Saturday 3rd January 2004
IRISH COUNTRYWOMENS ASSOCIATION
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Anybody who needs our help, in strictest confidence, can contact any member of the conference. We would like to wish all our donors, sponsors and friends a very Happy New Year.
FETHARD GAA CLUB AGM
FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY LOTTO
FEHARD JOCKEY IN TOP FORM
The conkers were then threaded on boot laces or string and the challenge, ‘First Three’, could be heard on street and in schoolyard. Each player was entitled to three shots at his opponents conker until one or the other was broken. Pride was taken in the record of each surviving conker. The best record we can recall was held by the late Jimmy O’Shea, St. Patrick’s Place, who broke eighteen conkers before his own was demolished.
The game of conkers, the boys who played them, and now the trees which produced them are gone. Maybe the boys of today with their computers, DVDs, mobile phones etc are better off? Somehow or other, I doubt it!
He ran a left-handed circle to the Crohane road to Careys before returning to the covet. Not dwelling as long this time, he crossed the Drangan-Ballylusky road to the plantation on the far side. Hounds were now really flying and had him away at the top of Ballylusky Cross. A large left-handed circle followed over the high fields at Lismoylan before our pilot re-crossed the Ballylusky Road near Drangan village. Hounds then hunted to the Crohane Road where they lost him.
Between the time spent in the two plantations, plus the two large circles hunted, hounds were hunting strongly for an hour and twenty minutes. A feature of this run was, at no stage were the hounds any great distance from the large number of followers out. A pleasing feature was the number of juvenile followers out. It was indeed remarkable how young followers, such as the young Holohan brothers from Killusty, kept in touch with the hounds all day.
The White Heathers meet in Ballingarry on next Sunday 11th January at 12 noon.
GREETINGS TO FETHARD FROM ABROAD
Happy New Year to all of our friends in Fethard. 2003 was a great year; we will never forget it. Thanks for everything. Peace and Love!
Sarah Hammoum (Morrissey) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
I would just like to wish my family the Morrissey's and Murphy's and all other relations a very Happy Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. New year greetings to all Fethard and Killusty people at home and abroad. Keep up the good work and thanks for all you do on the website. It has become invaluable to me.
Eugene Duggan, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Biddy arrived safely in Christchurch, and is enjoying the warm, sunny weather. Wishing all our friends and family in the Killusty and Fethard area a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Cailin mac Cormaic (email: email@example.com)
Hello to Zoë and Sandra, Ruby and all my friends in Fethard. hope you all got nice presents from Santa
Mary McNulty (Maher), Bedford (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Best wishes to all our friends and family for the festive season and 2004.
Joseph M. Moroney, Kansas (email: email@example.com)
Wishing all our wonderful relatives (The Byrnes, Cuddihys and the Meaneys) a very Happy Christmas and an even better New Year!
Maggie McCarthy (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
I would like to post my Fethard family names (though spelling may have changed over the years 1778 to 1890).
1. John MacCathy married Mary Teahan, children John, Kate and Michael.
2. John MacCarthy married Elizabeth Fitzgerald, children: Charles W, John, Michael and Patrick
3. Charles William MacCarthy married Anastasia Cantwell, children: John L, Mary E, Alice M,
4. Charles William MacCarthy married Marion Cuddihy, children: Charles, Maude
Charles and Marion migrated to Australia in 1884 and many of the other families joined them here. Some of the boys joined family in America but I have not been able to track them yet. Hoping some one has a connection, however small.
Peggy (email: email@example.com)
I am looking for any information on a John Hanley born about 1815, Margaret Fox born about 1819 - married in Fethard in 1844. Children Michael P. Hanley born 1846 and Mary A. Hanley born about 1848 - after that they emigrated to USA - Massachusetts around 1850. Any information would be appreciated. This was all in the family bible we have started by John/Margaret’s daughter around 1870.
Katie Knott Ryan (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Does anyone in Fethard remember the Murphy Family who lived on Rocklow Road. Margaret Murphy's husband David died quite young. There was three children DD, Chris and Annette. My Mother was a good friend of Margaret. They were a lovely family, I believe they moved to Wales. I would love to hear any information about Margaret and the children.
Paul Looby (email: email@example.com)
I'm trying to get back in touch with Mary Hennessey (Smith) but have mislaid her nos. If anybody can help, please leave a message on here or email me.
Troy Forster (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
If anybody knows how to get in contact with Mary and Fiona Cummins could they please pass my email address along to them?
Peter Driscoll (email: email@example.com)
My great-great-great grandfather John Driscoll and his wife Anty Egan Driscoll are buried at the Catholic Church cemetery in Modeshill. Both died in November of 1803. Their son, my great-great-grandfather Michael Driscoll married a Mary Mahone. He, along with his children, moved to the USA in the early 1840s. We are not sure what became of his wife. We think they were from Mullinahone. Any info on this family or where they lived would be appreciated. Thank You.