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FETHARD NOTES ARCHIVE

Saturday 28th September 2002


MARRIED RECENTLY
The wedding took place at Magorban Church on Friday 27th September of Gillian, daughter of Mr Stanley and Mrs Annette Murphy, Main Street, Fethard to Peter Collier, Meath.
The wedding took place at Cloneen Church on Friday 27th September of Ena, daughter of Mr John and Mrs Nora O’Meara, Milestown, to Michael Dunphy, Mullinahone.

FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
The bridge results for 25th September are:
1st Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St. John (winners of free sub)
2nd Gross: Alice Quinn and Kitty McCarthy
1st Nett: Suzanne Opray and Noreen Evans
2nd Nett: Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke

DIED RECENTLY
We record the death of Mrs Elsie Butler, Garrinch, Fethard, who died on Saturday 28th September. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.

FETHARD GAA CLUB
The Intermediate hurling south semifinal takes place on next Sunday Oct 6th when we meet Ballybacon / Grange in Clonmel at 3pm.
Our Lotto jackpot of €5,600 was not won. We had five ‘match threes’ who won €30 each: John Butler (Rosegreen), Breda O’Loughlin (Grawn), Nuala McCormack (c/o Erin Foods), Mark Maguire (Grangemockler), and Joe Grant (11 Tirry Park). The €50 lucky dip goes to Christopher Doyle (66 Woodvale Walk).
Our deepest sympathies are at this time with the Butler (family) Garrinch on their recent bereavement.

FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY CENTRE
The new extension at Fethard Tirry Centre was used for the first time on Wednesday night 25th September by Fethard Bridge Club. The South Eastern Health Board have appointed a new supervisor for the Day Care Centre will the Centre will reopen as soon as the position is filled.

COOLMOYNE CREAMERY CLOSED
Coolmoyne Creamery, closed its doors for good on Friday, 27th September 2002 after 108 years service to the community. The occasion was marked by inviting past workers and neighbours for refreshments. Any queries will now be handled by the Fethard Glanbia Branch. Tel: 052 31108 or 087 6272009.

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Joe Keane, formerly from The Green, who was appointed Creamery Manager at Glanbia, Ballingarry.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The local Conference of St. Vincent De Paul are renewing, this year, their support /help scheme for third level education. Anybody who has a son /daughter at a third level college, or just about to start, should contact any member of the conference before Monday 7th October if they wish to take part in the scheme.

FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY LOTTO
The numbers drawn on Tuesday 24th September were 4, 26, 31 and 32. There was no Jackpot Winner and no "Match 3" winners. Five tickets were drawn and each of the following received €30 each:
Tom Gilpin, The Valley, Fethard
Gina Bergin, c/o Bradshaws, The Green, Fethard
Eleanor Sheehan, c/o Rena Sheehan, Walshbog, Fethard
Alice Coen, Rocklow Road, Fethard
Kevin Traynor, c/o Louis Coen, Fethard
The three €50 Free Draw winners were:
Ester McCormack, The Green, Fethard
Jacqui Freyne, Fethard
Maura Trehy, The Green, Fethard
This week's Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Sellers Prize for the winning jackpot ticket is now €575.

THE LITTER PROBLEM
We have written many times previously in this column on the litter problem on the streets of Fethard. Following the students’ lunch break on Friday last, the amount of litter left on the windowsill and in the doorway of two adjoining private houses in Main Street was simply appalling. Fast food cartons, soft drink cans and plastic bottles, bags and wrappers were abandoned in abundance. The litter was left within feet, rather than yards, of two public litterbins. Lack of civic spirit is sadly obvious here. Credit is due to the members of the public who cleaned up the mess. This behaviour is just not tolerable and must be stopped.

LETTERS FROM FETHARD WEBSITE

Dennis Ashby (email:dennisashby@blueyonder.co.uk)
Can anyone shed any light on where I can find any burial records for Red City, I want to know the whereabouts of my Grandmother's Catherine McGrath (nee Slattery) and Uncle's Francis (Frankie) McGrath’s graves. The Church point us to the County Council, the Council point us to the Church or local people, any help would be appreciated.

Flynnie (Manchester) (email: flynniettfrc@hotmail.com)
Hello to all, its been a long time since I’ve been in Fethard. If by any chance anyone could help me, I’m trying to contact Eddie Sheehan jnr. Ex- ‘Toss the Feathers’, or his dad. It would be nice to hear from them too.

Florence Locke (email: f.l@ns.sympatico.ca)
Hi there, I’m from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and interested in finding info about a Margaret Dowling who married Michael Quinn (Fethard Ireland) circa 1817 1819. Are there any Dowlings out there? They immigrated to Canada in 1820 - 1822. My great-grandfather (James -born Feb.19,1819) was their son. I would appreciate any info if anyone has some on the Dowlings. James was born in Fethard. Thank You very much.

Mary Molloy (email: mary@unipress.co.uk)
Can you let me know if there is a Festival in Fethard at the October Weekend. If there is, can you give me some details about it. There are 5/6 of us from the Isle of Man interested in coming over. We were supposed to play gigs in Galway but due to a death we had to cancel. We have decided to come anyhow seeing as we already have plane tickets and are looking for somewhere with a Festival. Would there be somewhere there we could get B&B at this stage? I look forward to hearing form you!

June Howard (email: nunnie@superior.net)
I’ve sent you some pictures including one of Maria Crean, born in Fethard, on Nov. 28, 1869 and baptized in the church of Fethard. Her godparents were Pat Shea and Mary Ann Gleason. Her parents were John Crean and Lizzy Hackett. Maria married James Quirk of Fethard and they had three sons. They moved to New York and she passed away in 1948.
If you need anymore information please let me know. I have a few more pictures I would like to send. If you can't use them, that's okay. I’ve always read on the Fethard site where you are looking for old pictures and I'm not sure if you meant this type.
Maria Crean Quirk is my husbands half grand aunt. Maria's father died and her mother remarried a Michael Connolly / Connelly, (also from Fethard), and had 3 more children, one being my husbands great grandmother. Your Fethard site is out of this world and much enjoyed by all.



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