Community Text Alert – expect a call!
Members of the Killusty Community Text Alert Committee photographed at the recent launch in Cloneen L to R: Sean Aylward, Louise Coen, Damien Byrne and Kevin Ryan.
Local residents in Fethard will be contacted over the coming weeks by someone you know in your area to distribute ‘sign-up forms’ for the new Community Text Alert Scheme. This scheme, to help combat crime, is supported by Muintir na Tire and the Garda Síochána and is now operative in surrounding communities. It was recently launched in the Killusty and Cloneen area.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council is now focusing on Fethard town, which when completed, will be followed by covering the remaining countryside areas linking up with other parishes already joined.
There is no obligation to join but it is highly recommended that as many people as possible do. The form will ask for your consent to use your mobile phone for receiving ‘Text Alerts’ when deemed necessary by the monitoring area headquarters. This will warn you of suspicious activity or potential criminals approaching or in the Fethard area. This very useful information is gathered by all communities reporting suspicious activity in their area and reporting the information to the Gardai by calling the 24 hour manned Text Alert phone: 0504 25100. This information is then assessed and if decided necessary, a text alert will be sent to all who are signed up to the scheme. In practice this usually only happens a few times per month.
A once off donation, at your discretion, would also be greatly appreciated to help with the local cost of erecting new Text Alert Signs and the on-going cost of the texts themselves. For further information or request for sign-up forms please contact Joan at Fethard Community Office, Barrack Street Tel: (052) 6131000.
The death has occurred on Saturday, 22nd November, 2014, of Pat Grant, St Patrick's Place, Fethard. Deeply regretted by his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard, this Sunday, November 23, from 4pm with removal at 5.30pm to St Joseph the Worker Church, Moyglass, to arrive at 6pm.
Funeral Mass on Monday at 11.30am followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery.
Calendars on Sale
Tipperary Foxhounds 2015 Calendar is now available and would make a lovely Christmas gift. They are priced at €10, plus postage of €1.65, and can be ordered from Wendy Donegan on 087 7563653. They are also available from the following local outlets: O'Sullivans Pharmacy, Fethard; Equine Warehouse, Clonmel; Raceside Service Station, Rosegreen; The Sport of Kings Saddlery, Cashel; The Gift Shop, and Horse and Jockey Hotel. Don't hesitate and order your Calendar now and support Tipperary Foxhounds.
Also available for sale are Blank Greeting Cards, €5.00 for a pack of 5, plus postage. Please contact Wendy Donegan on 087 7563653 to order now. They are also available at the Gift Shop, Horse and Jockey Hotel, Horse and Jockey.
The death has occurred on Thursday 20th November, 2014, of Tommy Bulfin, The Valley, Fethard. Tommy, pre deceased by his sister Mary (Cape Town) and Kathleen, deeply regretted by his sister Rita (Cape Town), his niece Anne Marie, his nephews Declan, TJ and Paul, his extended family, friends and neighbours who looked after him with such kindness. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home on Saturday, November 22, from 5.30pm with removal to the Holy Trinity Parish Church at 6.45pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. Donations to the South Tipperary Regional Hospital Palliative Care Team.
Juvenile GAA Annual General Meeting
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club will hold their AGM on Friday, November 21, at 8pm in the Tirry Centre, Fethard. Everyone is welcome to come along.
Mass for deceased GAA members
The annual mass for the deceased members of Fethard GAA Club will take place on Wednesday, November 19, at 7.30pm in Killusty church. On behalf of the club we would to thank all those who supported our recent church gate collection. Thank you.
Fethard Players continue their run of comedy, ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ by Joseph Kesselring, every night this week up to Sunday, November 23, with the exception of Thursday night, starting at 8.15pm. Admission price is €15. Booking at Fethard Post Office Tel: (052) 6131217.
On the recent passing of my dear sister, Honor Davern (nee Mulligan), I would like extend my sincerest appreciation to all from Fethard and its hinterland, who came to her home and St. John the Baptist Church in Cashel to join us in our difficult time; to all who sent Mass Cards, emails and Facebook messages, texts and phone calls; to those who called to my house with flowers and food; to my friends and colleagues of Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard Choral Group and Fethard Players. To so many who honoured Honor; her sons Patrick, Michael, Donagh and Bryan, her daughters-in-law Aideen and Siobhán. My family will always treasure your kindness and Support.
– Marian Gilpin.
Honor Davern photographed above with other volunteers working on 'Playing for Life' jam making project in Tanzania in 2007. L to R: Mary Cloonan (Fethard), Veronica Molloy (Thurles), Patrick (local interpreter), Honor Davern (Cashel), Josephine Fay (Meath) and Ann O'Dwyer (Cashel).
St. Vincent de Paul assistance
Any person requiring St. Vincent de Paul assistance for Christmas please find application forms at the back of both churches. Please return completed forms to any member before Sunday, November 30.
Social Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, November 23, to the music of ‘Catherine & The Images’. Dancing 9pm to midnight and admission is €8 which includes tea and cakes.
Parents’ Association Table Quiz
Patrician Presentation very active Parents’ Association will hold their annual Table Quiz in aid of ‘Extra Curricular Activities’ in Fethard Convent Community Hall on Monday, November 24, at 8pm. It is usually a very enjoyable event and we would very much appreciate your support of the quiz. Pupils from the school will be selling raffle tickets for the quiz during the coming week.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on November 12 were: 10, 13, 21 and 25. We had no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Thomas Shine, Monroe, Fethard.
The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Carmel Murphy, Crampscastle, Fethard; Michael Leahy, Cedar Grove, Fethard; and Martin Leahy, Annsgift, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 19. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. All proceeds go towards community work in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
Watching the river flow
Amanda Kehoe taking Rosie Roche for a walk to look at the water rising on the Clashawley after the recent heavy rain.
Fethard GAA Sports Lotto
The numbers drawn on November 14 were 10, 20, 21 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €150: Martha Sheehan, Garrinch. The €50 Lucky Dip winner was: Willie O'Meara, Killusty.
Next week’s Jackpot is €7,200 and the draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park on Friday, November 21, at 7pm. All are welcome. Thank you for your continued support.
Archbishop’s Final Visit
Archbishop Dermot Clifford visited the Patrician Presentation Secondary School for the last time as Archbishop of Cashel and Emily on Thursday last, November 13. After meeting the Principal, Deputy Principal and staff, he conducted a prayer service in the school hall where he prayed for all those present and reminded the pupils of the Little Flower, St. Teresa, who described her life as ‘a little way of spiritual childhood.’ Archbishop Clifford went on to say that St. Therese's spirituality was of doing the ordinary with extraordinary love.
The Archbishop complimented the School Choir conducted by Ms Megan Raggett on their performance during the ceremony. Readings were by Adam Fitzgerald, Eoghan Hurley, Emma Keating, Corey Carroll, Timmy Hurley, Cassie Needham, Sadhbh Horan and Kate Davey. Finally, the Archbishop indicated that it would be his final visit to the school as Archbishop and thanked the school for the warm welcome which he always received in Fethard.
Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold their annual ‘Christmas Bazaar ‘in the Tirry Centre on Thursday, November 27, from 11am. In conjunction with the bazaar we are holding a monster raffle and a cake sale. Refreshments will be served. All donations gratefully accepted. Please come along and support our fundraiser.
The death has occurred suddenly on Thursday, November 13, 2014, of John Joe White, Rathkenny, Drangan. John Joe, pre deceased by his wife Mary (nee Donovan) and his daughter Gabrielle, deeply regretted and sadly missed by his family, his daughters Geraldine and Catherine, his sons John and Laurence, his sister Rose, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home this Saturday from 5 pm to 7.45 pm. Funeral to arrive at the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 1pm followed by burial in Drangan Churchyard. May he rest in peace.
November Cemetery Rosaries for the Holy Souls
Rosaries for the Holy Souls will be recited in the following cemeteries on Sunday, November 23, in Tullamaine Cemetery at 2.30pm and Kiltinan Cemetery at 3.30pm. Sunday, November 30, in Killusty Cemetery after Mass; Presentation Convent Cemetery after 11am Mass; and Kilmaclugh Cemetery at 2.30pm. All are invited to come along and remember our loved ones who have passed on to their eternal reward.
Dr. Martin Mansergh speaks on The Peace Process
Dr. Martin Mansergh, who was intimately involved as special adviser to successive Irish governments with the working out of the ‘peace process’ in Northern Ireland will speak in Fethard on Friday, November 21, in the Convent Community Hall at 8pm. The peace process in Northern Ireland has very real repercussions and echoes for the whole of Ireland and across the full spectrum of our lives from politics and economics to culture and sport.
Dr Mansergh is one of the Government’s eleven person ‘Advisory Group on The Decade of Centenaries’, which is chaired by Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of The National University of Ireland. Many of the topics that were core to the recent Peace Process have their origins in the happenings of a hundred years ago and are still central to the governmental impasse that is tormenting the Stormont administration at this very minute.
Dr. Mansergh’s talk is definitely very opportune at this time and both his informed reflections on the past and his perspectives on the future are of more than just general interest. They are of very real importance, as the ‘peace process’ on the island of Ireland still has decades still left to run before the issues involved can be regarded purely as ‘history’.
His talk, entitled ‘The Peace Process –The Long Term Perspective’, is being hosted by Fethard Historical Society in the Convent Community Hall at 8pm on Friday, November 21. Admission, Members €3, Non-Members €5 and refreshments will be served. For those wishing to join the society membership can be paid on the night: Individual €7, Family €10, Students and Unwaged €5. All are very welcome to this important event.
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School launch new website on Tipp FM
Tune in to Tipp FM Tuesday morning, November 11, from 11am to 1pm, when Tipp FM will broadcast live from Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School. The new school website will also be launched www.fethardsecondaryschool.ie and tickets for the school show 'Cinderella' will go on sale from the school at Tel: 052 6131572. The show will take place in the Abymill Theatre from December 5th to December 7th (Matinee on the Sunday, December 7th).
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