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Saturday 15th February 1997

Tourism project
Fethard and Killusty Community Council, with the assistance of Teagasc, have initiated a tourism development project for the parish.

A successful meeting has already taken place involving interested community organisations and a further meeting for individuals and business people is taking place in the Tirry Centre on Monday 17th February, at 7pm. The meeting will last one and a half hours only.

Anyone interested in the tourist business or thinking of getting involved in the tourism business, or wishing to complete a course in tourism us urged to come along.

Remember that shopkeepers, publicans, garage operators and many others have a vested interest in promoting the Fethard area as a tourist destination.

The meeting will be facilitated by Teagasc's rural enterprise advisor, Mr Terry Cunningham, who can be contacted at Teagasc. Clnnnicl, at

Golden wedding
Congrats and best wishes to Dick and Nellie Ryan, Rathbritt, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 12th.

We wish them many more golden years. Ad multos annos.

The White Heather Harriers meet at Golden on Sunday next 16th February, at 11am.

Fethard Legion of Mary, the Editor of the Parish Newsletter and his helpers wish to thank sincerely all who subscribed to their recent church gate collection. A sum 01 was realised.

The total cost of producing the annual Newsletter is now in excess of £5,000. Over £1,000 of the total goes to cover postal costs.

The New letter is now sent I enard emigrants in different countries.

The trout fishing season on the Anner and Clashawley Rivers commences on March 1st.

The Fethard-Killusty Angling Club hold their annual general meeting in the Tirry Centre on Friday night February 14th, at 8pm sharp.

All anglers are earnestly requested in their own interests to attend this very important meeting.

Philosophical Society
Sheila O'Donnell and Cathal O'Brien represented Fethard Patrician / PrPcentation Secondary at the UCC Philosophical Society debating competition.
Fethard opposed the motion "That this house would talk to terrorists." eight schools compd in the debate, which was at Scoil Mhuire, off Wellington Road. Cork.

Book Fair
Bigger and better would aptly describe Fethard Historical Society's second annual Book Fair in the ballroom on Sunday last. The venue was thronged with dealers and buyers from all over Ireland.

A very brisk trade ensued for books priced from lOp to £200. Sean Nugent's book "Slievenamon in Song and Story" was in particularly strong demand.

County champions
The Fethard Macra debating team won the Tipperary county final of Macrn's national debating competition. They beat a strongly fancied Nenagh team in the final at Hayes's Hotel, Thurles, on February 2nd.

Fethard spoke to the motion "That the media manipulates information to suit their own needs."

They now go on to represent Tipperary in the inter-county series and we wish them the very best of luck.

Fethard team - Pamela Morrissey, Sheila O'Don1, John Fitzgerald and Cu ma Morrissey.
Slievenamon Video Productions

Slievenamon Video Productions is a well-known business which has been producing wedding videos for many years. Good quality combined with lowlow prices has been the reason for the business's success.

The proprietor, Chris Mullins, has been working in the video business for over 12 years. His theory is to be discreet and go with the flow of the day. Any special requests are most welcomed.

Top quality equipment is used in the recording and editing.

Chris has his own very well-equipped studio in which the most up-to-date editing can be carried out. With the right mix of skill, imagination, effort and modern equipment, it's not surprising that Chris can boast of a service in which he can supply a wedding video to a customer at a price that will suit their budget.

Fethard Bridge Club Results Monday February 3rd - 1st N/S Ella Kenny and Mary Quirke, 2nd N/S Donas Jean Russell and Mick Burke.

1st E/W Joan Cooney and Anne O'Dea, 2nd E/W Rosemarie Lalor and Margaret Hackett.

Wednesday 5th February - 1st gross Bernie Myles and Margaret Hackett, 2nd gross Teresa Cummins and Alice Quinn. 1st nett Dick Gorey and Betty Walsh, 2nd nett Mick Burke and Rosemarie Lalor. Club contact (looking for a partner, etc.), Annie O'Brien, 052 31862.

Recent death
The death has occurred of Mr Michael (Mikie) Maher, Donoughmore, formerly of Coolmoyne. Interment took place at Magorban Cemetery.

Red Cross

Fethard Keo Cross branch commence a series of weekly lectures on first aid in the Tirry Centre at 8pm on Thursday February 20th. All are most welcome to attend.
First aid knowledge is most beneficial to all. Sports persons, those in charge of the young or elderly, housewives, and all engaged in outdoor pursuits should make every effort to attend.
Juvenile GAA: the following officers were elected at the annual general meeting of Fethard Juvei GAA Club:
President: Dick Cummins; Chairman: Michael O'Dwyer; Vice-chairman Michael 'Chas' Kea Secretary: Ms Josie Fitzgerald; Asst. secretary: Noreen Burke: Joint tresurers: Ms Margaret O'Donnell, Ms Paula Gahan; Bord na nog delegates: Michael O'Dwyer and M. C. Maher. Pat O'Donnell, Martin Burke and Liam McCarthy, with the officers, will form the committee.

The expenses of running the juvenile club for the year totalled over £5,000, The season's balance sheet showed a credit balance of £30.

The secretary, in her report, thanked all who helped throughout a most successful year and said the juvenile under-16 team went within the width of the crossbar of bringing off an historic under-16 county hurling and football double.

May we thank and congratulate the juvenile committee on the wonderful work they are doing on behalf of the young players. The youth of today are the seniors of tomorrow.

Moladh an óg agus tiochfaidh siad.


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