Saturday 28thJuly 2007
Results of Killusty Dog Show
Class 1 Fancy Dress Dog
Class 2 Best Groomed Dog and Handler
Class 3 Best Tail Wagger
Class 4 Most Obedient Dog handled by a child under 12
Class 5 Most Alert
Class 6 Best Veteran Dog
Class 7 Best Trick
Class 8 Best Terrier
Class 9 Best Other Breeds
Class 10 Dog You’d like to take home
Class 11 Best large Dog in Show
Class 12 Obstacle Course
Best Small Dog in Show
Fethard Adult Ladies Gaelic Football
As might be expected with such low scoring, the game was extremely hard fought with every score having to be dearly paid for in effort in what was a very sporting game. The goalie and backs were all heroes for Fethard and midfield worked very hard all through the game. The Fethard forwards finally broke free of the very resolute Boherlahan defence to shoot the clinching scores. Captain Audrey Conway accepted the League Shield on behalf of the team and thanked Boherlahan for their part in what was a very good close game. Final score was Fethard 1-6, Boherlahan 1-2.
Benefit Night at The Castle
State of the Art Pumps in Fethard
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
Martin Burke, Main Street, Fethard;
The €50 Luck Dip winners were:
D. O’Meara, St Patricks Place, Fethard;
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Uniform Echo goes to College
The Rallyes have been a popular trainer in Irish Airfields for years as they are an extremely robust airplane that can take the punishment that students dole out to them. Hard landings and students go hand in hand and the Rallyes could take them time after time.
But, like everything else, time takes its toll and the crop of Rallyes still working in Ireland is becoming more expensive to run and maintain. They are being replaced with more environmentally friendly and economical machines that don’t corrode and burn as much fuel. Most will end up in scrap yards once the usable parts have been stripped away.
But this is not the fate for Uniform Echo. It is moving on to greener pastures, having been purchased by the Engineering Dept of Carlow Regional College to help further the education of a new generation of aircraft engineers.
One of the Rallye’s more famous pilots was the late RAF Wing Commander Tim Vigors who was a neighbour of the late Michael Smith, owner of the first airfield in Fethard. He accepted Michael’s offer to take the plane up for a fun flight and promptly put it through its paces. The CFI at the time was not impressed with the unconventional display in front of the students and told Tim Vigors, “that was no way to fly an aeroplane”. He replied, that it was the proper way to fly if you had three Messerschmitt’s stuck on your tail and off he strolled to feed his horses.
Uniform Echo will be fondly remembered by the many pilots who learned to fly in her. (VM)
Fethard & Killusty Community Games
Fethard GAA Club News
The Minor B hurlers received a walkover on Saturday last against Newcastle giving them 6 points out of possible 8 and a place in the semifinals.
The Minor B footballers also have accrued 6 points out of possible 8 with a game against Carrick Swans rescheduled for this Friday night in Kilsheelan at 7.30pm to conclude the programme. The four teams to qualify for the semifinals will then be decided with Fethard and Ballingarry already there.
The Under-21 B hurling game against Ballybacon Grange has still to be fixed and even if we lose this game we will get another chance through the loser group.
Our Junior B hurlers were defeated in Ballingarry on Wednesday 18th July on a scoreline, Fethard 0-3, Killenaule 6-4.
The Lotto Jackpot of €5,900 was not won. The numbers drawn were 10, 17, 19 and 27. We had one match three winner of €150 to Paul Fitzgerald (Kiltinan). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Aoife Morrissey (Tullamaine). Thanks to Harrington Development for sponsoring the lotto tickets.
St. Augustines (Fethard/Kilsheelan) Reunion
Margaret Maher and her poet Emily Dickinson
Ai'fe goes on to ask, “I hope to understand something of what was going on for the families when they left Ireland (and dates when they left if possible to know) as well as what led up to their work with and for one of America's foremost poets. Years ago Colonel Eoghain O'Neill was so helpful for getting a sense of Tipperary historically but I see I have more questions as I am in the final writing of the book.
Here's the reason for my question today. At this point in my research I need to sort out who emigrated with Tom and Margaret and who their nuclear and extended families might have been. For example I'm running into several Margaret Kellys and think one might be niece, another a sister-in-law, possibly his mother, but it's starting to get a little confusing. I am writing to find out if there are online records for their parish churches or vital records I might consult from here. I'd love an excuse to come back to Tipperary but it's a long way as they say and besides money being tight my publisher has me on a short leash time-wise. I wish it weren't so.
I took a look at the online burial ground records but am not sure I have found the right families there (Meagher and Kelly) and don't seem to be finding records that go back far enough for instance to their grandparents for example. I don't even know the names of their parish churches at this point.
Please let me know if there is anyone who might help try to sort out the Irish portion of my story. Many thanks for your time and kind attention.
Sincerely, Ai'fe Murray, 3530 19th Street, San Francisco, CA USA, Tel: 001 415-552-7625. Email: email@example.com
The Parish of Barrettsgrange
This very small Parish is bounded on the northwest, north and northeast by the Parish of Rathcoole; on the south by the Parish of Redcity and on the west by those of Norrestown and Tullamaine.
This Parish took its name from a branch of the family of Barrett who lived in the Castle of Barrettstown. It is called in Irish Gráinsech a' Bhairéadaigh i.e., the Grange of the Barrett. This is exactly the mode of spelling and pronouncing the name of the Tirawley branch of the Barretts though McFirbis tells us that the Munster Barrots were called in Irish Baróideachs. Perhaps the Barretts who gave name to this place were a branch of the Tirawley Barretts and not of the Munster Barrotts?
There is no Church nor ruin of one in this Parish, nor did I meet anyone that ever heard of any Church being nearer to it than that called Caherderg or Redcity.
In the Townland of Barrettstown in this Parish there is a square castle in good preservation. It measures on the outside thirty-two feet nine inches by twenty-five feet two inches, is four stories high and its walls are six feet two inches in thickness. The highest floor rested on a strong arch which still remains but all the others were of timber. A spiral staircase leads to the top at the northwest corner.
The original windows of this castle are some narrow and roundtopped, some quadrangular and some pointed, and all constructed of chiselled limestone, but two of them have been modernized and covered at top with wooden lintels.
The doorway (which is pointed) is placed on the southwest side and opposite it there is a window in the form of a cross, which admitted the light of the door into the lower room. (See Du Noyer's Sketch of this strong castle). The Parishes of Redcity and Barrettsgrange were traversed by me and Mr. A. Curry.
(J. O'Donovan, Cashel, September 15th 1840)
Another Award for Joe Ahearne
Joe Ahearne (born 23 November 1963) is best known for his work on several fantasy-based 'cult' programmes. His career began when the short film Latin for a Dark Room won an award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1994, and shortly afterwards he began working for the World Productions independent television production company.
In 2005 Joe Ahearne directed five episodes of BBC1's acclaimed revival of sci-fi classic Doctor Who for which he received a BAFTA nomination. In 2004 he wrote and directed sci-fi drama-doc Space Odyssey for BBC1/Discovery. Joe wrote and directed the six-part mini-series Ultraviolet for Channel 4 in 1998 and was the only contributor to both write and direct episodes for the multiple-award-winning series This Life, broadcast on BBC2, which followed the lives of a group of law students in London.