News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
Thurles has entered the Guinness Book of Records as having had the largest Halloween gathering in the world following festivities last weekend which have been described as " an outstanding success." The ten day long festival, which has been almost nine months in the planning, came to a close on Sunday the 31st with a spectacular fireworks display in the grounds of Thurles Rugby Club after a huge crowd of children and adults had taken part in the fancy dress parade through the Cathedral Town.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
A 36-year-old Polish woman accused of stabbing her lover to death during a drunken row the day following their son's christening has pleaded guilty to his manslaughter. Aneta Sadowska was to have gone on trial at Enniskillen Crown Court accused of the murder 37-year-old Marek Seweryn at their Rathronan House flat on the Hospital Road in Omagh, on December 15, 2008.
(Source: BBC News)
Sentimental and irreplaceable chalices have been stolen from the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fenor, much to the upset of the local clergy and parishioners. Thieves broke into the Church on Halloween night and took a safe containing two chalices, two ciboriums used to hold the host and a monstrance, all of which have been in the church for hundreds of years.
(Source: Waterford News $ Star)
An Athlone resident who was left wheelchair-bound after a medical procedure told the Westmeath Independent last week that she is virtually a prisoner in her own home as she is unable to get transport in Athlone to accommodate her power wheelchair. Margaret McHale also said she is limited in where she can go due to several footpaths in the town being inaccessible to her wheelchair.
(Source: Westmeath Independent)
The children's court in Wexford has heard how a 15-year-old broke into the grounds of a secondary school in Wexford town and pointed a gun at its vice-principal when he went to investigate. The teenager in question, who cannot be named, broke into Wexford Vocational College in the early hours of Saturday August 14, having spent the evening drinking and taking LSD tablets, the court was told.
Drug dealers in Wicklow were dealt a massive blow last week as gardai swooped in and shut down a cannabis growing operation at a rented house in Ashford. In a joint venture between gardai from Wicklow and the Garda National Drugs Unit cannabis plants with a street value of €500,000 were found during a search in the Courtfoyle area of Ashford.
(Source: The Wicklow People)
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