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Monday 24th June 2002

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A group of thirteen Canadian Students arrived in Fethard on Friday 7th June. All thirteen are on the final stages of a four year degree programme in Child and Youth Care in Malaspina University British Columbia. Nine of these students are staying locally while doing a practical placement in St Bernard’s Group Homes for six weeks. The students are photographed above at St. Bernard’s Group Homes Fethard. L to R: Lani Mugford, Margot Dahling, Pennie Baumel, Terra Keith, Kim Robinson, Paul Besso, Donald Shaw, Laurie Clarke, Sherry Jondreau, Michelle Brocklehurst, Colleen Macintosh, Diane Schultz and Crystal Horton.


Fethard and District Day Care Centre members photographed above with the centre’s supervisor Sr. Christine, who was presented with flowers on the occasion of her last committee meeting with the Fethard group. Photographed above back L to R: Nellie O’Donovan, Phil Wyatt, Brian O’Donnell, Jimmy Lawrence, Joan O’Donohoe, Jimmy Connolly, Megan Sceats, John Pollard, Pauline Sheehan, Mary Fennel (South Eastern Health Board). Front L to R: Carmel Rice, Agnes Evans, Sr. Christine, Thelma Griffith and Marie Murphy.
The committee of the Fethard Day Care Centre would like to send best wishes to Sr. Christine on her transfer from Fethard to Clonmel. Sr Christine was supervisor at the centre and was instrumental in getting the centre up and running smoothly over the past few years. She was loved by all the patrons who attended the centre from Fethard and surrounding areas and will be sadly missed by all.
The committee would also like to thank sincerely all who donated to their recent Church Gate Collection. A sum in excess of €1,000 was collected. Thanks also to the local girls, photographed below, who ran the Ladies Dublin City Marathon in aid of the building fund.
Group of ladies who ran the Dublin Ladies Mini-Marathon in aid of Fethard & District Day Care Centre. L to R: Dolores Costigan, Helen Galligan, Celia Allen, Eileen Ryan, Josephine Shelly, Mary Connolly and Donna Reddy.

The annual general meeting of The Mill (Fethard) Ltd. will take place on Monday 24th June, 2002, in the Abymill Theatre at 8pm.

A set of car keys were lost in Fethard in the Burke street area on Sunday last. If anyone found same please contact Justin Foley at (086) 8542120.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 18th June were 4, 21, 26 and 29. We had no Jackpot Winner and no "Match 3" winner. Five 'Lucky Dips' were drawn and each receive €30:
Alfie Brett, Rocklow Road, Fethard
Maureen Whyte, Main Street, Fethard
Mary Butler, Coolanure, Fethard
Berney Myles, Saucestown, Fethard,
Helen Grace, Ballyrichard, Drangan
We had three Free Draws this week for €50 and the winners were:
Jim Trehy, Donoghmore
Marion Gilpin, The Valley, Fethard
Betty Crowe, Dualla Road, Cashel.
This week's Jackpot remains at €10,000 and the Sellers Prize for the winning jackpot ticket is €380.

A Golf Classic in aid of the new extension to Fethard and District Day Care Centre will be held in Slievenamon Golf Club at the end of August. 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 parishioners of Fethard and Killusty offer best wishes and congratulations to Very Rev Canon James Power as he celebrates the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination. Canon Power was ordained on 15th June, 1952.
All are invited to his Golden Jubilee Mass which will be held in Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday 26th June at 8pm.

Fethard I.C.A. Guild wish to say a sincere thank-you and well-done to the members who took part in the recent Clonmel Mini-Marathon and also thank their sponsors. The effort was organised by South Tipperary I.C.A. Federation and the funds raised by the participants were donated to the Breast Cancer Research Programme. Fethard Guild have organised a most interesting itinerary for their annual outing on Thursday June 27th. The coach leaves from the Town hall at 9.30am. First stop is at Fota House and Gardens, Cobh. A visit to Cobh Heritage Centre and Cathedral follows, with time allowed to browse through the picturesque seaside town. The trip home is via Kilcoran Lodge Hotel where they stop for an evening meal.
Non-members are cordially invited to join members on the outing. Those wishing to travel are requested to give their names to Mrs Kay McGrath, Main Street.

The Abymill Theatre will host a one-man play, "The Gallant John-Joe", written by Tom MacIntyre and performed by Tom Hickey (Benjy in the ‘Riordans’), on Friday night 5th July at 8.30pm. This play was nominated for two Irish Theatre Awards and was described by the Irish Times as a "a performance of rare virtuosity". The show is a benefit night for the ISPCA. Tickets are €12 each, which includes a cheese and wine reception at 8pm. Booking at O’Flynn’s Menswear, Burke Street, Fethard. Tel: 052 31254.

If you have an old photograph of interest to our readers why not email it to us and we will include it on our Saturday 'Pic of the Past'
Fethard Branch Of the Irish Red Cross photographed in October 1984. Front: Mrs O'Connell, Mrs Biddy Trehy, Georgina Mathews, Mrs J. O'Gorman, Olwyn Wall, Mrs Guiry. Middle: Mrs Judy Doyle, Mrs Tierney, Mrs O'Rourke, Mrs Heffernan, Mrs Carrie Acheson (National President), Frank Coffey, Joan Slattery, Richard Cummins, Thomas O'Connell, Michael Trehy, Ann Bradshaw. Back: Mary Kelly Mary Ryan, Caroline Looby, Alice Ryan, Sharon O'Connell, Elaine Woodlock, Gráinne Cummins, Catherine Fleming, Assumpta Coffey and Cecilia Kehoe.

The Fethard Historical Society will employ 10 students under the 2002 Students Summer Jobs Scheme operative from 1st June to 30th September. This years work includes local research, data entry on computer and re-checking current records. If you are a third level student and qualify to avail of the scheme, please contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Tel: 052 31663 or by email joe@fethard.com


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