Saturday 6th March 2004
FR PAT KILLIAN OSA
The clubs first chairman was Michael 'Waxie' Kenny, vice chairman was Brendan Kenny, other committee members were Don McCarthy, Tom O'Connell, Thomas Barrett and Miceál 'Korky' McCormack.
At the club’s Annual General Meeting held in 1969 the following officers and committee were elected: Patron, Canon Lee PP; Chaplain, Fr O’Brien CC; Chairman, Fr Pat Killian OSA; Secretary, Danny Kane; Treasurer, Miceál McCormack. Committee members: Thomas Barrett, John Littleton and Philip Ryan.
To raise funds, the club ran a ‘hop’ once a week and charged a sixpence entrance fee. They were later to discover from the late Sergeant Con Healy that, not having a licence, this charge was illegal. Seeing the committee’s disappointment at the prospect of losing their only regular source of income, the good sergeant, with the wisdom of Solomon, solved the problem. “You must allow everyone in free,” he said, “but having got them in you then go around and insist that they make a voluntary contribution of sixpence each!”
Fr Killian positively influenced the lives of many of the young people he worked with in Fethard and was also a role model in July 1971 when he calmly accepted his superior’s decision to transfer him to Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, at a time when it broke the hearts of all the young people who had grown to love him. He gave them faith to struggle on, survive and be independent. We have never forgotten that faith, or Fr. Killian.
May he rest in peace.
FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
NEW BUS FOR DAY CARE CENTRE
Monday 22nd: Mgr. M. Olden, Tramore ‘Religion & The People’.
Tuesday 23rd: Rev. C. Hayes, Cashel ‘Mary Our Mother’.
Wednesday 24th: Rev. J. Delaney, Newport ‘Hope’.
Thursday 25th: Rev. J. Egan, Lattin & Cullen ‘Christian Marriage & Family Values’.
Friday 26th: Rev. Seamus Ryan, Walkinstown, Dublin.
Saturday 27th: Rev. Joe Walsh, Thurles ‘Young People & Christian Principles’.
Sunday 28th: Rev. Joe Egan, Boherlahan ‘Death and its Christian Meaning’.
Monday 29th: Rev. T. J. Breen, Holycross ‘Forgiveness & Penitential Service’.
Tuesday 30th: Rev. G. Horan, The Abbey. Fethard.
FIVE COUNTY STARS
FETHARD & KILLUSTY COMMUNITY LOTTO
M.F. Croke, Tullamaine, Fethard
Terry Coady, The Valley, Fethard
Lisa Walsh, Burke Street, Fethard
John O'Brien, 8 Woodvale Walk, Fethard
Nick Stokes, Fethard.
Lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
Eleanor Roche, 22 Woodvale Walk, Fethard
David Orr, 25 St. Patricks Place, Fethard
Bernadette McManus, Burke Street, Fethard
Next weeks Jackpot €5,250. Jackpot sellers prize €375.
FETHARD BRIDGE CLUB
1st Gross: Betty Walsh and Suzanne Opray
2nd Gross: Anna Cooke and Annie O’Brien
1st Nett: Marie Delaney and David O’Meara
2nd Nett: Mike Burke and Brendan Kenny
Bridge will take place as usual on Wednesday next St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March. Anyone looking for a partner can contact Annie O’Brien. Tel: 052 31862.
PARENTS ASSOCIATION TABLE QUIZ
A good night’s entertainment is promised, refreshments will be served and an invitation is extended to all.
Progressive 25 results
Joint winners on 11 games: Tom McCormack and Paddy McCormack, Paddy Butler and Tess Maher. Table Prize: Teresa Cummins and Bridget Hayes. Rubber finals: Bridget Hayes and Teresa Cummins, Paddy Butler and Tess Maher, John St. John and Pat O’Dwyer, Brian O’Donnell and Seamus Maher.
The next game takes place on Friday 12th march at 8.30pm sharp in Fethard Ballroom.
THE WELL GOLF SOCIETY
FETHARD GAA CLUB
The Senior Football County League continues also on Sunday 14th March when we play Commercials in Fethard at 4.30pm.
I was an only child. I have a miniature of John Dalton Kellett - and over the years I have tried to trace any relations of my father's and indeed of my grandmother's, who was a Mallock, but have not been at all successful. He had one very nice, and very remote, cousin called Evedne who married Sir somebody Wildbore Smith and I used to see her until she died many years ago. I also met Mr Patten's daughters once, an equally long time ago, and Mrs Patten left me the family medals. She wanted to leave me my grandmother's jewellery but understood that my grandfather had given it to Jessie Kellett and in old age she had lost her memory and sold it all for nothing to dealers.
And that is about all I know. I would love to know more, and also who now lives at Clonacody. If I knew I could perhaps write to them and go over with my daughter to see the house.
I married in 1947 when I was 19, Richard Wood, the youngest son of Lord Halifax - who had been Viceroy of India and was Foreign Secretary at the time of Munich. Richard was an MP for Bridlington for many years and then went to the House of Lords as Lord Holderness. He died very suddenly in August 2002.
Yours sincerely, Diana Holderness (email: email@example.com)
The death has occurred in Portsmouth, England, of Mrs Kathleen Broomfield, formerly Kathleen Cunningham, Tullamaine.
The death has occurred on 2nd March in Leicestershire, England, of Mr James ‘Jim’ Walsh, formerly of Monroe, Fethard. Prior to emigrating in 1961, the late Jim Walsh was in long time employment with the Holway family at Madamsland. He also worked nights and on Sundays as usher and caretaker at the Capital Cinema from where he will be well remembered by cinema patrons of the forties and fifties. Interment took place in England.
The new joint-masters of the ‘Gallant Tipps’ for the 2004-05 season are Peter Reilly, Paul Ronan and Patrick Kennedy. Each of the new joint masters have impeccable records in their service to hunting over the years. All hunting followers and supporters will join in wishing them well and the best of luck.
WITH THE WHITE HEATHERS
The Ballylusky White Heather Harriers would also like to thank all landowners for their co-operation during the season.
In my earlier report on the Fethard Old Town Hall I described the three interconnected and mutually dependent items that were required in order to progress this project:
An Architectural assessment of the Fethard Old Town Hall building. The Dublin Civic Trust were commissioned to carry out this work. This research has been completed and was issued in mid November 2003.
A condition report on the structure A brief over view assessment was prepared by architect James O’Connor and issued in September 2003. While this assessment is not exhaustive, nor did it involve any opening up, it did indicate that the generally robust condition of the structure would allow an adaptive reuse of this building.
A well-researched and practical Project Brief is also required. The project brief will allow a project design and supporting budget to be prepared. This project brief is critical to determine the extent of the financial commitment that will be required of the various parties to deliver the project
Following from the brief will be the scheme design and review, all the way to planning stage including the preparation of a detailed project budget, establishing both of the new build and conservation elements, the fitting out, professional fees, VAT etc required to deliver the project.
The Next Stage (Commencing March 2004)
The next stage is to progress the items outlined in point 3 (above).
A project brief to be agreed by the principal parties to the project: including the County Council, the Tipperary Library Board and the Fethard & Killusty Community Council and to a lesser extent the potential grant providers: for example (DoE/H/LG), the Heritage Council and any other significant 'players' or individuals locally or nationally. Following the adoption of the agreed brief a design scheme proposal for the project and resultant costs can be prepared. This proposal can then be brought forward through the planning process. The conservation information and method statements will form the central part of the conservation grant application to be made in mid January 2005 (to DoE/H/LG).
In parallel throughout 2004 the parties to the project must turn secure the much more significant sums required for the non conservation new elements of the project identified by the project brief. These include in no particular order disabled access, new services including plumbing, sewerage connections, heating, telecoms, fire, security, new staff and visitor areas toilets, kitchens, reception areas and library.
• My own 'guesstimate feel' for project cost would indicate costs for new versus conservation works at a 3.5 or 4:1 ratio.
Stephen Fallon, Conservation Officer Forward Planning.