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The Best Advertising in Tipperary

No. 198. February, 2013 Tel: 0504-51945 email: Tipp Tatler, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary

Thurles Hardware Ltd.

• Bathrooms & Showers • Stoves & Fireplaces • Heating & Plumbing • Paint & Tiles • Light Hardware Supplies • Fireside & Bathroom Accessories

Perfect for All occasions Racecourse Retail Park, Racecouse Road,

Opening Hours Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 5.30pm Saturday 9am - 5pm Sunday - Closed

Thurles, Co. Tipperary Tel (0504) 21842 Mobile: (086) 2743438

Contact P.J. Butler at 0504-90160 Email:

Unit 5, Thurles Retail Park, Stradavoher, Thurles (Beside Hanafin’s Furniture Store)

Rusheen, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary

• Horse Riding Lessons • Gift Vouchers • Trekking • Riding Holidays • Residential and Non-Residential • Summer Camps • School Tours and Holiday Groups To book contact Clare on 0874 410 6868 Or email




Special Offer March & April FREE Dental Health Check For All Adults The Mall Dental Practice Thurles Ph: 0504 21418

Friary Dental Centre

Dominics Ct. Dental Practice

Thurles Ph: 0504 21523

Cashel Ph: 062 63349

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We make it easy with excellent rates and choice 0504 90402 or 087 9042610

KUMARI-DOYLE JEWELLERS Designer & Maker of Fine Jewellery and Silverware Jewellery and watch repair services Specialists in custom made jewellery, one off designs, engagement rings, wedding rings, gem set jewellery

HRD Antwerp Certified Diamond Grader Open Mon - Sat from 10.00am - 6.00pm


Private Appointments Welcome Phone: 0504



1st Floor, 19 Liberty Square, Thurles

Fully Permitted & Insured. We will fill your skip for you!

Jokes A man scolded his son for being so unruly and the child rebelled against his father. He got some of his clothes, his teddy bear and his piggy bank and proudly announced, 'I'm running away from home!'. The father calmly decided to look at the matter logically. 'What if you get hungry?', he said. 'Then I'll come home and eat!', bravely declared the child. ' And what if you run out of money?'. 'I will come home and get some!', readily replied the child.

The man then made a final attempt, 'What if your clothes get dirty?'. 'Then I'll come home and let mommy wash them.', was the reply. The man shook his head and exclaimed, 'This kid is not running away from home, he's going off to college!!'.

A couple was getting married, and it was only three days before the wedding. The bride calls her mother

Treadmills €24 per week

Exercise Bikes €18 per week Vibro Plates €22 per week

Tel; (0504) 21842 Stakelums Plant Hire Limited Racecourse Retail Park,

Thurles, Co. Tipperary

with some bad news. "Mom," she says, "I just found out that my fiance's mother has bought the exact same dress as you to wear to the wedding." The bride's mother thinks for a minute. "Don't worry," she tells her daughter. "I'll just go and buy another dress to wear to the ceremony." "But mother," says the bride, "that dress cost a fortune. What will you do with it? It's such a waste not to use it." "Who said I won't use it?" her mother asked. "I'll just wear it to the rehearsal dinner."

An Italian lawyer and an Irishman are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that Irishmen are so dumb that he could put something over on them easily...So the lawyer asks if the Irishman would like to play a fun game. The Irishman is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks. The Italian lawyer persists, and says that the game is a lot of fun. I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only €5.00 you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you €500.00, he says. This catches the Irishman's attention and to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game. The lawyer asks the first question. 'What's the distance from The Earth to the Moon?' The Irishman doesn't say a word, reaches in his pocket pulls out a five euro note and hands it to the lawyer. Now, it's the Irishman's turn. He asks the lawyer, 'What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?' The lawyer uses his laptop and searches all references he could find on the Net.

He sends e-mails to all the smart friends he knows, all to no avail. After over an hour of searching he finally gives up. He wakes up the Irishman and hands him €500.00 The Irishman pockets the €500.00 and goes right back to sleep. The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the Irishman up and asks, 'Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?' The Irishman reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer €5.00 and goes back to sleep.

5 surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on. The 1st surgeon, from New York , says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered." The 2nd, from Chicago , responds, "Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is colour coded." The 3rd surgeon, from Dallas , says, "No, I really think librarians are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order." The 4th surgeon, from Los Angeles chimes in, "You know, I like construction workers... Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over." But the 5th surgeon, from Washington , DC shut them all up when he observed, "You're ALL wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, and no spine.. Plus, the head and the ass are interchangeable."

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Midland Scrap Metal Co.Ltd.

Are you despairing over the state of the window frames and gutters of your house?


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We are currently looking for all grades of scrap metal for export.

Cant make it to the yard??? We offer a collection service if required.

MSM Recycling is the only Company in Ireland to Date accredited to End of Waste status for its Iron, Steel and Aluminium products.

People spend €1000’s every year to replace windows, doors and conservatories because they seem to have passed their sell-by date due to how they look. Surprisingly uPVC is often replaced after only 16 years when it should last

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One of home owner’s largest investments is a beautiful conservatory often priced between €10,000 and €30,000. Unfortunately after only a few years that investment starts to look poor and shabby instead of an

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Buy any Vodafone Phone and receive €10 off your next purchase Only with Spencer Spillane Main Street, Roscrea. Tel. 0505-23252 Also available at our new Portlaoise Store. Expert Laois, Kew Lew Business Park. 057 8660601

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Relay for Life Tipperary 2013 Keep Your Teak Windows Thanks to everyone who made our Registration of teams can be done Why Heat the Street?

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Relay the success it was in 2012. We are so thankful for your support. Irish Cancer Society Launches new Strategy Towards a Future Without Cancer on its 50th anniversary we can help this future with our fight back in Tipperary.. Relay for life Tipperary 2013 will take place on Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th August in Toomevara GAA Grounds. put it in your diary its a date not to be missed this year !!

• Using “Pilkington K Glass” U-Value 1.2 • 8 Times More Efficient than Single Glazing • No More Condensation • Keep the Natural Beauty of Hardwood Frames • Environmentally Friendly • Conserves Energy & Increases the Value of Your Home

Mirror and Glassworx Specializes in the design, installation and repair of a wide range of glass And mirror products for the home and workplace.

Mirror and Glassworx Tel: 061-333630 Fax: 061-333631 David Mulligan Mob: 087-2808184 Website:

online - Please share with all your family/friends & contacts, to our Survivors and Carers we look forward to making 2013 another great success. Let’s get ready to Relay again Tipperary….The greatest Teams in Tipp. Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back that's our motto

‘Jerry Fish' live in Concert At Nenagh Arts Centre Saturday 2 March, 9pm (doors 8pm), Admission: €20Eager crowds have flocked to Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club’s traveling musical medicine show. Their debut album reached multi-platinum status, with the single, ‘True Friends’ truly ingrained in the Irish hum-along psyche. The band played three consecutive nights at Glastonbury, have become a festival favourite in the UK and Ireland playing V

Festival, The Isle of Wight, T in The Park, Oxegen, The Electric Picnic and turned a triumphant gig at the Spiegeltent into a best selling live album. Jerry, most recently has been a coach on RTE’s ‘The Voice’ and the band have finished work on their new studio album which is part of this new stage show in Nenagh.

Custom Kitchens

Hand-Painted Kitchens & Furniture Beat the recession blues and get a new-look, magazine-cover kitchen at approximately 25% of the cost of replacing your existing kitchen! Turn this into this

We can give your kitchen a new look with a traditional handpainted finish in a colour and finish of your choice.

We can also provide you with additional touches such as new tiling, worktops, door handles, soft close hinges, cabinets, wicker baskets, storage bins, wine racks, spice racks, corners and pelmets. The list goes on, and can be worked out to fit into your budget.

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The Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation for Confirmation emphasises the graces that the Spirit brings. It is intended that those preparing for this Sacrament would be enabled to see the Spirit working in their own lives.

godparents usually acts as sponsor to the child.

Children preparing for Confirmation, usually in sixth class in primary school, often attend a retreat. Preparation also includes an Enrolment Ceremony/Ceremony of light. The children renew the Baptismal Promises made by their parents on their behalf when they were infants. During the Confirmation ceremony the Bishop (or the priest representing him) anoints the children with chrism and says the words ‘Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit’. The Bishop also lays his hands on the children in gesture of appointing or sending. The children are called upon to be active participants in the Church. At Confirmation children traditionally make a promise to abstain from alcohol/drugs for a given time. A Confirmation name is also selected and traditionally this was a saint’s name. The websites or are helpful in finding saint’s names and useful facts about saints as is Religious Education net. There are also a number of books available to parents to help in preparing your child for Confirmation - click here for some suggested texts.

* Proclamation of the Word The readings for confirmation are chosen to reflect the help that the Holy Spirit can offer the candidates and to remind us and perhaps challenge us to keep and live out the promises made at confirmation.

In order to maintain the link between Baptism and Confirmation, one of the

The Ceremony of Confirmation has four main parts

* Renewal of baptismal promises We renew our baptismal promises during the confirmation ceremony to highlight the connection between baptism and confirmation. In the presence of the community and with their support and prayers we are confirming the promises made for us at our baptism. We are now saying yes for ourselves to a Christian way of life and the community is witnessing that and promising to help us as we continue on the journey of faith. *Laying on of Hands In Old Testament times the laying on of hands was a sign of blessing. It was also a sign that the person was being specially chosen to do God’s work. Jesus laid hands on people to heal and bless them. The apostles used the laying on of hands to signify the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:14-17). During confirmation the bishop and priests lay their hands over the candidates.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist - First Holy Communion The word ‘communion’ means to be united with. Catholics believe that in holy communion they are united in a special way with Jesus Christ, that they are sharing in the body and blood of Christ the Saviour. Holy Communion, and the whole service (Mass) is also known as Eucharist, from a Greek word meaning thanksgiving. The Sacrament of the Eucharist (First Holy Communion) is a Roman Catholic ceremony. It is the colloquial name for a person's first celebration of the sacrament of the Eucharist. The celebration of First Eucharist is a sacred and important moment on a long journey of faith development. Together with Baptism and Confirmation, it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community. At the ceremony, each child receives Communion, normally in the form of a small round piece of *Anointing with Chrism The anointing with oil is a sign that we are being strengthened by the Holy Spirit, that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are being given to them and that they are being blessed by God. Oil was used to anoint priests, kings and prophets in Old Testament times. The chrism oil used by the bishop at confirmation was blessed by him during the Chrism Mass during Holy Week. The candidates will be called by the name they

bread placed by the Priest in the palms of their hands. Most Catholic children receive their First Communion when they’re seven or eight years of age because this is considered the age of reason. This means that most children are usually in second class in school when they make their First Communion. In order for to receive communion the recipient should be without sin and in a state of grace. Traditionally, therefore young Catholic children will make their first confession, i.e. the Sacrament of Reconciliation some weeks before receiving their First Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Baptism must also have been received before receiving the First Communion.

have chosen for confirmation. The Bishop will then make the sign of cross with chrism on each candidate’s forehead using the words ‘be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.’ In doing this he echoes the words used in the Old Testament ‘I have called you by name. You are mine.’ The Sponsor stands behind the candidate during the anointing as support and witness.

Murphy’s Bar & Restaurant Main Street, Templemore, Co. Tipperary Tel: 0504-31016 Why not host your Child’s

First Holy Communion or Confirmation Lunch At Murphy’s Bistro We can offer a wide range of options 2 Course and Coffee €15.00 3 Course and Coffee €20.00 E-mail:

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Outdoor Catering If you are considering having that Special Event at home we also offer An extensive range of Menus for Outdoor Catering Events • Hot Finger Food • Cold Meat Platters • Selection of Roasts of the Day • Hot Dishes (Beef Stroganoff, Chicken al King etc.) • Buffet Selections • and a Variety of Desserts If you have a certain budget, contact us and We can tailor a menu that suits your needs Tel: 0504-31016

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The Enterprise Board has lots to offer the new or existing business

Sliding Wardrobes

January Offers

Cathedral Street Thurles Phone 0504-22221 Unit 2, O’Connor’s Shopping Centre, Dublin Road, Nenagh Phone 067-42913

Sliding and Walk-in Wardrobes Full Design Service After 6pm, Contact Sean 087 8226803

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Suppliers of Agri & Auto Diesel, Home Heating Oils, Lubricating Oil and Tanks

UPPERCHURCH, THURLES, (0504) 54129 / 54193 (087)-810 7344

Heating For The Future • Underfloor Heating • Geothermal Heating • Solar Hot water

Hot W a te r 24/7

• Heat Pumps • Time & Temperature control system • Condensing oil Gas boiler • Water Pumps & Softeners

Thomas Maher Tel:087 8378791 / 0504 45310 Fax: 0504 34911 Cloncleigh, Two Mile Borris, Co. Tipperary


Batteries • Copper • Stainless • Motors Top Prices Paid at our Yard in Templemore Phone Kevin 087-680 7983

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If you need to sharpen your business skills, regenerate your ailing business or indeed examine self employment as an option, contact your local County Enterprise Board in Nenagh or Clonmel. The Enterprise Board offers a wide range of business supports including grants, training, mentoring, management development, supports for websites, exhibitions, trade fairs and should be your first port of call if you need any of the aforementioned. The Tipperary North County Enterprise Board is running a series of training programmes over the coming months targeting owners/managers looking to improve the performance of their business or thinking about starting one. The programmes on offer include Mentors, Company Development, Sales & Marketing, Social Media, Primary Food Safety, Food Safety & HACCP, Advanced Food Enterprise Programme, Getting Irish Business On-Line etc. North County Enterprise Board is running an initiative developed by Blaise Brosnan MRI. This programme has been devised to assist owner/managers of businesses who have suffered badly during the recession but who are still in business and ready to dust themselves down and prepare for the next stage of their natural business cycle. This programme would also greatly benefit previous participants of Management Development programmes and consists of 10 modules and two confidential one to one mentor sessions. The ‘Accelerate – Driving Your Business Forward’, Management Development Programme designed by the Network of County & City Enterprise Boards will be repeated again this year. This initiative is aimed at existing firms, and will involve a mix of 6 intensive group training workshops and 6 x one-toone on-site trouble shooting sessions. Participation on this programme will be preceded by a valuable financial diagnosis of your business.

The Board is also offering a number of programmes for those thinking

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about of starting a business looking to self employment as an alternative to unemployment. These courses include If you need to regenerate your business the Tipperary a ten week Start Your Own Business Programme, a 1 day Start Your Own Business Bootcamp and a one day Bookkeeping Using Excel Course. The Board works closely with the Department of Social Protection and unemployed individuals contemplating business start up or already in receipt of the Back to Work Allowance may qualify for free places on the Board’s business skills training courses. A number of workshops and seminars have also been scheduled for early 2013 including a Microfinance Seminar which will be run in Nenagh next week in conjunction with Network North Tipperary and repeated in Thurles on March 13 for a general audience in conjunction with Thurles Chamber. A Motivational Seminar with Kevin Kelly will take place in April in the Horse & Jockey; the Annual “Who To Talk To” Expo has been planned for early May at the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre followed in the first half of the year by specialist seminars on Intellectual Property, Patents & Copyright and the BeSMART initiative with the Health & Safety Authority. All courses may be booked on-line at (see advert on back cover for dates etc). Early booking is advised as numbers are strictly limited and places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The unemployed or BTWA beneficiaries should contact the Board’s offices or their Job Facilitator (who will be required to vouch their status in order to qualify for free places). To access supports or for further information contact the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board, Connolly Street, Nenagh at 06733086, or e-mail County and City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and by the European Union.

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St Theresa's National School Borrisoleigh

Open Evening February 20th at 7pm Parents and children are invited along to enrol for September 2013. 0504 51473

St Theresa's National School Borrisoleigh St Theresa's National School is a caring & nurturing school where each child is encouraged & challenged to reach his/her full potential and to blossom as a human being . The school is effectively run by Mrs Mary Butler (principal ) and an excellent team of staff. Each member is dedicated to her job and always has the welfare of the children at heart . They are always available for a chat should a parent have a concern no matter how big or little the worry is . There are a large variety of subjects available to all children such as song , dance, cooking and art along with English, Irish and Maths etc . Although St Theresa's follow the national

curriculum, they are always vigilant of the individual needs of each child and learning support is available where necessary . The school has succeeded in attaining their first Green Flag Award in 2011 and they are currently working hard toward their second- benefiting both school , home and the wider community as children have become much more respectful of our environment : this education will live with them forever . The care and teaching they receive in St Theresa's is fundamental in building them into men and women of the future ..

Neuromuscular & Physical Therapy Neuromuscular & Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Sports massage serves to address soft tissue injuries and conditions associated with chronic and acute pain

CRYOTHERAPY New to Tipperary, Cryonic Medical is a drug free non invasive Treatment for pain and inflamation. This painless treatment can speed up your recovery process following injuries

Discount on all Treatments for December Contact for appointment

Helen Ryan (Kennedy) 083 1477864 17 Liberty Square, Thurles late evening appointments available

Clients with health insurance are entitled to a part refund

Blinds & Curtains

February Offers Made to Measure Curtains, Roman, Roller, Vertical and Wood Blinds Pat Bracken and Mary Butler and 3rd class with their prizes for winning the "Write about my own place" competition. Their winning book is called "Cliodhna's Quest" which tells the story of the history of Borrisoleigh.

Get Your Boots On For Rehabcare Thurles The scenic village of Upperchurch will host a great Walking day in aid of Tús Nua Autism Residential & Resource Centre Stradavoher Thurles. Tus Nua is a new Rehabcare Unit here in Thurles Caring for young Adults with Disabilities, comprising of 2 Houses and a Resource Centre,this exciting new complex compliments the work of Rehabcare in the Thurles Region ,providing Residential Care and Respite Care to many families. Rehabcare started in Thurles in 2006 and they now support over 30 individuals between the ages 18-40,with over 60 on the staff this is a most welcome development in the Thurles Region.

The Walk is part of Michael Walsh’s fundraising effort for Autism Projects here in Thurles, In April Michael is walking from Holycross Abbey to Santiago de Compostella Galicia Spain a journey of over 2,000k. The Walk in Upperchurch on Saturday 23 Feb at 1130 am is an ideal way to support this great local cause. Registration is €10 and after the walk on the Eamon an Chnoic Loop refreshments will be provided in the local Community Hall For further details or any queries contact Michael at 087 2755445

After 6pm, Contact Sean 087-8226803 Unit 2, O’Connor’s Shopping Centre, Dublin Road, Nenagh Phone 067-42913

Cathedral Street Thurles Phone 0504-22221

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€1,000 up for grabs for Community Groups in Tipperary · New crowd funding platform launched.

€2.50 per bale For Sale at Hennessy Metal Recycling Yard in Killea, Templemore Phone Kevin 087-680 7983

Community groups and projects across Tipperary could get a kick start to their fundraising efforts by signing up for a new free Irish crowd funding platform called The company, which is based in Longford, is offering €1,000 of funding to community groups or projects that sign up for the service with the most innovative fundraising ideas.

Monumental Sculptor Headstones Granite Worktops Templederry, Nenagh. Tel: (087) 270 3615

Dungar, Roscrea. Tel: (0505) 21534 During office hours Mobile: (087) 2703615

LocalSwitch rebrands as

GET Local Empowering Sustainable Community Enterprise The last year has really been a rollercoaster ride, and the action plan has steadily evolved. Initially we started out as an agency that would map local resources, and help people get local energy and food projects going. What evolved was something more finely tuned around being an agency for enterprise creation, a way of making happen what we always wanted to do, which was to catalyze local self help projects. One problem we’ve had was in helping people understand what we are all about, and the name ‘LocalSwitch’ spoke for itself on one level, but it didn’t help explain what we were really all about, which is providing a platform to help people transform local economies through new local enterprise creation. So GET Local is the new name, almost unanimously agreed by everyone as being a far better tool for describing ourselves. The ‘GET’ is an abbreviation for “Growing Enterprise Together”. is a free service that helps community groups to get online donations for their projects. Once a group sets up profile on the website they receive a link to a personalised fundraising page that they can email to their contacts or post on social media sites asking for donations. The service allows groups to ask for straight forward donations or to look for financial sponsorship of events they are organising. The groups can also get all their members involved by inviting them to join. Once they do they also receive a personalised page and the amount raised by each person is shown to the entire group. Commenting cofounder Eoin Kennedy, said “Smaller community groups have excellent networks and contacts in Ireland and abroad. Where they fall down is with technology skills. We

have designed our platform to make it really simple and free for groups to create an online sponsorship page and to process online donations without the need for technical skills. We are receiving lots of interest from community groups trying to fundraise for a variety of things from new playgrounds, memorials right the way through to sports clubs looking for online donations for events like Strictly Come Dancing and Duathlons.” Once people click on the links they are brought to a personalised page where they get details of the fundraiser and can donate online. Speaking about the competition Mr Kennedy added “Every community in Ireland has some project that are trying to raise funds for. By signing up before the end of February they will be entered into a competition for a €1,000 donation pool. We are looking for the best fundraising causes and ideas. In addition to the competition they will also be able to use their personalised fundraising pages to immediately reach out to possible donors anywhere in the world.” Details of the competition winners will be posted on Three prizes will be awarded - €500 for 1st place, €300 for 2nd place and €200 for third. The competition runs until February 28th 2013.

Secondly, some people felt that the idea of ‘switching’ might be seen as a little intrusive to some people, and that makes sense now too in hindsight. The idea of switching to locally bought produce and services will probably happen over time, but suggesting people should make the ‘switch’ over night is probably a bit much for some.

GET Local (Formerly LocalSwitch) is a non profit Enterprise Creation Agency for the localized and low carbon economy. We help primarily unemployed people create their own enterprises, by providing a platform for them to receive inspiration, coaching, niche specific skills, startup capital, back office services, and even customers.

but primarily energy saving and substitution, local food production, and enabling of the collaborative sharing economy. The most popular examples are enterprises that concentrate on property retrofitting, woodland maintenance, tool sharing, car sharing, waste recycling and reuse, and community supported agriculture.

So here we are, and our new name is fitting us much better, along with a much more finely defined picture of what services we actually do offer:

What niches do we support?

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Our mission

Poker Classic in Garrykennedy

Our mission is to reverse the outflow of wealth from the Irish economy through developing community supported enterprises, which will reduce energy, food and transport costs, and redirect spending power for the benefit of the local community How do we do it?

Anything that builds local wealth and reduces reliance on imported energy,

The 2012 Tipperary Rose Lisa Hickey will be holding a Poker Classic in Larkins Bar and Restaurant, Garrykennedy, Portroe on Friday the 1st of March at 9pm. All proceeds on the night will go to support the Chernobyl Children International charity. Lisa will be travelling with 14 other Rose of Tralee to spend a week in an

orphanage in Belarus bringing much needed supplies and care to those children in need. Tickets for the event are €20 and prize money is €1,000 (pro rata). Please contact Lisa on 087-2952773 for more information.

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Declan McGrath Car Sales & Servicing

Ballygraigue, Nenagh

• Entrances • Houses • Boundary Walls • Castles • Churches • Bridges • Arch Construction • Restoration • Re-pointing • Fireplaces • Stone Paving etc. Restoration & Conservation using Traditional Lime Mortar Patrick Noel Ryan, Thurles. Tel: 087-1938600 Email: Website:

“Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know you’re doing it, but no one else does” Call Today to book your ad 0504-51945

Have your New Years Resolutions been transferred to Lenten Resolutions? Did you start off 2013 with the best of good intentions to either quit smoking or tone up that body? Have the New Years Resolutions been transferred to Lenten Resolutions? Are you fighting a battle between your cravings and will power? Have you considered Hypnosis? At HypnoSolutions, Templemore, it takes just one two hour session to quit smoking. If it’s a few pounds you need to shed in order to get back to pre-pregnancy weight or you want to be body beautiful for the beach we have a choice of plans for you. The Weight Loss programme re-defines your food choices so that you no longer crave or binge on unhealthy junk foods and drinks.

Negative habits are replaced with positive habits. No-longer will you feel the need to “comfort-eat” because of emotions or stress. You will begin to enjoy and look forward to regular exercise and upping your water intake. Your programme is tailor made for you and your progress is assessed every step of the way.

Diesel Cars & MPVs ‘10 Ford Mondeo 2L TDCi 140BHP Zetec H/back €390 tax, alloys, silver..€15,500 ‘10 Mini Cooper 1.6 Dsl, 3dr, €180 tax, alloys,green...................................€13,200 ‘10 Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 CDTi 7 Seater, €280 tax, alloy, blue.......................€14,700 ‘10 Citroen Grand Picasso 1.6 Hdi, 7seater, €390 tax,alloys, red..............€14,700 ‘10 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Zetec H/Black, sat nav, €200 tax,alloys, black ....€12,200 ‘09 Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Dsl Accenta model €280 tax,alloys, silver............ €14,200 ‘09 Citroen Grand Picasso 1.6Hdi, 7 Seater, €390 tax,alloys, red ............€13,750 ‘09 Vauxhall Zafira 1.9 CDTi 7 Seater, alloys, black....................................€12,600 ‘08 VW Golf 1.9 Tdi Match Model H/Back €280 tax, alloys, red...................€11,300 ‘08 Peugeot 308 1.6 Hdi,H/Back, €200 tax, silver..........................................€9,200 ‘05 VW Touran 1.9 Tdi 7 seater, black ...........................................................€6,200 ‘05 VW Passat 2L Tdi new model, mint green............................................ ...€6,700 Petrol Cars & MPVs ‘07 Opel Vectra 1.6 H/Back, maroon .............................................................€4,700 ‘05 Skoda Octavia 1.6 H/Back, blue...............................................................€3,200 ‘04 toyota Yaris 1L, H/Back, silver ................................................................€4,200 ‘03 Hyundai Trajet 2L, 7 seater,alloys,green ................................................€1,800 ‘02 Ford Focus 1.4 Estate, Blue .....................................................................€2,200 ‘97 VW Polo 1.4 Saloon, Red ............................................................................€750 Commercials ‘08 Peugeot Partner 1.6 Hdi, white.................................................................€5,200 ‘04 Citroen Berling 1.9 Diesel, white ............................................................€2,500 ‘96 Isuzu Trooper 3.1 LWB, navy ..................................................................€1,700

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Perspective An English professor wrote the words, "A woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and directed the students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing." The women wrote: "A woman: without her, man is nothing."

At your first appointment a full consultation is taken so that your programme is specifically designed to your needs. I will explain the costs and the Hypnotherapy process and ensure you are relaxed before we start. The Quit Smoking Programme is one 2 hour session with a complementary back up session, should you feel you require it. You also receive a CD to keep you focussed and motivated. With the Quit Smoking programme we remove the addiction for nicotine along with the associated habits, cravings, mood swings and connections for smoking. If you feel you’re not quite ready but would like to quit there is also the option of The Get Ready to Quit Smoking Programme.

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Natures Balm—The Rub Grannies Home Remedy Over 100 years old The Story by Dorrie Killeen The Rub is an old herbal remedy that was in my grandmother’s family for generations. In 1890 a young teacher Annie Murray whose family came from Rathmoylan in Co Meath took up a post outside Athlone in a South Roscommon National School a few miles west of the Shannon. She met and married my grandfather Thomas Feeley and Roscommon was to become her home for life near the shores of Lough Ree. She brought with her a recipe for a substance made from herbs oils and salts that had been used by her family for generations for pains aches and inflammation. In 1991 searching her old medical book entitled ‘The Household Physician’ for information I found the recipe and made it up for an elderly man who had very bad arthritis in his hands, knees, ankles and shoulders, he came back the following day after using The Rub twice and said he was able to walk up the fields for the first time in three years and that was the rediscovery of The Rub 20 years ago. My

grandmother used to say ‘for every illness a herb grows nearby’ Over the years I’ve studied the science of herbs and nutrition and collected lots of old traditional remedies. I have a manual written and hope to have it published this year. Go to my blog— for more information and testimonials— users of The Rub and some pages from my book. John—Limerick—heard about The Rub from a neighbour, has arthritis everywhere for over thirty years, he told me he could not take painkillers anymore. Since he started using The Rub--he is pain free and mobile, going on holidays etc. John is now using The Rub for a few years and he is 81 years old. Helen Limerick--I’ve often cried with pain after a few applications of the The Rub to my hands and knees I am pain free. Thank you Dorrie.

The Source Arts Centre, Thurles Fancy five minutes of fame on The Source Arts Centre’s stage? Following it success in 2011, Open Mic Night is back. Once again our doors are open and the stage is yours. From young to old we extend a warm invitation for you to showcase your talent, whether it is music, poetry, song, dance or comedy. If you have a band that want a break this could be it or, if you are in a dance troop that needs a stage, then come down to The Source Arts Centre. The Source has 20 performance slots on the night, each of 5 minutes duration. The winning act will get to perform at The Source Family Fun Day this summer. To enter all you have to do is collect an entry form from the Box Office or download a form online and return completed forms before the deadline, Friday March 1st. Please include your name, address, email address, phone number and age. There is a non refundable fee of €5 per entry. The show will take place on Saturday March 16th 8pm and tickets to see the performances are just €5. Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Ring Sheena on 0504-58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm. For bookings and to download an application form go to ents/info/open-mic-night or ring the Box Office on 0504 90204

Allegience – a night that changed history Written by Mary Kenny, Allegience is the dramatization of actual events that changed history. In 1921 Eamon de Valera ordered Michael Collins under sufferance, to travel to London, with the Irish delegation, to negotiate the Treaty that followed the Truce and the War of Independence. Winston Churchill was Colonial Secretary in charge of Ireland, and the two men were prepared to detest one another. Yet, at a point when the Treaty talks seemed to be in stasis, Churchill and Collins spent a night drinking together, talking, arguing, even singing and reciting poetry.

They emerged from this session fascinated by each other. After this, Winston Churchill softened towards Ireland, and gave Michael Collins and the Irish Free State every support he could. The play is a moving portrait of two men who were antagonists, and yet, at a certain level, comrades, each recognizing the qualities of the other. Not many people know this but Churchill had as many links as Collins to north Kerry having spent his childhood summers as his cousins' estate of Tarbert House .This play also had a very successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006 starring Mel Smith as Churchill with Michael Fassbender reprising the role of his direct descendant

Michael Collins! A superb and very entertaining play and promises to engage the audience right from the start. Thursday 7 March 8pm. Tickets €16/14 concession Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Ring Matt on 0504-58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm.

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Magpies are recent arrivals to Ireland and were first recorded at the beginning of the seventeenth century in Wexford. They are now found throughout the country, all though urban Magpies still retain their wariness around humans. I have often observed this behavior in town parks where Magpies keep well away from people while other birds approach begging for food.

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The Urban Countryside - The Magpie While many species of birds are welcome visitors to our gardens the Magpie unfair reputation as just a nest thief makes his stay less certain. Like all members of the crow family these are highly intelligent and adaptable birds. I have always liked Magpies and when I was growing up a pair built their nest each year in a Hawthorn tree bordering a neighbour’s garden. We were often regaled with stories of how they collected shiny objects including watches but we could never make it past the tangle of thorns and brambles to see if there were any treasures lurking in the nest.

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carrion. Yes they do take a small number of nestlings but so do other species of birds and animals. While this can be upsetting for people it is part of the natural cycle of life. One of the biggest threat to our song birds is habitat lose for example the removal of native hedgerows and domestic and feral cats also kill thousands of chicks each year

The nest is an untidy jumble of sticks sometimes lined with a grass and one brood is raised during the year. Magpies are brave and diligent parents and will mob predators to protect their young. They have a loud harsh call and this alerts other species that there is danger in the area.

Magpies have a rich folklore surrounding them and every schoolboy and girl would have heard the following rhyme. One for sorrow, two for joy, Their omnivore and opportunist nature allows them to exploit new food sources. This was three for girl, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told, eight for a evident during the long harsh winter a few years wish, nine for a kiss, ten for a bird that’s best to ago. The kids spotted a fox with a sore leg in the miss. The rain splashes against the window as I garden. He must have been desperate with the hungry and the kids threw food out the window for wearily stretch and get ready to collect the kids him. He picked up the first piece and wisely buried from school. I must have seen seven Magpies six years ago as I ended up with twins a beautiful boy it in a corner of the garden. Unfortunately for the and girl. As I lock the door of the house I glance fox a Magpie had been watching from a nearby tree and as soon as the coast was clear he flew cautiously around making sure there are no groups of Magpies hanging about. down and grabbed a meal that would have keep him alive for another few day at least. This raises To contact Albert Nolan email: the intriguing question do Magpies in time of hardship follow predators like foxes to pick up scraps of food? Any comment welcome.

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Counselling Anxiety By Jim O’Shea These articles will explore such debilitating anxiety, which is a feeling of intense fear at some imminent disaster, or a feeling of fear and trepidation that has been building up over a period of time. It has been described as a pervasive state of dread. There are many different types of debilitating anxiety. The following are the ones I will look at - generalised anxiety, performance anxiety, social anxiety (social phobia), phobias such as agoraphobia, claustrophobia, insomnia, panic disorder, hypochondria, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A phobia is an exaggerated fear of something harmless. This could be some object, activity, or circumstances that present no threat. Phobias are irrational, but have a rational root sown sometime in one’s earliest life. For example, a person with a phobia of swimming may have had a frightening experience as an infant when being bathed. This type of phobia may be ingrained in our core, but evokes little sympathy, except perhaps mockery, because others do not understand it. Factors that make some people vulnerable to getting anxiety. It seems that people who suffer from what psychologists call neuroticism or emotional instability are more vulnerable to anxiety and stress than others. Psychiatrists no longer use the term neurotic, but it is a handy framework in the context of anxiety, which is at its core. It comes from the word ‘nerve’, and some of us are of the age to remember older people saying things like ‘so and so is suffering from the nerves’. Neuroticism is classed as high or low.

Neuroticism, however, is not psychosis. Those who have some of the symptoms of neuroticism are not out of touch with reality. Personality disorders may also be part of neuroticism, and these disorders tend to make the sufferer difficult to cure in terms of getting rid of the anxiety. These symptoms make a person more prone to getting anxiety complaints. Anxiety has symptoms, which, unfortunately, some of you may be familiar with. Now, I should stress that these symptoms may not always indicate anxiety, but may be connected to some other complaint. These symptoms are psychological, physical/somatic, and behavioural. Not every sufferer experiences all of these. Different people have different stress triggers that bring on anxiety, and these are more apparent in the individual types of anxiety and phobias that will be dealt with in these articles. On a psychological level, if you are angst-ridden you have an internal warning system that is never switched off, and you are constantly on the alert, and constantly worrying. You may experience anger and be constantly irritable. You may be generally pessimistic and see the glass as half empty rather than half full. Managers, for example, find it difficult to work with anxious subordinates, because they always see the problems and never the solutions, or the way forward. Worse still, they see catastrophe in many harmless situations.

Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from Furze, Thurles. Ph.087-8211009 Jim O’Shea’s book ‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a Grieving Family’ is published by Veritas. The royalties from this book People who are termed highly neurotic will go the the Children’s Hospital in react more emotionally to events that Crumlin would not bother non-neurotic people. They are likely to be more negative in outlook, and feel down over long Jim O’Shea’s periods, which make it difficult for book them to keep friends. They see life and new normal situations as more threatening called Abuse, than others, and so are not good at a b o u t making decisions and performing d o m e s t i c tasks. Therefore, they are easily v i o l e n c e , disturbed, moody, easily irritated, workplace and easily stressed, easily upset, are very s c h o o l self-conscious, and worry a lot. Indeed, neuroticism has a long list of bullying is now symptoms including the above. available on Phobias come under the term, as do Amazon, published disturbing thoughts, habitual by Cork University fantasising, a negative outlook, Press and in aggression, perfectionism, Bookshops. inappropriate behaviours, obsessive compulsive behaviours, and so on.

Promoting and Supporting Local Enterprise

Course Title: Start Your Own Business Boot Camp Date: Thursday 14th February Venue: Roscrea, TBC Trainer: Bernadette Farrell, ACE Training Time: 9.30 am—4.30 pm Fee: €30 Course Title: Start Your Own Business Dates: Commencing Thursday 21st February (10 x 3 hour sessions) Venue: TNCEB Training Centre Trainer: Rob Marr, Catalyst Time: 7.00 pm—10.00 pm Fee: €60 Workshop: Date: Venue: Trainer: Time: Fee: Workshop: Date: Venue: Trainer: Time: Fee:

Facebook Marketing (Intermediate) Wednesday 27th February TNCEB Training Centre, Nenagh The Marketing Crowd 9.30 am—1.30 pm €20 Prior knowledge of Facebook is essential Primary Food Safety Wednesday 20th March TNCEB Training Centre, Nenagh Cater Care Ltd 9.00 am—5.00 pm €30

Workshop: Food Safety & HACCP (FETAC Lev. 5) Dates: Thursday 11th, 18th & 25th April (10.00 am —4pm) & Thursday 2nd May (10am—1pm) Venue: TNCEB Training Centre, Nenagh Trainer: Cater Care Ltd Fee: €100 Course Title: Growing Sales in a Difficult Climate Date: Thursday 21st March - Marketing Wednesday 24th April – Sales Venue: TBC—Contingent on Demand Trainer: Terry Harmer, NLC Training Time: 9.30 am—4.30 pm Fee: €20 per day Workshop: Date: Venue: Trainer: Time: Fee:

Getting Irish Business On-Line Tuesday 16th April

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Twitter Marketing Thursday 28th March TNCEB Training Centre, Nenagh The Marketing Crowd 9.30 am—1.30 pm €20

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LinkedIn Friday 26th April TNCEB Training Centre, Nenagh The Marketing Crowd 9.30 am—1.30 pm €20

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Bookkeeping Using Excel Wednesday 15th May TNCEB Training Centre, Nenagh Elaine Hyland 9.30 am—4.30 pm €30

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Video Marketing Friday 17th May TNCEB Training Centre, Nenagh The Marketing Crowd 9.30 am—1.30 pm €20

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME for existing business owner/managers: Dates & Venues: TBC

(1) Accelerate—Driving Your Business Forward with Padraig Considine & Barry Moran (2) Business Re Generation Programme with Blaise Brosnan, MRI Wexford OTHER Microfinance Ireland Seminar, Tue. 12 Feb, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, 7.30pm—9.30pm Microfinance Ireland Seminar, Wed. 13 March, Anner Hotel, Thurles, 12.30pm—2.00pm Kevin Kelly, Motivational Seminar, 9th April, Horse & Jockey, Thurles The annual “Who To talk To” Expo, May 2013, Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, LIT Thurles

AMT, Unit 3 Stafford St Ent. Centre, Nenagh

Donncha Hughes 10.00 am—1.00 pm €25

Intellectual Property, Patents & Copyright Seminar with the Health & Safety Authority ________________________________________________________________

Course Title: Start Your Own Business Boot Camp Date: TBC Venue: Thurles TBC Trainer: Bernadette Farrell, ACE Training Time: 9.30 am—4.30 pm Fee: €30

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Tipp Tatler Issue 198 Feb 2013  

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