Special Mass to mark the end of Nano Nagle School
A special Mass to mark the end of Nano Nagle School and the Presentation Sisters trusteeship of same will take place at 10am on this Wednesday 30th June in Fethard Parish Church. All pupils and teachers will attend and we extend an open invitation to past pupils and the people of Fethard to come along and join us.
The death has occurred on Wednesday 23rd June of Mr Bill Maher, The Green, Fethard, (peacefully), at St. Brigid's Hospital, Carrick-on-Suir; deeply regretted by his loving family, sons Eamonn, Eugene and Michéal, daughters Helen and Fidelma, sister Mary, sister-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. R.I.P.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard Thursday evening, 24th June, from 5.30pm. Removal at 7.30pm to Fethard Parish Church. Requiem Mass Friday at 12 noon followed by Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired to South Tipperary Hospice.
Open Day at Fethard Youth Centre on Monday evening
Fethard Youth Center are planning to have a Youth Club up and running in September and are having an open night on Monday evening 28th June from 7pm to 9.30pm so that parents and youngsters can come down and check the place out. On the night there will be activities and prizes so come along down and check it out! Visit Fethard Youth Centre on Facebook CLICK HERE
Outing to Athassel Abbey
Fethard Historical Group photographed on their outing to Athassel Abbey, Golden, on Sunday 20th June.
On Sunday 20th June, Fethard Historical Society organised a trip to Athassel Abbey outside Golden attended by a large crowd on a beautiful day. A guided tour of the Abbey was given by local historian Carmel O’Donnell, whose knowledge of the monastic settlement and its layout is extensive.
Athassel was built in the 12th century and was the most impressive achievement of the Augustinians. It covers nearly four acres on a bend of the river Suir. Following the dissolution of the monasteries in the16th century, the property was granted to Thomas, Earl of Ormond. The buildings were subsequently neglected, and fell into ruin and are now in the care of the Office of Public Works.
The group enjoyed a picnic in the cloister area of the building, with Kitty Delany supplying welcome refreshments, which was greatly appreciated by all in the scorching heat of the day.
Launch of IWA Golf Classic
John Leahy and Don Campbell (Team Leader Tipperary Wheelchair Association Centre, Tipp Town) who officially launched the Irish Wheelchair Association Golf Classic in Cahir House.
The launch of the Irish Wheelchair Association oncoming ‘Golf Classic’ took place recently in Cahir House Hotel. The evening was opened by Don Campbell, team leader of South Tipp IWA, and this was followed by John Leahy, former Tipperary hurler, officially launching the golf classic. John also spoke of the great work the IWA does in the area and the great social life provided for wheelchair users through the association.
Organisation Committee of the IWA Golf Classic photographed at the launch in Cahir House L to R: Jimmy McCarthy, Kathleen Burke, Martina McCarthy, Thrish Kelliher and John Ryan
A fun putting competition was held on the night followed by music and refreshments. A great night was held by all.
The Golf Classic takes place in Mitchelstown Golf Club on Friday 16th July and a team of three will cost €150 which also includes a meal. Music and prize-giving will take place on the night. For booking and tee-off times contact: John Ryan 087 9613002 or Jimmy McCarthy 087 2805693.
Members of the South Tipperary Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association Back L to R: Caroline Hall, Anthony Cunningham, Martina McCarthy, Thrish Kelliher (secretary), John Ryan (chairman), Brigit Walsh, Theresa Ryan. Front L to R: Donal O'Halloran, Lorraine Doherty, Michael Morrissey and Mary Walsh.
The final bell tolls
An historic moment will be reached in St. Patrick's Boys' National School on Tuesday next, 29th June 2010. At 12 o'clock the school bell will ring for the final time. This will herald the beginning of the summer holidays and the end of the boys' school in Fethard. It was opened by the Patrician Brothers 137 years ago, in 1873.
From 1st September 2010, the boys and girls of Fethard will be educated together in the newly amalgamated Holy Trinity National School.
We hope to compile a history of the school and would be very grateful for any articles, photos, information, reflections, etc. which you would be willing to share with us.
Anyone, especially past-pupils, who would like to share this historic moment would be very welcome to join us on Tuesday, 29th June.
Bunny Hop end of term party
Children and parents photographed at the end of term party for 'Bunny Hop' Music and Movement Group for 0 to 4 year olds, held every Monday mornings at the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road, Fethard. The group will reopen in September.
Fethard GAA Club News
Fethard are now head of the table in Intermediate Hurling after they beat Fr Sheehys by 1-16 to 1-10 in Round 4. We have one game left to play against St. Marys so we have qualified for the last four. Fethard team: J.P. McGrath, Aaron Conran, Michael Aherne, James Kelly, John Leahy, Cian Maher, Tom O’Connell, Eoin O’Connell (0-5), Christopher Sheehan (0-1), Kenneth O’Donnell (0-1), Declan Doyle (0-1), John Paul Looby (0-1), Alan O’Connor (0-1), Colin Allen (1-5), Allen Bourke (0-1). Subs used: Shane Walsh and Tomás Keane.
On Sunday last, 20th June, our Junior A footballers went down to Ballylooby/Castlegrace on a scoreline 2-04 to 1-12.
Fixtures: Round 1 Minor B Hurling, Fethard v Kilsheelan in Monroe on Sunday at noon.
Our Lotto Jackpot €2,800 was not won. The numbers drawn were 9, 10, 19 and 24. We had one match three winner of €150, going to Brian Walsh (Baptistgrange, Lisronagh). The €50 lucky dip was won by Austy O’Flynn (Abbey St. Fethard). Thanks to AIB Main Street for providing the tickets.
Fethard & Killusty Community Employment Scheme William Needham photographed with Supervisor of Fethard & Killusty Community Employment Scheme, Joan O’Donohoe, after being presented with a Certificate of Achievement on completion of the FÁS/VEC Return to Education Programme 2009/2010. Congratulations William!
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on 16th June were: 1, 8, 9 and 12. We had no Jackpot winner and one ‘Match 3’ winner who received €150: John Whyte, Main Street, Fethard.
The three following Lucky Dip winners received €50 each: Catherine McGrath, Rathcoole, Fethard; Joe O'Sullivan, Littleton; and Yvonne Mulvihill, ticket sold online. Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at www.fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers.
Next week’s Jackpot continues at €10,000 and the Jackpot sellers prize is €1000.
Photographed enjoying the weather out riding at Grove, Fethard, are L to R: Emily Sayers and Anna Wyse.
Out playing in the summer weather at Abbey View are L to R: Erica McGrath, Ciara Connolly and Jordan Coen.
Nellie Shortall out for a drive
Credit Union draw for car
Clonmel Credit Union will be holding their monthly ‘Car Draw’ in the Fethard office on Saturday 3rd July at 12 noon. The car draw is open to all members of Clonmel and Fethard Credit Union. All are welcome.
New laundry service
Fethard Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services have now opened under new management on The Square, Fethard, formerly Tipp Tack Shop. The shop will open six days from 9.30am to 6.30pm and services include dry cleaning, service washing, ironing and repairs.
Fethard Macra AGM took place in Butler’s Bar, Fethard recently. The following officers were elected: Chairperson, David Ryan; Secretary, Michael Moclair; Treasurer, Leah McNamara; PRO, Noel Clancy; and South Tipp Rep, Liam Cleary.
The South Tipp Raft Race and BBQ will take place in Golden on Saturday, 3rd July. Fethard Macra will have a raft race team for this always enjoyable event. For further info on the club and club activities check out our facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More photographs from Macra Field Day
Philip Donnelly kicks off the ‘Summer Sessions’ in the marquee at McCarthy's in Fethard this Saturday night 26th June. Admission Free. Come and see this legendary musician who has played on record and stage with the Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, John Prine and many others.
A little piece of Fethard in New York
Photographed in the Paris Bar in New York are Fethard natives L to R: Helena McCormack, Cathy O'Brien, Lucy Carrigan, Diarmuid Hackett and Conor Carrigan.
Fethard and Killusty Community Games
The following competitors will represent Fethard and Killusty Area at the county finals of Community Games Athletics which will take place in Templemore athletic track on this Sunday 27th June. The area may send two participants both boys and girls in each event.
U8 60m: Ava Ward, Annica O’Connor, Ryan Walsh, Michael Quinlan.
U8 80m: Laura Harrington, Nell Spillane, Richard Robinson, Shane Neville.
U10 100m: Lucy Spillane, Megan Hackett, Ben Coen, Darragh Lynch.
U10 200m: Chloe Nolan, Laura Kiely, Conor Harrington, Peter Wall.
U12 100m: Laura Stocksborough, Amy Cowlard, Liam Quigley, Luke Coen.
U12 600m: Jack Dolan, Joseph O’Connor.
U14 100m: Annie Prout, Cassandra Needham, Mile Earle, Luke Grant.
U14 800m: Matthew Lynch, Connie Coen.
U14 Long Jump: Kate Quigley.
All competitors are to provide their own transport. Parade starts at 11.30am followed immediately by Opening Ceremony. The first event is due off at 12 noon sharp.
Team Events: Fethard and Killusty boys and girls volleyball teams will represent Co Tipperary at the Munster finals of the HSE Community Games in U.L. on Saturday 10th July. The boys are in the final and will play the winners of Clare v Limerick. The girls play Clare in the semifinal and the winner will play Limerick in the final. Best of luck to everybody.
Married in Holy Trinity Parish Church Fethard on Saturday 5th June were Orla Neagle and Conor McCarthy, both from Fethard. The couple held their reception at Hotel Minella, Clonmel.
The Fethard Support Group for South Tipperary Hospice will hold their annual church gate collection in Fethard, Killusty and Moyglass weekending 3rd & 4th July. Your continued support for this deserving cause is most appreciated.
Fethard Knitting Group outing to Kilkieran Cottage
L to R: Majella O'Donoghue, Michelle O'Connor and Teresa Fehilly photographed at the Knitting Group's outing to Kilkieran Cottage
L to R: Rosemary Purcell, Catherine O'Flynn and Kathleen Fitzpatrick photographed at the Knitting Group's outing
L to R: Rita Walsh, Anne D'Arcy and Gemma Burke photographed at the Knitting Group's outing to Kilkieran Cottage
L to R: Margaret Carrick and Agnes Evans photographed at the Knitting Group's outing to Kilkieran Cottage
L to R: Mary Daly and Helen O'Keeffe photographed at the Knitting Group's outing to Kilkieran Cottage
Loudest Whisper this Friday at Butler's Bar
Loudest Whisper will make a welcome return visit to Butler's Bar, Fethard, on this Friday 25th June, when they play their unique blend of Folk/Rock music. The band is considered ‘Legendary’ in many quarters and should not to be missed.
Gordon Bennett Rally cars in Fethard
Vincent Murphy and his daughter Kate watching the Gordon Bennett Rally cars parked in Fethard
Looking at the Gordon Bennett Rally cars parked in Fethard while they stopped for lunch are L to R: Marion Lyons, Maura Ryan and Catherine Ahearne
Paddy Broderick looking at the cars
Gordon Bennett Rally cars parked in Fethard