Apr 052016

Catherine Stella McGrath, Clogheen, R.I.P.

Deepest sympathies are extended to John McGrath and family Bridge Street Clogheen on the death of his wife Catherine, affectionately known as Stella. She was an employee of St. Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen for many years. Hospital employees past and present performed a guard of honour at the church.

Stella is survived by her husband John, daughters Margaret and Jacqueline, son Michael, grandchildren and an extended family.

Removal took place from St. Theresa’s Mortuary to Clogheen Church on Sunday April 3rd 2016. Following requiem mass she was laid to rest in Shanrahan Cemetery.

May her kind and gentle soul rest in peace.

Nov 132015

We recently received this letter from Theresa Tinggal.Theresa Hiney Tinggal

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I recently visited Tipperary as I had a DNA database match to a small village there. Unfortunately I have now come to a dead end and need your help. I was adopted in 1954 in Dublin but unfortunately owing to the nature of the adoption there is no paperwork whatsoever. I did not however find out until I was 48yrs old and now I am 61. I was recently on Adoption Stories for the full hour on TV3 and featured in an article in the Irish Independent (not online anymore but you can see portions of it here and here on YouTube).

I am appealing to anyone in Tipperary if they can help me and  any information that you give me will be treated in confidence. Everyone has a right to know their identity and circumstances of their birth. I am not looking to make trouble with anyone and I fully understand how things were in the 50s…for myself I just need closure and would be so happy if someone could just give me an inkling. I know one or maybe both of my parents came from Tipperary and it must have been difficult in those days to have a baby out of wedlock. I was born 9th June 1954, collected at two days old from a Nurse Doody’s house in Collins Avenue and brought up in Rathfarnham Co. Dublin. If this rings a bell with you please email me in the strictest confidence hineytt@hotmail.com Time is getting on for all of us but I would dearly love to meet with some of my biological family before it’s too late.Theresa Hiney Tinggal at 4 years old

To  My  Birth Mother

I know it must have been difficult for you to have to hand over your baby…but what choices did you have in the 50s…..none.  It must have been heartbreaking for you …. I know, as I have two children of my own … grown up now, and two beautiful little grand daughters.  I can’t imagine the pain you may have felt to hand over your baby . I have been searching for you now for 13 years since I discovered I was adopted…. I just want to know what happened to you and that you went  on to have a happy life …. I hope from the bottom of my heart that you did.

If anyone has any information please email hineytt@hotmail.com.

Jun 112015

Death of Mary English, Barrack Hill, Clogheen

The death has occurred of Mary English, Barrack Hill, Clogheen on Tuesday evening, June 9th 2015. Mary, Mareen and Aunty Mame as she was affectionately known was a great person, always there to give a helping hand when needed. She was an avid Bridge and 25/45 card player.

Mary was formally from Carrigmore, Clogheen and came to live in Barrack Hill over 20 years ago. She took to life in the town and was a great neighbour and friend to many in the village.

Mary was the last surviving member of the English family, predeceased by her brothers Jack, Ned and Tom, sisters Eleanor, Nancy and Alice. Mary enjoyed wonderful health in a long and fulfilled life. She died in Clogheen Hospital following a short illness. To her nieces, nephews and her many many friends we offer our deepest sympathies. May she rest in peace.

From RIP.ie:

The death has occurred of Mary Josephine English, Barrack Hill, Clogheen, Tipperary

English (Barrack Hill, Clogheen and formerly of Carrigmore, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary) June 9th 2015. Peacefully at St. Theresa’s Hospital Clogheen. Mary deeply regretted by her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grand-nieces, great-grand-nephew, relatives and a large circle of loyal friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at St Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen on Thursday June 11th from 5.30pm. Removal at 7.30pm to St Mary’s Church, Clogheen. Requiem Mass on Saturday June 13th at 11am. Burial afterwards in Shanrahan Cemetery.

May 062015

Death of John Carey, Shanrahan

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family of John Carey, Heathfield, Shanrahan, Clogheen who passed away peacefully in St. Theresa’s Hospital last week. John was in his 98th year and enjoyed excellent health up to recently. A member of an old and well known farming family, John had a great interest in the G.A.A. and was a regular visitor to games through the years.

John is survived by his nephews Dr Frank O’Connor, James and Billy Divine as well as an extended family. His remains were removed from his home on Friday to Clogheen church and on Saturday following requiem mass he was laid to rest in Shanrahan Cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.

From RIP.ie

Carey, Shanrahan, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary, May 4th 2015. John deeply regretted by his nephews Frank, James, Billy and the late John, nieces-in-law Betty, Anne and the late Cait, grand-nephews John, Niall, Pat, J.J., Michael and Daniel, grandniece Kate, relatives and friends.


Rosary at his residence on Thursday May 7th 2015 at 9pm. Reposing at his residence on Friday. Removal at 8pm to St Mary’s Church, Clogheen. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am, with burial afterwards in Shanrahan Cemetery.

Apr 232015

Death of PJ Myles, Graigue, Clogheen

The untimely death has occurred of PJ Myles following a long and brave battle with illness.

From RIP.ie

Myles,Graigue,Clogheen, Co. Tipperary April 22nd 2015. PJ deeply regretted by his partner Orla, father Willie, mother Josie, brother Michael, sisters Marie, Joanne and Caroline, brother-in-law Johny, uncles, aunts, nephew, niece, relatives and friends.

*Rest in Peace*

Reposing at his parent’s residence Graigue, Clogheen on Thursday April 23rd, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon in St Mary’s Church, Ballybacon.

Apr 102015

Death of JP McCarthy

The town of Clogheen has once again been saddened by the loss of one of its well known citizens. JP McCarthy passed away following a battle with a recent illness.

J.P. of Poul Bui and formerly of Lios Mhuire, Clogheen passed away in the company of his family at St Teresa’s hospital last Friday morning, April 10th 2015.

J, as he was affectionately known, bore his illness with great courage. He was in his late fifties and was a very polite and pleasant person. He was a founding member and player of his beloved Vee Rovers soccer club and his favorite premier league club was Manchester United. He had great interest in all sports.

J.P.s remains were waked at his sister Cathys residence and removal took place to Clogheen church on Sunday for requiem mass followed by interment in Shanrahan Cemetery. J’s coffin was draped with the Tri-Color in recognition of his time in The Irish Army. As mourners were leaving Shanrahan J’s favorite song ‘I Am Sailing’ by Rod Stewart rang out loud at his final resting place. Deepest sympathies are extended to his sisters Ellen Ryan, Mary Sullivan and Cathy McGrath, brothers Billy and Tommy, nephews and nieces and all his extended family, May his soul rest in peace

From RIP.ie:

J.P.McCarthy, Poulbui Clogheen, Co. Tipperary (formerly 7 Lios Mhuire, Clogheen) peacefully at St Thereas’s Hospital., Clogheen, April 10th 2015. Ex-Trooper 1st Motor Squadron, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Deeply regretted by his sisters Ellen, Mary and Cathy, brothers Billy and Tommy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P.

Reposing at his sister Cathy’s residence Fr Sheehys Terrace, Clogheen, from 4pm to 8pm on Saturday April 11th. Requiem Mass on Sunday in St Mary’s Church Clogheen at 10.30 am (not at usual 11am). Burial afterwards in Shanrahan cemetery.

Apr 082015

Bus to Tish Bruen-Durack Funeral

We have been asked to inform those interested that a bus will be available travelling from Clogheen to Ballinagare, Co. Roscommon for Tish Bruen -Durack’s funeral in her home town. The bus will leave Clogheen on Friday morning, April 10th 2015, returning later that day.

If you know of others who you think may be interested please pass on this post address – http://bit.ly/1IKbPyI or share the Facebook post here – https://www.facebook.com/ClogheenTipp.

For those wishing to avail of the bus service please contact Mary on 087 412 1729.

Apr 082015

Death of Tish Durack (née Bruen), Clogheen

Clogheen is mourning the loss of one of its best known citizens, Tish Durack from Cooldevane. Tish passed away following a short illness on April 8th 2015. There is a bus travelling from Clogheen for the funeral on Friday April 10th, for those interested see here – http://bit.ly/1IKbPyI.

From Clogheen Notes:

There was profound shock and sadness at the death of Tish Bruen Durack, Cooldevane, Clogheen and late of Ballinagare, Co. Roscommon. Tish had been ill for just a short time and endured her illness with great strength and courage. She was a great community person and was very involved with numerous community projects, every organisation she was involved with she gave it her all. Her remains were removed from her home on Friday to  her native Ballinagare Co Roscommon where requiem mass was celebrated followed by interment in Drummin cemetery. Deepest sympathies are extended to her daughters Alana and Niamh, sons Seamus and Conor, friend Vincent, grandchildren and all her extended family. May she rest in peace.

From RIP.ie:

Tish Bruen-Durack, Cooldevane, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary and formerly Ballinagare, Co. Roscommon. April 8th 2015 – peacefully in the loving care of her family at St. Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen.

Pre-deceased by her parents Paddy and Hilda, brothers Frank and Sean. Tish will be very sadly missed by her loving children, sons Seamus and Conor, daughters Alana and Niamh, partner Vincent, grandchildren Caitriona, Thomas and Isabelle, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers Pat, Anthony, Fintan, and Dermot, sisters Olive, Majella and Siobhan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nices relatives and a large circle of friends.

May She Rest In Peace

Reposing at her home Cooldevane, Clogheen. Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm. House private thereafter, please.

Reposing at The Kilgarriff Funeral Home, Ballaghaderreen Friday morning at 11am with removal at 1pm to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Ballinagare for Mass of the Resurrection at 2pm. Burial afterwards in Drummin Cemetery.

No flowers by request. Donations if desired to Cystic Fibrosis TLC or St Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen. c/o Kilgarriff Funeral Directors, Ballaghaderreen.

Condolences for the late Tish Bruen-Durack may be left in private at http://www.kilgarriffs.ie/deathnotices

Mar 172015

Death of Pauleen Carey, Clogheen

The town has been very saddened to learn of the death of 30 year old Pauleen Carey.

From RIP.ie:

Pauleen Helen Carey, 7 River Walk, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary March 16th 2015. Deeply regretted by her partner Robert Lee, son Anthony, parents John and Martina, sisters Tina, Carmel and Mary, brother Mattie, nephews, niece, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at St Theresa’s Hospital, Clogheen on Wednesday March 18th 2015 from 5pm. Removal at 7.30pm to St Mary’s Church, Clogheen. Requiem Mass on Thursday March 19th at 11am, burial afterwards in Shanrahan Cemetery.

Feb 032015

Death of John (Jackie) Condon, Shanbally, Clogheen

People have been paying their respects to the late Jackie Condon of Shanbally, Clogheen.

From RIP.ie:

Condon, Shanbally,Clogheen, Co.Tipperary 2nd February 2015, peacefully at his residence John (Jackie) deeply regretted by his loving wife Anne, son Liam, daughters Sarah, Marie, Noreen, Aine, Sheila and Carmel, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sistets-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at his residence on Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Wedneday morning at 10.30am to St Mary’s Church, Clogheen. Requiem Mass at 11am, burial afterwards in Shanrahan Cemetery.