Fethard Grave Slab project
Photographed at the launch of the Fethard Festival Grave Slab Project are L to R: Róisín O'Grady (Heritage Officer), Patricia Looby (Chairperson Fethard Historical Society), Michael O'Sullivan (Principal Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School), Denise Maher who gave the lecture, and Rev Barbara Fryday.
The Patrician Presentation Secondary School Transition Year students were busily engaged for the past few months in making ‘rubbings’ on very large sheets of paper, of twelve ancient grave slabs situated in the floor of Holy Trinity Church of Ireland and dating back from 1508 to 1729. The student’s work was professionally mounted, displayed and then launched on Friday night to open this year’s Medieval Festival. Finance for the technical side of the exhibition and the launch itself came from Tipperary County Council, via the office of County Heritage Officer, Roisín O’Grady, who launched the exhibition on the night. This was followed by a talk, attended by eighty people, on ‘Looking at Medieval Graveslabs’ by locally born Denise Maher-Sheehan, an expert in grave slabs who is now employed as a lecturer in Archaeology at University College Cork. Denise is the daughter of the late Paddy and Ann Maher, Abbey Street, who were both former teachers at Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School.
Some of the Transition Year students who were involved in the Grave Slab Project photographed at the launch. L to R: Orla Walsh, Katie Whyte, Annie Prout and Alannah Coady.
Like last year’s Fethard medieval town model project, the work and dedication of the transition year students in these projects are a credit to themselves, the school and especially their art teacher, Ms Patricia Looby.
Spotted at Royal Ascot
You'd never know who you might meet . . . Kevin Buckley sent us this photo of Matty Tynan and his two sons, Seamus and Sean from Moyglass, taken at the races at Royal Ascot, England. Don't they look very well . . . Ned Kelly would be so proud! nedkellyireland.com
Community Games county finals
Fethard's Ryan Walsh, Alison Connolly and Lucy Spillane who were among the medal winners at the Community Games County Finals on Sunday last.
Competitors from Fethard and Killusty area all did very well at the Community Games County Athletics Finals in Templemore on Sunday last. Jack Dolan, Coolmore, repeated his performance of last year winning the boys U16 1500m in a very impressive fashion. Alison Connolly, Tullamaine, also caught the eye of many winning her heat, semifinal and final of the U12 100m where she sprinted to the line in front of two very experienced competitors from Carrick-on-Suir. Oisín Ryan, Killusty, also won his heat and semifinal of the U8 60m and was runner-up in the final. Ryan Walsh, Killenaule Road, and Lucy Spillane, Tullamaine, both won bronze medals in the U12 100m and 200m respectively.
Jack Dolan, Coolmore, who repeated his performance of last year winning the boys U16 1500m
Katie Ryan, Tullamaine, was fourth in the U14 Long Puck with a distance of 56.98m not too far off the winner who pucked 66.00m.
Michael James Phelan Jossestown qualified for the final of the U10 100m, and Rebecca Kiely, Coolmoyne, Nicole Moloney, Sean Line and Sami Laaksonen, Knockelly, all reached the semifinals of their respective events. The competitors enjoyed the experience of running on a super tartan athletic track before returning home to have fun at the Fethard festival.
Alison Connolly, Tullamaine, who won her heat, semifinal and final of the U12 100m.
Winners in the Girls U14 800m L to R: Elma Casey, New Inn (2nd), Alannah Deering, Nenagh (1st) and Lucy Spillane, Fethard (3rd).
L to R: Kevin Gayson Molloy (Rosegreen) and Cathal O'Mahoney (Fethard)
Mark Moloney and his daughter Nicole watching the games.
Moyglass athletes L to R: Ois�n Shelly, Johnny Gleeson and Irina Chann.
Athletes and supporters from Killenaule and Moyglass
Athletes and supporters from Fethard and Killusty
L to R: Keeping track of events were Peggy Colville and Lynn Cummins from Fethard.
Rebecca Kiely from Fethard
Jack and Kate Burke from Moyglass
Sami Laaksonen, Fethard, competing in the U8 60m
The Fethard Support Group for South Tipperary Hospice will hold their annual church gate collection in Fethard, Killusty and Moyglass weekending July 5 and July 6. Your continued support for this deserving cause is most appreciated.
Social Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, June 29, to the music of ‘Adrian Ryan’. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing. Dancing 9pm to midnight and admission is €8 which includes tea and cakes.
The late Alan Bourke whose Months Mind Mass will take place Saturday, July 5, at 7pm at Fethard Parish Church.
On Thursday, May 29, 2014, our lives were changed as Alan Bourke departed this world. Alan always lived life to the fullest and saw the good in everyone. He, at all times, put other people first and really enjoyed the company of his family and friends. He loved all sorts of sports and got great enjoyment out of life. He was larger than life and was always full of the joys of life. We know that Alan is sadly missed by all the people whose lives he touched.
There were so many people from within the local community and beyond who sympathised with Alan's family and who supported us in many different ways through this very difficult time. It would be impossible for us to express our gratitude by naming each and every person. So with heartfelt gratitude we would like to thank the following people:
To those first on the scene and to those who assisted Alan including members of the Gardaí, Ambulance Service, South Tipperary General Hospital, Cork University Hospital and McCarthy's Undertakers, thank you for all you did. To all who sent Mass cards, travelled to sympathise with us and helped with Alan’s funeral arrangements. Many thanks to all those people including our great neighbours and friends who made endless cups of tea, arrived with food, directed traffic and who helped in every way throughout the days at our home, and to Fr. Breen, Fr. O'Bric and members of the clergy who offered support and co-celebrated Alan’s funeral mass. A special word of thanks to Fr. Joe Walsh who celebrated the mass and who provided great comfort to Alan's family. Thank you. Mass will be offered for you as our token of gratitude to all of you.
Alan’s Months Mind Mass will take place Saturday, July 5, at 7pm at Fethard Parish Church. – Martin, Noreen, Oonagh, Mia, A.J., Michael, Thomas, Martin, Diarmuid and families.
Killusty Text Alert meeting
In relation to the setting up of a text alert system in the Fethard and Killusty parish, a meeting for the Killusty area will be held this Thursday night, June 26, in Killusty National School. If anyone wishes to find out more about the system or if you would like to help out in any way then please do come along. The meeting will start at 8pm sharp.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on June 18 were: 9, 10, 21 and 29. We had no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Lauren O'Meara, 5 Carrick Street, Mullinahone.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Rita Kane, Kerry Street, Fethard; Fr. Martin Crean OSA, The Abbey, Fethard; and Tossie Lawton, c/o Jimmy Connolly.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, June 25. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard.
Fethard GAA Sports Lotto
The numbers drawn on June 20 were 2, 4, 26 and 28 and there was no jackpot winner and no match three winners so the following drawn tickets received €30 each: Tom Anglim, Kilknockin; Denis O’Meara, St. Patricks Place; Gerry Aherne, Abbey View; Gerry Hannon, Crossard; and Laura, Kate and Aine Ryan, Tullamaine.
The €50 Lucky Dip winner was Dick Fitzgerald, St Patricks Place. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,100 and the draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park on Friday, June 27, at 7pm. All are welcome. Thanking you for your continued support.
Coolmore Family Day 2014
Coolmore Family Day and Evening Party was held on Saturday, June 14, at Coolmore and blessed with great weather
which complemented all the family fun activities and entertainment on the day.
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Photographed at the Coolmore Family Day were L to R: Oksama Cariova, Alena Kurkova and Ina Molloy.
Corpus Christi Procession
This year's annual
Corpus Christi Procession will take place on this coming Sunday evening, June 22, leaving from Holy Trinity Parish Church at 7pm.
The death has occurred on Monday, June 16, 2014, of Barbara Dargan (née Dineen), Abbey Close, Fethard, peacefully at South Tipperary General Hospital.
Barbara, deeply regretted by her loving husband Jeremiah, daughters, Shirley, Geraldine, Julieanna, Ruth and Rhoda, sister Alice, sons-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace
Reposing at her residence on Wednesday, June 18, from 2pm to 9pm. Removal on Thursday morning at 10.30am to Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, for Service at 11am. Funeral immediately afterwards to St. Patrick's Cemetery, Clonmel. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to IWA Tipperary Branch. House private on Thursday morning please.
Novena to St. Joseph starting on Mondays
A novena to St. Joseph will commence at Fethard Holy Trinity Parish Church on Monday and continue on preceding Mondays from now on. Copies of the Novena will be available in the church This novena to St. Joseph requests divine assistance from someone close to our Lord, quite close indeed: His foster-father! Although he was from royal ancestry, a descendant of King David, St. Joseph has inspired the faithful for generations as a model of humility and service as a carpenter caring for his Holy Family. St. Bernard called him “the faithful and prudent servant whom the Lord appointed master over His household—His foster-father [and] the comfort and support of His Mother.”
- Glorious St. Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ! To you do I raise my heart and hands to implore your powerful intercession. Please obtain for me from the kind Heart of Jesus the help and graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I ask particularly for the grace of a happy death, and the special favor I now implore (name it).
- Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel animated with confidence that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
- V. O glorious St. Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His name,
- R. Hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.
St. Thomas Aquinas, the preeminent 13th century theologian, and St. Teresa of Avila, the celebrated 16th century Carmelite nun, both praised St. Joseph’s ability to assist us in all our needs before God. Is it any wonder then that he is a patron saint of the Church, workers, families, home buyers and sellers. Don’t be afraid to ask for his aid.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Items for inclusion on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to email@example.com or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.