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Monday 11th September 2006

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Average Visitors Now Over 800 Per Day
The August Fethard site statistics show that we have now exceeded an average of over 800 visitors per day for the first time. We would like to thank you for your continued support and remember that we're always open to suggestions of how we can improve . . . please email your suggestions to: webmaster@fethard.com

Fethard/Killusty London Reunion 2006

This photograph was taken at a Fethard London Reunion in the 1970s and includes: Rev Dean Lee, Teresa Forde, Philly McGrath, Mrs Byrne and son in law Maurice Awlday, Pam Byrne, Diana Brett and Lena Darcy, Padraig O Riain, Jack Byrne (Kilmore) and Josie Byrne.

This year’s Fethard & Killusty London Reunion will take place on Saturday 7th October 2006, at a new more central and more accessible venue: Walkabout, Temple Station, Temple Place, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PH. Entertainment will be provided by Mary Morrissey and her Band. Admission will be £10 for Adults and £5 for children, to help defray expenses.

The venue is at the back of The Savoy, so if you want to make a posh weekend of it you could stay in the Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ Tel: +44 (0)8704 008702. Nearby is the Sanctuary House Hotel, 33 Tothill St. London SW1 Tel: +44 (0)20 7799 4044, and the Mad Hatter Hotel, 3-7 Stamford St, Southwark, London, Greater London, SE1 9NY, 
Tel: 0845 45 66 399.

Some B&Bs in the locality include: Harcourt House Hotel 50, Ebury St, London, SW1W 0LU, Tel: 020 7730 2722 and the Morgan Guest House 120, Ebury St, London, SW1W 9QQ Tel: 020 7730 2384.

Nearby attractions are: South Bank – London’s fastest growing tourist area including The Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, The London eye, The Millennium Bridge, The Saatchi Gallery, The National Theatre, Vinopolis (venue dedicated to the whole world of wine), and just a short walk from St Pauls Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Shakespeare's Globe was founded by Sam Wanamaker and is dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.

Tate Modern - London's new world-class museum of modern art, is a few minutes away. The world-famous gallery of modern art opened on Bankside in May 2000.

London Eye - As well as the thrilling experience of a flight on the Eye, there's the remarkable story of its conception and development, the vision of its creators!

The Well Golf Society
A final reminder to all our members, our next outing of the season takes place this coming Saturday 9th September, at Callan Golf Club. Tee off time is 12 noon. Hope to see you all there.

Fethard GAA Club News
In Monroe, on Saturday 2nd September, we moved to the top of the Intermediate Hurling table and won a place in the South semifinal when our hurlers came good, with a fine performance in the second half, to win on a scoreline, Fethard 1-15 (1-5), St Marys 1-10 (1-6). The team was: Paul Fitzgerald, Carol Gahan, Michael Ryan, Michael Carroll, Johnny Leahy, Shane Walsh, Cian Maher, John P Looby, Kieran Treacy 0-8 (F), Eoin Doyle, Miceál Spillane 0-2, Aiden Fitzgerald 0-2, Michael Aherne 1-0, Stephen O’Donnell 0-1, and Kenneth O’Donnell 0-2. Subs used were: Jamie McCormack, Christopher Sheehan and Dean Tobin.

The Senior Football Munster League quarterfinals are due to be played this week with Fethard down to play Askeaton (Limerick) away.

Our Minor B Hurlers play the South semifinal this Friday 8th September, in Clonmel at 6.15pm against Ballybacon Grange. The very best of look to all involved.

Congratulations to Tipperary Minor Hurlers and to selector Noel Russell (South) on their All Ireland success last Sunday. The last time we won was in 1997. Judging by last Sunday’s display, it certainly looks very good for the future of Tipp hurling.

New Boutique opens in Fethard
The latest addition to Fethard’s ever expanding number of retail outlets is due to open this Friday afternoon at 2pm. Opera, as it will be known, will specialise in ladies occasional wear and is located adjacent to the Holy Trinity Church of Ireland entrance on the Square. Some of the “more mature” citizens in the town will remember that this premises was once the location of Mrs O’Brien’s fresh fish and fish and chip shop.

Trip to Cape Clear
The Fethard Historical Society are visiting the island of Cape Clear, off the Cork coast, on the weekend of September the 15th. Diarmuid O Drisceoil, of Fulacht Fia fame, will give a historical/archaeological guided tour on Saturday afternoon. Liam Burke, Clerihan, will lead a nature walk on Sunday. The island is renowned for its bird life and is a gathering point for migratory birds. If you are interested in going and  have not yet booked, please phone Dóirín Saurus at Tel: 31916 this weekend.

First Steps Playgroup Reopened
First Steps Playgroup, situated in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard would like to advise parents that they are now re-opened after the summer break. If you are interested in booking a place for your child, please feel free to drop-in at the above address or phone Patricia Fitzgerald any time. Tel: 086 1580897/052 32164. We look forward to hearing from you.

Died Recently
The death has occurred, on Sunday 3rd September, of Mr Patrick ‘Paddy’ Maher, Abbey Street, Fethard. Paddy was a very popular teacher at Fethard Patrician Brothers Secondary School up to his retirement some years ago. On the news of his death, many tributes from overseas have been posted on the Fethard Website:

“Paddy Maher — Some people command respect for a single action. Paddy has the respect of generations for his inspirational teaching. His constant encouragement to seek the non-obvious solution, the surprise argument, to contribute to the debate, no matter how shy you felt. Lessons in more than just the English language, but valuable life tools that I am sure many have found more than useful. I have met few really inspirational people in my life and Mr Maher your passing is noted with utmost respect and more than a little sadness.”  – (Patrick Murphy, Braintree UK)

Requiem Mass took place on Wednesday 6th September in the Augustinian Abbey Fethard, followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium, Dublin. Our deepest sympathy to his three daughters, Mary, Denise and Martha. May he rest in peace.

Fethard ICA
Fethard ICA will hold their Guild Meeting on Tuesday 12th September in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road, at 8pm. Tipperary Regional Youth service will give a talk at the meeting which will give the members an
idea of youth provision in the area and how the youth service can
provide activities for young people. It will create an awareness to
the members of what's available locally which includes rural work
and the drugs initiative. The talk will also cover voluntary
involvement for adults.

Hostesses are the ‘Yellow Group’ and the competition theme is, ‘The Last Rose of Summer’.

Fethard Bridge Club
Bridge resumes in the Tirry Community Centre on Wednesday 13th September at 7.30pm sharp.  We look forward to seeing as many members as possible on the first night.  On Wednesday 27th September we will be playing for the Free Sub Gross and the following Wednesday, 4th October, for the Free Sub Nett and it would be great to see everyone competing for these two valuable prizes.

Married Recently

Congratulations to Kathleen Cawley, Knockbrack, Fethard, who married Gerard Reilly in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard.

Music Scene
On Saturday 30th September, in the Abymill Theatre, former Fethard man, Aidan Ward, will play a gig with his band. Aidan has toured many countries and has gained vast experience in the music field, both as a musician and songwriter. Aidan will be supported by Fethard’s new young band who are practising hard for the gig for the past few weeks.

On Thursday 7th September, legendary guitarist Philip Donnelly will also play a gig for his growing Fethard fan club. Admission is free.

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Wednesday 30th August were 10, 20, 30 and 32. There was no Jackpot winner and no ‘Match 3’ winners, so three tickets were drawn and the following won €50 each:

Angela Connery, Powerstown, Clonmel;
Finola Horan, Fethard;
Mary Kenny, Mullinahone.

The three €50 Lucky Dip winners were:
Mary McCormack, Kerry Street, Fethard;
Terry Coady, The Valley, Fethard;
Maureen, Katie & Lucy Whyte, Main Street, Fethard.
This weeks Jackpot is €6,750 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €675.

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