Looking for Healy Relatives
Mary and John were eager to purchase a copy of the late Mary Healy's book, "For the Poor and for The Gentry", but, the only two copies they could find were available second-hand on Amazon.co.uk at £135 Sterling each (approx €196 each). I'm sure 'Ma' Healy would certainly be chuffed if she were alive today!
Anyone for Badminton?
Parish Development and Renewal
The people of Fethard and Killusty are now invited to begin their own Parish Development and Renewal. The first meeting will take place in Fethard Ballroom on Wednesday 26th October at 8pm. Fr. Joe Walsh (Thurles) and Revd. Pat Burns will present the programme, which will run for four consecutive Wednesday nights. Everyone is welcome to attend. By way of introduction to this important initiative the organisers will speak at all parish masses on the weekend 22nd/23rd October, highlighting the background to the programme and its aims.
Parish Development and Renewal is a process whereby priests and parishioners work together and take shared responsibility for the future of their parish. In the process parishioners discover their own gifts and put them at the service of the parish community. As needs are identified, groups may be formed to address them, allowing people to make their own contributions. At all times the initiative lies with your group. You enter the process at your own pace, and work to meet your needs. Come along to Fethard Ballroom at 8pm on Wednesday 26th October, and see for yourself!
Emigrants’ Newsletter Collection
All donations of €10 or more will be acknowledged in this years issue. If you wish to be acknowledged, please put your donation in an envelope with your name and address or deliver by hand to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road.
This is the last call to club secretaries to submit their reports for inclusion in this years Emigrant’s Newsletter. Photographs and articles can be handed in to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Please also let us know of change of addresses or new addresses to be added to the emigrant mailing list. Anyone with Fethard connections living away from Fethard is eligible to be added to our list. An up-to-date mailing list is essential to avoid unnecessary postage costs, so please let us know if your children, relatives or friends have changed flat or house in the past twelve months.
Parents’ Association Table Quiz
Fethard Youth Issues Meeting
The Youth services have met with Cllr Denis Landy and Tess Collins three times since the last meeting. At their meeting prior to October 7th group looked at ways of attracting resources (funding and other) from agencies. The group are looking at finding solutions for both the present time and also more strategic long-term response.
The application for a Youth Worker submitted by Foróige did not get funding this year. The good news, according to Foróige Regional Officer, Denis O’Brien, was that the new projects that did get funding were granted two workers, therefore we can expect to get two workers when we eventually get funding. The application will be submitted again by Foróige with the support of TRYS and the recent research carried out by Tipperary Institute (TI) should help to strengthen that application.
Tess Collins reported that the ‘Second Chance Programme’ has been launched on a county basis after a successful pilot in Tipperary Town. The ‘Second Chance Programme’ offers a package of social supports to residents that are in danger of losing their tenancy due to their anti-social behaviour. The programme is made up of all the agencies/groups who can provide support to one individual or to a whole family. Supports may include psychological service, addiction services etc. The programme runs over a number of months depending on family needs.
Catherine Corcoran, from Tipperary Institute, then presented their research findings from the Feasibility Study carried out to establish the Fethard young people’s views and needs for the area. The knowledge gained from the survey was highly praised and will be crucial if we are to be successful in future applications for services and support for our youth in Fethard. Catherine and her colleagues, Mary Larkin and Una Johnson, will present their findings at a Public Meeting organised by Fethard & Killusty Community Council on Wednesday night, 30th November in the Abymill Theatre. Foróige and other supporting agencies will attend.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Sayers Family Get together
Fethard Bridge Club
Bridge lessons continue in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street on Monday nights at 7.30pm. Anyone looking for a partner for Wednesday night, please contact Annie O’Brien at Tel: 052 31862.
Memories of Moscow
Micheál McCormack was walking across the famous Square, in the shadow of the Kremlin and Lenin’s tomb, savouring the images which he had formerly seen only on television and in films, when a voice broke the silence. “Hey”, cried a man to Micheál, “Is O’Shea still training the team?”
So every time Micheál sees the place on the news, he thinks of Jimmy O’Shea training the Fethard football team as well as Rasputin, Lenin and the others of course.
Home from New York
Fethard GAA Club News
Congratulations to the following successful winners all with local connections: Colm Hickey, grandson of Margaret Hickey (nee Byrne, Killusty), playing with Garryspillane and winning their first Limerick County senior hurling title; and Carol Mannion, son of Cathryn Mannion (nee Byrne, Killusty) playing with St Bridgets, Roscommon county senior football champions.
Our Lotto Jackpot €3,300 was not won. The numbers drawn in Butlers Bar were 2, 11, 12, and 20. We had one match three winner of €150: Michael Teehan (Moyglass). The €50 Lucky Dip going to Margaret Fitzgerald (Monroe).
The previous week’s numbers drawn at McCarthys Hotel were 3, 5,15 and 16. There was one match three winner of €150 to Bernadette McManus (Burke Street). The €50 Lucky Dip was won by Lizzy Reddy (Woodvale Walk).
Drawing the covert at Grawncole, hounds found almost immediately. Their opening cry told of almost perfect scenting conditions, which had not been the case on most mornings so far this season. The Grawncole covert held at least two brace and the dog pack finding shook the countryside as their great cry re-echoed through the very thick undergrowth for almost two hours. They marked at least a brace and a half to ground and lost a fourth fox when scent seemed to just vanish around mid-day as the day got warmer.
Even Micky Dooley, had he been out, could but not have approved of the great morning’s hunting, thoroughly enjoyed by the regular long morning followers of the chase.
Practical in Paris
The Fethard party were standing underneath the structure when one of the group asked another, a farmer, what he thought of it. “Not bad”, he replied, “A few sheets of galvanise around the outside and ‘twould be a great place for storing bales”. A practical man if ever there was one.
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club
The under-12s, 14s and16s are now finished but we have an under/13 football league starting shortly. All players will be notified of time and venue.
Fethard windcheaters and togs are currently on sale in Manton’s Laundrette on The Square but hurry as they are going fast. Sincere thanks to Ger for doing us this big favour, it is very much appreciated. A smaller quantity of jerseys and other gear will be ordered before Christmas and for those who are interested, please let our secretary or Ger Manton know as soon as possible.
This year the Juvenile Club have decided to run a ‘Race Night’ to help raise much needed funds, it will be held in McCarthys Hotel on Thursday 27th of October at 8.30pm. All are welcome and parents’ support would be greatly appreciated
Fethard Open Coursing Club
Civil Defence back on Tuesday nights
Civil Defence offer members the opportunity to train in a variety of skills and to learn new techniques that will not only assist your local community in the event of an emergency but will also enhance your own personal development. For further details contact Dolores Fahey, Civil Defence Office South Tipperary, Tel: 087 2435001.