Saturday 15 October 2005
Parish Development and Renewal
The people of Fethard and Killusty are now invited to begin their own Parish Development and Renewal. The first meeting will take place in Fethard Ballroom on Wednesday 26th October at 8pm. Fr. Joe Walsh (Thurles) and Revd. Pat Burns will present the programme, which will run for four consecutive Wednesday nights. Everyone is welcome to attend. By way of introduction to this important initiative the organisers will speak at all parish masses on the weekend 22nd/23rd October, highlighting the background to the programme and its aims.
Parish Development and Renewal is a process whereby priests and parishioners work together and take shared
Emigrants’ Newsletter Collection
All donations of €10 or more will be acknowledged in this years issue. If you wish to be acknowledged, please put your donation in an envelope with your name and address or deliver by hand to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road.
This is the last call to club secretaries to submit their reports for inclusion in this years Emigrant’s Newsletter. Photographs and articles can be handed in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Please also let us know of change of addresses or new addresses to be added to the emigrant mailing list. Anyone with Fethard connections living away from Fethard is eligible to be added to our list. An up-to-date mailing list is essential to avoid unnecessary postage costs, so please let us know if your children, relatives or friends have changed flat or house in the past twelve months.
Parents’ Association Table Quiz
Civil Defence Classes
For further details contact Dolores Fahey, Civil Defence Office South Tipperary, Tel: 087 2435001.
Mary Murphy, 18 Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard
The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Paddy Lawrence, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard;
Next weeks Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1,000. The weekly draw will now take place on Wednesday mornings at 11am in Fethard Day Care Centre, Barrack Street. All are welcome to come along.
Fethard Open Coursing Club
Fethard Bridge Club
1st Nett: Betty Walsh and Brigid Gorey;
1st Gross: Bridie Lee and Mike Burke
Bridge lessons continue in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street on Monday nights at 7.30pm. Anyone looking for a partner for Wednesday night, please contact Annie O’Brien at Tel: 052 31862.
Memories of Moscow
Micheál McCormack was walking across the famous Square, in the shadow of the Kremlin and Lenin’s tomb, savouring the images which he had formerly seen only on television and in films, when a voice broke the silence. “Hey”, cried a man to Micheál, “Is O’Shea still training the team?”
So every time Micheál sees the place on the news, he thinks of Jimmy O’Shea training the Fethard football team as well as Rasputin, Lenin and the others of course.
Congratulations to the following successful winners all with local connections: Colm Hickey, grandson of Margaret Hickey (nee Byrne, Killusty), playing with Garryspillane and winning their first Limerick County senior hurling title; and Carol Mannion, son of Cathryn Mannion (nee Byrne, Killusty) playing with St Bridgets, Roscommon county senior football champions.
Our Lotto Jackpot €3,300 was not won. The numbers drawn in Butlers Bar were 2, 11, 12, and 20. We had one match three winner of €150: Michael Teehan (Moyglass). The €50 Lucky Dip going to Margaret Fitzgerald (Monroe).
The previous week’s numbers drawn at McCarthys Hotel were 3, 5,15 and 16. There was one match three winner of €150 to Bernadette McManus (Burke Street). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Lizzy Reddy (Woodvale Walk).
Green is the Valley, Blue are the Hills, revolves around the author’s search for, but not limited to, his Crane and March Families, and is presented in narrative form involving the intuitive and deductive reasoning processes that sometimes occur within the genealogical process and as such should hold some interest for the more generalized reader. As well as the details of the author’s travels taken to unravel the mystery of his ancestors, this account includes pictures and poems that are used to highlight the text, but stand on their own merit. In addition to the search for the past, any reader will find some of life’s treasures that exist in human and spiritual values.
Anyone for Badminton?
Drawing the covert at Grawncole, hounds found almost immediately. Their opening cry told of almost perfect scenting conditions, which had not been the case on most mornings so far this season. The Grawncole covert held at least two brace and the dog pack finding shook the countryside as their great cry re-echoed through the very thick undergrowth for almost two hours. They marked at least a brace and a half to ground and lost a fourth fox when scent seemed to just vanish around mid-day as the day got warmer.
Even Micky Dooley, had he been out, could but not have approved of the great morning’s hunting, thoroughly enjoyed by the regular long morning followers of the chase.
Practical in Paris
The Fethard party were standing underneath the structure when one of the group asked another, a farmer, what he thought of it. “Not bad”, he replied, “A few sheets of galvanise around the outside and ‘twould be a great place for storing bales”. A practical man if ever there was one.
Fethard windcheaters and togs are currently on sale in Manton’s Laundrette on The Square but hurry as they are going fast. Sincere thanks to Ger for doing us this big favour, it is very much appreciated. A smaller quantity of jerseys and other gear will be ordered before Christmas and for those who are interested, please let our secretary or Ger Manton know as soon as possible.
This year the Juvenile Club have decided to run a ‘Race Night’ to help raise much needed funds, it will be held in McCarthys Hotel on Thursday 27th of October at 8.30pm. All are welcome and parents’ support would be greatly appreciated
Fethard Youth Issues Meeting
The Youth services have met with Cllr Denis Landy and Tess Collins three times since the last meeting. At their meeting prior to October 7th group looked at ways of attracting resources (funding and other) from agencies. The group are looking at finding solutions for both the present time and also more strategic long-term response.
The application for a Youth Worker submitted by Foróige did not get funding this year. The good news, according to Foróige Regional Officer, Denis O’Brien, was that the new projects that did get funding were granted two workers, therefore we can expect to get two workers when we eventually get funding. The application will be submitted again by Foróige with the support of TRYS and the recent research carried out by Tipperary Institute (TI) should help to strengthen that application.
Tess Collins reported that the ‘Second Chance Programme’ has been launched on a county basis after a successful pilot in Tipperary Town. The ‘Second Chance Programme’ offers a package of social supports to residents that are in danger of loosing their tenancy due to their anti-social behaviour. The programme is made up of all the agencies/groups who can provide support to one individual or to a whole family. Supports may include psychological service, addiction services etc. The programme runs over a number of months depending on family needs.
Catherine Corcoran, from Tipperary Institute, then presented their research findings from the Feasibility Study carried out to establish the Fethard young people’s views and needs for the area. The knowledge gained from the survey was highly praised and will be crucial if we are to be successful in future applications for services and support for our youth in Fethard. Catherine and her colleagues, Mary Larkin and Una Johnson, will present their findings at a Public Meeting organised by Fethard & Killusty Community Council on Wednesday night, 30th November in the Abymill Theatre. Foróige and other supporting agencies will attend.