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Fethard Historical Society
COUNTY TIPPERARY HISTORY DAY

PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE EVENT
11 October, 2003


Fethard Historical Society members photographed at the County Tipperary Local History Day in Fethard are L to R: Catherine O’Flynn, Margaret Newport, Peter Delaney and Mary Hanrahan.


Photographed at the County Tipperary Local History Day in Fethard are L to R: Margaret Rossiter, Clonmel; Stephen Fallon, Conservation Officer South Tipperary County Council ; Garry Gleeson, Carrigmore, Clogheen; and Geraldine Walsh, Dublin City Trust.


L to R: John Devane, Tipperary Leader Group; Eamon Looby, Ronga, Clogheen; Willie Hayes, Roscrea, formerly from Rathcoole, Fethard; and David Butler, Cahir.


L to R: Eddie Dalton, Golden; Mary McCormack, Killenaule; Noreen Higgins, chairperson South Tipperary Historical Network, Golden, and Terry Cunningham, chairman Fethard Historical Society.


L to R: Sean Watts, Killenaule, Brendan McSherry (Heritage Officer South Tipperary County Council), Mary Hanrahan, Fethard, and Pat Maher, Ardmayle Heritage Society.


L to R: Neddy Delahunty, Fethard, Terry Cunningham, chairman Fethard Historical Society, Dermot and John O’Halloran, Dualla.


L to R: Barry O’Reilly (DEHLG, formerly Dúchas), Fethard, Michael Hall, local historian from Kyle, Drangan and Liam O Duibhir, Shamrock Hill, Clonmel.


Group listening to Stephen Fallon, Conservation Officer South Tipperary County Council, in Burke Street, Fethard.


Brendan McSherry (Heritage Officer South Tipperary County Council) speaking to the group at the afternoon session in the Abymill Theatre.


    On Saturday 11 October, 2003, the town of Fethard in County Tipperary, hosted the first ever County Local History Day. It was a day for everyone interested or involved in local history — whether in a voluntary or official capacity — who came together to exchange information and expertise for the benefit of all. The day-long seminar was hosted for 2003 by the Fethard Historical Society in the Abymill Theatre. Photographed above in Fethard are organisers L to R: Noreen Higgins, a well-known local historian and author from Golden; Mary Hanrahan, public relations officer with Fethard Historical Society and Terry Cunningham, chairman Fethard Historical Society.

      The Programme for the day was as follows:

      • 9.30am: Registration and Tea or Coffee.

      • 10am: Up-date from the Statutory Heritage Agencies, including: Brendan McSherry (Heritage Officer); Stephen Fallon (Conservation Officer); Sarah Gillespie (Museum Curator), Róisin Treacy (Archivist), all from South Tipperary County Council; Martin Maher (County Librarian) and Jean Farrelly (DEHLG, formerly Dúchas) etc. followed by a public Discussion.

      • 11.15am: Up-date from Local and County Historical Societies with information on: support and networking (eg. South Tipperary Voluntary and Community Platform); sources of funding (eg. Tipperary Leader); Insurance issues; ideas for the 2004 Seminar etc. followed by a public Discussion.

      • 12.30pm: Lunch, a light lunch included in the booking fee.

      • 1.45pm: Special Topic for 2003 ‘Conserving Older Buildings’. This was a detailed look at the issue of conserving and restoring older buildings. Expert speakers outlined in detail the planning, financial and practical issues involved. The Panel included Stephen Fallon (Conservation Officer with South Tipperary County Council), Margaret Quinlan (Architect) Garry Gleeson (Builder/Conservator), Barry O’Reilly (Archaeologist). Site visits in the immediate area also formed part of the workshop, which was followed by a public Discussion.

      • 4.00pm: Close and Tea or Coffee.



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