Most Viewed Articles On Tipp Mid West Website (January-June)

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We here at Tipp Mid West Radio have dug through the articles on our website to bring you the most viewed stories this year. This article is news stories from the first 6 months.

January

Gardaí in Tipp Town were out directing traffic after a truck broke down on the approach from the Bansha road to the small roundabout in the town.

Drivers from the Bansha side were being diverted to the Link road, while traffic from Limerick was being directed to the Station road then to the Link road.

Motorists were being advised to expect delays.

A derelict building in Tipperary Town could soon get a new lease of life and be converted into assisted living elderly care facility if given the green light.

An application to develop the former Supervalu Site in Tipperary Town has been lodged with Tipperary County Council.

The applicant is Thor Hammer Limited a company established in December 2019 with a registered office address in Swords, County Dublin.

The development will consist of 45 self-contained apartments each with kitchen/dining/living, bedroom, bathroom and a balcony.

A courtyard garden, landscaping in general including new semi mature trees to all relevant boundaries is also proposed for the site Provision of on-site carparking and bicycle parking is included and permission is requested to demolish and remove the existing unused Supermarket attached to the rear of 42 Bank Place Building.

Works will include restoring the rear of this building to its original form.

The application is listed on the council e-planning portal and is at the prevalidation phase of consideration.

As of today there are no detailed files available to view. Submissions can be made until Feb 3rd and a decision on the application is due on Feb 24th.

Irish Comedian Spotted In Bansha

While there was major interest in an Irish comedian using a local church to practice ahead of a TV Dance Show.

A Irish comedian has been practicing his dancing moves in Bansha ahead of his TV appeance this weekend.

Neil Delamare took to Instagram to thank the local tidy town group for allowing him to use Templeniery Church.

The Offaly man was full of praise for the building calling it a “beautiful place”.

Mr Delamare is set to compete in this year’s Dancing with the Stars series on RTE.

Check out his Instagram video below:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYKINtNBztZ/

February

The biggest story this month was rumours that a Royal couple were set to visit the Premier County.

Tipp Mid West Radio understands that Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are set to visit a number of venues in Tipperary.

The visit details have yet to finalised but the couple are expected possibly on March 24th  and 25th

This is the second occasion for a royal visit to Cashel in recent years with Queen Elizabeth visiting the Rock of Cashel in May 2011. 

The Royal couple will be staying in a local private castle in the Premier County next month where their expected to head to the Rock of Cashel, Brú Ború, Coolmore and Cahir Castle.

Cahir Based Councillor Andy Moloney says the news of the European award and the Royal visit will be a huge boost for the future of tourism in the area.

No St Patricks Day Parade For Tipp Town and Cashel

There was shock from locals when it was announced that St Patrick’s Day parade in Tipp Town would not return this year however there will be a virtual parade.

Tipperary Chamber of Commerce CLG says the decision is being made in the interests of public health and safety and the short time frame to organise a parade is another reason.

The committee says their aware that the St Patrick’s Festival is one of the civic and tourist highlights of the year in town, however public health and safety have to be paramount.

The Chamber says we would like to apologise to all the clubs, community groups and organisations, bands and street theatre entertainers and businesses affected by this decision .

People are being asked instead to send in their old or new photos, little videos that we can use in the virtual parade video.

The committee is also encouraging all businesses in town to paint the town Green ahead of the big day.

They state they’ll be back bigger and better in 2023 with a parade.

A final decision was made to organise an event which would be located in the Market Yard on St Patrick’s Day.

There was more great news this month when Tipperary Aisling Rafferty scooped the TG4 Glór Tire crown.

An up and coming country singer from Co. Tipperary is the winner of TV Show Glór Tíre.

Aishling Rafferty who hails from Knockshegowna in the Premier County took to the top prize tonight.

Ms Rafferty was mentored by country star Mike Denver.

She’s thanking the people of the Premier County for their support throughout the competition.

While a restaurant in Tipperary Town has been highly commended at a national awards ceremony.

The Yes Chef Takeaway Awards 2022 highly commended Tipperary Town’s ‘Dragon Inn’ in the Chinese Takeaway of the Year 2022 category.

The awards ceremony was held last night (Monday) in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone.

Programme Director Nicci Smith said: “Food is not just a necessity it is a joy, a pleasure in life, a sensory experience, something that lifts us at the end of a tough week. And these guys lifted us through a tough two years.”

March

An Garda Siochana are appealing for information on a suspect whose last known address is in Tipperary Town.

Gardaí in Bruff, Co. Limerick are seeking to locate Liam Casey as part of an active investigation.

Appearing on RTE’s Crimecall last night, Garda Louise Harris gave details of the man the Gardaí are trying to locate.

Mr Casey is described as being 32 years of age, 6’1″ in height, of a heavy build and with black hair and a beard.

Mr Casey also has a number of distinctive tattoos, one of which is the word ‘King’ on his left hand. The other is a woman’s name on the left side of his neck.

Gardaí have not said why Mr Casey is being sought at this time.

Anyone with information on this man’s whereabouts is asked to contact Bruff Garda Station, or any Garda station.

In this month a number of vandalism to sport facilities in Tipp Town caused outrage.

The Canon Hayes Recreation Centre in Tipperary Town is appealing for information after an act of vandalism over the weekend.

Pic: Canon Hayes Recreation Centre/Facebook

The 3G astroturf pitch was burnt, along with damage caused to a fence on the property.

The centre now says that repairs will take place on the damaged pitch and the fence.

A day later we reported that another facility was vandalised.

Another sports facility in the Tipperary Town area has been the victim of intentional vandalism in recent days.

Clanwilliam RFC has seen a new perimeter fence on their property damaged.

The new fence, which is adjacent to the handball alley, was damaged using cutting equipment, according to a post on Facebook.

Pic: Clanwilliam FC/Facebook

Clanwilliam RFC say that due to ongoing dog fouling and vandalism on their grounds, they are determined to maintain a secure perimeter around their facility.

This comes after a similar act of vandalism at the Canon Hayes Recreation Centre over the weekend when an astroturf pitch was burned in several places and a fence there was damaged also.

After two years of Covid-19 restrictions the news of live music returned was welcoming news

There is good news for country music fans with confirmation that the Cut Loose Country Music Festival will return to Holycross this year.

The day long event is set for Sunday July 31st and will have all of the features that have made it a highlight on the country music calendar.

10,000 euro jackpot win in Cashel

There was great excitement in Cashel after a lucky Lotto player won 10,000 euro.

A local shop in Cashel sold a winning ticket for the National Lottery’s Telly Bingo over the long bank holiday weekend.

Nellie O Connor bought her ticket in Halls Shop in Cashel.

All in Golden Kilfeacle GAA club, bingo committee, lotto committee and the rejevenate ladies gym crew are thrilled for Nellie.

The club wish Nellie health and happiness with her winnings.

In this month we found out who would represent the county at this year’s Rose of Tralee.

Tipp Rep for Rose of Tralee Revealed

A Fethard woman is set to represent the Premier County at Rose of Tralee International this August.

Aisling O Donovan won the selection process and was up against 21 other competitors.

The Rose of Tralee Gala selection for the county’s representive took place at The Anner Hotel in Thurles last night.

The event was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic while the international festival was absence from the TV screens for two years.

Jobs Boost for Cashel

A 42 bedroom hotel in the centre of Cashel will officially open today.

Cashel Palace Hotel says its created 200 full and part-time jobs.

There will be full employment during high season such as summer, and for special occasions such as weddings and conferences.

Adriaan Bartels, General Manager of Cashel Palace Hotel says the hotel will brings thousands of visitors every year from Ireland, Europe, North America and elsewhere who will literally be able to step onto the main street to visit local businesses, in turn contributing to the economy of Cashel town. Our location in the town is a major advantage as we want our guests to enjoy an authentic experience of a vibrant market town like Cashel with its strong tourism credentials.

As much of our produce as is possible will be sourced from the Golden Vale and throughout Tipperary county. We are proud to showcase world-class food from the county and world-class Irish cuisine.

As the hotel is boutique in size, there will be a limited number of places for day visitors to the hotel for afternoon tea or dinner.

Therefore we are strongly advising reservations are made in advance by phoning the hotel directly.

There are 42 bedrooms between the Main house and the new wing, including 8 suites.

This is a multi-million euro refurbishment by the Magnier family who are delighted to know it will copper fasten the future of the hotel for several generations to come. The interior design of the new hotel was led by Mrs. Susan Magnier, whose father, the legendary trainer, Vincent O’Brien, once owned the hotel.

APRIL

A Tipperary native has died after becoming ill whilst reffing a GAA match in the UK.

London GAA says they’re extremely saddened to report the absolutely awful news that referee Mattie Maher passed away yesterday evening.

Mr Maher had been reffing a provincial match in Watford when he took ill, but passed away en route to the hospital.

London GAA has paid tributed to Mattie, a prominent referee in the county and known to all involved in any way with GAA in London, was a larger than life character.

He had refereed numerous county finals in recent years, a clear indication of how valued he was and had become a popular figure among players and spectators alike.

Mattie was also an esteemed club delegate at county board meetings, and frequently contributed to varied discussion on important GAA matters… often wrapping things up with a witty, tongue-in-cheek remark.

The organisation added that but above all the Tipperary native was a family man, who often had his two beloved children alongside him on his way into the grounds for matches.

It is them and his wife Denise that the board wish to pass on their most heartfelt condolences to at this desperately sad time.

Due to this tragedy and as a mark of respect to Mattie, all London GAA fixtures are called off this weekend.

New automatic speed camera on Tipp motorway

Tipperary drivers will be the first to experience mainline speed camera on the M7 motorway from next week.

The camera will be in place between Junction 26 Nenagh West and Junction 27 Birdhill in both directions from 7am next Monday, (April 25).

The device monitors the driver’s average speed while driving through two points rather than a fixed point.

A garda spokesperson says vehicles detected driving in excess of the 120km/h posted motorway speed limit will be subject to prosecution. from that time on.

Drivers who are caught by mainline Motorway Average Speed Safety Camera system will get an €80 fixed penalty charge fine along with three penalty points on their licence.

TMWR Presenter Awarded At Hot Country TV Awards

A long serving presenter and chairperson of Tipperary Mid West Radio will be awarded for their contribution to country music.

Mike Maher is one of 15 people being recognised by the Hot Country TV awards for his role in promoting country music over the years..

A whole host of country singers will be at the event including Louise Morrissey and Jimmy Buckley.

May

Gardaí are investigating church being burgled in a village in Co Tipperary over the weekend.

The incident involved breaking a rear window at the Our Lady of Fatima in Cappawhite and donation boxes were stolen.

The force are appealing for witnesses who might have noticed any suspicious between 6pm last Friday (May 27) and 10am the following day.

A Tipp Town showjumper becomes the first Irish rider to win Rome Grand Prix on two occasions.

Denis Lynch on Brooklyn Heights, has won the Grand Prix of Rome and €112,500.

Denis was the last Irish winner of the Rome Grand Prix with Lantinus in 2008.

The only other Irish Rome GP winners were Eddie Macken with Boomerang in 1978, William Ringrose with Loch an Easpaig in 1961 and John Lewis with Limerick Lace in 1938.

Community Supports Cashel family

A fundraiser is underway to support a family in Cashel

Corey Prendergast suffered a Spinal Cord Injury and has been left paralysed as a result of this accident.

The 17 year old is currently a patient in the Spinal Unit in The Mater Hospital.

Organisers of the fundraiser says he will then be transferred to The National Rehabilitation Hospital to undergo further treatment.

All funds raised will be given to Corey and his family to support them during this difficult time while he is a patient in the Mater Hospital and The National Rehabilitation Hospital.

Details Of N24 Upgrade Revealed

The latest plans for improving journey times and safer journeys on the N24 between Cahir and Limerick Junction are a blend of active travel measures, public transport changes, traffic demand management and a mix of upgraded and new road infrastructure.
Five hundred and fifty five impacted land owners are to be contacted directly by the project designers to enable them to engage with the proposal.
The project proposal provides for by passes of Bansha, Tipperary Town, Limerick Junction, Monard and Oola.
A good news day for Tipperary Town was the verdict of Tipp TD Mattie MacGrath. Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council Marie Murphy has encouraged everyone to engage with this process positively and notes that this is a sensitive time for many landowners.
Full details can now be viewed on www.n24cahirlimerick.ie, including information boards, maps, brochure and an interactive webmap.

Drug Bust In West Tipperary

Gardaí have seized suspected cannabis plants worth €68,000 in the Aherlow area.

A male in his 20s was arrested by members of Tipperary Town Drugs Unit, assisted by Anglesea St. Drug Unit last Saturday.

The plants were discovered following the execution of a warrant at the property.

The male was subsequently detained and brought before a sitting of Tipperary District Court and a file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

June

Our biggest story on our website this year was news that Krispy Kreme was to open in Cashel, with thousands viewing the article.

American food chain Krispy Kreme are set to open a store in Tipperary in the coming months.

The doughnut chain will open a new outlet in Cashel and it will be the chain’s fourth standalone store in Ireland, along with its flagship operations in Blanchardstown and store in The Pavillion in Swords and a new outlet in the Charlestown Shopping Centre.

Since last year, Krispy Kreme doughnuts have been available at Circle K and Tesco outlets around the country, but the Cashel store will be the operator’s fourth retail offering in the Republic, and the first store outside Dublin.

The US company are currently recruiting staff for its Cashel store with the aim of “spread[ing] smiles and bring[ing] joy to all our customers.”

The flagship store opened in Blanchardstown in 2018 and featured a 24-hour drive-through, until complaints from locals forced the company to wind back its trading hours.

New Social Homes Official Open In Tipp Town

A new social housing estate has been officially opened in Tipperary Town. Aherlow Meadows consists of 28 new houses built on a site that was originally intended to be a 22 house estate consisting of self builds.

Tipperary County Council signed the contract with Townmore for the €5.7 million development at Knockanrawley in early 2020 and despite Covid restrictions the houses were ready for occupation in 2021.

This project consists of 2x 4-bedroom houses, 10x 3-bedroom houses, 10x 2-bedroom houses (all two-storey) and 6x 2-bedroom, single-storey houses.

The estate was designed by Council Architect Liam Ryan and the opening was performed by Cathaoirleach Cllr Mary Hanna Hourigan on Saturday.

Due to prevailing weather conditions a planned BBQ is deferred until later in the Summer.

The opening ceremony involved the unveiling of the Estate naming stone and was the Cathaoirleach’s last official duty as the Tipp Cahir Cashel AGM is to be held today and Cllr Micheal Anglim is expected to be elected to the position of Cathaoirleach for the coming year.

The Minster also visited the New Primary Care Centre in Thurles which is to officially begin functions on July 18th.

The new Primary care centre will bring together services that are currently provided from a number of locations (St. Mary’s Health Centre and the Primary Care Hub in the grounds of the Community Hospital of the Assumption).

The centre is a two-storey building located on Mitchel Street.

The primary care centre will be offering GP services, Public Health Nursing Wound Management Clinics, Child Health and Child Welfare Clinics, School Screening Services and a wide range of other services including CAMHS Services, Health Promotion and Civil Registration.

New Primary School Opens its Doors In Cahir

Today Bunscoil na Cathrach will open for the children of Cahir.

To mark the occasion, the children and staff will parade from the Parish Rooms to their new school, through the Square, up Clonmel Rd., into Market St. and access the school through the Boys School.

This has been a long time coming and school management have thanked all involved.

The new school means that in the future boys and girls in the Cahir area will all attend the same primary school. The amalgamation of Our Lady of Mercy Primary School and Cahir Boys National School has been in the pipeline for decades.

The construction works will continue for several more months to complete the entrance and traffic management area.

Garda in Tipperary Town are investigating a break-in that occurred in Dundrum early Sunday morning.

An estimated €3000 worth of cigarettes were stolen from a business premises in the village.

Garda estimate that the break-in occurred around 3am on June 5th and are asking anyone that might have noticed any suspicious activity in the area to make contact.

Cashel Town FC are fundraising for one of their team player’s who was in a freak accident last month, which has left him paralysed.

Whilst playing with friends a freak accident occured. Corey suffered a severe spinal injury that has left him Paralysed.

The club says anyone who knows Corey Prendergast will tell you of his exceptional talent as a soccer player.

Having played at every age group through the Cashel Town Schoolboys Club, he graduated to join the Cashel Town youths team with the honour of being the outgoing Schoolboys player of year for 2021 season.

Having played with the youths throughout the season he was also recognised and played with the Adult junior team at the age of 16, rewarding his ability and talent.

To help provide some financial support for Corey and his family, his Cashel Town Soccer family are asking people to donate to this gofundme page