Fethard Parish Church Holy Thursday, April 17, Mass of The Lord's Supper at 7pm. Good Friday, April 18, Stations of The Cross at 3pm; Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7pm Holy Saturday, April 19, Easter Vigil Mass at 7pm.
Killusty Good Friday,April 18, Stations of The Cross at 4pm.
Holy Saturday, April 19, Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30pm.
Augustinian Abbey Holy Thursday, April 17, Mass of The Lord's Supper at 7.30pm. Good Friday, April 18, Solemn Liturgy to celebrate Good Friday at 3pm. Stations of The Cross at 7.30pm. Holy Saturday, April 19, Easter Vigil Mass at 8.30pm. Easter Sunday, Mass at 9.30am and 11.30am.
This week's 'Blast from the Past' – 50 years ago
The first Fethard Carnival was held in 1926 to raise funds for building the new parochial house. This annual festival has still survived up to now, 2014, and we can now have a glimpse back 50 years to the 1964 Fethard Carnival thanks to the photographic talent and foresight of Mr Donal O'Sullivan, Main Street, who captured these clips on cine film – long before video cameras ever existed. Many well know Fethard faces are easily identified.
Community Games Art Competition results
Medalists in the Community Games Art Competition from Killusty National School. Back L to R: Jessica Gainford, James Doyle Michael Doyle. Middle L to R: Charlie Hackett, Ben Coen, Kieran O’Donnell, Andy Duggan. Front L to R: Freya Byrne, Evan Moore and Amy Morrissey.
Well done to the 138 competitors who entered the Area Art event this year. The standard of the drawings improve all the time and the judge had a difficult task selecting the winners. However, all of the following were lucky enough to win medals with certificates of participation being presented to the remaining participants. There were three gold, three silver and four bronze medals won by children attending Killusty National School; one gold and one silver by children attending Drangan National School with the remaining competitors attending the Holy Trinity School, Fethard. Big thank you to the judge Miss Patricia Looby for her assistance.
Winners of Certificates of Merit at the Community Games Art competition were Andrew Wall, Isobel Maher and Robert Wall.
The first and second in each event except those under-6 are qualified to compete in the county finals which will take place in the Presentation Convent, Clonmel, on Saturday, April 26, at 2pm. Those who qualified are requested to please ring 086 8110768 or email email@example.com before April 15, which is the closing date for entries to be submitted to the county board to confirm if they are available to take part on April 26. Best of luck to all in the finals.
Under 8 Boys: 1st Evan Moore, 2nd Leo Makhinya, 3rd (joint) Sean Carr and David O’Brien.
Under 10 Girls : 1st Anna Collier, 2nd Amy Morrissey, 3rd Holly Hayes
Under 10 Boys: 1st Charlie Hackett, 2nd John Coady, 3rd (joint) Michael James Phelan and Andy Duggan.
Under 12 Girls : 1st Jennifer Phelan, 2nd Annica O’Connor, 3rd Laura Harrington, 4th Eimear O’Sullivan.
Under 12 Boys: 1st Matthew Burke, 2nd Samuel Hunter, 3rd Kieran O’Donnell.
Under 14 Girls : 1st Jessica Gainford, 2nd Megan Hackett, 3rd (joint) Rachel Prout and Emma Jayne.
Under 14 Boys: 1st Peter Wall, 2nd James Doyle, 3rd (joint) Michael Doyle and Ben Coen
Tots Non Qualifying Events Under 6 Girls: 1st Megan Lyons, 2nd Ella Deegan, 3rd (joint) Meadhbh Collum and Giovanna Aguiar.
Under 6 Boys: 1st James Walsh, 2nd Oisín McAndrew, 3rd Kelvin Ryan.
Peter Wall, Knockelly and Samuel Hunter, Tinakelly, gold and silver medal winners in the under 14 and under 12 competition respectively.
Fethard Athletic Club
Fethard AC again played host to the Tipperary county senior road races last Sunday and a great afternoon’s running was had by all. It was a chilly spring day but the rain held off and both our ladies and men's teams really dug deep to put in great team performances. Well done to all who participated and helped out in any way in the smooth running of this event.
Training continues each Monday and Friday evenings at 7.15pm, meeting at the ballroom car park and as always new runners/walkers always welcome to join.
All roads now lead to May 29 and our annual 'Walls of Fethard' road race which promises to be another popular and well attended local run.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on April 9 were: 8, 12, 18 and 24. We had no jackpot winner and three ‘Match Three’ winners who received €50 each: T.J. Sheehan, Killusty, Fethard; Ann Kenny, Castlehiggins, Fethard; and Chrissy Nash, c/o Kitty O'Donnell.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Áine Cúc, An Coill, Fiodh Árd; Helen Grace, c/o Nellie Donovan; and Chloe Gough, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at fethard.com. Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers. Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, April 16. The Jackpot is €9,100 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €910. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.
Fethard Tidy Towns
Fethard Tidy Towns committee were presented with some very beautiful handmade bird boxes during the week by the pupils of Presentation Patrician Secondary School, results of an environmental project coordinated by their teacher, John Cummins and Kevin Collins from Birdwatch Ireland. We were also invited to take part in the school’s live ‘Classic Café’ radio broadcast on Tipp FM which we were delighted to do. Once again many thanks to the teachers and pupils involved.
Unfortunately we have to bring your attention again to a graffiti problem in town. This anti-social behaviour is only caused by one or two offenders and your help in identifying the culprits would be much appreciated. It would also avoid stress and expense to the property owners affected and not undermine the work of the Tidy Towns in making Fethard a pleasant place for visitors and tourists.
We have reports of other anti-social behaviour at the Ballroom where the lettering overhead has been vandalised after being in place for years. It is very sad that this behaviour is happening again in our town. If anyone has any information please contact the local Garda.
We are happy to report that work will commence shortly on the wall around the new playground starting at the Cashel roadside. This work is made possible with the support of the TÚS Scheme and Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto.
‘Arctic Queen’ on tour (and looking for your vote) YOUR VOTES are needed from 9am on Monday, April 14, until midnight on Friday, April 25. CLICK HERE TO VOTE on ERP Ireland’s Facebook page these votes are important and amounts to 10% of the total votes and is also used in a tiebreaker situation.
Students from Patrician Presentation Secondary School pictured on their visit to Killusty National School on Friday, April 11, to display their ‘Arctic Queen’ outfit entry that qualified for the Junk Kouture national final on May 2.
Students from Patrician Presentation Secondary School paid a visit to Killusty Primary School on Friday, April 11, to show off their successful entry that qualified for the final of this year’s Junk Kouture national competition on May 2. The students, Louise Fitzgerald, Orla Walsh and Katie White from Fethard created a wearable outfit, ‘Arctic Queen’, made from recycled junk as their entry for The Junk Kouture re-cycled Fashion competition. The dress, modelled by Katie White, is made completely from recycled materials, plastic milk bottles, old belts broken jewellery and recycled paper.
The competition, originally planned for The Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin, has changed venue to The 02, Dublin, on May 2, due to the demand for tickets. Ten per cent of the marks will be gained through a voting system, which can be accessed through E.R.P. Facebook page or a direct link from the fethard.com website. European Recycling Platform, (E.R.P.) highlight the importance of waste in our environment and the role electrical and battery recycling plays in protecting it.
The team used discarded Christmas lights in response to these criteria. Voting will begin again on Monday, April 14, and will continue until midnight April 25. Again we wish the girls all the best on the evening.
Students, Orla Walsh, Katie White (‘Arctic Queen’) and Louise Fitzgerald, photographed under the Apple Blossom tree with Sr. Betty and Sr. Maureen in the convent grounds.
Students, Louise Fitzgerald, Katie White (‘Arctic Queen’) and Orla Walsh, photographed with Geraldine McCarthy, supervisor Fethard & District Day Care Centre.
Students, Louise Fitzgerald, Katie White (‘Arctic Queen’) and Orla Walsh, photographed on a visit to Fethard & District Day Care Centre.
Fethard and Killusty Anglers
Fethard and Killusty Anglers will hold their annual fishing competition on this coming Sunday morning, April 20, meeting at Thorny bridge at 10am. Fishing to start at 11am. For information on club membership ring Tom at: 087 7477218 or Sean at: 085 7050580.
Teddy’s Benefit Night this Saturday
A Benefit Night for Teddy Morrissey takes place on this coming Saturday, April 19, in Clonmel Park Hotel at 9pm. One of the many items donated for the auction was autographed by international musician, sixteen times Grammy Award winner, and lead singer of the Police, Sting.
Please come along and support. Tickets are €10 and can be purchased from Declan Lonergan, Niall Walsh, Keith Culligan, Johnny Lawlor and Shane Kenny. On the night there will be a Charity Headshave and Wax, Auction and Raffle.
St. Vincent de Paul
Families that may need help with this year’s First Communion expenses are asked to contact any member of the Fethard St. Vincent de Paul committee as soon as possible or Denis Burke at (052) 6131852.
The peaceful death has occurred on Sunday, April 13, of Seán O'Dwyer, father of Martha Sheehan, Garrinch, Fethard. Sadly regretted by his loving wife Peggy, children Martha, Margaret, Deirdre, Aiden, Barbara and Kevin, his daughter-in-laws, son-in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Reposing at his home, 66 Griffith Avenue, Clonmel, on Monday, April 14, from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Tuesday, April 15, at 12.15 pm for Requiem Mass at 1pm in St Peter and Paul's Church, followed by interment immediately afterwards at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Waterford Road, Clonmel.
Ar dhéis Dé go raibh as a anam dilís.
The death has occurred on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, of Shane Carroll, Knockroe, Thurles, and formerly of Coolbawn, Fethard, and Dungourney, Midleton.
Shane, deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Agnes, son Oran, parents Kevin and Carol Anne (Barrett), brothers Cillian and Diarmuid, grandmother Agnes Barrett, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, godchildren, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Thurles, this Saturday evening, April 12, from 5.30pm with removal at 8pm to Moycarkey Church. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11am followed by burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Moycarkey.
Please be vigilant . . .
We ask locals to be particularly vigilant of any suspicious activity in the locality as we receive reports of an elderly citizen approached by a man as he entered his home after collecting his pension. This stranger asked him, “Did you lose this?” (holding €60 in his hand) . . .
When the pensioner checked his money, the stranger grabbed it and left the scene in a white car driven by another man waiting by the roadside.
If you have seen this white car or anything suspicious on Friday, April 11, please contact the local Garda Confidential Telephone number: 1800 666111
Happy 50th Birthday
Gerard Lonergan's photographed with family members and friends at his 50th Birthday Party celebrated at Butlers' Bar last weekend
New ATM Cash machine in Fethard
AIB on Main Street have upgraded their 'Express Lodge' machine inside the bank and now it will also serve as an ATM machine where you can also withdraw cash . . . with your debit card of course!
Fethard & Killusty Community Council AGM
Yje Annual General Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place in the Tirry Community Centre on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 8.30pm. All are welcome.
Tidy Towns promote ‘Green Dog Walkers’
Photographed at the launch of Fethard Tidy Towns 'Green Dog Walkers' campaign at Fethard Tirry Community Centre are Back L to R: Geraldine McCarthy (Supervisor Fethard Day Care Centre ), Eamon Kennedy (Fethard Tidy Towns), Joan O'Donohoe (Supervisor Fethard Community Employment Scheme). Front L to R: Joe Keane (Chairman Fethard Tidy Towns), dog owners Margaret Walsh and Thelma Griffith.
To coincide with the National Spring Clean Fethard Tidy Towns are launching their ‘Green Dog Walkers’ pledge in cooperation with South Tipperary County Council. Dog walkers are asked to help tackle dog fouling in a friendly way and take a ‘Green Dog Walkers Pledge’ which involves wearing an armband and carrying extra doggie bags to distribute to others while walking their dog. This dog walkers kit is available free of charge at the Tirry Community Office, Barrack Street. So dog lovers are asked to please join this worthwhile campaign as dog foul in public places puts everyone, especially our children, at risk from E-Coli, Salmonella and other diseases.
This week we also launched our National Spring Clean anti litter campaign. We would like all areas to get involved working together for the benefit of our community. We thank Holy Trinity National School and Presentation Patrician Secondary School for their assistance in promoting these campaigns.
Please ‘think’ before you drop litter on the ground – someone will have to pick it up after you. Parents are also encouraged to teach their children and lead by example. Another area needing attention is the ‘Bottle Bank’ where people are leaving their empty bags and boxes. Please dispose of the bottles in the provided bins and bring your empty boxes and bags home.
Magic Show for Convent Community Hall
Reco's Magic Show is coming to Fethard Convent Community Hall on Sunday, April 27, at 3pm. Admission is €5 and it promises to be a great show for children.
The committee would like to congratulate Rebecca and Shannon from Dance Revolution who brought boys and girls from Fethard to compete in Killarney where lots of trophies were won in individual dances and group dance. For anyone interested in joining the Dance Revolution group their class is held in the hall every Friday evening at 4pm, for boys and girls age 4 upwards. We were also very reliably informed that Fethard was well represented in the ‘Mammies Group’ by Mandy, Corina, Teena and Jacqui, so well done to ye also.
TYs visit to St. Augustine’s Dungarvan
School Principal, Mr Michael O'Sullivan and T.Y co-ordinator, Ms Orla Barrett with the T.Y class photographed with pupils during their recent visit to St. Augustines in Dungarvan. Included in the photo are Fr. Gerry Horan OSA from the Augustinian Abbey in Fethard who now works in St. Augustines, Dungarvan, and the T.Y Co-ordinator there, Ms. Nollaig Sheehan.
On Thursday last, April 3, Patrician Presentation Transition Year pupils accompanied by Mr O’Sullivan and the TY co-ordinator, Ms Orla Barrett, spent the day in St. Augustine’s in Dungarvan. The idea was to allow the pupils to experience the T.Y. Programme in another school and to create links between the schools. While they were there the Fethard pupils took part in many activities during the day. Katie Whyte and Annie Prout gave a musical performance for the Dungarvan pupils and a good day was enjoyed by all.
Irish Interest Book Sale at Tipperary Libraries Thurles
Confirmed recently in Fethard
Paul Duggan, Killusty, photographed with his children Jacques, Phoebe and Andy on the occasion of Phoebe' Confirmation in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard.
Dancing for Fun - with Parkinson's
A new study group for University College Limerick have organised an eight-week 'Dancing or
Fun - with Parkinson's' course commencing on April 7, at Slievenamon Golf Club, Lisronagh (Fethard-Clonmel road) from 11am to 12.30pm.
The course is being run with a view to continuing the dancing to another level and possibly starting a local group. If you have a friend/partner to join, bring them along. This is a great way to socialise, make new friends and keep up with the latest trend in your new life. Contact Tina Whyte Tel: 087 7645216 for further information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Cash for Clobber’
St. Rita’s Camogie Club and Fethard Ladies Football Club will hold their annual ‘Cash for Clobber’ Spring Clean fundraiser for those thinking of clearing out their house of unwanted items. Items will be collected outside the Fethard GAA Field on Friday, April 25, from 7pm to 9pm, and on Saturday, April 26, from 10am to 1pm.
Please bring adult and childrens clothes, paired shoes and boots, handbags, belts, sheets, curtains, towels and soft toys. Please note we CANNOT take any duvets, pillows, dirty or wet clothing, mats or carpets.
For further information contact Mary O’Mahoney, St. Rita’s Camogie Club, at Tel: 087 6980351 or Willie Morrissey, Fethard Ladies Football Club, at Tel: 086 3032260.
Articles for Emigrants’ Newsletter
We are now inviting submissions of articles and photographs for inclusion in this year’s Emigrants’ Newsletter which will be published in November this year. Articles or photographs can be submitted to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or by email to email@example.com
Items for inclusion on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.