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    visit to Ireland TV ads promoting the Rock of Cashel and Ireland were aired on key channels including ITV 1 2 and 3 Channel 4 and a range of satellite channels And more than five million radio listeners around Britain heard Tourism Ireland s new radio campaign featuring the Rock of Cashel Last Friday morning began as a wet and overcast day but miraculously the rain dried up the clouds cleared to reveal blue skies and the sun shone as the helicopter transporting the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh landed at the Hoare Abbey Field The Rock of Cashel looked resplendent as the Queen arrived and photography and camera shots of the heritage site and the stunning scenery around it were captured by the national and international press and TV crews Meanwhile Mayor of Cashel Cllr Michael Browne has been widely praised for his decision to defy his party Sinn Fein and welcome Queen Elizabeth to Cashel Cllr Browne also defied serious ill health to make it to the Rock of Cashel last Friday to greet the British monarch on behalf of the people of his hometown It s believed he may have been the first ever Sinn Fein politician to meet Queen Elizabeth 11 I just said I welcome you to Cashel your majesty and I hope you enjoy your stay in Cashel Cllr Browne told The Nationalist afterwards She just said thanks very much I am glad I met her I can only see that her visit can do good You could be protesting all your life said the 63 year old from Oliver Plunkett Park Cashel Cllr Browne who was Sinn Fein s South Tipperary candidate in the general election in February said the royal visit was a very big occasion for Cashel Co Tipperary and Ireland and he hoped it would generate a lot of goodwill between the Irish and English peoples as well as boost tourism and the economy We are in fierce hard economic times and the fact she has come here might encourage more tourists to visit If the economy is to take off again that is the sort of money we have to get into the country he said Two Ministers of State who were at the Rock of Cashel to greet the Queen last Friday have praised Cllr Browne s stance which made headlines internationally Minister of State Alan Kelly from Portroe said Cllr Browne was excellent in the performance of his duties for the occasion and his family should be very proud while Minister of State for the OPW Brian Hayes described Cllr Browne s decision to welcome the Queen as an extraordinary act of courage and patriotism Deputy Mayor of Cashel Cllr Maribel Wood who initiated the motion at Cashel Town Council to invite Queen Elizabeth to Cashel said there were tears of happiness in her eyes because the Mayor was present to welcome the monarch Fair play to him In every way he is a big man to

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    the priesthood in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries before returning home to serve throughout the diocese of Cashel and Emly A Cashel priest named Stapleton was credited with the foundation of the Irish College in Seville in 1610 and a similar College in Madrid while Edward Sall studied in Santiago and was ordained in Salamanca in 1676 If anyone is surprised that Cashel has a Spanish born deputy mayor well Walter O Ryan was Governor of Seville in the 18th century He looked after the education of his cousin John O Ryan in Salamanca John who became parish priest of Cashel in 1830 and it was he who arranged with the Presentation Sisters in Thurles to set up a convent in the town coincidentially where the civic offices now stand While sad historical circumstances led to the departure of the Catholic Archbishops from Cashel in the middle of the 17th century with the subsequent foundation of a headquarters in Thurles a century later they carried the distinguished title of Cashel with them and tonight on behalf of its citizens I welcome you home Cllrs Joe Moloney Eddie Bennett PJ Quinlan and Eoghan Lawrence concurred with the sentiments of the deputy mayor and wished the Archbishop many more years of good health and happiness in his ministry Fr Christy O Dwyer PP said that he was delighted to be associated with the very happy occasion He thanked the council for the honour bestowed on the Archbishop on what was a significant milestone in his life and it was wonderful that he was being acknowledged in no more appropriate place than Cashel which gave its name to the archdiocese and reiterating what the deputy mayor had said that the archbishops had given Cashel a prominence that spread far and wide Continuing with an impromptu history lesson Fr Christy pointed to the conundrum that would have arisen had the events of that week taken place at the close of the ninth century At that time he said the bishop was king and the king bishop resulting in the king bishops a number of whom were rather colourful characters and all of this coming in a week when the Queen of England was due to visit St Patrick s Rock Deputy Tom Hayes said that he was honoured to be present and he wished to commend the archbishop for his leadership over the past twenty five years years and also for the leadership of the priest that he sent out to the parishes in the archdiocese West GAA board chairman Roger Kennedy thanked the council for the honour they had bestowed on the association s patron and West board president He wished to congratulate the Archbishop on attaining the landmark in his episcopal career and to thank him for his leadership since becoming archbishop John Finnucane representing Bóthar in his own words the crowd who fly cows around the world congratulated Dr Clifford and thanked him for his involvement with the charity since its

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    Cashel basked in the sunshine South Tipperary Co Council Chairman Sean McCarthy gasped as Queen Elizabeth stepped out from the helicopter and walked unceremoniously across the wet field to the motorcade waiting to ferry her and her entourage up the freshly resurfaced road to the Rock Jesus has she to walk far She is a tough old lady isn t she he declared in admiration The royal guests were greeted by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin Tipperary s Minister of State Alan Kelly and Dr Eugene Keane of the Office of Public They visited the cathedral viewed the imposing 12th century St Patrick s High Cross and the conservation works being undertaken in the oldest section of the site Cormac s Chapel which dates from 1134 Conservation architects Aighleann O Shaughnessy and Michele O Dea described the most significant features and conservation work to the Queen and Prince Philip including the intricate work being carried out on conserving the wall paintings created by travelling monks in the 14th and 16th centuries Then it was onto the North Transept of the Cathedral where the royal guests paused to listen to 20 members of Cashel Community School Choir led by their choir master John Murray sing the beautiful traditional Irish blessing song May The Road Rise To Meet You The next stop was the Hall of the Vicars Choral where they were introduced to the Minister of State for the OPW Brian Hayes and the Rock of Cashel s supervisory guide Elaine Moriarty Elaine who is the fourth generation of her family to act as guides on the Rock showed them the Rock s most precious artefacts St Patrick s Crozier and the Cashel Bell in the Medieval hall After signing the Visitor s Book the Queen and Prince Philip moved to the adjoining hall where four Bru Boru musicians struck up some lively traditional Irish music as the Queen and Prince Philip met with the waiting local dignitaries I told her Cashel of the Kings has a queen at last a clearly chuffed Archbishop of Cashel Emly Dr Dermot Clifford reported proudly after his encounter with the British monarch The Archbishop and the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel Michael Burrows and Church of Ireland Dean of Cashel Lismore beside him also had a chat with Prince Philip We told him that the two traditions were represented the Catholic and Anglican and he said sure we are all Christians anyway I told him we agreed with that I wouldn t have missed this for the world I had a Confirmation today and I was wondering whether I would be able to be back in time I got the Bishop of Ossory to stand in for me I am 26 years doing Confirmations and this is the first I have ever missed but I am delighted to be here It s a great honour for Cashel and it s going to be very good for Ireland he said Also

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    to the Rock at about 10 45am The Queen led her entourage on the brief walk across a grassy pocket of the Golden Vale near Hore Abbey and then travelled by car the short distance to the limestone outcrop known as the Rock where she was met by Brendan Howlin Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform She was shown a replica of a 12th century St Patrick s Cross before being led in to the cathedral accompanied by Minister of State Alan Kelly and Dr Eugene Keane from the Office of Public Works Inside the cathedral Aighleann O Shaughnessy senior conservation architect spent a few minutes in the south transept describing the architectural features and the ongoing conservation She was such a warm and responsive personality she was clearly very interested they both were Ms O Shaughnessy said afterwards After being shown the restoration of ancient wall paintings the royal couple stood for a few moments listening to the school choir The simple musical accompaniment to their song May The Road Rise to Meet You by Lorie True came from two students on guitar and career guidance teacher Ciara O Connor on violin We thought it was appropriate to have a Gaelic blessing on the day that she is leaving said the choir s conductor John Murray as his students tried to contain their excitement at a royal command performance they only heard they were doing a week ago Killian Heffernan 17 said at first it was daunting singing in the Queen s presence It was hard at first but I eased into it I was afraid to look her in the eye just in case she caught me and I freezed up But we were well prepared and it went really well in the end I think I can

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    Industry Multinationals Local Tidy Towns Tidy Towns Committee Contact Us Contact Form Location Find out what s on this month Sad Death of Local Councillor Article Added 24 05 2011 The death has occurred of Martin BROWNE of The Green Cashel Tipperary Member of Cashel Town Council Beloved son of the late Mickey and Lena Deeply regretted by his loving wife Annette daughters Sonya Laura and Ruth son Martin Jnr

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    Tidy Towns Committee Contact Us Contact Form Location Find out what s on this month Queen pays tribute to war dead Article Added 18 05 2011 Queen pays tribute to war dead Britain s Queen Elizabeth II has paid a solemn tribute to Ireland s war dead laying a poppy wreath at the Islandbridge memorial in Dublin Politicians from all sides senior churchmen and judges sat with army veterans for the commemoration on day two of the historic state visit Queen Elizabeth placed a wreath before President Mary McAleese and both stepped back bowed and observed a minute s silence broken by a piper playing a Scottish air Among the guests were former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Mandelson Northern Ireland First Minster Peter Robinson Catholic Archbishop of Ireland Sean Brady and the head of the Church of Ireland Alan Harper Others invited included UDA commander Jackie McDonald The ceremony opened with a rendition of God Save The Queen and the Tricolour at half mast After the sounding of the Last Post the flag was returned to full height and Amhran na bhFiann was played The Queen shook hands with Mr Robinson SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie and Environment Minister Phil Hogan while Tom Elliot Ulster Unionist leader Alliance leader David Ford and dignitaries from Messines and Ian Adamson of the Somme Association also attended The royal also met Finance Minister Michael Noonan Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness declined an invitation to attend the memorial service Mr Robinson said the service was a solemn event a very relaxed but historic occasion and another taboo had been swept out of the way Everyone remembers the past but we have to look to the future but there are clear indications as a society in the UK and Republic people are moving on

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    and Coolmore Stud near Fethard on Friday They are part of the massive security arrangements for the British Monarch s historic visit to Co Tipperary Gardai have stressed that restrictions will not prevent traffic from accessing or leaving any of the three towns We are monitoring everything and it s our intention that business will go on as normal subject to security arrangements said Insp Tony Ferris of the Garda Press Office There were plans to introduce a permitting system for local residents travelling into and out of Cashel town from Thursday evening but this was abandoned by the Gardai An outer traffic restriction cordon about 7km around the town will be put in place from 6pm on Thursday From this time until midday on Friday traffic will only be allowed enter Cashel Town via Friar St Main St Cahir Road and Junction exits 8 and 9 from the M8 motorway No traffic will be allowed through Cashel at Ladyswell Street Moore Lane Rock Villa Dominic Street Boherclough Street Lower Gate Street Bank Place Canopy Street The Green to Wallers Lot The Kiln Mountjudkin Road Camas Road Circular Road and the N8 Old Dublin Road from Junction 7 to Cashel town Junction 7 on M8 Cork Dublin motorway will also be closed from 6pm on Thursday and will re open early on Friday afternoon Access to Cashel from the M8 will be via Junctions 8 and 9 Diversionary signs will be placed at all junctions and cordon points will be manned by Garda personnel to assist the public Since Monday there have been traffic flow restrictions on the M8 Dublin Cork motorway around Cashel for a distance of 10km from the northern side of Junction 7 to the southernside of Junction 9 The speed limit has been reduced to 100kmph

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