult for us to see anof opposing views. other view or possiblity. Chopra reer moral ground? 7. When you are thinking of saying fers to his personal experience of Do you feel that your bean idea that you know came from “accepting the fixed notion that the liefs are truly yours? [American] credit system was frozen. someone else, let go of it. When you get emotional, You hear this every day, and nobody 8. Most people either automatically do you find it hard to see agree or automatically disagree. Exseems to contradict it. Yet I subsereason? amine this trait in yourself and give it quently read an analysis that conup. cluded that American banks loaned Do you often quote others more in the last quarter of 2008 than as if they are your own idethe year before”. So which notion is as? correct?

9. Be aware of how you feel before you speak. Feelings are closer to the truth than words. 10. Walk in someone else’s shoes before you judge them. 11. And my personal favourite – just know that your thoughts are your OWN thoughts, you can NEVER speak for another because you NEVER truly know what they are thinking See how you get on with those and then pass on the message. A highly recommended read is “The Seven Spiritual laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra. I have personally read this book twice – once quickly and a second time to really question myself about each of the 7 main points covered.

Elaine Rogers of is a qualified Business Coach and Trainer. She works closely and empathetically with her clients to help them develop and enhance crucial aspects of their personal & business effectiveness. This ensures they achieve their maximum potential, and be the change they want to be. You can contact Elaine on 086-1955660 if you have any further questions. Further reading available at Elaines Blog


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Abuse (Continued from previous issue) When it is time to leave relationship/situation

by Jim O Shea



Life is short. It is too short to remain in an abusive environment that is toxic to one’s physical and mental well being. There are good reasons for leaving an abusive situation. These include a refusal by a partner to admit he/she is being abusive, or if they refuse to get help for this behaviour, or if a partner stands up to the abuser and the abuse continues. It also includes the scenario where the abusive person has made efforts to stop the abuse and even attended therapy, but is unable, for whatever reason, to stop the abusive behaviour. These are good reasons, but there are others when it is important to leave the relationship at all costs. These are as follows: If your children are being emotionally, physically or sexually abused by your partner. Abusers are controlling, domineering, critical and demeaning. The victim in the relationship may hope and think that these negative behaviours will only be directed at him/her, but research has shown that the abuser will treat others in the same way, especially those closest to him/her. Children will not escape, and it is a parent’s duty to protect their children. If the children are being physically or sexually abused it is vital to get them away from the abuser. The longer the children are left in the abusive environment the greater the harm will be done to them. If your children are being damaged by the emotional abuse between you and your partner. It is a mistake to imagine that children are not being damaged if the abuse is not directed at them. If parents are in an abusive relationship the children will sense the anger, hostility and tension that permeate the home environment, and they will come to feel insecure, frightened and anxious. Even the youngest child picks up on abusive behaviours, and may come to hate the abuser or despise the victim for putting up with the abuse. The

longer the children remain in the abusive environment the greater the damage done to them, and abusive parents are also providing poor role models for them, and setting them up to become either abusers or victims in adult life. If your partner is physically abusing your or is threatening to do so. The more a person allows a partner to emotionally abuse them, the greater the chance that they will eventually be physically abused. In a sense accepting emotional abuse is like giving the abuser permission to resort to physical abuse to gain control. This abuse may eventually be perpetrated on the children. If you have reached a point where you are becoming physically abusive. Sometimes when a person is being emotionally abused they become intensely angry, and eventually may resort to physical abuse in retaliation. If this happens it is time to leave. Sounds harsh. If it has become clear to you that your partner does not respect you. If you are in a relationship with a person who devalues you, treats you as worthless, and looks down on you, it is time to leave. Being in a relationship with people who do not feel sane. It does not make sense to remain with partners who have mental diseases that make them a danger to others Continued in next issue) Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from Furze, Thurles. Ph. 087 8211009 . JimO’Shea’s book ‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a Grieving Family’ is published by Veritas. The royalties from this book will go tosthe Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

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Tipp Tatler Issue 144 May 2010  
Tipp Tatler Issue 144 May 2010  

The Tipp Tatler is a free fortnightly magazine distributed throughout North Tipperary and surrounding district. It is packed full of local n...