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Fethard Burial Ground Records
from available information researched (not complete)

Erected by
John Fogarty
In memory of his father
John Fogarty
of Fethard
who died May 24th 1862
Aged 64 years
his mother Margaret
who died Feb. 18th 1893
aged 75 years
also his brother
Thomas who died Sep. 16th 1896
Aged 50 years
The above John Fogarty
Died 22nd March 1930 Aged 72 years
His wife Margaret
died 9th March 1932 Aged 83 yrs
Grave No:
Disney Clonmel
John Fogarty R.I.P. 1930 a Fethard Shopkeeper at Burke Street Obviously a man before his time as he had his own printed paper bags. The scales of justice was printed on the front to show what an honest trader he was. Underneath he had the following rhyme “where are you going to my pretty maid/ I’m going to John Fogartys sir she said And what will you get there my pretty maid/ The best of good value sir she said” It was also remoured that he used to spit on his apples to get a good shine on them for his window display - proof that he was a believer in the old say ‘spit and polish’!

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