Page 1



NRG Benefit Services

Servicing Repair Install Commission Oil & Gas Boilers Reduce CO2 Emissions & Heat Bills Computer Read-out Efficiency Testing Oil Cookers & Ranges Power Flush Your Heating System Solar Panel Service and Installation

Tel: 087 929 0030

No. 201, May, 2013 Tel: 0504-51945 email: Tipp Tatler, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary

Tools, Plant & Equipment Sales Belle 150


Special Offers

Complete Mixers (Petrol & Electric) All Parts, new & used in stock (Drums €60, Motors €120, Engines €150)

Husqvarna/Partner Consaws, all sizes k650,k750,k950, k1250 in stock. All parts new & used on the shelf

STIHL Consaws all sizes in stock, good used condition, All parts new & used in stock Benders, threaders, freezers, tripods, cutters, pipe vices

Checkout our NEW MEAL DEAL Offers in Store Seating Area Available Cathedral St., Thurles 0504-58550

Complete engines, 2nd hand from 2.5 - 13 hp. All parts stocked, new & used

Open 12 to 12


Electrical - Drills, Saws, Planers, Grinders, etc. General Plant - Generators, Engines, Extractors, etc. Forest & Gardening - Rotovators, Shredders, Tillers, etc.

Barry Engineering Ltd, Rathdowney, Co. Laois Contact Tom Location: Templetuohy / Rathdowney Tel: 086-2735135 Email: Fax: (0504) 53333 Web:

Kelly’s of Fantane Suppliers of Quality Building Products to private and commercial projects Tarmacadam Fantane, Borrisoleigh Driveways Thurles, Co. Tipperary Ph: 0504 52118 Readymix Fax: 0504 52200 Concrete Blocks Web: Quarry Aggregates Email: Sand & Gravel

Open 12 to 12

OFFICE OPENING HOURS Mon to Fri: 7.30am to 6pm, Sat: 7.30am to pm

Sales Manager Hughie McGrath Mob: 087 2559323 Email:

Special Offer May & June Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits Only €150 The Mall Dental Practice

Special Offers 067-41389 Brooklands,


Thurles Ph: 0504 21418

Friary Dental Centre

Dominics Ct. Dental Practice

Thurles Ph: 0504 21523

Cashel Ph: 062 63349

(Beside Kellers Off Licence)

Open 12.30 to 11 Offers





Tipp Tatler

Joe O’Connell Distributors Hollyford, Co. Tipperary

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

Tel: 062-77100

Car and Van Parts Clutch Kits, Dual Mass Fly Wheel, Solid Clutch Kits, Timing Belt Kits, Shocks & Springs

Body Panels, Bonnets, Wings, Bumpers, Door Mirrors, Grilles, Headlamps, Radiators, Filters, Bulbs, Wiper Blades, Turbos, Timing Belt Kits, Wheel Bearings, Shock Absorbers, Coil Springs, Clutches, Brakes, Steering, Fuel Pumps, Exhausts, C.V. Joints, Brake hoses, Brake Calipers, Tow Bars, Catlytic Converters, Batteries, Tyres, Oil, Detergent, Grease

The One Stop Parts Shop


Zetor - Vapormatic Tractor Parts Suitable for M.F., Ford, Deutz, John Deere, J.C.B Also Available Machinery Parts, Chain, Bearings, Oil Seals.


Plant Spares Bucket Teeth / Pins, Rollers, Sprockets & Chain Trade Inquiries Welcome & Van Delivery Service

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

Jokes When I was little, I didn't care about things like what to wear, my parents dressed me. Looking back at some of my old pictures, it's obvious that my parents didn't care either.

Two women came before wise King Solomon, dragging between them a young man. "This young man agreed to marry my daughter," said one.

"No! He agreed to marry MY daughter," said the other. And so they began arguing until the King called for silence. "Bring me my biggest sword," said Solomon, "and I shall hew the young man in half. Each of you shall receive a half." "Sounds good to me," said the first lady. But the other woman said, "Oh Sire, do not spill innocent blood. Let

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

the other woman's daughter marry him." The wise king did not hesitate a moment. "The man must marry the first woman's daughter," he proclaimed. "But she was willing to hew him in two!" exclaimed the king's court. "Indeed," said wise King Solomon. "That shows she is the TRUE mother-in-law."

A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began. The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day, until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take some action. The next afternoon, he walked out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street. Stopping them, he said, "You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see you ex-

press your exuberance like that. In fact, I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favour? I'll give you each a euro if you'll promise to come around every day and do your thing." The kids were elated and continued to do a bang-up job on the trash cans. After a few days, the old-timer greeted the kids again, but this time he had a sad smile on his face. "This recession's really putting a big dent in my income," he told them. "From now on, I'll only be able to pay you 50 cents to beat on the cans." The noisemakers were obviously displeased, but they did accept his offer and continued their afternoon ruckus. A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as they drummed their way down the street. "Look," he said, "I haven't received my pension yet, so I'm not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will that be okay?" "A lousy 25 cent?" the drum leader exclaimed. "If you think we're going to waste our time, beating these cans around for 25cent, you're nuts! No way, mister. We quit!" And the old man enjoyed peace. 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.

, Contact Declan / Patrick Telephone: 085 7288945 Email: See more examples of our work visit :

Aidan & Larry Burke Dental surgeons Cathedral St., Thurles 0504-21262 Bank St., Templemore 0504-32541

Evening, Weekend & Early Morning Appointments Available Open Through Lunchtime by Appointments

Professional Sports Gum Shields â‚Ź45

Tipp Tatler

VISIT OUR NEW SHOWROOM WITH UNBELIEVEABLE OFFERS • New Kitchens • Wardrobes • Living Room Units • Shop Fittings • Office Furniture • Re-Spray Existing Kitchens • Remove Existing Kitchen • Supply & Fit • Plumbing • Electrical • Tiling • Electrical Appliances

Finance Option Through Rite Price Kitchens Tipperary working with a local financial institution, you would be entitled to a 7.5% APR Home Improvement Loan. So for example, if you borrow €2000 over 5 years to put against one of our vibrant kitchens, it works out at €13 a week over the 5 years.

23 O’Brien St., Tipperary Town Phone: 062-31601 Email: Web:


Buy 1 Sliderobe - Get 2nd Half Price!

Rite Price Kitchens in Tipperary Rite Price Kitchens by Cavanagh was set up by twin brothers Michael and Gillie Cavanagh. With over 19 years in the kitchen and bedroom furniture business. They have the experience to deliver a 100% job satisfaction to all their customers. They have built up their name through customer referrals. Last year alone, thanks to word of mouth and advertising, Rite Price Kitchens by Cavanagh Brothers completed over 300 projects. They have a vast range of kitchens and bedrooms from your basic PVC range to bespoke in-frame kitchens. They also do hand-painted kitchens, designers Slider-robes and hinged door robes. They supply and fit every project themselves, which means they do not enlist outsiders to fit your kitchen, through vast experience they feel it doesn’t work. Through Rite Price Kitchens in Tipperary working with a local financial institution, you would be entitled to a 7.5% APR Home Im-

The Dave Fogarty Memorial 4 Mile Road Race

The Thurles Crokes AC is promoting the Dave Fogarty Memorial 4 Mile Road Race. It will be held on Thursprovement Loan. So for example, if day 20th June 2013 and starts at 8pm. you borrow €2000 over 5 years to For all the walkers, the starting time put against one of their vibrant is 7.30pm. Entries will be taken on kitchens, it works out at €13 a week the day from 7pm at the Thurles over the 5 years. Crokes Grounds. The entry fees for runners is €10, for junior runners €5 Rite Price Kitchens can update your and for walkers €5. kitchen by: painting your kitchen, replacing doors or simply replacing The Men’s categories are as follows: worktops or handles. If there is any 1st 5 Senior Men Men O/40, 45, 50 other projects for example bathMen O/55, 60 rooms, sitting room units, timber floors, office furniture, shop fitting etc make sure and give them a ring to talk about your projects.

Junior Men The Ladies categories are as follows: 1st 5 Senior Ladies Ladies O/40, 45, 50 Ladies O/55, 60 Junior Ladies There will be prizes in all the categories as well as numerous spot prizes. After the race, there will be refreshments in Sarsfields Centre. So come along for a fun family evening and remember, whether you walk, jog or run, all are welcome.

Midland Scrap Metal Co.Ltd.

So if you are in the lookout for a top class honest reliable service, why not give Rite Price Kitchens in Tipperary a call to arrange a free survey and 3-D design or call to their showroom at 23 O’Brien Street, Tipperary Town or phone (062) 31601 or email us on or if you would like to visit their website for more information

BEST PRICES PAID FOR YOUR SCRAP METAL 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.

Opening hours: Mon-Friday: 8.00am - 4.45pm Saturday: - 12.30pm Phone:(05791) 39098 Mobile:(086)6096110 Annagh,Birr,Co.Offaly Web:

Tipp Tatler

Tipperary Cycle To Raise Funds For Job Creation

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

Borrisoleigh Bikes Sales & Repairs Phone Ned 087 - 8505361

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


Tipperary 20th May 2013 - Cyclists from Tipperary and around the country are taking part in a fundraising cycle to help create new jobs in local food initiatives. On June 15th over 100 cyclists will take part in the 100k cycle which starts in Borrisokane at 10am. The route travels through Nenagh, Borrisoleigh, Templemore, Roscrea, Cloughjordan and finishes up again in Borrisokane. The cyclists will be raising funds for GET Local (formerly LocalSwitch), an Irish based cooperative, non profit organisation. Get Local offers empowerment, mentorship and a complete business services platform to local, community entrepreneurs creating local jobs. Cycle teams from Borrisokane, Borrisoleigh, Nenagh and Clonmel will be taking part in the event with many more expected to sign up over the coming weeks. People along the route are encouraged to cheer on and support the cyclists as they pass through each area. Halfway refreshments will be provided to cyclists courtesy of local food producers Cloughjordan Woodfired Bakery, Brady Family Ham & Tipperary Water. Refreshments will be served up in Borrisokane at the end of the cycle. Event organiser Padraic O Brien said “This is a fantastic opportunity for

whole communities to come together and support local job creation. Almost €5 billion worth of food is imported into Ireland each year. We want to reverse the outflow of money from the local economy. We will do this through rebuilding local food supply chains. Funds raised through this cycle will enable us to provide start up capital to new local food initiatives.” An event page has been set up on Facebook under the title Borris v Borris Charity Cycle Supporting Local Food Initiatives. You can also follow updates on Twitter from @LocalSwitch and @GETLocalBorris. Ambulance cover will be provided by The Red Cross. Cyclists wishing to sign up can do so on the day or by phoning Padraic on 086-2222302. Online donations can be made at and (after 3rd June). To find out more about GET Local visit

Devilsbit Macra News Great success for the Club was had in The Helix, Dublin with Con McGrath who came second in the Comedy Act at the Finals of the Macra National Talent Competition. This was Con’s first appearance at the National Final and a large crowd of supporters travelled up to Dublin for the occasion. Con was presented with a beautiful crystal trophy by the National President of Macra, Kieran O’Dowd. Last Saturday night a large group from Devilsbit Macra attended the Macra Mock

Wedding held in the Rugby Club in Roscrea. Club member Joe McGrath played the role of the Groom’s father. This was a joint venture organised by North Tipperary Macra and Offaly Macra. A number of Club members helped to organise the event which was hailed a great success. Recruitment of new members has been underway for the last few weeks and we have gotten a great response with a number of new members signed up.

• Batteries • Copper • Stainless • Motors • Cars • Aluminium Top Prices Paid at our Yard in Templemore Collection Service Available

Phone Kevin 087-680 7983


Pictured with supporters at the Final of the Macra National Talent Competition in The Helix Theatre Dublin were Con McGrath and Kieran O’Dowd National President.

• Display Centre Now Open • Blackcastle Two-Mile Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary • Driveway & Patio Specialist • Supply & Fit Service • Limestone, Indian Sandstone, Granite, Flags • Block Paving, Concrete Flags & More • Email: Ph: 0504-44208 / 087-2474547 / 086-2535184

Tipp Tatler

Carey’s Craft Butchers re-locate to Roscrea Roscrea is in for a meaty treat with the opening of Carey’s Craft Butchers on the Birr Rd. (beside Lidl). Proprietor Cathal Carey has 10 years experience in the trade. He is relocating from Templemore where he built up a great reputation for quality produce.

Carey’s Craft Butchers supply the very best of locally produced beef, lamb, pork and poultry. With recent happenings in the multinational supermarket meat business, it is of even greater importance and benefit to you to support independent butchers and smaller local businesses.

The new premises will be selling top quality meat and vegetables at wholesale prices. The new shop is opening on Friday 31st May with an official opening some time in the not too distant future.

They will have fantastic meal deals on offer every day to ensure you have a great shopping experience. So make sure you call in and welcome this new business to Roscrea town!


arey’s CRAFT


Relocated from Templemore to Roscrea

Opening Fri. 31st May Birr Rd., Roscrea Top Quality Meats & Veg at Wholesale Prices Come in store for our Meal Deals Everyday Tel: 086-3020293

Save up to 40% on heating bills next winter External wall insulation has many benefits for homeowners along with savings of up to 40% on heating bills.

You will benefit from an even displacement of heat throughout your home.

You can get 100% coverage You can get up to €3,600 to all external walls. back from the Government You can transform the tired through The Better Energy and out dated appearance of Homes scheme. existing houses and give it a External wall insulation is facelift that makes it look ideal for houses that are not like new. suitable for other methods such as cavity wall insulaLow maintenance finishes means that you will save on tion.

Riding Lessons for Children & Adults Summer Pony Camps - Beginners Welcome

Bookings Taken Now For Summer Camps Mill Rd, Thurles, Contact Tomas Ryan 087 7995585

Quote Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes

Supplied & Fitted By

maintaining the exterior of your property over time.



087 995 0836 PBRERETON09@GMAIL.COM

A business for the times we live in The business landscape has changed considerably over the past number of years. Tradesmen have all seen work diminish to unprecedented levels. It is great then to see businesses that cater for those who would prefer to keep costs low. One such business, for the times we live in, is Barry Engineering Ltd. located just outside Templetuohy on the Rathdowney road. They stock a large range of good used second hand tools, plant and equipment for people involved in construction, forestry and agriculture. They also stock a large range of parts, both new and used for a wide range of tools and equipment.

Tradesmen can buy parts to repair existing tools or equipment or buy the tools or equipment themselves. Some of the stock and parts that Barry Engineering have include cement mixers, consaws, pipe benders and threaders, engines, generators and rotovators. They are located just 2 miles outside Templetuohy on the Rathdowney Road. To view some of the tools available visit their website or for more information phone Tom on 086-2735135 (See display advert on front cover for more details)

O’Connor Bros

Computer Repair 36 Main St., Tipperary, Tel: 062-51194

and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so that you can afford to live in it. Ellen Goodman

We Repair

Tipp Tatler

Now touring Ireland after extensive New Zealand Tour Come along for the fun and enjoy a great night of top class entertainment For bookings call 086-360 2361 email:

Sponsored Dog Walk The Tipperary Friends of Animals held their annual Sponsored Dog Walk on Sunday 19th May. It was well supported by a large variety of dogs and their owners who covered the three mile walk without any bother. The weather was very clement to the walkers as it was neither hot nor cold. The afternoon started off with a Blessing of the Animals by Fr. Hilary, Parish Priest of Nenagh, who also blessed the effort made by everyone in alleviating the plight of God’s unfortunate crea-

tures. Refreshments were served at the end of the walk, rounding off another successful fundraising day. The Society wishes to thank Fr. Hillary for his time and blessing and to all the people who raised much need funds for the animals. The Tipperary Friends of Animals continue to stress that owners of cats and dogs should have their pets neutered. The Society gives out vouchers to assist with the cost of neutering. They also ask that people who walk their dogs on the public pavements carry poop bags to clean up after their pets and keep the streets clean for everyone to enjoy.


Domestic - Commercial - Industrial Domestic Appliance Repair Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Tumble Dryers etc.

PAT - Portable Appliance Testing Engineer

New Builds • Extensions • Renovations (Prop: James Wixted) Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

Maintenance Contractors

086 - 3958 694 C2 Reg, Fully Insured


Write A Book Have you written a story and would like it in Book Form? Have you written a series of short stories or poems and would like them printed? Would you like a book of the photos of your latest holidays? Books printed from One Copy to as many as required Layout and Size to your Choice Finished to a Professional Standard Typing Service Available Phone now to make your dream come true


Network North Tipperary Committee Members photographed with Tom Doorley at the ‘Who To Talk To’ Event which took place at Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre on Tuesday 14th May - Joan McGowan, Secretary, Network North Tipperary, Emma d’Arcy, PR0 and Louisa Condon, President.

it Vis

Fairy Fort Farm

‘A touch of magic’

Open: 10.30am - 6pm 7 Days

Make a wish on the ancient Rath Enjoy Traditional Farm & Walks with Goats, pigs, hens, duck, geese, baby chicks etc. Bouncy Castle play area for kids Fairy Fort Farm, Summerhill, Borrisoleigh (Just off the Templemore Rd. 1 mile from Borrisoleigh)

086-402 1659

Find us on

What are you carrying around? A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incaAnswers called out ranged from 8 oz. pable of doing anything." to 20 oz. It’s important to remember to let go She replied, "The absolute weight of your stresses. As early in the doesn't matter. It depends on how evening as you can, put all your burlong I hold it. If I hold it for a dens down. Don't carry them through minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it the evening and into the night. Refor an hour, I'll have an ache in my member to put the glass down! arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't

Quote It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions, than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong ~ Thomas Sowell

Tipp Tatler

Now is the time to Switch and Save

Bins only €5.00 per week Recycling

Skip Hire Ardcroney Waste & Recycling is based in Nenagh, now covering North Tipperary and South Offaly, supplying domestic wheely bins, commercial bins and skip hire in the above areas.

To save money on your waste and recycling collection - switch to

Ardcroney Waste & Recycling Ltd. Your Only Locally Owned Private Company Domestic & Commercial Bins / Skip Hire Ph: 067-33571

Drivers increasingly negligent about the maintenance of their tyres

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, is concerned about a clear decline in the safety of drivers in Europe due to poor tyre maintenance. Based on the results of over 28 000 free tyre safety checks carried out in 2012 – its 8th consecutive edition – a staggering 78% of vehicles were found to have underinflated tyres while over a quarter had tyres that were worn beyond the legal limit. These alarming figures are even more disturbing, given that they represent an increase of around 25% on 2011. The most likely cause of the increase is the economic crisis, rising fuel prices and declining purchasing power. Nevertheless, Bridgestone warns against the dangers of underinflated and/or worn tyres as incorrect inflation pressure and/or worn tyres compromise safety on the roads by

decreasing stability and steering response while increasing braking distances. Jake Rønsholt, General Manager Corporate & Brand Communications, Bridgestone Europe: “Driving on underinflated tyres is not only dangerous. It is an enormous waste of fuel and the cause of carbon emissions that could easily be avoided by simple, regular checks. Ideally, drivers should check their tyre pressure once a month. And while doing so, it is also a good idea to check tread depth and look out for damage or irregular wear at the same time. Some people tend to forget that driving on underinflated and/or worn tyres may considerably impact handling and braking… Many see tyres as only black and round, a necessity purchase, but we must always bear in mind that they are the only point of contact with the road, and the size of 4 postcards!” Ironically, poor tyre maintenance is likely to end up costing more money over time. Underinflated tyres not only wear out faster but are also responsible for an estimated 3.9 billion liters of wasted fuel and 9.2 million tons of unnecessary CO2 emissions per year. Which means increased cost for drivers and society as a whole. For more information, visit:

t ard bo esdKCeoys les rairnete EaW rr eotufo FRGEu S y e s n u o o Mg r repair advin oe San udit c apato inpteanan every ITLM

Computer Repairs IT Maintenance Virus Removal

CARS - VANS - JEEPS Part Worn Car Tyres 13” €25 14” €25 15” €30 16” €35 17” €40 18” €45

Valeting Service Cars (Full Valet Inside & Outside) €65 Vans (Full Valet Inside & Outside) €85 Showroom Valet €150 (Underbody • Engine • Tar Removal • Polish • Wax • Tyre Shine)



Right for the Road is located 2km outside of RoscreaOn the Knock Road





• Number of underinflated or worn tyres soars in 2012 (increase of 25%) • 78% of motorists drive on underinflated tyres (compared with 63% in 2011) • 25% of motorists drive on tyres worn beyond the legal limit (compared with 20% in 2011) • Financial crisis most likely cause of decline in tyre safety • Underinflated or worn tyres are both dangerous and uneconomical • Poor tyre maintenance accounts for billions of litres of wasted fuel and increased CO2 output of 9,2 million tonnes each year









087- 2208105 Declan McGrath Car Sales & Servicing Ballygraigue, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary DIESEL CARS & MPVs 11 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi, Sat Nav, €200 tax, Black, Alloys 10 Ford Mondeo 2L TDCi, Titanium, €280 Tax, Navy, Alloys 10 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi, Zetec, €200 Tax, Grey, Alloys 10 Mini Cooper 1.6 Dsl, 3 door, €190 Tax, Green, Alloys 10 Citroen Grand Picasso 1.6 Hdi, 7 seater, €390 Tax, Beige, Alloys 10 Citroen C4 1.6 Hdi, €200 Tax, 5 Door, Grey 09 Citroen Grand Picasso 1.6 Hdi, 7 Seater, €390 Tax, Red, Alloys 09 Renault Grand Scenic 1.5 Dci, 7 Seater, €280 Tax, Blue, Alloys 09 Vauxhall Zafira 1.9 CDTi, 7 Seater, Black 09 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi, Style, 5 door, H/Back, €200 Tax, Blue 08 VW Golf 1.9 Tdi, Match, H/Back, €280 Tax, Black, Alloys 08 VW Golf 1.9 Tdi, Match, H/Back, €280 Tax, Grey, Alloys 08 Audi A3 1.9 Tdi SE, Model 5 Door, H/Back, €280 Tax, Red, Alloys 08 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6 Hdi, €280 Tax, Silver 08 Peugeot 207 1.4 Hdi, 5 Door, €280 Tax, Red 07 Citroen C3 1.4 Hdi, 5 Door, Red, H/Back 07 Renault Megane 1.5 Dci, 5 Door, H/Back, Blue, Alloys 06 Renault Laguna 1.9 Dci, 5 Door, Black, Alloys 05 Volvo S80, Automatic, 5 Door Saloon, Maroon, Alloys 04 Citroen C5 2L Hdi, 5 Door, H/Back, Maroon 04 Peugeot 206 1.4 Hdi, 5 Door, H/Back, Navy 03 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi, 4 Door Saloon, Silver PETROL CARS 07 Mazda 3 1.6, Saloon, Silver, Alloys 05 Skoda Octavia 1.6, 5 Door, H/Back, Blue 05 Peugeot 307, 1.4, 5 Door, H/Back, Maroon, Alloys 04 VW Bora 1.4, Saloon, Beige 04 Nissan Almera, 1.5, Saloon, Green COMMERCIALS 09 Vauxhall Combo 1.3 CDTi, Black 08 Vauxhall Combo 1.3 CDTi, Side Door, White 96 Isuzu Trooper 3.1, LWB, Navy Alloys

087-2453077 / 067-41412

€13,200 €14,200 €11,700 €12,700 €14,200 €10,200 €13,200 €9,600 €12,200 €9,600 €11,200 €10,700 €12,200 €8,200 €7,600 €5,200 €4,900 €2,600 €3,200 €2,800 €2,600 €2,800 €4,200 €2,800 €3,700 €3,600 €2,200 €5,200 €4,700 €1,800

Tipp Tatler

Tipperary “Ideal” Location For Small Business Tipperary is an “ideal” location for setting up and running a small business, according to the organisers behind the county’s largest enterprise initiative, the ‘Who to talk to’ Expo in Thurles which took place in Thurles on Tuesday 14. Organised by the North Tipperary County Development Board, thirty state support agencies offered advice, information and supports to an estimated 300 small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs at the free afternoon event.

Opportunities around food tourism, on-farm food enterprises, exporting, marketing and retail trends were all on the agenda, with experts on hand from 30 organisations, including the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board, Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, Teagasc, Microfinance Ireland, Irish Exporters Association and Fáilte Ireland. This event was a first for Tipperary in terms of the focus on food and the organisers received very position feedback on the day from local business owners/ managers who appreciated that generally such high profile speakers don’t make it out of the main cities. Tipperary is an ideal location for setting up a small business, especially a food business, according to the County Manager of North Tipperary County Council, Joe MacGrath. He said: “Tipperary is most definitely open for business and we already have a vibrant food sector thriving here with a growing Food Producers Network. There’s plenty of scope for food tourism in Tipperary and for rural and farming communities,

Joe MacGrath, County Manager, Tom Doorley and Cllr Jonathan Meaney, Chair of the County Development Board

on farm food production can generate real business.” Today’s event kicked-off with presentations about access to finance, loans and grants, which was a very popular topic, according to Rita Guinan, CEO of the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board. She said: “When you’re thinking of setting up a new venture or growing an existing business, you need to find out what supports are out there for enterprise. The aim behind ‘Who to talk to’ was to simply bring those seeking supports together with those offering the supports, all under the same roof.” There were five food focussed seminars in the programme, starting with: ‘Developing Export Opportunities for Irish Food & Drink’ with Stephanie Moe from Bord Bia; Tom Doorley shared his thoughts and insights around getting media attention for food businesses; Caoimhe Ni Dhuibhinn from Fáilte Ireland highlighted the opportunities around food tourism; the ‘Retail Food Landscape’ in Ireland, according to the Kantar World Panel, was the topic of David Berry’s seminar and ‘Starting an on-Farm Food Business’ was discussed by Teagasc’s Eddie O’Neill. ‘Who to Talk To’ was officially opened by restaurant critic, Tom Doorley and took place at the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre (LIT Campus). Further information about the yearround enterprise supports available in Tipperary is available from and

photographed at the ‘Who To Talk To’ event at Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre on Tuesday 14th May.

Photographed at the ‘Who To Talk To’ event at Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre on Tuesday 14th May are left to right, John Commins, Irish Piemontese Beef,

Veronica Molloy, Crossogue Preserves, Malachy Dorris, Lough Derg Chocolates and Rita Guinan, Tipperary North County Enterprise Board.

Top Food Choices for a Flatter Stomach By Lorraine Cooney, Real Life Nutrition First things first – it’s not about going on ‘a diet’ – GRIN! That’s because it’s about eating more of the good foods and then your desires for processed and junk foods will automatically go away. Here’s your simple guide to getting ready to feeling more confident wearing your sunshine permitting summer wardrobe, Make sure that at every meal you have salad, fruit and/or vegetables. Hot Tip: Aim for the colours of the rainbow - the more colours you include the more vitamins and minerals your body gets and the fuller you will feel At every meal you include some low GI Carbs. Foods like oats or muesli for breakfast, whole wheat wrap or granary bread for lunch; sweet potatoes, new potatoes, basmati rice and whole grain pasta for dinner Hot Tip: A portion is about the size of a closed fist. More than this and your belly will not get flatter! Make sure at every meal you include some good quality protein e.g. turkey, chicken, fish, lentils, beans, eggs. Hot Tip: Save some money while you’re at it by swapping meat in meals for lentils and beans as they are super cheap Healthy fats are really important too e.g. salmon and sardines, olive oil or rapeseed oil, avocado, nuts and seeds. Hot Tip: For a great veggie dip, mash half an avocado, cherry tomatoes and red onion with lime juice and black pepper. Include low fat dairy products every day. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity said, "People who get their calcium from yogurt rather than from other sources may lose more weight around their midsection." This is likely to be because of the probiotic bacteria

found in yoghurt keeps your digestive system healthy, which means less gas, bloating and constipation, and therefore, a flatter tummy. Hot Tip: If you cannot tolerate dairy then choose soya, hazelnut or almond milk and yoghurts instead to ensure you still meet your calcium requirements. Cut down on alcohol. Thinking of ‘beer belly’ – yes it’s true. Alcohol makes you store fat around your stomach. Hot Tip: Drink water in between drinks to help you drink less alcohol and avoid a hangover! Make sure you’re not bloated. The top things to cut out if you are bloated are fizzy drinks, chewing gum, salty foods (e.g. fast food, processed foods, crisps) and gassy vegetables like brussel sprouts and cabbage. Hot Tip: If you have problems with grains or other foods and bloating then a dietitian can help you (see contact details below) Drink more water! Keeping hydrated is possibly one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do for your body. Hot Tip: Next time you’re hungry try having a glass of water first as your body may be thirsty not hungry. To get a flatter tummy try to include the foods mentioned here– if you’re struggling with achieving this why not make an appointment to attend a nutrition consultation with Lorraine, an expert in helping you change your diet habits for good! Based at the Wilton Medical Centre, Nenagh. Ph: 087 7733551 Email: onIreland

Tipp Tatler

Quality Garden & Landscape Supplies

Gardening Peace of mind with organic plant food If you are going your own fruit, vegetables and herbs then you should consider every step in the process to ensure that you get plants that are nutritious and safe to eat. This is probably the number one benefit of growing your own and now with the range of organic plant foods available on the market you can ensure only the best ingredients go into making the fruit and veg that you eat at home. Organic plant food contain only natural ingredients and no synthetic or man made chemicals or compounds are added. Therefore the nutrients you give your plants are just as nature intended and are unlikely to have any negative impact on your health or well being. There has been much said about the benefits of eating organic foods, some positive, some negative. Many have suggested that organic food is of no additional nutrient benefit than commercially produced foods. However there has been much evidence to suggest that organic food has been found to be higher in antitoxins and phytochemicals.

lents. Use organic certified seeds, use organic plant foods, and farm yard manure, use natural pest controls and pest barriers, grow vegetables suited to your soil and live with a certain amount of pest damage. Organic plant foods such as Baby Bio plant food contains the same balance of essential nutrients as common synthetic multi purpose plant foods. The nutrients of Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorous can all be found and will support plant growth including its roots, foliage, buds, flowers and fruits. Plants and soil prefer organic plant food as it breaks down slower in the soil giving a more steady and continuous feed. While synthetic feeds offer a quick burst of nutrients and then dwindle down to nothing just when the plant requires it the most. Organic feeds do not interfere with the soils micro organisms and will not kill or harm our hard working worms which are essential for good soils and decomposition of organic waste.

• Bark Mulch – Fine & Medium Grade • Topsoil Screened & Un-Screened • Organic Soil Mix – for raised beds • Lawn Top Dressing Mix – for lawn repairs • Tree Planting Compost • Organic Compost – Soil Improver Available Collected ex Tyone and delivered

• Enduragrid Porous Paving Grid System • EnduraMat Ground Protection Mat

Landtech Soils Ltd. Tyone Mills, Nenagh Ph: 067 32207 Mbl: 086 2581191 Email:

CRONIN Kerbing & Paving C2 Registered & Fully Insured

Tel: 062-31427 Mobile: 087-814 0114 Kerb Laying, Slab Laying Brick Paving, Path Ways Drive Ways Patios, etc.


There are a range of pellet and liquid feeds available to suit your own This coupled with the fact that organ- growing method. A liquid feed can be ic foods do not contain synthetic applied continuously over the growchemicals such as preservatives, weed ing season or you can apply it hydro- The Cabragh Wetlands Bioblitz killers, fertilizers, herbicides or horponicaly to indoor grown plants takes place on Friday 7th-Sat 8th mones means that eating organic can June. The BioBlitz is a scientific only be better for your health Granular or pelleted feeds can be ap- race against time. The aim of this plied to soil at time of soil preparation fun event is to find as many species Growing your own vegetables can be or sowing of seed or transplants and as possible within our Wetlands over 100% organic too. Just eliminate all can again be applied as a top dressing a 24 hour period. All are invited to chemicals from your gardening prac- during the growing season. observe the activities, to interact tices and convert to organic equivawith the recorders and to participate in the range of other fun activities arranged for the day.

Cabragh Wetlands Bioblitz

Handy Gardening Tip To create perfectly natural markers, write the names of plants (using a permanent marker) on the flat faces of stones of various sizes and place them at or near the base of your plants. Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland


Join the experts and see what species you can find Family events include – Bug hunting, Pond dipping, Otter and owl watches, Bird ringing, River search, Footprints, Pellets, Pooh

Wild flowers, grasses and trees Lichens, mosses, fungi. The Cabragh Wetlands Trust was registered in 1993 in an effort to save a vast area of wetland habitats from destruction after the filling-in of the settling pools by the Thurles Sugar Factory during its closure. These lagoons used to be an oasis of wildlife, particularly birds. The Trust was formed and acquired the land adjacent to the filled-in lagoons to ensure the continuation of this resting place for migratory birds. For more info visit

Visit For news, sport & entertainment updates

Kenneth Wall Dip Hort.

Tree Surgery Phone: 087 9794863 Fax: 087 59794863 Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Full Insurance - C2 Reg - Reg. Vat. No. IE7143822F.

Quote Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes

and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so that you can afford to live in it. Ellen Goodman

Tipp Tatler

Entertainment Philly Ryan’s Bar

Prop: Tom Kenneally

45 Silver St., Nenagh

June Bank Holiday Sunday Night June 2nd @ 9pm

The Boys from the Black Stuff Monday night June 3rd @ 8pm

The Domino Effect

Pool, Darts, Video Jukebox Live Music All Parties Catered For

Date for the Diary: - Shane Delaney Fundraiser in Rugby Club on Sat. 14th Sept. Find us on More details in later editions

Pub: 067-31350 - Tom: 087-9852671

O’Sullivan’s Pub Killea Margaret O Sullivan Feile Fri. 31st May - Away with The Fairies Sat. 1st June - The Amarillos Sun. 2nd June - Traditional Session On Sunday Night Brendan Shine’s Nenagh Concert Saturday, 15th June

Classical Guitarist John O’Shea’s bite sized concert

Troubadour Brendan Shine is all set for a visit to Nenagh in June.

Interested in checking out some classy classical music at a neat price? Guitarist John O’Shea plays in Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday the 8th of June and brings all the skills and flourishes of the trade with him. Having studied for many years with Michael O’Toole at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, John went on to complete his studies with a Masters in Guitar Performance at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. At USC, John studied with Scott Tennant, founding member of the Grammy award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and under the tutelage of Maestro Pepe Romero. John has also taken lessons with many of the world’s most famous guitarists including David Russell, Paul Galbraith, Oscar Ghiglia and Xuefei Yang. John will play some Giuliani, Rodrigo and Handel as well as his own arrangements of Irish music at the concert in Nenagh The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday 8th June. Tickets are great value at a bite-size €5, on the door or online at

With five number one singles tucked safely under his belt, his songs were firmly lodged in the mind following long spells at the top spot for all. Shine started his band with school pal Johnny Dawson as a drummer and singer over thirty years ago. In that time Brendan has performed in across the world playing Carnegie Hall in New York, The Royal Albert Hall in London and Sydney Opera House. He had three albums in the top 75 in the UK and in Ireland he has had 34 hit singles - 15 of which were No 1.The biggest hit single was ‘Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down’. Brendan’s latest album ‘Where Did You Meet Her’ was released in 2012 along with a dvd ‘Lily Of the West.’ Catch him if you can on his trip to Nenagh. Patrons attending the concert are advised to book early. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 15th June. Admission is €20. Tickets from 067 34400 or online at

Clodagh Macra Ballad Group All Ireland Ballad Group Champions 2013

Killea Feile Margaret O Sullivan The Killea Feile Margaret O Sullivan takes place in Killea village this June Bank Holiday weekend. The Feile promises to be a great occasion with plenty of traditional music and dancing along with a number of workshops. Some of the events taking place include:Sat June 1st : Bodhran Workshop with Eamonn Moloney (from FullSet) 2pm Kids Ceili 5pm-7pm

Sun June 2nd : Aifreann as Gaeilge 11am Music,Song and Dance all day in the marquee Adult Ceili 9pm Mon June 3rd : Sean Nos Workshop with Emma O'Sullivan (All Ireland Talent Show Finalist from Connemara) 2pm Search for a Star Primary School Talent Show Final 6pm Singing Circle 9pm. The weekend will have something for all ages and lovers of Irish music and dance are in for a treat.

Borrisoleigh Drama Group The newly formed Borrisoleigh Drama Group present ‘Spreading The News’, a one act play by Lady Gregory on Fri. 14th June. There will be a collection of local entertainment also on the night to celebrate the launch of the new group. A 2nd night is expected to be added, keep an eye out for more details in the coming weeks!


Shreelawn Oil

Munster Chauffeurs

3 Gratten St., Tipperary 062-52109 Contact your local representative for Enda Everard competitive rates in the Thurles Area Mob: 086 1716100

Sales & Service Sky Digital Free to Air Satellite Calving Cameras Eamonn Walsh QFA Mortgages & Investments Ltd Authorised Advisor

Your local driver in the Thurles Area Richie Doyle

Free Independent Financial Review

Do you want to reduce monthly payments and free up some of your hard earned cash? Diploma in Wealth Management & Mortgage Practice

Phone/Text Eamonn 086-0471147 Email: Eamonn Walsh Mortgages Ltd is regulated by the Financial Regulator as an authorised advisor and a mortgage and investment intermediary


For Garden Sheds & Garages

PVC Cladding & Steel Sheds All sizes made to order Maintenance Free

Fully Insured

087 - 94 16 927

Light Commercial Courier Service Office / Home Relocation No job too small

Kieran & Martina Durkan New Inn, Cashel,Co. Tipp

HYPNOSOLUTIONS Main Street Templemore Co. Tipperary

Hypnotherapist Adv. Dip.

Solar Panels New and existing houses

086 838 4210


Grants Available

Ph. Eileen for Appointment 086-0668826 0504-32229

Painting & Decorating


Fully Insured

0504 58750

Unit 2, 40 Main Street, Templemore, Co. Tipperary

MAHER Haulage and Plant Hire SEAN


Take your first steps to healthy feet Do you suffer discomfort from……… Corns Athlete’s foot Callus & or cracked heels Ingrown toe nails Verrucas Fungal & thickened nails For treatment of foot related problems Contact Mary on (086)3519416 Mobile clinic available on request

Evening & weekend calls available MARY MURPHY S.A.C. Dip FHPT S.A.C. Dip FHPP Registered Member of the Irish Chiropodists/Podiatrists Organisation Ltd

Grange, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary Tel: 0505 22211 Mob: 087798231 Email: Tipper Hire Certified Agricultural Lime Now Available Excellent Rates - Delivered Septic Tank Installation New Percolations for Existing Systems Call for all your Septic Tank Problems Supplying all quantities of crushed stone, Sand and gravel Fully Licensed, Insured and C2 Registered

Low Loader Hire Waste Collection Permit Licensed Landfill Site Clearance Sand & Gravel Aggregates Crushed Stone Top Soil JCB &Track Machine Hire Landscaping Land Drainage and Reclamation Farm Roadways Driveways Groundwork Pipe Laying All Site Work

Call Sean Today on: 087-7982391


LACKEN DAIRY SERVICES Fullwood Packo & Senior Milking Equipment Feeding Systems • Water Heaters • NGS Scrapers

Achievement Made Simple

Miriam Dunne


Tel:086-8211 007 Martin Mockler, All work carried out to Rathmanna, Thurles the Highest Standard

087-796 4298 / 087-983 2832 0505-47943

Please phone or email for quote

for Nurses, Beauticians, Hairdressers, Chefs etc. Full Stock available at Uniforms on the Move

Painting & Decorating Internal & External Power Washing & Spray Painting

Delivered and Erected

For all your moving needs Reliable and Efficient service Furniture Removals Home Deliveries

Tony Cogan 086 8332424

Bansha, Co. Tipperary Tel: 062 54011 / 54018 Fax: 062 54009

15 Bank St., Templemore, Co. Tipperary

Airport Transfers • Hens & Stags Weddings & Civil Partnerships Concerts • Birthday • Events • Match • Debs

Domestic Water Pumps Water Softeners Effluent Pumps Bison Sewerage Treatment Systems

POWER WASHERS Electric and PTO Driven

Ballinwear, Nenagh • 067-32195

REAL LIFE NUTRITION Have your carbs and enjoy life too! Want to lose weight, reduce bloating, have more energy, Be more confident and feel great? Trust REAL LIVE NUTRITION to get you there! For a short time only phone for your free phone consultation on 087 7733551 Consultations @ Wilton Medical Centre, Nenagh

• Mobile: 086-8109171 / 086-8206881 • HAIR & BEAUTY SUPPLIERS

087 794 6254 087 224 1504

Professional Hair & Beauty Products Hair Accessories & Electrical Products Hair Extensions, Hair Pieces & Wigs Nails & Make-up Tanning Products

Friar St., Thurles Tel: (0504) 20872

We are Open to public

Castle Video & Photography Weddings 086-8230506 057-9121047 Contact Camillus King

______________________________ ______________________________ 0504-58965

Brosna Bouncy Castles

Tim Ryan Monumental Sculptor

HEADSTONES Limestone, Marble & Granite Irish Celtic Crosses Stone Cleaning & Inscriptions

Kitchen Worktops Custom Made Stove Hearths in granite



Tel: 087 854 7638

Templederry, Nenagh Tel: (087) 270 3615 & (086) 192 1554 Email:

Dungar, Roscrea Tel / Fax: (0505) 21534

LOCAL SERVICES - LOCAL SERVICES Secure your Premises with Automatic Gates


All makes of Bikes Bohernanave, Thurles, FULL AFTER SALES SERVICE • Gates Supplied & 0504-23022 Automated Tel:0504-42497 Go Karts 087-292 0138 • GSM Gate Openers Email: Philip Quirke KMX Karts • DIY Gate Kits Tel:0504-42497

A closed gate is a great deterrent to keep unwanted intruders away

• CCTV Systems


uirway Automation



We don’t sell cheap bikes - We sell bikes cheap! Open: 10 - 5 - Mon. - Sat. Closed Wed.

NRG Benefit Services

Servicing Repair Install Commission Oil & Gas Boilers Reduce CO2 Emissions & Heat Bills Computer Read-out Efficiency Testing Oil Cookers & Ranges Power Flush Your Heating System Solar Panel Service and Installation

Tel: 087 929 0030

Van Shelving Fully Adjustable Van Shelving Kits to Suit All Makes of Vans • Ply Lining Service, • Anti Slip Floors • Roof Racks etc.

Ph: 067-24800 • 086-8572111

: 0504-31254 : 0504-31658 We don’t just sell you our product, we also service the product including full home service

P.J. & Breda Jones


FULLY INSURED Carbon Monoxide & Fire Alarms Fitted

BLINDS & CURTAINS Moneygall Wood, Roller Venetian, Etc. Curtain Making New Samples of Roller Blinds All Samples Reduced

Next door there is a tall hotel and through the open skylight I heard the excited calls of the swifts. These are summer migrants from Africa and arrive later than swallows. I saw my first one on the fifth of May and by the end of August they will have returned home. These are true city

Made to measure Curtains Ready made Curtains

Mobile Showroom Keenest Prices FREE Call Out & Quotation Phone: 0505-45287 087-2717465 / 087-2593111

The Urban Countryside - The Swift Observing birds in your own back yard can often reveal some interesting behavior. I was visiting a friend of mind that has a dog that spends most of its time indoors and in this artificial environment he sheds a lot of hair. Each morning the floor is mopped and the brush is left outside to dry. For the last few weeks a beautiful pair of bluetits have been carefully removing the hairs for their nest. Also when the dryer is finished she hangs the fluff outside and the Jackdaws fight for this to make a warm and dry lining for their eggs.

TONY SEYMOUR Newtown, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary Phone: 087 9604696 / 067 23786

. Pristine Clean Chimney Sweep Stove Fitter Fully Qualified - Soot Free Clean - Brush & Vacuum System - Stove Maintenance - Chimney Maintenance Contact - Friendly, Helpful & Reliable Service John Hennessy - Fully Insured on all Work (087) 2681915


“The Rub”


Call Seamus 087 - 7794047

Design Landscaping Maintenance

Grannies Home Remedy: Over 100 years old.

Syngefield Business Park Birr Co Offaly

Free Surveys Free Quotations Free Advice

Weekly, Bi-Weekly and Monthly Maintenance All aspects of gardening including hedge trimming, mowing, patios, decking etc


Avail now of grant assistance towards insulating your cavity walls and attic. All homes constructed prior to 2006 are eligible Contact Adrian 087-6323186


birds and could nearly be renamed “street swifts”.

They have a very distinctive shape when flying (like an old fashioned sickle) with a narrow body and curved wings that are built for speed and endurance. They can reach up to two hundred miles per hour and most of their lives are spent beneath the clouds. I have never seen them perching on the ESB wires like swallows because all of their toes on their feet are pointing forward and this arrangement prevents them form landing. On swallows three toes are pointing forward and one long toe backwards and his allows them to get a good grip.

Swifts are aerial specialists and for the first two years of their lives they rarely touch the ground. I have read reports of people who have watched


The herbal remedy traditionally used for arthritic pain, back, neck and muscular pain, trapped nerves,inflammation, gout, sciatica, tennis elbow and burns. Ingredients : Herbs. Oils and Salts: All Natural. Available in selected Pharmacies in Nenagh, Killaloe, Durrow, Scariff, Roscrea, Tipp Town, Thurles, Limerick Clara, Castletroy and Portlaoise Ask if your local Pharmacy stocks “The Rub”

Dorrie Killeen, 090 96 83616

CLOVER REWINDS LTD. Supply and Repair of:

* Electric Motors -3 Phase & Single Phase * Generators -3 Phase & Single Phase * Power Tools * Electric Pumps * Welders * Milking Machines

Changeover Switches for Generators

Generators for Factories,Farms Houses, etc.

Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles. Tel: 0504-44030 Fax: 0504-44045 Mbl: 086-2750743

by Albert Nolan swifts disappearing high in sky at dusk above their roosting spots and not returning even when it became fully dark. This has lead to the theory that they sleep in the night skies. Mating also takes place mid air and if birds lands on the ground he will find it very difficult to take off.

A few years ago I got a call from a guard in my local station. They had left a window open and a bird had come in and crashed into the wall. It was stunned but appeared to be uninjured. I was asked what they should do. I knew that swifts nested in the building so I suggested leaving the bird in an open box on a high window sill and when it had recovered it would fly away. Sure enough when I checked in the following day it flown to safety.

While swallows might make a summer for me the swift is the sound of holidays. Fearless in flight they chase each other just skimming the tops of the traffic and shrieking loudly all the time. There were once known as devils swallows and screech martin.

Nests are built under the eves in buildings, in old castles and rarely in trees. Then it uses its own saliva to glue the structure together. Only one brood is raised during the breeding season and the chicks are fed on a rich protein diet of insects. These are caught by the adults who like the whales in the seas fly around with mouths open catching flies. The inside of the mouth is sticky and this traps the insects. Once they have a full crop they return to the nest to feed their brood. Swifts nest in colonies and return to the same site each year.

LOCAL SERVICES - LOCAL SERVICES ______________________________

Pascal Ryan Electrical Services Thurles

Italian Gate Automation Kit Sales Direct from the factory Over 50% DISCOUNT off RRP CE compliant, 2 years warranty Technical help line Double swing gate automation Delivery Nationwide kits from €395

Ph:0504-58667 & 087-210 6227 John Healy Lawnmower Quads, Sales& Service

Collection & Delivery can be arranged

Sales, Servicing and Repairs of Lawnmowers. We are Main Dealers for Honda, Suzuki, Craftsman, Castlegarden, Stiga, Oleo mac & Kubota. We now service Suzuki, Yamaha & Honda Quads

0504 44300 or 087 2456493

Main Dealer for Suzuki Quads

Main St., Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary


SEI No: 14666

Nationwide Service Roscrea Road, Birr, Co. Offaly Tel: 057 9130010 Mobile: 087 9664454 Email:

_______________________________ Fabricators and Erectors of Structural Steel and Cladding for the Industrial, Commercial, Agricultural, Equine and Leisure Sectors

O’Dwyer Steel, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary Tel: 062 71102 email:

Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy Monaincha Spa, Roscrea Do you suffer from: * Frozen Shoulder * Sprains & Strains * Neck & Shoulder Pain * Lower Back Pain * Tennis & Golfers Elbow? Tel: 0505 23757 Mob: 086 1203559 Specialising in Deep Tissue Massage Pre / Inter & Post Event

087-123 6360 0504-51765 FETAC & NPTC Approved Fully Insured - Reasonable Rates


bouncycastleman Sumo Suits - Gladiator Challenge - Bouncing Castles Assault Courses Corporate & Private Marquee Hire Mobile Bar - Timber Flooring - Lighting - Tables & Chairs 087 900 5391

All areas covered Lawns cut Weeding Hedge cutting Call Ray Cutting & Blocking Landscaper of trees for firewood 087 1852008 Power Washing Bin Washing

Templemore Joe / Liam 085-1104221 087-9453190

Varta Batteries Beacons Led Light Commercial Spares

Tullaheady, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Kennedy Well Drilling We also do Geo Thermal Heating

For Details Contact: Jim Kennedy Phone: 0504-54054 Thurles Mobile: 086-8159285 087-0505756

Public Liability Cover

• Trees Topped, Pruned, Felled, Cut For Firewood etc. • Hedge Cutting • Garden Maintenance • Wood Chipping Service

Tel/Fax: 067 32182

087-274 3914

More efficient than conventional heating

Niamh Moore


Ring John anytime

Government Grants Available

Paul Carroll Tree Surgeon


Whitethorn & Beech Hedging etc. etc.

Free Surveys, Advice & Quotations __________ _____________________

Martin Morris 086-2886839

087 995 0836

24hr service

Cavity Wall Attic Insulation Spray Foam

Local Representative in North Tipperary


All Trees, Tree Plants & Hedging

Insulation Ltd.


Irish Shamrock Trees

Horse Tack Saddles Blankets

Thomas / Carmel 085-1336333 086-1956366

Joe’s Taxi 14, 16, 24, 33 Seater Buses Hen & Stag Nights Matches Airport Runs

Prop: Joe O Sullivan Efficient Service

087 240 1332


Domestic - Commercial - Industrial New Builds • Extensions • Renovations (Prop: James Wixted) Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

Maintenance Contractors

086 - 3958 694 C2 Reg, Fully Insured FREE QUOTATIONS

John Delaney

Electrical Contractor White Park, Golden Grove Road, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary

Tel: 085-8583833 Available to carry out electrical installations, domestic, industrial, agricultural, report writing on defective installations and lightning conductor systems for insurance claims and certification for emergency lighting

Premier Marquee Hire

Executive MENSWEAR

Corporate & Private Marquee Hire Mobile Bar - Timber Flooring - Lighting - Tables & Chairs


Sumo Suits - Gladiator Challenge - Bouncing Castles Assault Courses 087 900 5391


- Alterations for Ladies and mens - Clothes and curtains - Bridal Alterations

Communion Dress Alterations

Monika Milek mob: 085-1231284

tel: 067-50657

6 Lower Sarsfield St., Nenagh

ROSCREA DIESEL INJECTION Smoke Testing Injectors & Pumps Engine Diagnostics All Diesel Spares Common Rail Systems Sales & Service




Old Bacon Factory, Railway View, Roscrea, Co. Tipp

Tel: 0505-22476

Mob: 087 7974142 / 085 1019843


Tipp Tatler

Classified Ads Firewood Birch & Norway Spruce in 10’ lengths, priced per tonne, delivered or collected. Templetuohy area Contact Tom 086-2735135 Minimum delivery 10 tonnes

Girls Bike for sale

The Tipp Tatler is distributed throughout North Tipperary and parts of South Tipperary covering Nenagh, Borrisokane, Roscrea, Templemore, Thurles, Borrisoleigh, Cashel, Cahir, Tipperary Town and the villages around and between these towns. No other local publication offers such a large area for advertisers. Phone 0504-51945 family/relationship problems, couples or individuals, Accord, Cathedral St., Thurles. Tel: 0504-22279 or 1850-303202 email: Caring for all relationships

Phone 087-6856868 Are you living life to the full? If not and you have issues of abuse, sexuality (gender) loss, relationships, anxiety, spirituality, ring Mary Daly, Situations Vacant B.A.T.H., Dip. Coun. Assoc. IACP. Self motivated, enthusiastic persons 086-3087406 iss199 thencallwanted for home based business. Op- her portunity to earn extra income working along your present commitments. Financial Services Serious about improving your prosNeed advice on mortgages,clearing pects. Contact Julie 0862473051 debt, life assurance costs,health cov-

Baby Equipment Clearance Sale Precious Years baby shop is re locating and all stock must clear. Every thing in shop reduced to clear O Connors Shopping Centre Nenagh 067 43389

er etc contact Eamonn Walsh now 086-0471147

Holidays Algarve - Portugal, Albuferia. 1 Bedroom luxury apartment for rent. Sky TV, Shared Pool, long/short term. Tel Sean 087- 2371716 or 087-2856636 iss200 call dont end ad County Kerry 3 bed detatched traditional Irish cottage (20min from Killarney), in very scenic area with large gardens. To let long or short time ph: Sean 087-2371716 or 0872856636 Same algarve man

For Sale


Goats for sale. Call 086-4021659

Annual pilgrimage to Holycross Abbey 4th May Ecclesia Dei Ireland. Stations at 1.30pm, Mass will be in traditional rite at 2.15pm followed by Benediction.

1 Chainsaw, Jonsered, 1x18” bar. 14” Panasonic Portable TV, as new. Power washer, suction washer, Lavor 4 kids bikes Phone 087-6856868 Counselling Jim O'Shea B.A., Ph.D., H.D.E., Dip. . Health Coun., MIACP. Jim O'Shea is a professional, accred- Over 55? Regain strength and flexiited counsellor offering confidential bility! Pilates for Active Retired or counselling. He deals with bereaveRehabilitation. Gentle chair Pilates. ment, suicide bereavement, stress, Many benefits! Lovely venue in depression, abuse, childhood issues, Cashel, Wednesday mornings. self-esteem, anxiety, relationship dif- Call 086 8184218 Eimear (STOTT ficulties and couple counselling. He PILATES certified). is accredited by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. If you wish to contact Jim Holistic Healing at Furze, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Psychic readings, Energy healing,, please ring 0878211009 or email at EFT, hypnotherapy, also training Website at courses available. Durrow, Birr and leavein Portumna. Call Bernie Healy 086Going through a difficult time? Maybe we can help. For all

Wise Woman each Wednesday: at Ryan’s Daughter, Thurles, 10am 11.30am. Coffee Cake and Chat by Spiritual Teacher and Clairvoyant. €10. Call Bernie 086-3688583 Iss201

3688583 iss201

Property to let Garage to let, 40x30 with office & store. Also suitable for warehouse & storage. Good parking. Templemore area. Phone 087-0959565 Main Street, Templemore. 1 and 2 bedroom flats to let, reasonable rent, fully furnished and heated. Tel: 0860668826 iss192

ARMY SURPLUS Clothing & Accessories Huge Range now in stock -at

AnyOldThing Lower Main St. Moneygall

Tel: 087 2043967

Open 7 Days or shop online at

es, etc. Fully heated. Tel: 086-0668826

Pets Julie’s Cattery and Dog Grooming. Give your cats the holiday they deserve and let your dogs feel like top dog. Call 087- 7770785 iss195

Septic Tanks Septic tanks emptied, long hoses, keen rates. Phone John 0876229777 iss204

Social Circle of Friends: Whether you’re looking for friendship or love? “Give us a call, we cater for all”. Phone or text on 085 1174847. Facebook: circleoffreindsmunste or Email: Iss196

Turf/Wood Trailer/Truck/Lorry loads of top quality dry screened seasoned hopper turf (2010),dry seasoned hardwood firewood. Call 087-1173288 Iss201

Windows Keep your Teak / Aluminium Windows. Convert your single glazed windows to double or triple glazed A Rated units. 05791-31277 / 0877736666. iss203

Office/Shop to let on Main Street, Tem-plemore. Prime Location, fully heated. Tel: 086-0668826 iss192 Spacious room available in Main Street, Templemore, prime location. Available to rent on nightly basis. Suitable for meetings, classes, cours-

€7.50 per issue for Classified Ads (line adverts) (For up to 25 words. Over 25 words add .25c per word Highlight your classified ad with a colour background €10 Place a box around your ad and include photo €20

To place a classified ad post ad with payment to: Tipp Tatler, Curraghgraigue, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary

Tipp Tatler

Prayers The Miraculous Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never know to fail C.B. The Miraculous Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never know to fail L.C. The Miraculous Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never know to fail D.O.D. Prayers: €7.50 Initials:______ Miraculous Novena Other____________

time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never know to fail M.R. The Miraculous Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never know to fail K.R. The Miraculous Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never know to fail M.K.

The Miraculous Prayer Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This Tipp Tatler - Conditions of Publication - All material submitted to Tipp Tatler will be subject to the following conditions. The placement of an advertisement or editorial copy will be deemed to be an acceptance of these conditions. - Tipp Tatler has tried to ensure that all information is correct at the time of going to press, but the publishers cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. - The publishers cannot accept liability for any loss suffered directly or indirectly by any readers as a result of any advertisement or notice published in the Tipp Tatler or on the website Nor do they accept any liability for loss arising from the non- inclusion or late publication of an advertisement or editorial. - The publishers reserve the right to refuse, amend or withdraw any advertisement without explanation. - The publishers reserve the right to revise advertisement copy to conform to the standards of Tipp Tatler in house style. - Free editorial is placed at the discretion of the publisher, a space booking fee may be applicable for editorial required to be adjacent to an advertisement. - The opinions expressed in literary contributions are not necessarily those of the editor or publisher. - All copy-right reserved by Tipp Tatler. No part of this publication may be reproduced,recorded in whole or in part

without the written permission of the publishers. - Advertisers should notify the publishers of any error immediately after the appearance of the first insertion to allow subsequent insertions to be amended. - The Publisher reserves the right to amend advertisement copy where absolutely necessary. If the Publisher considers it necessary to modify the space or alter the date or position of insertion, the Advertiser will have the right to cancel if such arrangements are unacceptable, unless such changes are due to an emergency or circumstances beyond the Publisher’s control. Where the advertisement forms part of a series order, the liability of the Advertiser shall be limited to the pro-rata cost of those advertisements already published. - In the event of any error, misprint or omission in the printing of an advertisement or part of an advertisement, except where attributable to an act or default by the Advertiser or his agents or where covered by the above, the Publisher will either re-insert the advertisement or make an adjustment to the cost. No re-insertion or adjustment will be made where the error, misprint or omission does not materially detract from the advertisement. In no circumstances shall the total liability of the Publisher for any error, misprint or omission exceed the agreed net cost of the advertisement

Counselling Anxiety

(continued from previous issue)

The importance of exercise There are, however, less expensive ways to ease anxiety. One of these is to join support groups, although this is difficult for those with social phobia. People with similar complaints are more understanding of your condition, and you will experience empathy from other sufferers. You can also learn about how they cope. If you suffer from social phobia, it would be a way to become desensitised and ease the fear that goes with that type of anxiety. More of that later. Alternatively, you may wish to use chat rooms on the internet to share your experiences with other sufferers. Of course, you do not know the individuals on the internet, and you cannot be sure of their bona fides, so you must be careful if you decide to use chat rooms. Ultimately, using counselling is a safer way of dealing with anxiety. In many cases, anxiety can be expelled quickly. For example, my experience is that people who take on the worries and cares of others find themselves plagued by anxious feelings. They seem to absorb the anxiety of others. This is most likely a boundaries issue. Such individuals may have spongy boundaries and easily soak up the negative feelings of others, especially the feelings of family members or close relatives. Interestingly, I have found that it is not too difficult to learn about boundaries, and to begin erecting them as a protection against anxiety. It is, however, very difficult to erect boundaries when our children are concerned. While anxiety can be eased in many cases, if, on the other hand, it stems from negative experiences in early childhood, then the process is longer and more uncertain. This type of extreme anxiety often seems like being crazy, and can lead to addictions and alcoholism. Such sufferers flee from memories of their childhood, dissociate, are eternally busy, cannot rest, always feel uneasy, and never feel peace. Dealing with this requires time, patience and practise. I believe, for example, that exercise is one of the best ways to relieve anxiety. Walking, running, gym-work, and swimming are all good ways to relieve tension. I always spend 40 minutes per day exercising. There are mornings when I do not feel like it but I have conditioned myself to exercise every day except Sunday. I go for a long walk on Saturday and from Monday to Friday I spend half an hour on what is called a cross trainer, which is a very demanding exercise. I combine this with some work with weights, which helps maintain muscle. I follow this

By Jim O’Shea with sit-ups, which tighten abdomen muscles. This gives me more energy, more satisfaction and more enthusiasm, and it clears my head for the day ahead. I generally sit down to write immediately following my period of exercise, and find that I can work for hours at the computer without feeling tired or bored. I find, too, that my body is much stronger than it would be for someone of my age. I do a lot of set dancing, which can be energy sapping, but dancing eight or nine sets over a 3 or 4 hour period is not a problem for me. There is now plenty of evidence that exercise helps to prolong our life, and gives us a good quality of life over a long period. It is good for the heart and the lungs, and helps us to sleep better, but it must be done on a regular basis, that is why it is helpful to understand how exercise reduces anxiety (and stress). This gives us motivation when we do not feel inclined to take exercise. Exercise helps to expel toxins from our body. Any form of exercise helps to remove these poisonous substances, as it increases oxygen to the cells and stimulates better circulation. Exercise also releases endorphins into the blood that create a sense of well being. Endorphins are hormones within the brain and are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus (part of the brain). Clearly, exercise also lessens muscle tension, which often accompanies anxiety, and brings about a sense of relaxation. We have to find what the best relaxing exercise is for us. Sometimes ‘violent’ exercise, for example, using a punch bag only increases negative feeling such as anger. 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 will go the the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin Jim O’Shea’s new book called Abuse, about domestic violence, workplace and school bullying is now available on Amazon, published by Cork University Press and in Bookshops.

TIPPERARY MOUNTAIN TREKKING CENTRE Rusheen, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary

Ph: 087 410 6868

Summer Pony Camp Dates 1st - 5th July,

15th - 19th July, 29th July - 2nd August, 12th - 16th August 9.30 - 5.30 daily. Learn all about caring for ponies and boost your riding skills! Compete in a gymkhana on the last day of camp and win rosettes and prizes! Single day €45 per child, five days €180 per child. Residential, multiple camp and family discount rates available.

To book contact Clare on 087 410 6868 Or email

SEAM U S HEALY T.D . Mob.: (087) 2802199


WORKIN G FOR YOU Attend as follows: Roscrea: 7pm 1st Thurs each month Thurles: 7pm 3rd Thurs each month Damer Court Hotel Hayes Hotel Nenagh: 7pm 2nd Thurs each month Killenaule: 7pm Last Thurs each month Arts Centre St. Mary’s Hall CONSTITUENCY OFFICE: 56 Queen Street, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary. Tel.: 052-6121883 Email: Fax: 052-6170860

Tipp Tatler Issue 201 May 2013  
Tipp Tatler Issue 201 May 2013  

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