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Thursday 1st September 2011

Youth Film ‘One by One’ Premier
On Thursday night, August 25, a large group of young local budding ‘film stars’, friends, parents, youth leaders were joined by Cora Horgan, CEO, Tipperary Regional Youth Services, for the launch of their recent film, ‘One by One’, at Fethard Youth Centre.

The film, directed by Will Nugent, was a collaboration between Fethard Youth Club and TRYS (Tipperary Regional Youth Service) who invited local youth interested in film making to take part in the project over a six-week period.

The theme for the film evolved from the creative minds of the cast who sought to express many of the issues facing teenagers in modern day Ireland. Project leader, Will Nugent, did a terrific job in guiding the energetic crew through all the various stages of film making, beginning with ‘storyboarding’ – where the script is developed through brainstorming and research. The complete process, from start to finish, will be an invaluable experience in planning and completing a project, whether it be film making or something else.
The evening opened with a short introduction by Will Nugent who expressed his thanks to Fethard Youth Club and to Maura Carey, Tipperary Regional Youth Service, for their help and support in facilitating the project. Will then went on to thank the cast members for their absolute dedication and enthusiasm which extended way above the norm. As a prelude to the premier, Will’s assistant Tim Vos, showed a short film by Ardfinnan youth, entitled ‘The Village Fillum Ting!’

Will Nugent then introduced the 28 minute premier of, ‘One by One, to loud applause, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. The short film will now be entered in the relevant Youth Film Festivals later this year.

Following the premier showing, teas, coffees and delightful refreshments were served by members and leaders of Fethard Youth Centre. Our thanks to Will Nugent for his film making expertise and talent in working with young people, Tipperary Regional Youth Service for supporting the project and reception, Fethard & Killusty Community Council and Fethard Youth Centre for the facilities, the cast for their commitment and dedication, and last but not least, Shannon Dorney and friends who also provided finger foods for the reception.

Annual Harvest Fete at Clonacody
Clonacody House welcomes the autumn with its first Annual Harvest Fete on Sunday, September 11.

Local artisans, chefs, and vendors will showcase their wares at this beautiful country house, which also offers luxurious accommodation in a bucolic setting.

In addition, a treasure hunt has been organised for the children, along with face painting, pony and trap rides, and the always welcome bouncy castle.

Banna Chluain Meala, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, will be on hand to provide the music.

It promises to be a perfect afternoon outing for the whole family. Local artisans, including, Dóirín Saurus of Crampscastle Pottery and Marie Crean Basketing Weaving will be on hand to demonstrate their craft and answer your questions, and local chef, Barbara Russell will host a work shop on home cooking. Vendor Marie Moclair will be selling her chutneys, along with Katie’s Cookies, and intricate jewellery from the developing world will be on sale, with some of the proceeds going back to the country of origin.

So, re-introduce yourself to the simpler pleasures of life. Come to Clonacody House on Sunday, September 11. The Harvest Fete starts at 1.30pm and goes until 5pm. For more information please contact Helen Carrigan at 087 1689167 and email: helen@clonacodyhouse.com

Five generations
Barbara Jones, whose grandmother was Catherine Cummins, born at Monroe, Fethard in 1891, now has five generations alive as her descendants, now living in Sussex, UK.

Barbara also has her first book ‘Under The July Sun’ published which is based on a family from Fethard. The book is now also available as an e-book at Amazon, Apple and other bookstores.

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on August 24, were: 16, 19, 21 and 27. We had no Jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner of €150: Bridget Hayes, Main Street, Fethard.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also won €50 each: Kathleen Spillane, c/o Maria Murphy; Teresa Roche, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and Jim Keane, Knockelly, Fethard.

Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at www.fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week’s Jackpot commences at €4,700 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €470. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.

Pop Up Café opening extended
Fethard’s pilot Pop-Up Cafe based in the Youth Centre has extended its opening trial period to Saturday, September 10. This will help allow the group monitor the café’s potential during school hours.
The ‘Pop Up Café’ is an initiative spearheaded by the Business and Tourism Group in Fethard, serving as a tourist information location where visitors to the town, as well as locals, can find out more about the rich history of Fethard and learn about the local crafts people and businesses in the town.

The overall aim of the cafe is to ascertain the potential for a more permanent tourist information destination in the town and contribute to a more rounded tourism product for Fethard. The results of the eight-week project will be vitally important in ascertaining the next phase of the development of Fethard’s tourism product.

The Café is run solely by volunteers. The limited menu includes teas, coffees, scones and cakes served from 10am-5.30pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Killusty Soccer Club golf classic
Killusty Soccer Club will hold a golf classic on Saturday, September 24, at Slievenamon Golf Club. This will be a fourball scramble and the cost per team is €80. Tee times are from 10am to 2pm and to book your tee time contact Slievenamon Golf Club Tel: 052 6132213 or 087 0334797. Our thanks go to Frances O’Hanlon, Mortgages and Investments, Clonmel, who is our main sponsor for this event.

Schofield family information
Turlough Johnston sent us this request for information on the Schofield family.

I wonder if you could help me trace some family connections?
My great great grandfather John Sullivan married Margaret Schofield in Fethard, Co. Tipperary on March 30, 1818. John farmed in Grangebarry / Cattaganstown in Killenaule. One of their children, William, baptised on February 23, 1832, had a godmother (sponsor) called Johanna Schofield. One of their grandchildren, John, baptised on February 14, 1871, had a godfather called John Schofield.

This would suggest that there was a lot of contact between the Sullivans and the Schofields. I wonder if there are any relatives left in Fethard? I would be most grateful for any information that might assist me in finding out more about the Schofields?

Kind regards, Turlough Johnston. Email: turlough.johnston@telefonica.net

Class of 76 Reunion
The Class of 1976 will hold a reunion this year on Saturday, September 17, at 8.30pm in the back room of McCarthys Hotel, Fethard. A large turnout is expected and most of the class that we have details for have now been contacted. If you were in that class of 1976 please come along and bring any relevant photographs or memorabilia.

We can recall that 1976 was an unusually dry summer and a very busy year for the local fire brigade who were called to 30 fires all of which we dealt with successfully.

The Fethard Fire Brigade crew in 1976 were: John Whyte (Station Officer), Michael Ryan, Frank Coffey, Austin O’Flynn, Sean Ward, Laurence Kenny, Alfie Brett, Percy O’Flynn, Tony Hanrahan and Johnny Murphy.

Fethard Community Playgroup reopens in new premises
Fethard Community Playgroup will reopen at their new premises, formerly St. Patrick’s Boys School, Rocklow Road, on Monday, September 5, at 9am. If you are unsure as to what days your child is booked in, please contact Helena O’Shea at 086 1658823.

Died Recently
The death has occurred on Wednesday, August 24, of Angela Connery, aged 63, Rathloose, Powerstown, Clonmel, formerly Angela Bradshaw, Drumdeel, Fethard. Very deeply regretted by her loving husband John, daughter Rowena, son John, sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews relatives and her many friends. Interment took place at St. John the Baptist Church, Powerstown.

Annual Emigrant's Newsletter
Work on the production of this year's Annual Emigrant's Newsletter has now commenced. We invite anyone interested in submitting articles or photographs for this year’s issue to contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Tel: 052 6131663 or by email: newsletter@fethard.com

Club secretaries are asked to submit their annual reports and photographs as soon as possible.

Holy Trinity National School
Holy Trinity National School will reopen on Thursday, September 1, at 9.30am. The staff are looking forward to meeting all pupils in their new uniforms and to welcoming their new entrants.

New junior infants will finish school at 12 noon for the first two weeks; senior infants as 2.10pm; and first to sixth classes finish at 3.10pm

We wish staff and pupils every blessing for the coming year.

Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School will reopen for 1st Year students on Monday, August 29; Third Year and Fifth Year pupils on Tuesday, August 30; Second Year and Sixth Year pupils on Wednesday, August 31; and for Transition Year pupils on Thursday, 1st September.

Parish Office
Contributions and notices for the Parish Newsletter, published on the reverse of the weekly Mass leaflet, can be handed in at the Parish Office at Fethard Youth Centre or emailed to: fethardparishoffice@gmail.com Deadline is 5pm on Tuesdays.

Advice for students
This short excerpt from Steve Jobs (CEO Apple), was taken from an address to students at Stanford University in 2005 and is recognised as one of his most inspirational speeches. The full text can be found online.

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”




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