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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 8th February 1997

Graduation
Congratulations to Martha, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Williams, Killusty, who recently passed her final nursing examinations with honours at Waterford Regional Hospital.

The death has occurred, of Mrs Mary Murray, Boolagh, Killusty. Interment took place at Killusty.

Local service
Best wishes and every success in the venture to Gerard Naughton, Main Street who has opened Washco, a new, launderette and dry cleaning service at The Square.

AGM
St. Ritas Camogie Club hold their AGM in the Tirry Centre on this Thursday, January 6th in the Tirry Centre at 8.30 pm.

Book sale
The second annual book sale will take place on February 9th, in the ballroom. Doors open from 2-6pm. There will be a cafe in operation. There has been a great response from book traders. A large variety of books will be on sale, everything from valuable antiquarian books to modern pulp fiction books.

Info centre
The Clonmel Citizens' Information Centre will not be able to provide their normal Outreach service to Fethard, on Monday, 10th February, due to their AGM being held that night. Instead the mobile service will attend Fethard on Friday, 14th February, between lOam-2pm. The mobile unit will be located near the Garda Barracks.. The Outreach service to Fethard will recommence on Monday, 10th March as per usual. This service is staffed by volunteers and is free and confidential.
Bridge Club: Results Monday, 27th January. 1st gross, Megan Sceats and Betty Walsh; 2nd gross, Margaret Coffey and Nell Broderick; 1st nett, Tony Hanrahan and Mary Quirke; 2nd nett, Sean and Anne O'Dea.
Wednesday, 29th January: Prizes sponsored by J. L. O'Briens Ltd., Clonmel. 1st gross, Dick Gorey and Betty Walsh; 2nd gros
Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn; 3rd gross, Margr
Hackett and Bernie Myles; 1st nett, Anna Cooke and Carol Kenny; 2nd nett, Nell Broderick and Moira Mclnerney; 3rd nett, Philly Kenny and Rita Kane.
Club contact (looking for a partner, etc.), Annie O'Brien 052 31862

Gone Geese
"Four ducks on a pond, the blue sky beyond". Fethard did not have four ducks on a pond but it did have five geese in the river at the Valley.
Unfortunately three of the geese have been killed, probably by marauding dogs. The geese were a great attraction with tourists who rented Clashawley Cottage. They were also very much in keeping with the medieval aspect of the town wall.
With the lambing season now commencing we once more appeal to all dog owners to keep their dogs under control.

GAA
Fethard Juvenile GAA club hold their AGM in the Tirry Centre on this Saturday, February 8th at 8.15 pm. Parents of all juvenile players are requested to attend.
The committee wish to thank sincerely all who so generously supported their annual collection last week.
The death has occurred of Mr. Paddy Leahy, Tirry Park, and formerly Cloneen.
Interment took place at Cloneen.

Hunting
The White Heather Harriers meet on Sunday, February 9th at Kedra at 11 am.

Crime prevention
Sergeant Tom Healy, Crime Prevention Sergeant for County Tipperary will address a meeting in the Tirry Centre at 8.30 pm on Tuesday, February 24th. "Crime prevention and security for the elderly" will be the theme of his talk.
Pat Doyle, Development Officer with Muintir na Tire, will provide information on security for the elderly.

Girl Guides
Weekly meetings in Brownies / Ladybirds and Guides have recommensed in the Ballroom on Monday evenings at 7.30 pm.
New members in the 5 to 15 age group are cordially invited to join.

GAA
New football trainer Waltie Moloney had his first meeting with the u-2l and senior playing panels on Saturday night last. A most encQuraing response fr'drn e players was forthcoting. Training for the u-2luad commenced on Sunday last. The senior panel commence on Sunday next.

Ruby Wedding
Congratulations to Paddy and Nell Murphy, Congress Terrace, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on February 1st.
Tipperariana- The Books of Tipperary

One of the Fethard Historical Society's most successful events of 1996 was their Annual Book Fair held in Fethard Ballroom last February. It was a roaring success, attracting over three hundred people, and as one book dealer stated recently "it was the biggest book fair he was at in 1996".
The successful formula is again being repeated this year on Sunday February 9th and the event is being called 'Tipperariana '97". The highlight of the day will be the publication of a little book Tipperariana which has been compiled by Rudi Holzapfel, the well-known Tipperary town book dealer.
Tipperariana is a book of notes, pointers and current market prices of Tipperary books for scholar and collector. The author, T4pperary town antiquarian book dealer Rudi Holzapfel, points out in the introduction that Tipperary is the first county in Ireland to have its famous books described and valued in this wa.
There are some 220 books listed and valued, and the dearest book is 'Metra Miscellanea', a collection of poems by Clonmel born B. Baron, published in Cologne in 1657 and valued at £1,000.
A number of books are valued in the hundreds of pounds but most of books listed in Tipperariana are valued in the £20 to £30 price range and some of these books and many more will be on sale with the twenty or so dealers who will be in the Fethard Ballroom on next Sunday. Doors open from 2pm to 6pm.
Rudi Holzapfel, author of Tipperariana lived as a child in Santa Barbara, California before the family moved to Ireland. Rudi has been involved in the book business in England, Dublin and Germany. Since 1989, Tipperary has been Rudi's home, first a bookshop in Ladyswell, Cashel and now in the basement of the Pennyfarthing Arcade on Main Street, in Tipperary nwn, or as he calls it "my subtci nean kiosk, my underground reading quarters".
The Book Fair attracts sellers and collectors from all over Ireland. These dealers stock all and every type of book, both new and old, including many stalls of paperbacks.
Sean Nugent, Kilsheelan, who recently published a
child in Santa Barbara, California before the family moved to Ireland. Rudi has been involved in the book business in England, Dublin and Germany. Since 1989, Tipperary has been Rudi's home, first a bookshop in Ladyswell, Cashel and now in the basement of the Pennyfarthing Arcade on Main Street, in Tipperary town, or as he calls it "my subterranean kiosk, my underground reading quarters".
The Book Fair attracts sellers and collectors from all over Ireland. These dealers stock all and every type of book, both new and old, including many stalls of paperbacks.
Sean Nugent, Kilsheelan, who recently published a book 'Slievenamon in Song and Story' will be present to sell and sign copies of his book.
Tipperary County Liuraty is putting on a special display for children and teenagers, which will include audio tapes, remedial reading material, and book lists that will aid parents in their selection of books for their family.
Ais, from Dublin, one of the largest stockists of Irish language books, especially for children, will attend with over 200 titles.
Last but not least, the Fethard Historical Society will again have their local piano player, Lisa O'Sullivan, providing background music to soothe the reading masses. See you there!



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