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Tipp Tatler Issue 200 April 2013

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The Tipp Tatler is a free magazine distributed throughout North Tipperary and surrounding district. It is packed full of local news and interesting articles and provides the best business advertising …

The Tipp Tatler is a free magazine distributed throughout North Tipperary and surrounding district. It is packed full of local news and interesting articles and provides the best business advertising in Tipperary

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  • 1. 067-41389Brooklands,Nenagh(Beside KellersOff Licence)Special OffersOffers above subject to changeTAKEAWAYCathedral St., Thurles 0504-58550Checkout our NEW MEAL DEAL Offers in StoreSeating Area AvailableTAKEAWAYSpecial OffersOpen 12 to 12Open12 to 12Open12.30 to 11TATLERTippNo. 200. April, 2013 Tel: 0504-51945 email: info@tipptatler.ie www.tipptatler.ie Tipp Tatler, Borrisoleigh, Co. TipperarySpecial Offer for AprilTake HomeTeeth Whitening €150Dominics Ct. Dental PracticeCashelPh: 062 63349The Mall Dental PracticeThurlesPh: 0504 21418Friary Dental CentreThurlesPh: 0504 21523www.thurlescasheldental.ieVouchers available for Christmas GiftsNRG Benefit ServicesServicing Repair Install CommissionOil & Gas BoilersReduce CO2 Emissions & Heat BillsComputer Read-out Efficiency TestingOil Cookers & RangesPower Flush Your Heating SystemSolar Panel Service and InstallationTel: 087 929 0030obrienmikec@gmail.comBeat the recession blues and get a new-look,magazine-cover kitchen at approximately 25% of thecost of replacing your existing kitchen?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 listgoes on, and can be worked out to fit into your budget.Turn thisinto thisWe can give your kitchen a newlook with a traditional hand-painted finish in a colour andfinish of your choice., Contact Declan / PatrickTelephone: 085 7288945 Email: customkitchens@live.ieSee more examples of our work visit :www.facebook.com/custom.kitchens.3Hand-PaintedKitchens & FurnitureTipp Tatler 200th IssueWe would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers,advertisers, contributors and our wonderful staff for enabling us toreach this significant milestone. Last year we celebrated 10 years ofpublishing the Tipp Tatler! Here’s to another 10 years and 200 issues!Dedicated to the memory of Noreen O Donnell
  • 2. Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieThurlesDentist.ieAidan & Larry BurkeDental surgeonsCathedral St., Thurles 0504-21262Bank St., Templemore 0504-32541thurlesdentist.ie mail@thurlesdentist.ieProfessional Sports Gum Shields€45Evening, Weekend & Early Morning Appointments AvailableOpen Through Lunchtime by AppointmentsMy wife agrees that I do indeed leada "dogs life".The way she puts it though is: "Hecomes in with muddy feet, makeshimself comfortable by the fire, andexpects to be fed."A young man was driving up a steep,winding and narrow mountain road.Going round a tight corner, he notic-es a woman driver who is coming inthe opposite direction begin to leanout of her window. As they pass eachother she yells at him - "PIG!!!!"The man immediately leans out of hiswindow and screams back at her,"WITCH!!!"Each continues on their way, and asthe man rounds the next bend hecrashes into a pig, right in the middleof the road...If only men would listen.A little boy was in a relatives wed-ding. As he was coming down theaisle he would take two steps, stop,and turn to the crowd (alternatingbetween brides side and groomsside). While facing the crowd, hewould put his hands up like clawsand roar.So it went, step, step, ROAR, step,step, ROAR all the way down theaisle. As you can imagine, the crowdwas near tears from laughing so hardby the time he reached the pulpit.The little boy, however, was gettingmore and more distressed from allthe laughing, and was also near tearsby the time he reached the pulpit.When asked what he was doing, thechild sniffed and said, "I was beingthe Ring Bear."Grandchildren dont make a man feelold ... its the thought that hes mar-ried to a grandmother.God was sitting in heaven one daywhen a scientist said to Him,"God, we dont need you anymore.Science has finally figured out a wayto create life out of nothing - in otherwords, we can now do what you didin the beginning.""Oh, is that so? Tell Me..." repliesGod."Well," says the scientist, "we cantake dirt and form it into the likenessof you and breathe life into it, thuscreating man.""Well, thats very interesting...showMe."So the scientist bends down to theearth and starts to mold the soil intothe shape of a man."No, no, no..." interrupts God, "Getyour own dirt."A man walked into the office of aneminent psychiatrist and sat down toexplain his problem."Doctor, doctor! Ive got this prob-lem," the man said. "I keep halluci-nating that Im a dog. Its crazy. Idont know what to do!""A common canine complex," saidthe doctor soothingly. "Relax. Comehere and lie down on the couch.""Oh no, Doctor," the man said nerv-ously, "Im not allowed up on the fur-niture."Annagh,Birr,Co.OffalyPhone:(05791) 39098 Mobile:(086)6096110Midland Scrap Metal Co.Ltd.Openinghours:Mon-Friday:8.00am-4.45pmSaturday:8.am-12.30pmWe 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 toEnd of Waste status for its Iron, Steel and Aluminium products.Web: www.msmrecycling.comBEST PRICES PAID FOR YOUR SCRAP METALWe make it easywith excellent ratesand choice0504 90402 or087 9042610www.boomerangskips.ieFully Permitted & Insured. We will fill your skip for you!boomerangSKIPS & RECYCLINGCONVERT Single Glazed to Double Glazed• Using “Pilkington K Glass”U-Value 1.2• 8 Times More Efficient thanSingle Glazing• No More Condensation• Keep the Natural Beauty ofHardwood Frames• Environmentally Friendly• Conserves Energy & Increasesthe Value of Your HomeKeep Your Teak WindowsMirror and GlassworxSpecializes in the design,installation and repair of awide range of glassAnd mirror products forthe home and workplace.Mirror and GlassworxTel: 061-333630 Fax: 061-333631David Mulligan Mob: 087-2808184e-mail:info@mgwx.ieWebsite: www.mgwx.ieWhy Heat the Street?Jokes
  • 3. Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieFurther Education Courses for Adultsand Post-Leaving Cert StudentsFull-time Courses for September 2013For further information:Phone: 0504-31007, email: info@tcfe.ieApply on-line through www.tcfe.ie• Tourism with Business and Heritage• Creative Media• Film and TV Production• Youthwork• Information Technology• Sports and Recreation• Business Administration/Administration• Beauty Therapy• Security Studies• Early Childhood Care and Education• Media Production• Cartoon Animation• Applied Social Studies• Legal Studies• Networks and Software Systems• Information Processing• Complementary Health Therapies• Hairdressing• Horticulture• Interior Design with Architectural TechnologyThe ‘Who To Talk To’ Event - aninitiative of the North TipperaryCounty Development Board will berepeated on 14th May at the ThurlesChamber Enterprise Centre, LITCampus, Thurles from 2.00pm to8.00pm. The event is designed toinspire and encourage individualsconsidering self employment in allsectors and to inform new and exist-ing business promoters about sup-ports available for business creationand development. The ‘Who ToTalk To’ event will include informa-tion desks/stands and feature semi-nars, funding workshops andnetworking opportunities.This year there will be a strong fo-cus on the Food Sector with semi-nars on Food Tourism, FoodExports, Getting Your Business No-ticed by the Media, Trends in theRetail Sector, On-Farm Food Enter-prises and much more. If you have abusiness idea and are looking foradvice, grants or contacts put Tues-day 14th May in your diary. Admis-sion is free and advance booking forthe seminars is recommended as de-mand is expected to be high withspeakers such as Kantar World Pan-el, Bord Bia, Failte Ireland, the IrishExporters Association and Teagascdelivering relevant presentations.Tom Doorley will perform the offi-cially opening at 3.00 pm and willdeliver an informal workshop on thetopic of ‘DIY - below the line mar-keting’ providing pointers on how topromote your business and brand ona shoestring budget and advise youon how to approach the Media andsecure coverage for your business.If you would like more informationon the event please contact the Tip-perary North County EnterpriseBoard, Connolly Street, Nenagh at067 33086, e-mail: info@tnceb.ie.Other Agencies involved in the initi-ative include North Tipperary Coun-ty Council, North Tipperary VEC,North Tipperary Leader Partnership,Teagasc, LIT Tipperary and Enter-prise Ireland.Tom Doorley, Resident Critic onRTE’s ‘The Restaurant’ to officiallyopen the ‘Who To Talk To’ Eventon 14th May in ThurlesThe Annual General Meeting ofClonoulty - Rossmore Vintage Clubwas held on the Thursday the 21stMarch 2013 in Clonoulty Hall.In the Chairman’s address LiamO’Dwyer thanked all the officers andmembers for their help during thelast year. In the present economicclimate it was a good achievement tobe in able to give a donation of€12,000 to South Tipperary HospiceMovement last year. He expressedhis thanks to the public for all theirfinancial contributions. He alsowished to thank Clonoulty RossmoreGAA for the use of their field andfacilities due to the bad weather wehad to move from Joe and HelenHammersley’s field that have alwaysmade available to us in the past. Li-am encouraged members to keep try-ing to come up with fundraisingideas throughout the year. He alsoasked members to keep in mind thatat this year’s vintage rally we willhave a second field of trade stands;we need to start approaching suitableexhibitors as the stands will have tobe booked well in advance. The rallywill be on Sunday the 18th August2013.Clonoulty - Rossmore Vintage Club
  • 4. Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieUnderfloor Heating Heat PumpsGeothermal Heating Time & Temperature control systemSolar Hot water Condensing oil Gas boilerWater Pumps & SoftenersThomas MaherTel:087 8378791 / 0504 45310 Fax: 0504 34911 E: tmplumbing@eircom.netCloncleigh, Two Mile Borris, Co. TipperaryHeating For The FutureSuppliers of Agri & Auto Diesel,Home Heating Oils,Lubricating Oil and TanksUPPERCHURCH, THURLES,Mid West il(0504) 54129 / 54193 (087)-810 7344Hot Water24/7For Sale atHennessy Metal Recycling Yardin Killea, TemplemorePhone Kevin 087-680 7983Peat Briquettes€2.50 per bale• Batteries • Copper • Stainless • Motors• Cars • AluminiumTop Prices Paid at our Yard in TemplemoreCollection Service AvailablePhone Kevin 087-680 7983Computer RepairsIT MaintenanceVirus RemovalOffsite BackupFREE Wireless Keyboardand Mouse Set forevery Laptop audit or repairGuaranteed CostSaving on yourIT MaintenanceTarmacadamDrivewaysReadymixConcrete BlocksQuarry AggregatesSand & GravelFantaneBorrisoleighThurlesCo. TipperaryPh: 0504 52118Fax: 0504 52200Web: www.kofintl.comEmail: info@kofintl.comSales ManagerHughie McGrathMob: 087 2559323Email: hmcgrath@kofintl.comOFFICE OPENING HOURSMonday to Friday : 7.30am to 6pmSaturday : 7.30am to pmKelly’s of FantaneSuppliers of Quality Building Products to privateAnd commerical projectsNow is the time to Switch and SaveWaste RecyclingArdcroney Waste & Recycling is based in Nenagh, now covering North Tipperary andSouth Offaly, supplying domestic wheely bins, commercial bins and skip hirein the above areas.To save money on your waste and recycling collection - switch toYour Only Locally Owned Private Company2 Bins only €5.00 per weekArdcroney Waste & Recycling Ltd.Domestic & Commercial Bins / Skip Hire Ph: 067-33571Skip HireThe Tipperary Equestrian Festival isbeing run in association with TheNorth Tipperary Agricultural Showand takes place on Saturday 4th Mayat the Showgrounds, BorrisokaneRd., Nenagh.The festival starts at 10am with theshow gates opening at 8am. Thefamily entertainment area will befrom 12pm to 4pm approxThis new festival is an innovativeapproach to Showcasing Equestrian-ism in the area. To this end it willhave Showjumping, Jump-cross,Dressage, Pony Club Activities anddisplays.There will be family entertainmentin the form of inflatable games,bouncy castle, a climbing wall andmuch more besides! With an admis-sion charge of just €5 at the gate thisentertainment is provided free by thefestival.Check out our Facebook page forregular updates etc. (TipperaryEquestrian Festival), our email istipperaryequestrianfestival@gmail.com.This Project has been part-funded byNorth Tipperary LEADER Partner-ship under The Programme 2007-2013 which is financed by the EUthrough the European AgricultureFund for Rural Development and bythe National Development PlanTipperary Equestrian Festival"If the American people ever allow the banks to control issuance oftheir currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks andcorporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of allproperty until their children will wake up homeless on the continenttheir fathers occupied." - Thomas JeffersonQuote
  • 5. Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieCahir Business Park, Cahir Abbey, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. Ph 052-7441723 Fax 052-7441048Irelands Longest Extablished & Largest Stockists of Tiles,Laminates & Wood Floors under one roofMassive Stock Reduction Sale on for the month of Aprilremaining stock90mm 2 1/4” Oak only €18.90 yds2 120mm Solid Oak & Solid Ash €24.90 yds2Wall tiles from €3.90 yd2 Laminates from €4.75 yd2Big Reductions on all Tiles, Wood Floors & LaminatesA visit to our Cahir showrooms is a must to view our great offers.Open 10-6 Mon-Sat (closed lunch 1-2)Goods to be collected from our Cahir warehouse. Payment by Laser, Cash or Cheque.Due to our low profit margins we cannot accept credit cards.TIPPERARY MOUNTAIN TREKKING CENTRERusheen, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperarywww.timotrec.com Ph: 087 410 6868 info@timotrec.comTo book contact Clare on 087 410 6868Or email info@timotrec.comSpecial Introductory Offer for May onlyRide our new long trek foronly €120 per person groups, €150 singles.There is a great day in store for antique loverswhen there is an Antique Fair on Sunday 12thMay in Dundrum House Hotel, Co. Tipperaryfrom 12 pm – 6 pm.Available on the day will be a large selectionof Jewellery, Gold, Porcelain & China, Paint-ings, Glass, Furniture – Mahogany, Inlaid, OldPine, Tapestries, Linen, Lace, Postcards, Col-lectable Toys, Rare Books, Stamps, alongwith a Coin Dealer and very special Medals,Prints & Engravings, scientific and marineinstruments. Well worth a visit!Antique FairAntique FairDundrum House HotelSunday May 12th12pm - 6pmJewellery, Gold, Porcelain & China,Paintings, Glass, Furniture – Mahogany,Inlaid, Old Pine, Tapestries, Linen, Lace,Postcards, Collectable Toys, Rare Books,Stamps, along with a Coin Dealer andvery special Medals, Prints & Engrav-ings, scientific and marine instruments.The Man in the Woman’sShoes - Drama for The SoleOne of Sligos best known actors and directors, MikelMurfi, is bringing a special show to the stage TheMan in the Womans Shoes. Mikel describes how be-ing a native of Sligo he was always was interested inhearing different stories, visiting active age and re-tirement groups and country people. He took the sto-ries and blended them into one character, Pat Farnon.Its October 1978 and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’to do in town, but a five-mile walk is no joke whenyou have to do it in a pair of womens shoes. Comewith Pat on this hilarious journey as he encounters ahost of characters with plenty to say forthemselves,the show mixes fond memories, nostalgia and ofcourse laughter. Its funny, its sad, its sometimesdownright daft, but you wont forget The Man in TheWomans Shoes.The Source Arts Centre, Thursday 16 May 8pm,Tickets €12/6 €5 groups 15+The performance is followed by a Q&A with MikelMurfiFor bookings ring the Box Office on 0504 90204
  • 6. Organisers of Bealtaine are delight-ed to announce the line-up for May2013, which will see hundreds oftheatrical, cinematic, craft, photo-graphic, choral, dance and otherevents taking place across Ireland,giving people a chance to celebratecreativity as we age, inviting them to“Grow Happy!” – the theme of thisyear’s festival.Here are details of some of theevents taking place in Tipperary.Award-winning actor and writerMikel Murfi is bringing his showThe Man in The Woman’s Shoes toTipperary during the festival. Lastyear Mikel met with older peopleacross Sligo to gather stories for thisshow. He saw a pattern emerge of‘characters’ that inhabit Sligo villag-es - and probably every village inIreland. The show follows Pat Far-non as he walks from his cottage totown and back again and the marvelsthat he meets along the way. It’s acharming encounter - an ageing manstill with a boundless enthusiasm forlife. Hilariously funny and tender byturns, the story Mikel wrote asks usto find the common humanity in ourfellow man and woman and to showkindness at every opportunity. Italso asks us to consider that roman-tic love is not the preserve of theyoung. The show will be on at TheSource Arts Centre at Tel: 050490204 Web:www.thesourceartscentre.ie onThursday 16th May. The SourceArts Centre will also be host to aperformance of ‘Silent’, written andperformed by Pat Kinevane, andpresented by Fishable, on 2nd May.The Tipperary Excel Heritage Cen-tre will screen Break a Leg, a filmby Peter Sheridan, which is free andopen to the public, on Friday 24thMay. Drama performance ‘The SandPark’ by Seamus O’Rourke will alsobe on at Excel, on 11th May. Fordetails contact Mary Sarsfield on062 80520.Greenhill Nursing home in Carrickon Suir will host a variety of culturaland creative events including song,music, dance and baking cakes, tocoincide with visits by local schoolchildren. These are free events,open to the public. For more infor-mation contact Anne Fraher or SarahMaddock on 051 642700.Tipperary Bealtaine Festival is acollaboration between the North andSouth Tipperary Arts Offices andlibraries. This partnership will offera wide variety of events through theArts and Library Services duringBealtaine. One such event will be anexhibition entitled ‘The WayHome’, consisting of works drawnfrom The Crawford Gallery Collec-tion. This exhibition will be on dis-play 6th April - 11th May in theSource Arts Centre, Thurles, and inthe County Museum, Clonmel from17th May – 24th August. For fur-ther information contact EmerO’Brien on Tel: 0504 21555To get involved in Bealtaine 2013or for more information:Web:www.bealtaine.com – for full, up-to-date event listingsE-mail:Bealtaine@ageandopportunity.ieTelephone: +353 (1)8535178Post: Bealtaine at Age & Op-portunity, Marino Institute of Educa-tion, Griffith Avenue, DublinFacebook: BealtaineFestivalTwitter: @BealtaineFestAge & Opportunity wishes to ac-knowledge the generosity and fore-sight of its supporters including theHealth Service Executive and TheArts Council of Ireland.The Bealtaine Festival 2013Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieRuby Irish Red Ale started life in Dwan’sBrewery in 1997 under the nameRich Ruby.Now finally it’s being brewed again inTemplemore and available for the firsttime throughout North Tipperary.White Gypsy BreweryContact Joe on: 087 9778347Web: www.whitegypsy.ieA pint of stout is good no doubt,From cask or from bottleBut Ruby Ale will never failTo quench a thirsty throttleBeer withGreat FlavourFrank Ryan Car SalesHollyford, Co. TipperaryTel: 062 77222 Mobile: 087 2505032 E-Mail: frankryancarsales@eircom.netFinance arranged if requiredFrank Ryan Car SalesAll Makes of New & Used Cars & 4X4’s Supplied2010 Toyota Corolla 1.42009 Skoda Superb 1.9 Tdi2008 VW Passat 1.9 Tdi2008 Ford Mondeo 1.8 dsl2007 Ford Locus 1.6 dsl2007 Opel Zavira 1.6 7 seater2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.O,dsl,7Seat2005 Toyota Avensis 1.6 Aura2004 Toyota Avensis 1.6 Strata2007 Mazda 2 1.42005 Toyota Yaris 1.02006 Peugeot 206 1.42005 Ford Focus 1.6 dsl2009 VW Caddy 1.9 TDi Maxi Van2002 VW Passat Est 1.9 Tdi2000 Toyota Corolla 1.42007 Pajero SWB2006 Pajero SWB2007 Hyundai Tuscon 4WD S/R2007 Vauxhall Zafira,1.6 EnergyTel: 062-77222 Mobile: 087 2505032 E-Mail: frankryancarsales@eircom.netFinance arranged if requiredHollyford, Co. TipperaryVisitFairy Fort Farm‘A touch of magic’Make a wish on the ancient RathEnjoy Traditional Farm & Walks withGoats, pigs, hens, duck, geese, baby chicks etc.Bouncy Castle play area for kidsOpen: 10.30am - 6pm 7 DaysFairy Fort Farm, Summerhill, Borrisoleigh(Just off the Templemore Rd. 1 mile from Borrisoleigh)086-402 1659 www.fairyfortfarm.comFind us onThe Tipperary Supporters Club Annu-al Golf Classic will take place on May16 and 15 in the County TipperaryGolf and Country Club, Dundrum.Teams cost €600 for a team of fourwith four course meal included. Thisis an important event to raise funds forthe training and preparation of theTipperary senior hurling team and anysupport by way of team or tee spon-sorship is greatly appreciated.For details of teams and tee/greensponsorship please go towww.tippsupportersclub.comTipperary Supporters ClubAnnual Golf ClassicI have a little Satnav,Ive had it all my life,its better than the normal ones,my Satnav is my wife.it gives me full instructions,especially how to drive"Its 60 miles an hour", it says"Youre doing sixty five".It tells me when to stop and start,and when to use the brake,and tells me that its never ever,safe to overtake.It tells me when a light is red,and when it goes to green,it seems to know instinctively,just when to intervene.It lists the vehicles just in front,and all those to the rear,and taking this into account,it specifies my gear.Im sure no other driver has,so helpful a device,for when we leave and lock the car,it still gives its advice.It fills me up with counselling,each journeys pretty fraught,so why dont I exchange it,and get a quieter sort?Ah well, you see,it cleans the house,Makes sure Im properly fed,It washes all my shirts and things,and keeps me warm in bed!Despite all these advantages,and my tendency to scoff,I do wish that once in awhile,I could turn the darned thing off.The Sat Nav Poem
  • 7. Association of LandscapeContractors of IrelandKenneth Wall Dip Hort.Roscrea, Co. TipperaryPhone: 087 9794863Fax: 087 59794863Full Insurance - C2 Reg - Reg. Vat. No. IE7143822F.Tree SurgeryTraining continues outdoors onMonday’s and Wednesday’s in theC.B.S. field at 7pm at a cost of €1per person. If your want to run,jump or throw you’re welcome tocome along to training. New mem-bers are always welcome and mem-bership fees are due.Also on Monday’s and Wednes-day’s is our Fit 4 Life Programmewhich is designed to give people theopportunity to get fit and enjoywalking/jogging. The emphasis ison improving fitness in a fun, socialmanner and no previous experienceis required. All ability levels arecatered for and you exercise withothers of a similar fitness level.Roscrea Athletic ClubTipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieWIXTED ELECTRICALNew Builds • Extensions • Renovations(Prop: James Wixted)Templemore, Co. Tipperary.Maintenance ContractorsC2 Reg, Fully InsuredFREE QUOTATIONS086 - 3958 694Domestic - Commercial - IndustrialDomestic Appliance RepairDishwasher - Washing Machine - Tumble Dryers etc.PAT - Portable Appliance Testing Engineer23 O’Brien Street, Tipperary Town. Phone: (062) 31601 Email: rpktipp@eircom.netSupplier of Kitchens, bedroom furniture and office units.• 8 unit solid oak kitchens from €1700 Revitalise your kitchen from €180• 8 unit PVC Kitchens from €1500 Revamp service – reface or re-spray from €650• 8ft Sliderobe from €980 and 8ft Wardrobe from €700 (Please ring 062 31601 for free survey)• 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: enpremierpaving@gmail.comPh: 0504-44208 / 087-2474547 / 086-2535184P R E M I E RAVINGwww.premierpaving.ieLough Derg RNLI is counting downthis week to Mayday, the charity’s an-nual national fundraising campaign.Now in its second year and runningnationwide, from Wednesday 1 to BankHoliday Monday 6 May, the volunteercrew in Dromineer is asking the publicto give it some welly and help the or-ganisation continue to save lives at sea.With a fun theme in mind, the Maydayappeal is calling on people to lend theirsupport by either purchasing a specialRNLI Mayday yellow welly key ringwhich will be on sale for €2 at variousoutlets across the country during thecampaign or by organising their ownyellow welly fundraising event.The yellow welly is an essential pieceof the RNLI volunteer lifeboat crewmember’s kit. Waterproof with steel-capped toes, the specially designedboots keep the volunteer crew’s feetwarm and dry while also protectingthem in dangerous conditions on deck.During gale force winds, rain and ice,keeping a sure footing can literallymean the difference between life anddeath for volunteers. A pair of yellowwellies for crew members costs €50.One man who will be encouraging thepublic to give it some welly this May-day is Ray Beer who was rescued bythe Dromineer lifeboat crew in Septem-ber 2011.Recalling the day the lifeboat assistedhimself and two others after their yachtcapsized and sank close to Hare Islandon Lough Derg, Ray said: ‘We werevery, very lucky, and there is no doubtthat without the assistance of a passingyacht the Red Pepper, her crew, theirseamanship and the very efficientRNLI and rescue services we three sail-ors would not be here today. It goeswithout saying that we have alwayssupported and always will support inany way we can the RNLI and RescueServices in their endeavour to savelives.Colin Knight, Lough Derg RNLI Helmon that rescue, said: These three peoplewere very very lucky; the passing yachtonly became aware of their plightwhen, on tacking, one of sailors heardcalls for help on the wind and raisedthe alarm. The people were in the waterfor at least 30 minutes, in fairly hostileconditions, when the only boat in thevicinity heard their calls for help.Someone was looking after them thatday’.With the RNLI’s Mayday campaigngetting underway next Wednesday, 1May, the public can also get involvedvia social media and help the charityraise awareness of its lifesaving. Allyou have to do is take a photo of your-self holding an RNLI Mayday yellowwelly key ring and tweet the phrase ‘Iam giving it some welly for the RNLIthis Mayday’ remembering to include#RNLIMAYDAY and mentioning@RNLIFor more information on how you canget involved or where you can purchasea key ring, log on to rnli.org/maydayLough Derg RNLI readyto give it some welly this Mayday
  • 8. Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieEast Munster Schools T & F Champi-onships 2013Confirmed Dates & Venues for aboveevent are as follows:- Girls Wednes-day 1st May in Templemore Track;Boys Wednesday 8th May in Tem-plemore Track.Interesting ReadingSee the new Arcu Irish AthleticsRanking & Statistics website atwww.arcurankings.com. Another use-ful website is www.Eirpharm.comwhere you can check the sports data-base to see if an athletes medicinesare permitted under WADA (WorldAnti-Doping Agency) rules.Open Sports Dates for your Diary:-Mon 6th May - St Abban’s A.C.Open Sports in Monavea, Crettyard,Co. Laois at 12.30pm.Results, photos & video footage fromLeevale Juvenile Open Sports onSunday 21st April can be found atwww.leevale.org.Fixtures for MayWed 1st – East Munster SchoolsGirls T & F Championships in Tem-plemore Track.Tues 7th – Long Jump & Triple JumpWorkshop for coaches & athletesaged 12+ from 7pm to 9pm in Tem-plemore Track.Tues 7th – North Munster Schools T& F Championships in Castleisland,Co. Kerry.Wed 8th – East Munster SchoolsBoys T & F Championships in Tem-plemore Track.Thurs 9th – North Munster Schoosl T& F Championships in UL.Sat 11th – County U/13 to U/19 T &F Championships in TemplemoreTrack (Day 1).Sun 12th– County U/13 to U/19 T &F Championships in TemplemoreTrack (Day 2).Tues 14th – High Jump Workshop forcoaches & athletes aged 12+ from7pm to 9pm in Clonmel.Sat 18th – AVIVA Munster SchoolsT & F Championships in Cork I.T. at9am.Sat 18th – Discus & Hammer Work-shop for coaches & athletes aged 14+from 10.30am to 1.30pm in Tem-plemore.Tues 21st – Planning a Training YearWorkshop for coaches & athletesaged 18+ from 7pm to 9pm in CorkI.T.Sun 26th – County U/9 to U/12 T & FChampionships in TemplemoreTrack.Sun 26th – Woodie’s DIY AAI Na-tional League – Round 1Fri 24th to Sun 26th – National Com-munity Games Finals – Cross Coun-try Relays.Tipperary County Athletics NewsMembers of Devilsbit Macra na Feirme being presented with North TipperaryClub of the year Trophy 2012 by Mr. Alan Jagoe, National President, Macrana FeirmeVisit www.tipptatler.ieFor news, sport & entertainment updatesThe benefits of growing in raisedbeds includes ease of soil prepara-tion, ease of crop maintenance, abil-ity of modify your soil, added pestcontrol possibilities and a neat andorganised way to grow your own.If you are considering using raisedbeds then there are a number of fac-tors to consider.Height of your raised bedsReally this comes down to what youwant to grow. Herbs, salads, brassi-ca, strawberries and legume cropsonly require 6 to 12 inches of rootzone to grow well. Deeper cropssuch as carrots, onions, garlic, leeksrequire a depth of 12 to 18 inches togrow well. Potatoes will require thedeepest beds and will require earth-ing up so not really suited to grow-ing in raised beds unless you sowyour potatoes into the base of anempty raised bed and fill the bedwith soil over the summer as youearth up, but that sounds like morework than it is worth.Size of your raised bedsThe surface area of your raised bedswill depend on your own preferenc-es. I would recommend having 4 to6 raised beds. This will allow youthe rotate your vegetable crops eachyear with one rotation type perraised bed.Raised beds have the advantage ofbeing small and manageable in size.This allows you to divide your workload and allows you take on smallertasks at one time. Ideally your bedsshould be around 900mm wide. Thelength of your beds is really up toyou and determined by how muchspace you have and what you wantto growAltering your raised bed’s soilSmaller beds allows for easier alter-ing of its soil. For example to raisedthe pH (make less acidic) of a raisedbed 5m² you will need to add500mg of lime if your beds are anylarger you will require more lime.To Make your soil light and freedraining you will require a ½ toneof horticultural grit for a 5m² bed.Location of the raised bedFor best results locate your raisedbeds in full sun. Therefore avoidpositioning on the north side oflarge buildings, hedgerows or trees.Ideally place paths between yourbeds allowing for a neat set upwhich will in turn reduce pests anddiseases on your beds.MaterialAnything and everything can beused to make raised beds. Plastic,brick and wood all work well and solong as they are clean and not con-taminated by chemical, creasot orother then they are safe to use forgrowing vegetables.Soil in your raised bedsIf you have a good quality gardensoil you can use it. Good garden soilwill have both good drainage, fertil-ity and water retention. Good gar-den soil should be easy to work andnot stick to your boots when wet.When adding garden soil to raisedbeds mix old and new potting com-post through the soil. Also add alayer of farm yard manure (4 inch-es) to the surface of the beds andwork it down into the soil.GardeningGrowing in raised beds
  • 9. Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieRelay for Life Tipperary 2013 is com-ing out of hibernation and preparationsfor this year’s event which will againbe in Toomevara on the weekend of24/25 August are gathering pace.During the past two years Relay forLife was one of the most significantevents taking place in Co Tipperarywith over 1,000 people taking parteach year and with many more familymembers and spectators attending.The event has raised awareness of can-cer issues and in particular the fact thatthere can be life after cancer, and italso raised over €250,000 so far tosupport the work of the Irish CancerAssociation. Of this amount, abouttwo thirds was spent directly in CoTipperary providing services for can-cer sufferers and their families with theremainder being spent on research tofight the disease. This year’s event isexpected to be even bigger and betterthan ever.Relay for Life is a 24 hour communitycelebration and a unique, empoweringand fun event, raising awareness of theservices of the Irish Cancer Associa-tion, and supporting their work – lastyear’s event raised over €112,000.The central themes of Relay for Lifeare to celebrate cancer survivors, toremember those who have left us, andto fight back. At the event, teams ofpeople take turns walking around atrack. And, to symbolise that fact thatcancer never sleeps, each team has arepresentative on the track at all timeduring the 24 hours. While not walk-ing, participants and spectators cansocialise, picnic, play games, danceand participate in lots of fun activities.Two very special events form part ofRelay. First is the Survivors’ Lapwhich starts off the whole event,where cancer survivors of all ages arebegin the Relay by walking the firstlap of the course, cheered on by fami-ly, friends, and teams from the com-munity. Last year almost 100survivors took part in what was a veryemotional event for many people. Thesecond special event is the Candle ofHope ceremony which takes place asdarkness begins to fall. Last year,4,000 Candles of Hope were dedicatedby people all over the county to some-one they know who has been touchedby cancer. Some of the candles arededicated to someone who survived,others in memory of someone who didnot, and some to family and carers fortheir support. As the evening ap-proaches, the lighted candles are setaround the track, and remain therelighting all night as the event contin-ues. This is when the true meaning ofRelay hits home. Overall, Relay forLife is a very unique event, very mov-ing, fulfilling and fun.How to take partSpeaking with this paper, Jerry Cronin,Chairperson of Relay for Life Tipper-ary says that the success of Relay forLife is down to the teams. From nowon teams will be forming throughoutthe county and will be organisingevents locally to spread the messagethat we can reduce the risk of gettingcancer and that there is hope for thosewho do and will also be raising fundsto fight the disease. He added that thisyear the committee hoped that newteams would form in towns and parish-es throughout the county which did nothave a team last year. So, if youwould like to participate in this year’sevent or to enter a team, or just to findout more about Relay for Life, you cando so at www.cancer.ie/relayforlife oryou can emailtipprelayteam@live.com or contactany member of the relay committeeGet on the move withRelay for Life 2013CRONINKerbing & PavingC2 Registered & Fully InsuredTel: 062-31427 Mobile: 087-814 0114Email: croninkerbing@eircom.netwww.croninkerbingandpaving.ieKerb Laying, Slab LayingBrick Paving, Path WaysDrive Ways Patios, etc.Tipperary U16A Munster Final winners 2013 who defeated Cork 3-08 to 0-09. Photo courtesy Mike RyanNenagh Arts CentreShankly, Daglish, Rush,Gerrard: Liverpool’sfootball history hilarious-ly relived in ‘BeatingBerlusconi’On it’s way to Nenagh Arts Centreon Saturday, May 4th is the amaz-ing story of a Liverpool footballclub, the city it emerged from, andone night in Istanbul when it allcame good.Writer John Graham Davies ‘Beat-ing Berlusconi’ is a one man come-dy show covering forty years, fortycharacters and the greatest footballnight ever. Paul Duckworth is theactor portraying them all in this ir-reverent scouser’s comic odysseywhich climaxes in the true story ofthe Liverpool fan who actually end-ed up sitting next to the ItalianPrime Minister Silvio Berlusconi atthe Champions’ League Final in2005.‘Beating Berlusconi’ is a laughterand tears tale of one man’s attemptto rediscover his belief in himself,his club, his city and his class. TheGuardian newspaper said of theshow: “Even for non-football fans,its a punchy piece of good old-fash-ioned popular theatre that wears itspassions and prejudices on itssleeve. A show with balls, in moreways than one!”A limited number of tickets areavailable as an early bird offer for€10 until April 20th and are €15 af-ter that date. Booking online atwww.nenagharts.com or from 06734400. The show kicks off at 8 p.m.on Saturday, 4th May 8 p.m.
  • 10. Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.ieIf you could boil our global problemsdown to seven words, they might bethese: we don’t see where stuff comesfrom. Most of us spend grew up staringat glowing rectangles without ever see-ing a coal-powered turbine. We blithelyspeed down motorways without evervisiting an oil derrick. Most of all, weeat mountains of meat a year withouthaving to grab a live animal or smellblood. Like most things in our lives,meat just magically appears, brought bystrangers.That last example hit home for people inEurope recently, after the Irish govern-ment tested frozen burgers from a majorsupplier and found that some of the al-leged beef was actually horsemeat. Irishand British discovered their top grocer-ies and restaurants had been feedingthem horse for a long time -- probablyunknowingly, but shoppers and inves-tors dropped them all the same. The dayafter the story made headlines the topgrocery chain here lost half a billiondollars. Within a few more days foodcompanies took ten million burgers offtheir shelves -- although the papersdon’t say what happened to the meatafterward – and the next few monthssaw a reporter’s dream of press confer-ences, apologies, arrests, pledges andretests.The scandal quickly spread across Eu-rope, as country after country testedmeat sold in its own shops and cafes andfound they were not eating what theythought they were. The latest tests an-nounced this week finally cleared Ire-land, the epicentre of the scandal, butmislabelled meat is still showing upacross Europe – and as far afield asSouth Africa.The irony, of course, is that horsemeat isnot harmful, and little different thancow, as evidenced by the fact that noone can tell which one they ate. Asidefrom a veterinary medicine showing upin minute amounts, no one has suggest-ed that eating it had any ill effects, nor isit illegal; my daughter and I happilybought horse-kebab from a street vendorin Dublin the other day. (At least, hesaid they were horse, but you neverknow …)Rather, the emotional punch – and inev-itable punch-lines – that came from theidea of eating Black Beauty obscuredmore important details. If up to 30 percent of some samples were horse, up to80 per cent of others were pork. “Meat-filled” pastries in Iceland turned out tohave no real meat at all, while SouthAfrican meats had an interesting menag-erie of buffalo, goat and donkey. Othersamples allegedly had green mould onthem. The horses might have beenslaughtered up to two years ago, deadflesh just sitting in freezers.Most importantly, though, was that gov-ernments and stores had such difficultysourcing the meat. This detail provedespecially unpopular with people here,who had already seen UK outbreaks ofhoof-and-mouth in 2007 and 2001, aswell as mad cow disease in the 1980sand 90s. Restaurants and stores hereproudly advertise their “Irish beef,” notonly to support local farmers but to dis-tance themselves from such disasters.Now, it turns out, we just don’t knowwhere some of it came from; it just mag-ically appeared.We accept buying meat from strangersfor the same reasons we buy everythingelse in our lives from strangers thesedays; because we trust that someone,somewhere, knows what they are doing.On the rare occasions we associate thefood on our plates with actual animals,we tend to assume they must have comefrom some kind of farm, like the over-all-and-pitchfork images of preschooltoys. We don’t picture supply chains solong and cobwebby that we can’t findout what kind of animal it used to be, orin what country, or how it lived.Consider how strange this would seemto most of our ancestors, for thousandsof generations back. For most of themmeat was life; while most foods couldbe grown or picked, meat was theLeibig’s Minimum that forced people tobe predators. Their craving for meattransformed the landscape, wiping outthe planet’s large animals as thoroughlyas an asteroid impact did the dinosaurs,and we now know Neanderthals orClovis people by their meat-gettingtechnologies. It was the main reason wedomesticated animals, and that spurredempires and conquests – the Sanskritword for “war,” I’m told, means “a de-sire for cows,” and the ancient Irish epicthe Tain Bo Cuailnge involves a nation-wide war over a single breeding bull.The very word “meat” meant “food” inOld English, so inextricable were thetwo.Such concentrated nutrition comes withrisks. Until recently we lived much clos-er to animals than we might like to im-agine --- often in the same house – andpigs ran openly through streets in Eu-rope and the USA even into the 20thcentury. Many of our human diseasescome from domesticated animals -- in-fluenza from ducks, for example – andfor thousands of years our bodies havebeen at war with the germs they send us.When Europeans first encountered theAmericas and Australia, the millennia ofaccumulated pathogens in their bodies –to which they had built up immunity --wiped out 95 per cent of the native pop-ulation, leaving the wilderness the pio-neers found. Our desire for meat, inshort, is the reason Americans and Aus-tralians will read this in English, ratherthan Parisians reading it in Aztec.This dealing of life and death might bethe reason so many of our religions bindus in meat taboos -- Jews and Muslimsban pig meat, Hindus cow meat, andCatholics all meat on Fridays andthrough Lent. Many of our rituals do thesame, invoking the body and blood ofthe Word made flesh.Because meat was so precious, most hu-man societies were less finicky than weare today about what kind of animalsthey ate. People throughout world histo-ry have eaten insects, snails and otherinvertebrates, as well as birds, reptiles,amphibians and mammals of all kinds;something as mountainous as a cow orstag might be stretched into months offood. Even today, most subcultures eatboth less meat than we do and more va-riety, as anyone knows who visits Chi-nese or Caribbean stores. I recently sawa letter from a bishop in largely CatholicLouisiana, USA, assuring his congrega-tions that alligator could be eaten duringLent.When we keep animals for food, theydont always stay put; the snails so com-mon on these islands were snacksbrought by Romans, as rabbits were athousand years later by Normans. Poly-nesians carried rats on voyages for meat,and their escape helped scour island af-ter island of their native bird species.Most Americans I know eat two birds,chicken and turkey, and have never heldone alive – but most of our ancestors atemany more, both for meat and to protectcrops. Elderly Irish, who grew up inagrarian days when money and meatwere rare, caught songbirds in wickertraps called “cradle-birds,” and one eld-erly couple told me that blackbirds weresold as food in wartime London --all toeagerly pluck and stew.Fishing, likewise, supported many com-munities, but fewer all the time thesedays. To take one example from MarkKurlansky’s book Cod: A Biography ofthe Fish that Changed the World, earlyexplorers to places like Newfoundlandsimply dropped baskets into the sea andcame up with them full of fish, so plen-tiful were the cod. By 1960 fishermen inthe North Atlantic were catching 1.6million tonnes a year, and thirty yearslater that number had dropped by almost99 per cent. We are fishing the seaclean.In my native USA, where people eatmore meat per capita per year than any-where else in the world, we have not yetoverhunted the land, but that’s mainlybecause we get most of our protein fromthe hog or beef “factories” described inEric Schlosser’s excellent book FastFood Nation. I have talked to manyMidwestern farmers whose lives havebeen shaped by these nearby places theycan never see but always smell. Townsin my native Missouri, locals tell me,are now filled with two kinds of people:the elderly and the Hispanics that workthe meat factories, and neither are ex-pected to be around long.Of course, such unpleasantness drivessome to a vegetarian diet, and they areright to think that most Westernerswould be healthier if they ate less meat.In abandoning all meat, however, vege-tarians show the same maximalist think-ing, and the same disconnection fromthe source of their food. Calves usuallydie to get milk or cheese, chicks to geteggs, and the animals will die eventuallyanyway, more slowly and painfully thanthey would have by predators or consid-erate butchers. A vegan diet requiresusing vast areas of land that were onceforests to grow high-protein crops likesoybeans, and making our society’s soymilk and designer soy-products requiresour society to gobble fossil fuels in away that will not continue forever.Where we live, the landscape is still di-vided up into small family farms, andmost people are related to a farmer –I’m friends with several around ourland, and we see their cows every day.Most villages also have a butcher, andours now features a sign about how hebuys only from the local farmers. Heactually gives us more meat than we askfor, knowing that we like the bones andcast-off meats for soups.Everyone here used to get their meatfrom people like him, if they didn’tslaughter it themselves; it was only re-cently that the globalised supermarkets,with their shelves of cheap frozen meatand opportunities for fraud, began toproliferate. In my native USA, though,one would have to rebuild the entire in-frastructure – local farmers to localshops within walking distance to homes– from scratch.But we need to. If we want to knowwhere our stuff comes from, and yetkeep eating meat, then we need groupsof neighbourhood boys raising pigs inthe vacant lot, as wartime Londonershad, with neighbours buying shares ofthe bodies. We need to start sourcingfood further down the food chain, tospecies that are still plentiful and thatwe will not risk exterminating. We needto expand the number of species we willeat a hundredfold, while reducing ourmeat dishes to a fraction of their currentquantity. We need to relearn how tomake eel traps and cradlebirds, to growsnails in the closet and chickens in theshed.And we need to know people like myfarmer friend, who I meet in the morn-ing bleary-eyed from staying up allnight with a calf. He gives his animals abetter life than any they would haveseen in the wild, infinitely better than ona factory farm, before making sure theirlife ends quickly and painlessly. It’s noteasy for him, and his small scale makesthe butcher more expensive, but that’sas it should be. Rather than wolfingmystery meat or snubbing it altogether,we could respect it again. Meat needs tobecome hard work to get and precious toeat, so that we again put some sacralvalue in the lives we take.Reproduced courtesy of Brian Kaller.Original copy can be viewed on his bloghttp://restoringmayberry.blogspot.ie/2013/04/the-lives-of-others.htmlThe lives of others by Brian Kaller - Restoring Mayberry
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Each evening the Starlings gather on the TVaerials of the houses and drivers who turn off the radio andpedestrians who unplug their phones are treated to nature’schoir singing high above their heads.Starlings are very common birds in urban areas but are stillplentiful in the countryside. One of the main benefits of cityliving is the wide range of nesting locations. Traditionallythey would have nested in holes in trees but gaps in build-ings and houses are ideal for building nests. They will alsouse nest boxes and these are like mini blocks of flats andeach bird has its own room. One to two broods are raisedeach year and they feed upon berries, seeds and insects.They are usually glimpsed as black flecks weaving fantasticshapes in the dying evening sky. These flocks can reachmassive numbers and a quarter of a million birds were re-corded a few years ago in Tipperary. These might not all beIrish birds as each winter we play host to 5/6 million birdsfrom Germany, Poland and Russia. A wise birdwatcheronce told me to all ways pack an umbrella when watchingStarlings as just as some pets are not house trained thesebirds are definitely not city trained. People once believedthat when starlings gathered together it was a sign of “cold”weather.They are uncommon visitors to my garden and have yet tograce my roof with their song. I have never seem them onthe seed or nut feeders (has any reader) and they will onlytake food that has been scattered on the road in front of myhouse. When seen close up they are a beautiful iridescentcolour that can sparkle in the sunlight. They feed in noisygroups and can be surprisingly difficult to watch as only inthe shortest turf do their heads appear above the grass. Star-lings will often perch on ESB wires and can sometimes bespotted taking a bath in a puddle.I was recently asked should we feed birds throughout theyear. It was once believed that the parents would feed thenuts to their young causing them harm. Recent study hasshown that all year round feeding has many benefits forbirds. A few years ago I watched a pair of starlings feedingtheir chicks in a nest located under the eve of a house. Theyreturned every few minuets with a juicy caterpillar or in-sect. As any parent knows raising young kids is exhausting.The parents regularly pop over to the nearest feeder, have aquick energy snack and then go back to collecting food fortheir young. In the hour I was observing they never broughta peanut near the nest. Because temperatures are higherkeep your feeding station clean and if possible move itaround your garden to prevent a buildup of harmful bacte-ria.When I worked on roofs and chimneys starlings were ourconstant companion and I remember one brave parent nest-ing in a hole under the eve. It soon grew accustomed to ourloud voices and noise and would cautiously edge along thegutter carrying food for its hungry young. When we arrivedin one morning there were three little fledglings perched onthe scaffolding and building up courage to explore theirstrange new world.The Urban Countryside - The Starling by Albert Nolan
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  • 14. Situations VacantSelf motivated, enthusiastic personswanted for home based business.Opportunity to earn extra incomeworking along your present commit-ments. Serious about improving yourprospects. Contact Julie 0862473051Cars‘08 VW Golf 1.9 Tdi Match ModelH/Back €280 tax, alloys, red,€11,300. Ph: 087- 2453077‘08 Peugeot 308 1.6 Hdi,H/Back,€200 tax, silver, €9,200, Ph: 087-2453077‘05 VW Touran, 1.9 Tdi, 7 seater,black, €6,200 Ph: 087-2453077CounsellingJim OShea B.A., Ph.D., H.D.E.,Dip. Coun., MIACP.Jim OShea is a professional, accred-ited counsellor offering confidentialcounselling. He deals with bereave-ment, suicide bereavement, stress,depression, abuse, childhood issues,self-esteem, anxiety, relationship dif-ficulties and couple counselling. Heis accredited by the Irish Associationof Counselling and Psychotherapy. Ifyou wish to contact Jimat Furze, Thurles, Co. Tipperary,please ring 0878211009 or email atjpposhea@eircom.net. 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  • 15. Tipp Tatler www.tipptatler.iePrayers: €7.50MiraculousNovenaOther____________Initials:______Prayers CounsellingBy Jim O’SheaAnxiety (continued from previous issue)Tipp Tatler - Conditions of Publication- All material submitted to Tipp Tatler willbe subject to the following conditions. Theplacement of an advertisement or editorialcopy will be deemed to be an acceptance ofthese conditions.- Tipp Tatler has tried to ensure that all in-formation is correct at the time of going topress, but the publishers cannot accept re-sponsibility for any errors or omissions.- The publishers cannot accept liability forany loss suffered directly or indirectly byany readers as a result of any advertisementor notice published in the Tipp Tatler or onthe website www.tipptatler.ie. 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In no circumstances shall thetotal liability of the Publisher for any error,misprint or omission exceed the agreed netcost of the advertisementPhysical, behavioural and psychologi-cal symptomsIf you are suffering from any of thesephysical symptoms, it is important tohave your health checked by your doc-tor, who can examine you for any medi-cal condition that may be causing yoursymptoms. For example, cardiac ar-rhythmias (irregular heart beat) can pro-duce similar physical symptoms asanxiety does, such as clammy skin. It isa two way process. Anxiety can provokephysical illness, and medical conditionscan provoke anxiety. It is, therefore,important to go to your doctor, to dealwith physical illness and this will easethe anxiety and worry arising from theillness. Fatigue, one of the symptoms ofanxiety, may stem from many othermedical complaints, and is frustratinglydifficult to trace its causes. I am comingmore to the conclusion that stress andanxiety underlie many of our physicalillnesses. Similarly, nausea, headaches,trembling, and so on may be rooted inmedical conditions, although they arealso symptoms of anxiety. The more Iread Edmund Bourne’s anxiety work-book the more I am inclined to recom-mend that you get it. He outlines thevarious medical conditions that cancause or mimic panic attacks or anxiety.These are listed on pages 43–45. Somewill be looked at in more detail in thearticles on panic attacks.I often find that simply talking to mydoctor and getting an explanation for aphysical complaint is reassuring and al-leviates any anxiety. In fact, I feel thatthe fee paid to a doctor is as much forreassurance as for diagnosis.The websitewww.wrongdiagnosis.com/a/anxiety/book-diseases-14c.htm provides a long listof physical complaints that aggravateanxiety. Some of these complaints arevery technical, however, but they arerevealing. However, they include somethat are recognisable to the ‘layman’,such as asthma. Ongoing asthma attacksundoubtedly are a source of strong anx-iety to some people. Many pulmonary(relating to the lungs) complaints makeus anxious, partly because we feel out ofcontrol if our breathing is disturbed.Another complaint mentioned is hyper-thyroidism, or an overactive thyroidgland. The classic symptoms here areheat intolerance, weight loss, nervous-ness, tremors, palpitations, sweating andso on. Again, heart problems are associ-ated with anxiety. We know that theheart is a vital organ, and any seriousproblems give rise to anxiety. On theother hand, severe anxiety is not goodfor the heart.Apart from mental and physicalsymptoms of anxiety, there are alsounhealthy behavioural aspects. Theseinclude avoidance, rumination,addictive behaviours, cutting offfeelings. Taking caffeine and alcoholmay increase anxiety in some people.Ironically, medicine that is use to calmanxiety and panic attacks can alsocause anxiety if the sufferer becomesdependent on them. This is particularlytrue of benzodiazepines such as Valiumand Zanax. Anxiety can increase duringthe withdrawal period from these drugs,but gradually eases as the dosedecreases to full withdrawal. Becauseof the possibility of withdrawalsymptoms and dependence, doctors arereluctant to use benzodiazepines, andwill only use them as a last resort ifother medications fail to work.If medical issues are ruled out, acounsellor may be able to help you findthe psychological roots of yoursymptoms. If the cause of our anxiety isrooted in childhood, that can beexplored; if it is abuse then that, too,can be looked at. If the source of ouranxiety is in how we think (negativethoughts) that is fertile ground forcounselling, and so on. Somepsychologists argue that this type ofexploration can increase anxiety. Theyare correct in this, so it is important forthe counsellor to be careful and toensure the safety of the anxious client.To achieve this, the counsellor mustuse different techniques, andhumanistic integrative counselling isvery effective. Humanistic counsellingis effective in establishing contact andempathy. It emphasises the emotionalaspect, and it has a very good chance ofpreventing a recurrence of the anxiety,because it gets at the roots, and enablesthe sufferer to kill it off. Cognitivebased counselling helps to correctnegative thoughts because it focuses onchallenging how sufferers are thinking.It also educates people about thesymptoms of anxiety, and helps toeradicate the irrational fear thatunderlies the anxiety. It can also putforward techniques to deal with theanxious feelings. These techniques willbe further explored in later articles.Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor fromFurze, Thurles. Ph.087-8211009www.jimoshea.net. Jim O’Shea’s book‘When a child dies. Footsteps of a Griev-ing Family’ is published by Veritas. Theroyalties from this book will go the theChildren’s Hospital in Crumlin JimO’Shea’s new book called Abuse, aboutdomestic violence, workplace and schoolbullying is now available on Amazon,published by Cork University Press andin Bookshops.The Miraculous PrayerDear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’veasked for many favours. This time Iask You this very special one (men-tion favour). Take it Dear Heart ofJesus and place it within Your ownbroken heart where Your Father seesit. Then in His merciful eyes it willbecome Your favour, not mine.Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days,promise publication and favour willbe granted. Never know to fail. T.R.The Miraculous PrayerDear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’veasked for many favours. This time Iask You this very special one (men-tion favour). Take it Dear Heart ofJesus and place it within Your ownbroken heart where Your Father seesit. Then in His merciful eyes it willbecome Your favour, not mine.Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days,promise publication and favour willbe granted. Never know to fail.M.D.The Miraculous PrayerDear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’veasked for many favours. This time Iask You this very special one (men-tion favour). Take it Dear Heart ofJesus and place it within Your ownbroken heart where Your Father seesit. Then in His merciful eyes it willbecome Your favour, not mine.Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days,promise publication and favour willbe granted. Never know to fail. J.F.The Miraculous PrayerDear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’veasked for many favours. This time Iask You this very special one (men-tion favour). Take it Dear Heart ofJesus and place it within Your ownbroken heart where Your Father seesit. Then in His merciful eyes it willbecome Your favour, not mine.Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days,promise publication and favour willbe granted. Never know to fail.M.H.The Miraculous PrayerDear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’veasked for many favours. This time Iask You this very special one (men-tion favour). Take it Dear Heart ofJesus and place it within Your ownbroken heart where Your Father seesit. Then in His merciful eyes it willbecome Your favour, not mine.Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days,promise publication and favour willbe granted. Never know to fail. B.B.The Miraculous PrayerDear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’veasked for many favours. This time Iask You this very special one (men-tion favour). Take it Dear Heart ofJesus and place it within Your ownbroken heart where Your Father seesit. Then in His merciful eyes it willbecome Your favour, not mine.Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days,promise publication and favour willbe granted. Never know to fail. F.F.The Miraculous PrayerDear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’veasked for many favours. This time Iask You this very special one (men-tion favour). Take it Dear Heart ofJesus and place it within Your ownbroken heart where Your Father seesit. Then in His merciful eyes it willbecome Your favour, not mine.Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days,promise publication and favour willbe granted. Never know to fail. T.R.
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