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Saturday 9th Septemebr 2000

Those wishing to apply for third level assistance should give their names to any member of the society. Our meetings resume on the first Wednesday of every month in the Tirry center at 6:30 p.m. If you need assistance urgently, please contact any of our members, Dinny Burke, Lynn Cummins, Vincent Doocey and Peggy Sullivan.

Masses next weekend on Saturday evening and Sunday morning in the Parish Church and Killusty will be offered up for the intentions of every household in the Parish. There will be a prayer service at each of the Masses for the intentions of each person in our community. Candles will be blessed and distributed {one per household}. You are asked to light these candles on Sunday next the 17th of September for the protection and care of all.

On Saturday night last we beat Carrick Davins in Kilsheelan by 1-15 (0-5) to 2-2. Team: Miceál Sean McCormack, John O'Riordan, Michael Burke, Kenneth Sheehan, Michael Costello, Diarmuid Burke, Paul Hackett, Nicky Murphy, Jason Nevin (0-3), Michael Teehan (0-1), Garreth Byrne (0-1), Colm Coen, Johnny Neville (0-5), John Fitzgerald, M.J. Croke (0-1). Subs used: Ronan Allen (1-3), Owen Doyle, John O'Meara (0-1), Ian Kenrick, Peter Nolan. Our next game is against Kilsheelan or Grangemockler.
We play Moyle Rovers in the semifinal. Please check sports page for fixtures.
We had no winner of our last weeks lotto jackpot. One 'match 3' winner, Martin Burke, Main Street, who received £100. Next week's jackpot £1,300.

An extensive Autumn programme of night classes is offered at the Patrician Presentation Secondary School. Subjects of interest include Drawing, Exercise to Music, First Aid, Flower Arranging, Woodcraft and Sign Language. There is a waiting list for the Computer Class. The Autumn programme will commence on Tuesday 26th September at 7.30pm. Enrolment at the school during office hours 9am to 4pm, on or before 19th September, 2000. Further enquiries phone 052 31572.

There are still tickets available for Thurles Drama Society's production of Hugh Leonard's hilarious comedy 'Da', in the Abymill Theatre on Saturday 16th September at 8.15pm. Booking at O'Flynn's Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard. Tel: (052) 31254. Tickets are £5 (concessions £4).

Anyone interested in joining Fethard Gun Club are welcome and invited to contact any of the following: Ken Lee (chairman), Hugh O'Connor (secretary) or John Stokes (treasurer). For further information phone (052) 22192.

Ballroom Dancing Classes have now started every Tuesday night at 8pm in Fethard Ballroom. Suitable for all ages.

Married in Sts Peter and Pauls Church Clonmel on Saturday 9th September were Caroline Grant, Clonmel, and Hugh O'Donnell, Grangebeg, Fethard. The couple held their wedding reception in Clonmel Arms Hotel.
Married in the Church of the Sacred Heart Killusty on Friday 8th September were Catherine, daughter of Dan and Ann Sheehan, Cloneen, and Paul Ryan, Clonmel. The couple held their wedding reception at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel.

Results for Wednesday 6th September
1st Gross: Nell Broderick and Moira McInerney
2nd Gross: Bridget Gorey and Betty Walsh
1st Nett: Gemma Burke and Kitty McCarthy
2nd Nett: Eve Goodbody and Suzanne Opray
Looking for a partner. . . . call Annie O'Brien (052) 31862

Those who intend travelling on the 2001 pilgrimage to Lourdes and wish to pay their fair in weekly instalments may do so by contacting Kathleen Barry, Tullamaine, (tel: 052 31630). The fair will be paid by 34 weekly instalments of £12, starting on September 10th, 2000, and ending on April 29th, 2001.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday night's, 5th September, Community Lotto Draw were 6, 8, 18, 20. No Jackpot winner. Two 'Match 3' winners, each receives £50; Bill O'Gorman, Riverside House; and John Ward, Main Street, Fethard.

We record the death of Michael 'Mick' Toomey, Market Hill, who died on Tuesday 5th September. Interment took place in Cahir Cemetery.
Our sympathy to Emily Croome Carroll, Donoughmore House, on the tragic death of her son Tate 'Woggie' aged 24, who was killed in a car accident last week.

We ask club secretaries to prepare their club reports for inclusion in this years Annual Emigrants Newsletter. Individuals with photographs or articles for inclusion should also hand in same to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.

(request received through the Fethard website: www.fethard.com)
I am trying to find the name of a type of pram that was quite popular throughout the Victorian era, and even in the 20's and 30's. It took its name from the man who invented a pram spring that supposedly "revolutionised" the industry. He was formerly a maker of chains, but his business partner, an Isaac Jacobs, fled to the States with their profits. He changed tracks, and became wealthy in the perambulator business. Have you any idea who this man might be, or the name of his pram? My mother recalls from her childhood that generally the common people did not have these due to their cost, but everyone knew the name. Naturally, she can't think of it (she's near 80) and I need to know. I thought, as your museum has a collection of prams, you might have an idea, or know someone who might. Or a book referral? I'd thank you for any assistance.
Sincerely, Catherine Wetzler cwetzler@intra.nida.nih.gov (my work e-mail)

(request received from Thomas Crean through the Fethard website: www.fethard.com)
I just happened to read the 1998 edition of the "Emigrants' Newsletter" and saw the article regarding the presentation that was made by Pat Dunne, Cashel regarding the Ballingarry Mines. My great-grandfather, Patrick Crehan (b.1844) was a miner in Silvermines, Nenagh, Tipperary in 1863 before he and his wife Mary (nee Cuddihy) b. 1846 and their daughter, also named Mary (b.1864), immigrated to America in 1866 or 1867. For that reason, I am interested in anything relating to the Irish mining industry and especially as it relates to Fethard or Silvermines. As of this date, I am not certain as to the exact location of Patrick's birth although I do have in my possession a copy of a baptismal certificate that belongs to a Patrick Crean who was baptised on January 9, 1844 and whose parent's names were Michael Crean and Mary Shea. The baptism took place at Holy Trinity Church in Fethard and the witnesses were Thomas Coady and Catherine Shea. I visited Fethard in 1983 and met with Jim Crean who lived at Mountain View and have since been in constant correspondence with Marie Crean of Moanbeg who is the widow of Jimmy Crean. Because of the birthdates and the names that are given, it is believed that this baptismal certificate is that of my great-grandfather, Patrick Crehan, as the spelling of the family name is synonymous as evidenced by the various Creans and Crehans who are buried in Red City Cemetery. I have been at this search for at least 20 years and I would like to establish beyond a doubt that I have located the birthplace of my great-grandfather, Patrick Crehan. I would be very pleased if you could put me in touch with Pat Dunne or any of the other miners who were in attendence at the lecture that took place on May 29, 1998. Hopefully they might have some information to offer me and especially if there were a connection or transfer of skills between the Ballingarry Mines and the Silvermines. My great-grandfather followed the mining profession here in America, as did his sons who were born here in the States. They eventually settled in Illinois where they worked in the various coal mine fields and led a very hard scrabble life. Please give my regards to Marie Crean of Moanbeg, who I understand, is a member of your organisation. In the meantime, I would be pleased to hear from any Shea or Cuddihy family members who might recognise the name Crean or Crehan. Many thanks to you and the members of the Fethard Historical Society who are helping to preserve the history of Ireland.


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