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The Junction Dome, Clonmel, county Tipperary

Free the first week in July?

Specifically Saturday, July 3–Sunday, July 11?

Read on.

Jean Kearney writes:

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival 2021 returns with an exciting new pop-up festival venue – the Junction Dome. In a programme featuring theatre, music, visual arts, literature and art trails, the festival explores the identity of Clonmel, with a feast of events both in town and online.

One of the main objectives is to provide a platform for the artists, musicians, and writers living and working in Clonmel. In the twenty years since the festival started, there have been so many visiting artists who have delighted audiences, but it has also given the local creative community a chance to shine

…A junction, a meeting point, a crossroads. The crossroads in mythology is a space between worlds – a magical place – and the Junction Arts Festival team hope that Clonmel will inspire, delight and surprise audiences…

Clonmel Junction Arts Festival

This afternoon.

Semple Stadium, Thurles, County Tipperary.

What time’s Cactus World News on?


Tipperary prepare for homecoming in Semple Stadium (RTÉ)

Earlier: A Limerick A Day

Miriam Delaney tweetz:

Nenagh’s Dark Road – Before and After!! Seriously, what could justify this?



Former presidential hopeful Peter Casey at Cabragh Bridge, Thurles, Co Tipperary on October 18, during his campaign

This afternoon.

The Traveller families at Cabragh Bridge in Thurles, Co Tipperary have released the following statement:

“Different elements of the media are now asking us for our opinion about what seems to be a big support for Peter Casey in the presidential election.

Our family has already gone through hell because of the hatred directed against us in all of this. And we have had to learn very quickly that the media were happy to play a very big part in it all.

Nobody seemed to want to know the truth because it was getting in the way of a good sensational media story.

It was a good story that we were demanding houses so that was what was printed – even though we never even asked for houses in the first place.

It was a good story that we demanded stables built and acres for each family, so that was what was printed – even though we have never even asked for this.

At no time did the media question the [Tipperary] County Council here about the real story and how they used us and whipped up public opposition so they could go back on their original agreement.

Only a couple of journalists even wanted to know the full story and even they had a problem getting the truth printed.

We have suffered from all these lies and hatred and our children have suffered.

We have never got a fair hearing and, when people are asking us now what we think about the election, we are talking only to journalists and interviewers that we can trust.

Are we surprised at the big amount of support for Casey?

No. We are not.

Casey was able to pick the worst of people in Irish society and set them up against each other. When you get the settled people to put the blame on the Travellers for everything, then nobody needs to question who is really responsible for the terrible conditions the government has people living in.

A lot of settled people saw through these lies, and we would like to thank them for their support in our dignified protest when Mr Casey decided to ‘visit’ us.

Casey probably now feels he has got somewhere through using us and and all the Traveller community in a hate campaign.

So we know he will keep going and there will be probably a lot more Caseys coming out when they see this works.

We have learned a lot from this very big ordeal we were put through.

We are asking the media now to learn from it as well.

Please check out the facts before you use people in this way – no matter how popular it might be to run down Travellers.”

Via Eileen Ní Fhloinn

Pic: Ben Sweeney

Previously: Countering Casey

Namawinelake tweetz:

Say what you like about Michael Lowry, but during the State’s worst ever trolley crisis, for the 2nd day in a row, there wasn’t a single person on trolleys or waiting to be admitted in Michael’s surprisingly well-resourced local hospital.

Related: Hospital overcrowding increases to record level of 677 patients (RTE)


Tipperary Star reports:

Gardaí are at scene of a fatal incident that occurred at Ballybrado, Cahir, Co. Tipperary at approximately 12.30p.m. today, Monday 16th October, 2017.

A man (early 30s) while in the course of clearing a fallen tree was seriously injured with a chain saw. He has since passed away and his body has been removed to Clonmel Hospital.

Ophelia claims its first victim in Tipperary as man in early thirties dies after chainsaw accident (Tipperary Star)

Earlier: A Death In Waterford


Leinster Express reports:

A person has been injured after a tree fell on a car in Monasterevin during Hurricane Ophelia.

Portarlington Fire Services has responded to a road traffic collision at Monasterevin where a tree has fallen on a car, one person has been removed to Portlaoise General Hospital.

The gender of the status of the injured person are not yet known.

Laois County Council, An Garda Siochana and HSE Crisis Management Team wish to strongly advise that all members of the public should remain indoors.

BREAKING – Person injured after tree fall in Monasterevin during Hurricane Ophelia (Leinster Express)