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Saturday 20th July 2002

In the County Senior Football League on Tuesday 16th July, we played Aherlow in Fethard and are still unbeaten on a scoreline Fethard 2-10 (1-2), Aherlow 0-11 (0-8). The team was: Paul Fitzgerald, Jimmy O’Meara, Michael Ahearne, Willie O’Meara, Alan Phelan, Michael Quinlan, Stephen O’Donnell 0-1, Kenneth Byrne, Aiden Fitzgerald 0-1, J P Looby 1-0, Glen Burke 1-1, Michael Dillon 0-1, Carl Maher 0-2, Martin Coen 0-3, and Brian Coen. Subs used were: Tom Anglim, Martin Ryan, Owen Doyle, Kevin O’Donnell and Nicky Murphy. Check paper for our next fixture.
On Wed 17th July we played St Martins in Junior B football in Cloneen. The final score was Fethard 1-5 (1-5), St Martins 3-12 (0-5). The team was: Ronan Maher, Kenneth Sheehan, Peter Nolan, Diarmuid Burke, Emmet Burke 0-1, Jamie McCormack, Michael Costello, John Hanrahan, Garreth Byrne, John Noonan 0-2f, Colm Coen 1-0, Aiden Phelan, David Flanagan 0-1, John Fitzgerald 0-1f and M. J. Croke. Subs used were: Alan O’Meara, Paddy Cooney, Gerry Murphy, Jonathan Spillane and Owen Whyte.
Lotto jackpot €4,600 was not won. We had three match threes who won €50 each: Tadhg Lonergan (c/o The Pub, The Square), Noreen Morrissey (28 St Patrick’s Place), Tony Maher (56 Woodvale Walk). The winner of the €50 Lucky Dip was Paula Gahan (Cedar Wood Grove).

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 16th July were 11, 12, 25 and 31. We had no Jackpot Winner and one "Match 3" winner, who received €150: Tom Freyne, Fethard.
We had three Free Draws this week for €50 and the winners were:
Crissie Cummins, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
Tess Lawrence, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard.
Carol Kenny, The Green, Fethard.
This week's Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Sellers Prize for the winning jackpot ticket is €440.

The second meeting of the newly formed Fethard Awareness Group took place on Monday night 15th July, attended by over 30 members of the community. The group was formed to take action against the recent spate of vandalism in the town.

The next meeting of Fethard Historical Society will take place on Tuesday 30th July at 8.30pm in the Abymill Theatre. All members welcome.

A Golf Classic in aid of the new extension to Fethard and District Day Care Centre will be held in Slievenamon Golf Club weekending 30th and 31st August. The committee ask for your support by sponsorship of one of the following: Team of 4 sponsorship €100, Green Sponsorship €50 and Tee sponsorship €25. Local golfers interested in helping out are asked to contact any member of Fethard & Killusty Community Council or Brendan Kenny at Slievenamon Golf Club, Tel (052) 32213.

The Community Council are now well advanced in their building of an extension to Fethard and District Day Care Centre. Plans to fit out the new downstairs Community Office and kitchen for Meals and Wheels are now underway.
The Town Wall Lights are currently being replaced and fitted with protective grills. We expect them to be connected and turned on when this work is completed.
Representatives from Christmas Light suppliers were currently in Fethard to give an estimate for adding extra lights for this years festive season. For environmental reasons, we are also planning to plant a permanent Christmas Tree in the Square. The practicalities of this are currently being discussed with South Tipperary County Council engineer, Jonathan Cooney.
The Pound gate by the Town Wall has been locked as it was becoming unsightly with litter collecting inside the walls. We would like to thank the local County Council for organising this and supplying keys to the Fethard Historical Society and Community Council. If anyone needs to visit The Pound, a key will be available from the above.
Representatives of the Community Council recently met with the South Tipperary County Council Planning Officer, Pat Slattery, and Housing Engineer, John Moloney, to discuss the provision of a community playing field in Fethard. The results were very positive and it was decided to have a follow up meeting will take place after we make a formal plan of where facilities, walkways and housing plans for the future should be implemented in the Fethard Development Draft Plan due to be published next year. The next Fethard Development Plan will be completed in 2004 and apply to the following five years. The proposed community field would service athletics, rugby, soccer and training for other sports. The Community Council will contact local organisations in the near future to collect their ideas before the next meeting with the County Council officials.
The committee would like to thank all who support our Community Lotto every week. Recent contributions were made towards the annual insurance costs for Woodvale Walk Residents Association and the purchase of the Convent hall for community use. The Convent Hall was purchased at a total cost of €69,800 (£55,000). We are happy to say that, due to the Community Lotto, the balance owed is now down to €12,000.
New members are always welcome to join the Community Council. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th August.


Caroline Mullan (email: archives@blackrockcollege.com)
I am searching for any information about a Winston family who lived in Fethard in the 1780s and 1790s. Henry Winston was a tenant of the Bartons and also had a shop from which he supplied fabrics for curtains, etc, for the Barton house and gowns, etc for the family. He rented "field and Minors house in Main Street with garden behind, also two gardens in .....". I can't make out this last name but it looks like Fitney. This account was closed in March 1801 when perhaps Henry Winston died. These details are from an old Barton account book. Henry Winston married Margaret Kelly and they had a daughter, Mary Anne, who married Pierse Barron of Waterford in 1788. Mary Anne and Pierse had a large family, which included Dr Edward Barron who became Bishop of Liberia. A biography of the bishop is being prepared and I am interested in details of his mother's family, the Winston’s of Fethard. If anyone can help I would be very grateful.

Mike Devin (email: devinmd@msn.com)
My great-grandfather, Edward Devin emigrated from Drangan Parish in 1864 and settled in Boston, Mass. His father's name, we believe was Michael Devin and his mother's name was Mary Dempsey. I have been unable to confirm any info before he arrived in the US and would like any info on this family. Thank You in advance.
Joan Gates (email: dgates@stny.rr.com)
Found this site on recommendation of someone who saw my posting about Maher family. He suggested that I check out this site -- and am sure glad that I did! So much information, so many wonderful pictures — I think I have seen and read it all. Can't wait for my trip to the area next year. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this site — just think how many people you have helped. I’m looking for any and all help and information about grandfather, his parents, siblings etc. Need names, dates and any information that anyone knows. Grandfather Joseph Patrick Maher (Mahar) born on March 30, 1886 supposedly in Golden or Thurles area. However, have been unable to find anything so far. (Could have been anywhere in Tipperary area) Someone has suggested this as the best site to look! Joseph was one of at least 12 children (according to some of his stories!) — brothers were Tom, Mike, Eddie and sisters Nell (Maher-married Tom Fisher/Fischer) and Maggie (Maher - married Tom Daly or Daley). Several remained in Ireland with parents. One brother who remained either played polo or was a jockey (or this could have been two brothers!). Parents were James and Mary (Butler) Maher/Mahar (and could even be Meagher). Joseph stowed away probably around the turn of the century (1900), entered the USA Ellis Island. He was a boilermaker, worked for the railroad. He died on January 2, 1959. Am travelling to Ireland, hopefully within next year and hope to make some connections with people who know of either Maher or Butlers who may share history! After searching for the last few months, any information would be exciting! Thank you to anyone & everyone who is able to assist. I Know that the info is sketchy.

Robyn Byrne (email: sbyrne@i-o.net.au)
My ancestors are from Fethard and I would love to hear from anyone with an interest or knowledge of the family. Thomas Harney and Margaret Hall had children - Mary (1837),Alice (1840), Margaret (1842), Catherine (1844), Alice (1846),Bridget (1849) and Patrick (1850). The address given for the older two children is Drumdeal. Margaret came to Australia, a widow (I don't know the details of Thomas's death), with her daughter and son-in-law Bridget and Philip O'Shea, in 1865. Bridget and Philip were married in Fethard but the O'Sheas seem to be from Killenaule. Mary Harney married a Maurice Lonergan/Lannigan and they also migrated to Australia, probably 1860. I have followed Margaret Harney's, Bridget's, Mary's and Philip OShea's tracks in Australia but know little of the rest of the families' lives. Does this interest anyone? Can anyone fill in some gaps? Happy hunting all the genies!

Erin O'Mara-James (Walsh) (email: ej@tampabay.rr.com)
Edmond / Edmund Walsh married Ellen Meagher c.1900’s. Edmond was a policeman at Mullinahone and left in 1924 for USA. His brother Patrick may have joined the police in Manchester?

Jim FitzGerald, Fenit, Kerry (email: jimtess@eircom.net)
Just a quick hello to all in Fethard, especially Fitzgerald and Kearney families.
also good luck to Tipp and the Fethard boys in the Munster football final. Is Tony Newport in goal? Thanks again for all your hard work.

Emma Morrissey, Montauk NY (email: emmamorrissey@yahoo.com)
Just a quick note to say hello to everyone and thanks for keeping me up to date with the ongoing events in Fethard. I look up fethard.com on a regular basis.

Rob Giddings (email: rvlcgiddkilsyth@optusnet.com.au)
Greetings from Kilsyth, Melbourne, Australia. I am a good friend of Patrick and Rowena Broderick, from Mitcham, Melbourne, Australia.

Andrew Brown Herefordshire (email: mitsubishi_shogun@hotmail.com)
My Grandad who was born in Fethard, (William (Bill) Mullins) brought his copy of the Fethard and Killusty Newsletter, and I saw the website address and came on to it, and what a cool little site! Well done!

Edwina Smith, Australia (email: esmith@parracity.nsw.gov.au)
Hello everyone in Fethard. I am researching my family tree and my descendants come from Fethard. Their names were Henry Keck b.1800, his father was Thomas Keck, and Henry's wife was Teresa Fitzgerald. If anyone can help me with any information, that would be really great. They left Ireland in 1835 approx. for Australia. Thank you in advance.

Emily (Cameron) Savage (email: emily_savagemk@hotmail.com)
I would like to say hello to all of you, from New Brunswick, Canada. Also, to my brother, and his girlfriend, who live in Clonmel, Ireland. Take care!!

Bernie Cummins (email: eb459@rcn.com)
Greetings from New York. We just returned from a great visit to Fethard & Killenaule. We had a great night at Eamon's Surprise 50th Birthday party held on July 3rd at the Slievenamon Golf Club. What a lovely place to have a party. We had all the family home this time and the three girls enjoyed getting together with their aunts and cousins. There were over 85 people there. His aunt Eileen came from Cavan with his cousin Helen. His cousin, Penny Matrin from Wexford, his friends Mike & Mary Griffin travelled from Galway and his Brother John and friends from Cork. Family and friends from Fethard, Moyglass, Clonmel, Killenaule were well represented by the Murphy family in-laws. Richie Cummins organised the DJ and was a big help in the organising of the surprise party.

Dan McCallus (email: dmccallus@nucleonicsinc.com)
I was alerted to your website after a visit this past weekend to the Morrissey household in Cloran. I've been researching my family tree from here in the US for about 10 years now and have found that my grandmother had extensive roots in Co. Tipperary. In particular, in appears that my great,great-grandmother, Catherine Morrissey, may have been the Catherine Morrissey whose baptism is listed in the records of the Drangan/Cloneen parish and whose birthplace was listed as Cloran. During a visit to Ireland last week, my family and I decided to try and find Cloran, which we did, and were sent to the Morrissey household there. We met Dan Morrissey, his sister, their mother, Brendan Morrissey and a few others. They told me to send my information to you for inclusion onto the Fethard website. Would you be interested in that info? My Catherine Morrissey is listed as being born in Cloran and not Fethard, although I also have a record of the marriage of this Catherine's parents' marriage in Killusty. Daniel Morrissey married Margaret Keane in Killusty in 1815. It was a joy to meet potential cousins in Co. Tipperary. I hope to keep in touch with them, by e-mail at least, and I hope that I am able to confirm that we are indeed part of the same family. Really enjoy your site and keep up the great work.

John Wright (email: JohnekWright@bigpond.com)
Just a quick note to say great job on your web site. Also I thought has there been any investigate regarding the descendants of the Kelly family in Australia. My aunt married a C Foster (1966) who is related to Ned Kelly via Kate Kelly (Neds sister). William Foster was the blacksmith who created and provided the armour for the Kelly gang in 1880 .

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