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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

SUBSTANCE MISUSE - INFORMATION EVENING (19th May 2004)
Wonderful; well worth while; positive and re-assuring; — these were some of the responses to the evening from the large attendance of well over one hundred people who attended an Information evening of Substance Misuse held in the Patrician Presentation Secondary School hall on 19th May 2004.
THE ARTICLE

AWARD WINNER SPEAKS OUT (1st May 2004)
Plans to privatise services to people who are homeless were strongly attacked by Tipperary Person of the Year, Alice Leahy. The outspoken Fethard native was addressing the Tipperary Association Dublin dinner on Friday 23rd April, where she was presented with the Tipperary Person of the Year Award.
THE ARTICLE

BE THERE ON MARCH 14 (March 2004)
St. Patrick's Day 2004, Sr. Philomena O'Brien, originally from Fethard, was chosen to be Grand Marshal of the parade at Bayport, New York.
THE ARTICLE

LAUNCH OF HISTORIC TOWNS ATLAS, No 13, Fethard
On Saturday evening, 7th February, 2004, Dr. Willie Nolan launched the Fethard-Historic Town Atlas No. 13 for the Royal Irish Academy in the Abymill Theatre at 8.15pm.  The Fethard Town Atlas, by Dr. Tadhg O'Keeffe, includes historical and archaeological details of over 400 sites, an historical essay, and a range of large-format maps, reconstructions, views and photographs. All trace the growth of Fethard from its possible origins as an early Christian church site, to its foundation as an Anglo-Norman town in the early 1200s, right up to the 20th century. Fethard will join twelve other Irish towns and cites, which have been published as part of the Irish Historical Town Atlas series.

Fethard Launch by Dr Willie Nolan (Saturday 7th February 2004)
Dublin Launch by Senator Martin Mansergh (Monday 15th December 2003)

KILLUSTY PONY SHOW RESULTS 2003 (26 November 2003)
Killusty Pony Show report and results 2003.
The ARTICLE (Saturday 5th July 2003)

WALKING AROUND FETHARD (11th October 2003)
Why has it taken me a half-a-life time to discover that Fethard is a charming and most interesting town? Perhaps it is that it has had to live in the shadow of the, capital of South Tipperary - Clonmel - a town which for much of the last half century has been arrogantly sucking the commercial lifeblood of its smaller neighbours. (Opinion by Margaret Rossiter)
The Nationalist (Saturday 1st November 2003)

NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR BRENDAN (10th August 2003)
Shaking hands with someone is an action which doesn't cost us a thought - but to shake hands with over 14,000 people in the space of just eight hours is a different matter. However, that's exactly what a Fethard man did last week at the National Ploughing Championships, and all to raise money for a very worthy cause.
The Nationalist (Saturday 4th October 2003)

MOTORSPORT IS DANGEROUS (10th August 2003)
A variety of incidents over the past year have provided proof (if proof were ever needed), to remind us of the dangers inherent in our sport - danger for competitors obviously, but also danger for spectators and danger for officials. As a result, Motorsport Ireland (the sports governing body) set up a Safety Review Group to review safety in rallying. As a consequence of this review, recommendations were made and many of these recommendations are now incorporated into the regulations governing the sport.
Tipperary Stonethrowers (Sunday 10th August 2003)

FAMILY'S 30-YEAR ANGUISH ENDS (2nd August 2003)
The thirty-year anguish of a Fethard family came to an end when an inquest into the death of one of the victims of the "forgotten" Dublin bombing was reopened last week. The family of thirty year old CIE bus driver George Bradshaw, who was killed in a bomb blast in Sackville Place, Dublin in December 1972, have welcomed the re-opening of his inquest after a thirty year wait.
The Nationalist (Saturday 2nd August 2003)

INCINERATOR PLANS SCRAPPED (26th April 2003)
A sustained campaign, lasting almost twelve months, to prevent a meat and bonemeal incinerator being located at Rosegreen outside Cashel came to an abrupt end late last week when the promoters, National By-Products Ltd., announced that they were discontinuing their plans..
Tipperary Star (Saturday 26th April 2003)
The Nationalist (Saturday 26th April 2003)

KATIE MAGNIER WEDDING (24th August 2002)
On Saturday August 24th, Fethard came to a standstill at 6pm when hundreds turned up to watch the many celebrities arrive for the marriage of Katie Magnier, Coolmore Stud Farm, to David Wachman, in the Augustinian Abbey Fethard. The wedding attracted national media coverage and the following are some of the articles published.
Ireland on Sunday (Sunday 25th August 2002)
Irish Examiner (Monday 26th August 2002)
Irish Independent (Monday 26th August 2002)

THE ROAD TO McCARTHY (July 2002)
The best selling UK author, Pete McCarthy, included Fethard as one of his stops in his new book 'The Road to McCarthy'. The author tells of how he happens to find McCarthy's Bar on Main Street, Fethard, and of his enlightening meeting with Jimmy 'Buck' Ryan from Watergate.
The ARTICLE

KILLUSTY PONY SHOW RESULTS 2002 (Saturday 6th July 2002)
Killusty Pony Show report and results 2002.
The ARTICLE

DEADLY LOVE (Thursday 18th July 2002)
Evil brute gets life for killing his Irish girlfriend after a row at their home. Kenneth Lynch, 33, murdered pretty Sinead Healy from Fethard, Co Tipperary, after a furious row at her London home. He wrapped her body in a bed sheet, hid it in a wheelie bin and then dumped it at the roadside the following day. He then calmly drove himself back to an English jail from which he had been out on temporary release.
The ARTICLE

COAL BLACK (Sunday 5th November 2000)
Freelance journalist Lucy Carrigan, from Clonacody, Fethard, reports from Rural America at Election Time . . . this is one such story, about a coalmining town in Eastern Kentucky.
The ARTICLE

KILLUSTY PONY SHOW RESULTS 2000 (Saturday 1st July 2000)
Killusty Pony Show report and results 2000.
The ARTICLE

BENIGN BIBLIOMANIA IN BALLROOM (Saturday 26rd February 2000)
Evening Herald featured Tishy's Bar, Main Street, in an article by Eamon Carr.
The ARTICLE

THE WHOLE WORLD AT HIS HOOVES (Tuesday 23rd February 1999)
Evening Herald featured Tishy's Bar, Main Street, in an article by Eamon Carr.
The ARTICLE

REPORT FROM HONDURAS 'THE NATIONALIST' (Saturday 30th January 1999)
ABC Television's New York based Lucy Carrigan, from Clonacody, Fethard, reports from Honduras on the courage of a people who are rebuilding their communities after Hurricane Mitch.
The ARTICLE

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S CHRISTMAS IN FETHARD (Saturday 16th January 1999)
In the Telegraph (16/1/99) Andrew Lloyd Webber, in his weekly column, writes about his Christmas in Fethard and how his local doctor, Matty Corcoran, helped him back to health.
The ARTICLE

PUB SPY VISITS FETHARD (Sunday 14th June 1998)
The Sunday World's 'Pub Spy' features Lonergan's Pub, The Square, Fethard
The ARTICLE

SUNDAY WORLD 'PUB SPY' (Sunday 3rd May 1998)
This week's issue of the Sunday World features a "Pub Spy" visit to Guinan's, Ballyluskey. The report was good, getting a 'three-pint' rating and headed "A home from home in Tipp".
The ARTICLE

THE OBSERVER (Sunday 3rd May 1998)
This is a copy of article published in Sunday's London Observer. Cal McKrystal was in Fethard on the pretence of writing an article on Fethard for 'Travel Supplement' but it appears he was more interested in the Charles Haughey - John Magnier racing connection.
The ARTICLE


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