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Died Recently
The peaceful death has occurred on Sunday, April 13, of Seán O'Dwyer, father of Martha Sheehan, Garrinch, Fethard. Sadly regretted by his loving wife Peggy, children Martha, Margaret, Deirdre, Aiden, Barbara and Kevin, his daughter-in-laws, son-in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Reposing at his home, 66 Griffith Avenue, Clonmel, on Monday, April 14, from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Tuesday, April 15, at 12.15 pm for Requiem Mass at 1pm in St Peter and Paul's Church, followed by interment immediately afterwards at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Waterford Road, Clonmel.

Ar dhéis Dé go raibh as a anam dilís.

Died Recently
The death has occurred on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, of Shane Carroll, Knockroe, Thurles, and formerly of Coolbawn, Fethard, and Dungourney, Midleton.

Shane, deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Agnes, son Oran, parents Kevin and Carol Anne (Barrett), brothers Cillian and Diarmuid, grandmother Agnes Barrett, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, godchildren, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Thurles, this Saturday evening, April 12, from 5.30pm with removal at 8pm to Moycarkey Church. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11am followed by burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Moycarkey.

Please be vigilant . . .
We ask locals to be particularly vigilant of any suspicious activity in the locality as we receive reports of an elderly citizen approached by a man as he entered his home after collecting his pension. This stranger asked him, “Did you lose this?” (holding €60 in his hand) . . .

When the pensioner checked his money, the stranger grabbed it and left the scene in a white car driven by another man waiting by the roadside.

If you have seen this white car or anything suspicious on Friday, April 11, please contact the local Garda Confidential Telephone number: 1800 666111

Happy 50th Birthday
Gerard Lonergan's photographed with family members and friends at his 50th Birthday Party celebrated at Butlers Bar last weekend
Gerard Lonergan's photographed with family members and friends at his 50th Birthday Party celebrated at Butlers' Bar last weekend

New ATM Cash machine in Fethard
AIB on Main Street have upgraded their 'Express Lodge' machine inside the bank and now it will also serve as an ATM machine where you can also withdraw cash . . . with your debit card of course!

Fethard & Killusty Community Council AGM
Yje Annual General Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place in the Tirry Community Centre on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Tidy Towns promote ‘Green Dog Walkers’
Photographed at the launch of Fethard Tidy Towns 'Green Dog Walkers' campaign at Fethard Tirry Community Centre are Back L to R: Geraldine McCarthy (Supervisor Fethard Day Care Centre ), Eamon Kennedy (Fethard Tidy Towns), Joan O'Donohoe (Supervisor Fethard Community Employment Scheme). Front L to R: Joe Keane (Chairman Fethard Tidy Towns), dog owners Margaret Walsh and Thelma Griffith.
Photographed at the launch of Fethard Tidy Towns 'Green Dog Walkers' campaign at Fethard Tirry Community Centre are Back L to R: Geraldine McCarthy (Supervisor Fethard Day Care Centre ), Eamon Kennedy (Fethard Tidy Towns), Joan O'Donohoe (Supervisor Fethard Community Employment Scheme). Front L to R: Joe Keane (Chairman Fethard Tidy Towns), dog owners Margaret Walsh and Thelma Griffith.

To coincide with the National Spring Clean Fethard Tidy Towns are launching their ‘Green Dog Walkers’ pledge in cooperation with South Tipperary County Council. Dog walkers are asked to help tackle dog fouling in a friendly way and take a ‘Green Dog Walkers Pledge’ which involves wearing an armband and carrying extra doggie bags to distribute to others while walking their dog. This dog walkers kit is available free of charge at the Tirry Community Office, Barrack Street. So dog lovers are asked to please join this worthwhile campaign as dog foul in public places puts everyone, especially our children, at risk from E-Coli, Salmonella and other diseases.

This week we also launched our National Spring Clean anti litter campaign. We would like all areas to get involved working together for the benefit of our community. We thank Holy Trinity National School and Presentation Patrician Secondary School for their assistance in promoting these campaigns.

Please ‘think’ before you drop litter on the ground – someone will have to pick it up after you. Parents are also encouraged to teach their children and lead by example. Another area needing attention is the ‘Bottle Bank’ where people are leaving their empty bags and boxes. Please dispose of the bottles in the provided bins and bring your empty boxes and bags home.

‘Arctic Queen’ qualifies for grand All-Ireland final
Pictured above L to R: Orla Walsh, Katie White and Louise Fitzgerald, students from Patrician Presentation Secondary School Fethard, who created ‘Arctic Queen’, a dress made from hundreds of plastic milk bottles and other discarded materials. YOUR VOTES are needed from 9am on Monday, April 14, until midnight on Friday, April 25. This voting on ERP Ireland’s Facebook page is important and amounts to 10% of the total votes and is also used in a tiebreaker situation.
Pictured above L to R: Orla Walsh, Katie White and Louise Fitzgerald, students from Patrician Presentation Secondary School Fethard, who created ‘Arctic Queen’, a dress made from hundreds of plastic milk bottles and other discarded materials. YOUR VOTES are needed from 9am on Monday, April 14, until midnight on Friday, April 25. This voting on ERP Ireland’s Facebook page is important and amounts to 10% of the total votes and is also used in a tiebreaker situation.

Three students, Orla Walsh, Katie White and Louise Fitzgerald, from Patrician Presentation Secondary School Fethard, after competing at the regional semi-final have now qualified for the Junk Kouture All Ireland Grand Final, which will take place in Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre on May 2. The student’s successful costume, ‘Arctic Queen’, is a dress created from hundreds of plastic milk bottles and other discarded materials.

A second round of online voting will take place from 9am on Monday, April 14, until midnight on Friday, April 25. This voting on ERP Ireland’s Facebook page is important and amounts to 10% of the total votes and is also used in a tiebreaker situation. The Judges will allocate the main quantity votes on the girls’ outfit and performance in the final on May 2.

The Bord Gais Energy Theatre is Ireland’s premier venue and to be performing in such a theatre is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many. We wish the team all the best for this adventure in May. We would also like to thank Tipperary County Council’s Waste Management Department for making a contribution towards the students’ expenses. The Junk Kouture fashion competition raises awareness of how we can Re-use, Re-Cycle and Re-Fashion.

Fethard and Killusty Community Games
Sisters Abaigeal and Isobella Maher, Tinakelly, who both won gold medals in U10 and U16 Backstroke Swimming events and will now represent Tipperary at the National Finals in Athlone.
Sisters Abaigeal and Isobella Maher, Tinakelly, who both won gold medals in U10 and U16 Backstroke Swimming events and will now represent Tipperary at the National Finals in Athlone.

Congratulations to the Maher sisters, Abigail and Isabella from Tinakelly and to Thomas Morgan, Grangebeg who won gold and silver medals at the county finals of the Community Games Swimming Championships on Sunday last. Isabella was the first to win gold in the girls U10 backstroke competition followed by Abigail in the U16 backstroke event. Thomas Morgan won a silver medal in the boys U16 Butterfly competition. We look forward to the girls representing Tipperary at the HSE Community Games National Finals which will take place in Athlone on the weekend of 15-17 August and wish them the very best of luck.

Thomas Morgan, Grangebeg, who won a Silver medal in the Boys U16 Butterfly event at the Community Games County Swimming final.
Thomas Morgan, Grangebeg, who won a Silver medal in the Boys U16 Butterfly event at the Community Games County Swimming final.


The draw for the GAA events took place in McCarthy's Hotel last week and this is how the Fethard teams fared out.

U10 Mixed Football: Drangan v Fethard, winner v Ardfinnan; Powerstown Lisronagh v Ballingarry, winner v St Marys; Killenaule v Cashel.

U11 Hurling: Cashel v Cahir, winner v Powerstown; Drangan v Moycarkey;  St. Mary's v Ballingarry, winner v Fethard;  Killenaule v Kilsheelan.

U12 Girls Football: Moycarkey v Powerstown, winner v Fethard, Drangan v Cashel, winner v Cahir.

U14 Camogie: Ardfinnan v Fethard, Lattin Cullen v Powerstown, Drangan had a bye. All first rounds must be played before April 21.
The county final of the Art and Model Making events will take place in the Presentation Convent, Clonmel, on Saturday, April 26. Results of area competition will be published next week.

Niall is March Sports Achievement Award winner
Niall Higgins (centre) receiving the Butler's Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March from this months sponsor, Barry O’Connor (right), Accounting & Bookkeeping Service Clonmel. Also included is this month's special sporting guest, Tom Halpin.
Niall Higgins (centre) receiving the Butler's Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March from this months sponsor, Barry O’Connor (right), Accounting & Bookkeeping Service Clonmel. Also included is this month's special sporting guest, Tom Halpin.

Congratulations to Niall Higgins who was winner of the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March. Niall, a very keen dart player, recently completed an incredible feat by winning fifty-one consecutive darts matches in the inter pub league. O’Connor’s Accounting & Bookkeeping Service, Clonmel, sponsored the March award. The local sports guest of honour was Tom Halpin. Tom was a founder member of Killusty Soccer Club in 1969 and a player for the following 30 years. In later years he has also proven to be a keen golfer and athlete, winning a silver medal while competing in the Over-55 section of last year’s Dublin City Marathon.

Photographed at the presentation of Butler's Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March are L to R: Denis Fahey, Monica Knox Crawford and Natalie Jordan.
Photographed at the presentation of Butler's Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March are L to R: Denis Fahey, Monica Knox Crawford and Natalie Jordan.

Magic Show for Convent Community Hall
Reco's Magic Show is coming to Fethard Convent Community Hall on Sunday, April 27, at 3pm. Admission is €3 and it promises to be a great show for children.

The committee would like to congratulate Rebecca and Shannon from Dance Revolution who brought boys and girls from Fethard to compete in Killarney where lots of trophies were won in individual dances and group dance. For anyone interested in joining the Dance Revolution group their class is held in the hall every Friday evening at 4pm, for boys and girls age 4 upwards. We were also very reliably informed that Fethard was well represented in the ‘Mammies Group’ by Mandy, Corina, Teena and Jacqui, so well done to ye also.

TYs visit to St. Augustine’s Dungarvan
School Principal, Mr Michael O'Sullivan and T.Y co-ordinator, Ms Orla Barrett with the T.Y class photographed with pupils during their recent visit to St. Augustines in Dungarvan. Included in the photo are Fr. Gerry Horan OSA from the Augustinian Abbey in Fethard who now works in St. Augustines, Dungarvan, and the T.Y Co-ordinator there, Ms. Nollaig Sheehan.
School Principal, Mr Michael O'Sullivan and T.Y co-ordinator, Ms Orla Barrett with the T.Y class photographed with pupils during their recent visit to St. Augustines in Dungarvan. Included in the photo are Fr. Gerry Horan OSA from the Augustinian Abbey in Fethard who now works in St. Augustines, Dungarvan, and the T.Y Co-ordinator there, Ms. Nollaig Sheehan.

On Thursday last, April 3, Patrician Presentation Transition Year pupils accompanied by Mr O’Sullivan and the TY co-ordinator, Ms Orla Barrett, spent the day in St. Augustine’s in Dungarvan. The idea was to allow the pupils to experience the T.Y. Programme in another school and to create links between the schools. While they were there the Fethard pupils took part in many activities during the day. Katie Whyte and Annie Prout gave a musical performance for the Dungarvan pupils and a good day was enjoyed by all.

GAA Sports Lotto
There was no jackpot winner in the GAA Sports Lotto this week. The numbers drawn were: 3, 16, 21 and 26. There was one match three winner, Tony Ryan Tullamaine, and he received €150. The winner of the €50 lucky dip was Anne Cooke, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard. Next week’s jackpot is €4,600 and the draw will take place in the Burke’s Bar on Tuesday, April 8. Thanks to all for the continued support.

Easter Raffle for Senior Citizens
Fethard's Senior Citizens' Club held their April meeting on Tuesday, April 1, last. Mandy Quigley gave an informative demonstration on flower arranging for the Easter season and three spectacular floral arrangements were raffled among those members present. Beautiful Easter bonnets were created by our club members and judged by Mandy. The winners were: 1st Kitty O'Sullivan, 2nd Patricia Maher and 3rd Eileen Ryan.

The club are grateful to the community members who purchased tickets for our Easter raffle. The winners were: 1st prize (Easter Hamper), Joan Heffernan; 2nd prize (Heater), Bryan O'Rourke; 3rd prize (Picture), Don O'Rourke; 4th prize (Picture), Maura Carey, c/o Nora Lawrence; 5th prize (Rugs), Ava Kenrick; and 6th prize (Fire Screen), Kathleen Fleming. We are also grateful to those who kindly sponsored prizes.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 6. The annual Mass for our deceased members will be celebrated at 7.30pm at our May meeting.

Amy meets champion jockey
Amy Morrissey, Killusty, pictured with champion jockey Davy Russell after his win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup
Amy Morrissey, Killusty, pictured with champion jockey Davy Russell after his win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Fundraising night for Bianca
A fundraising night for six-year-old Bianca O'Brien, daughter of Mick O'Brien and Trish Doyle from Cloneen, will take place on Saturday, April 12, at 8pm in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard. Bianca is currently undergoing intensive treatment for leukaemia in Crumlin Children's Hospital.

The fundraising night includes 'Musicals of the Night', a classic show directed by Stefan Jordan Doyle that features hits from your favourite musicals. The show stars some fabulous solo singers who have given their time for the cause and will perform some well-known and loved musical hits. Tickets for this event are €15 and profits will go to the fund. There will also be some brilliant raffle prizes as well as a limited print by equine artist Tony O'Connor, 'The Land of Nod', which will be auctioned or raffled. Further details or tickets 086 0834208.

Social Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday Night, April 13, to the music of ‘Catherine and High Country’. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing. Dancing 9pm to midnight and admission is €8 which includes tea and cakes.

Sr. Winnie Kirwan R.I.P.
The late Sr. Winnie photographed on the occasion of her retirement from teaching at Holy Trinity National School in 2012. L to R: Maureen Maher, Mary Hanrahan, Sr Winnie and Sr. Maureen.
The late Sr. Winnie photographed on the occasion of her retirement from teaching at Holy Trinity National School in 2012. L to R: Maureen Maher, Mary Hanrahan, Sr Winnie and Sr. Maureen.


It was with great shock and sadness that the news of Sr. Winnie’s death was received by both staff and pupils of Holy Trinity N.S. Fethard, on Monday morning, March 10th last.

Sr. Winnie started teaching in our school, which was then Nano Nagle N.S. in 2004. She taught Senior Infants and adored teaching infants. Sr. Winnie brought with her in her work the true values of Nano Nagle, who founded the Presentation Order. Sr. Winnie was caring, considerate, kind, understanding, non-judgemental and fun. She showed genuine concern for everyone she met.

She had a deep respect and understanding of the value of family and community life. She had a positive influence on all those she met both within the school and in the wider community.

Environmental awareness and care were huge values she promoted in her class and in the school. She planted and cultivated in the school grounds She would be in her element in spring –time. She encouraged recycling and re-using, while discouraging waste of all types.

Sr. Winnie worked with the Junior Infants last year. She helped them to plant sunflower seeds and plants which they had grown from seeds. These duly adorned the high wall at the bottom of our playground for weeks. Sr. Winnie had also agreed to join our Green Schools Committee.

Helping out at the 'Bric--Brac' sale and raffle held in the Town Hall in aid of the Presentation Sisters' Mission in Zimbabwe and Fethard Senior Citizens Club are L to R: Margaret Carrick, Alice Lawrence, Agnes Evans, Mary Butler (seated), Noreen Allen, Nell Broderick, Rosemary Purcell, Ann Darcey, Mary Healy, Sr. Winnie, Phil Wyatt and Annie O'Brien.
Sr. Winnie helping out at the 'Bric--Brac' sale and raffle held in the Town Hall in aid of the Presentation Sisters' Mission in Zimbabwe and Fethard Senior Citizens Club in 2012. L to R: Margaret Carrick, Alice Lawrence, Agnes Evans, Mary Butler (seated), Noreen Allen, Nell Broderick, Rosemary Purcell, Ann Darcey, Mary Healy, Sr. Winnie, Phil Wyatt and Annie O'Brien.


Due to her time in Africa Sr. Winnie was acutely aware of the wastefulness of our world in contrast to the needs and scarcity in Third World countries. She was very conscious of different cultural and ethnic groups and people in other lands. She made the children aware of people less fortunate than themselves. She involved our school in various fundraising activities for the children in Zimbabwe.

Sr. Winnie retired in 2011 due to ill health. She was the last Presentation Sister to teach in our school. Sr. Winnie remained actively involved in our school, on a voluntary basis. She conducted Prayer Services throughout the year. She also helped in the preparation for the Sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. This year, unable to work directly with the children herself, she supported the parents and teachers in continuing her work.

Sr. Winnie’s caring and lively disposition will be greatly missed by the school community. We sincerely hope that her influence will live on in our school far into the future.

As a mark of respect for Sr. Winnie, the children from 3rd to 6th classes sang at Sr. Winnie’s Funeral Mass and also formed a guard of honour as her remains left the convent. After the Funeral Mass, 3rd class, the last class she taught, formed a guard of honour in the church yard.

On behalf of the Principal, Mrs Patricia Treacy, staff, pupils, parents and Board of Management of Holy Trinity national School we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to her family and to the Presentation Community. May God now look after Sr. Winnie as she looked after all of us.

Irish Interest Book Sale at Tipperary Libraries Thurles
Irish Interest Book Sale at Tipperary Libraries Thurles

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on April 2 were: 13, 25, 26 and 31. We had no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: John Carroll, c/o Lonergan's Bar, Fethard.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Darren Sharpe, Hillview Upper, Fethard; Catherine Kearney, The Green, Fethard; and Conor Cunningham, Rathkenny, Drangan.

Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, April 9. The Jackpot is €8,950 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €895. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.

Athletic Club training
Fethard Athletic Club meet up every Monday and Friday evening at 7.15pm at the ballroom car park for training. Runners and walkers are all welcome and new members encouraged to join us. We will host the county seniors this Sunday, April 13, and are hoping for a good turn out from club members, should be a good day. See you at a training evening.

Fethard Rugby Club Table Quiz
A date for the diary on this Friday night, April 11, when Fethard and District Rugby Club will hold a fundraising Table Quiz in Butler’s Sports Bar at 9pm. If our last quiz was anything to go by this should also be a terrific night. Looking forward to seeing all there.

Confirmed recently in Fethard
Paul Duggan, Killusty, photographed with his children Jacques, Phoebe and Andy on the occasion of Phoebe' Confirmation in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard.
Paul Duggan, Killusty, photographed with his children Jacques, Phoebe and Andy on the occasion of Phoebe' Confirmation in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard.

Historical Society hold their AGM
The AGM of Fethard Historical Society took place on Tuesday, March 25, in the Abymill Theatre. Pat Looby, Chairperson, gave a review of the society’s events during the last year which was also the year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of the society.

Highlights of the year included Cóilín O’Drisceoil’s lecture on The Town Hall, the launch of the new Fethard Medieval Town Trail and Brochure, Richard O’Brien’s lecture on Knocknadrinna Ringfort, The Tipperariana Book of the Year Award & the annual Tipperariana Book Fair.

At this point in her report, Pat paid particular tribute to all those people, members & non-members, who come together each year to support us over the weekend of the Book Fair. They are there for the arduous work involved in setting-up on the Friday night and all day Saturday. They help out on the Sunday when the Book Fair is in full flow and they appear again on the Sunday evening and on subsequent days to tidy up and sort the remaining books. There is no way we could run the Book Fair without the dedicated enthusiasm and assistance of all these volunteers to whom Pat, on our behalf, gave a heartfelt vote of thanks.

2013 also saw us join forces with the Fethard Business & Tourism Group and, for the first time, our Medieval Festival featured as part of a larger community festival in June. This collaboration proved most successful and serves to prove, once again, what can be achieved when local groups come together to give of their time and their expertise. The Society also helped to sell tickets for the FB&TG’s ‘Bring Them Home’ draw, supported the events of the festival weekend and participated in their Christmas Shopping Day in December.

The Fethard Historical Society is also delighted to have sponsored the secondary school Transition Year project. The pupils made a scale model of the medieval town of Fethard circa 1650 under the aegis of their art teacher, Ms. Patricia Looby, with expert help from local architect technician, Michael Costello. The model was a resounding success and proved a major attraction when displayed in Holy Trinity (C.I.) Church during the medieval festival. The students were subsequently invited to display the model as part of the ‘Carrick Hoard’ exhibition in the County Museum, a tribute to the high standard achieved by them in their creation of this project. The model is still on display in Clonmel and we hope to have it back in situ in Holy Trinity Church before the summer.

The Society continues to engage with the Tipperary County Historical Society, the Heritage Council of Ireland and, especially, the Irish Walled Towns Network, attending various conferences and workshops throughout the year.

Our ‘Fethard-to-Fethard’ trip in September saw us visit the Ros Tapestries in New Ross, the Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown, Hook lighthouse, Bagunbun Strand, Templestown and Tintern Abbey. We had a most enjoyable day exploring these fascinating places in Wexford and along the way we realised that there are still many more interesting venues to visit in this area. A return trip is definitely anticipated!

The new Committee was then elected as a follows: Ms Pat Looby (Chairperson), Terry Cunningham (Vice-Chairperson), John Cooney (Secretary), Anne Gleeson (Asst. Secretary), Anne Lynch (Treasurer), Catherine O’Flynn (Asst. Treasurer), Mary Hanrahan (P.R.O.), Gerry Long, Marie O’Donnell, John Fahey, Kitty Delany, Diana Stokes and Colm McGrath.

The A.G.M. was followed by the launch of two new resources which will be available online via links from the Fethard website.
The first resource is the Calvary Cemetery database. This project funded by Fethard Historical Society involved two local third level students, Rian O Cuinneagain, Grangebeg, and Lory Kenny, Rocklow Road, who began working on the project in summer 2011 when the graves at Calvary Cemetery were numbered, photographed and plotted against available records. This information was entered on computer, transferred to a website database for easy search and the results are now available for public viewing at: www.fethard.com/calvary/

Although the database commenced in 2011 and many changes have taken place since, the facility to update the records with photographs and new entries was included by the students. Hopefully in years to follow a similar project will record some of the other graveyards in our parish.

The second resource is the ‘Fethard Medieval Roof’ Video which is also accessed via the Fethard website under the heading Fethard on YouTube. This video relates the story of the medieval timber roof that lies under the existing 19th century roof of Holy Trinity (C.I.) Church and of which we were unaware until very recently.

The early oak roof timbers have now been dated to within nine years of 1489 by the dendrochronology laboratory of Queen’s University, Belfast. As a result, it has been established that this oak roof is the oldest dated timber frame roof to be found in Ireland today.

The project was spearheaded by Tim Robinson, who also contributed to the funding of the video as did the South Tipperary County Council Heritage Office and Paul Price, Woodwright’s Oak Framed Buildings.
As we continue into the decade of centenaries Fethard Historical Society will turn its attention to more recent history and especially the years that led up to Irish Independence.

Membership fees of the Society remain, as they have for many years, at €7 Individual, €10 Family and €5 Students/Unwaged/O.A.P.’s. New members are always welcome. Contact Tel: (052) 6131537, 086 3905373 or email history@fethard.com

This week's 'Blast from the Past'
This recording was broadcast on October 19, 1988, on Australian 'State Affairs' news programme, Perth. The presenter was searching for his Brennan roots in Tipperary, Ireland, and found Ned Kelly's father, John Red Kelly's home at Clonbrogan, Moyglass, as well as paying a visit to O'Shea's Pub, Fethard, where Tony Newport sings 'Brennan on the Moor'.


Dancing for Fun - with Parkinson's

A new study group for University College Limerick have organised an eight-week 'Dancing or Fun - with Parkinson's' course commencing on April 7, at Slievenamon Golf Club, Lisronagh (Fethard-Clonmel road) from 11am to 12.30pm.

The course is being run with a view to continuing the dancing to another level and possibly starting a local group. If you have a friend/partner to join, bring them along. This is a great way to socialise, make new friends and keep up with the latest trend in your new life. Contact Tina Whyte Tel: 087 7645216 for further information. Email: p7twhyte@gmail.com

Died Recently
The death has occurred on Saturday, April 5, 2014, of Austin O'Flynn, Deerpark, Ballyfin, Laois, and formerly of Lower Main Street, Fethard. 
The death has occurred on Saturday, April 5, 2014, of Austin 'Gus' O'Flynn, Deerpark, Ballyfin, Laois, and formerly of Lower Main Street, Fethard.

Beloved husband of Kathleen and dear father of Conor, Shane and Ciara, and loving son of Nora and the late Jack. Very deeply regretted by his wife, family, relatives and friends.

Reposing in his home. Recital of the Rosary on Sunday evening at 9pm. Removal on Monday morning at 10.15am to St. Fintan's Church, Ballyfin, for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clonaghadoo.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to St. Vincent's. Hospital, Mountmellick Patient's Benefit Fund.

Aimee has first game for Tipp
Congratulations for Aimee Pollard, Rocklow Road, who had her first taste of playing inter-county league football when she was introduced as a sub in Tipperary Ladies Football league win over Longford last week on a scoreline of 0-15 to 1-7.

Young Aimee's talent is well noted on the team's panel and it was a great opportunity for her to show her skill on the field when she came on to replace, by coincidence, another strong team member from Fethard, Sinead Delahunty.

‘Cash for Clobber’
St. Rita’s Camogie Club and Fethard Ladies Football Club will hold their annual ‘Cash for Clobber’ Spring Clean fundraiser for those thinking of clearing out their house of unwanted items. Items will be collected outside the Fethard GAA Field on Friday, April 25, from 7pm to 9pm, and on Saturday, April 26, from 10am to 1pm.
Please bring adult and childrens clothes, paired shoes and boots, handbags, belts, sheets, curtains, towels and soft toys. Please note we CANNOT take any duvets, pillows, dirty or wet clothing, mats or carpets.

For further information contact Mary O’Mahoney, St. Rita’s Camogie Club, at Tel: 087 6980351 or Willie Morrissey, Fethard Ladies Football Club, at Tel: 086 3032260.
St. Rita's Camogie Club Fethar 'Cash for Clobber' Spring Clean fundraiser

Articles for Emigrants’ Newsletter
We are now inviting submissions of articles and photographs for inclusion in this year’s Emigrants’ Newsletter which will be published in November this year. Articles or photographs can be submitted to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or by email to newsletter@fethard.com

Fethard News
Items for inclusion on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to news@fethard.com or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.

 

 


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