Gardai information afternoon with young students
Holy Trinity National School pupils photographed on their information day with members of the Gardai at Fethard Ballroom
On Friday, June 19, Holy Trinity National School 5th and 6th class pupils were invited to Fethard Ballroom for a very interesting and informative afternoon with the Gardai. The Gardai demonstrated all aspects of policing including the equipment they use. Pupils got the opportunity to see how a breathalyser machine and speed gun operate, and to try it out for themselves. The children were delighted to get the opportunity to sit in the patrol car and to sound the siren. They were also shown a few of the Gardaí’s essential items like handcuffs, batons and pepper spray.
Next we heard all about the Garda Dog Unit's duties. It was very interesting to hear all about these amazing and intelligent dogs, their trainers and the important work that they do to keep us all safe from harm. We even got to meet one of these fantastic dogs and see him working to protect his owner!
Finally we took part in a discussion about cyber bullying and the dangers of social media. The children listened attentively, took part in activities to demonstrate the dangers of being online and asked very pertinent questions. All involved thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and found it most interesting.
Silage Extravaganza and Family Day at Moyglass
Organisers preparing the groundwork for the forthcoming Moyglass 'Silage Extravaganza' on Sunday, July 26.
Coolmoyne and Moyglass Vintage Club are hosting a silage extravaganza and family day on Sunday, July 26, on Joe Trehy’s farm at Mobarnane, Moyglass. This promises to be the biggest working event in Ireland for 2015 and entries have been received from all over Ireland and the U.K. The local club members are joined by experienced silage operators from surrounding clubs and counties. Club members met like-minded silage and vintage enthusiasts a few years ago and the idea of holding a large event was discussed and two trial runs were held last year. The venue is ideal as it is only 10K from the M8. There are over 100 entries for the silage cutting and it will be a sight to behold when all of these kick into gear on one site. We are creating a record for double chop harvesters and Lee trailers. One entrant is driving his tractor from the north of Ireland and the boys from the west are travelling in convoy to The Horse and Jockey.
Our tractor run will take place on Saturday, July 25, when we will meet the contingent from the west at The Jockey and escort them back to Moyglass. We want to emphasise that the main events are really part of a family day out. There will be a static display of vintage tractors, cars, oil engines and implements etc. an old fashioned threshing, butter making, a lady blacksmith, trade stands and auto jumblers will add to the enjoyment for the public. Of course we cannot forget the children and these will be catered for with bouncy castles, slides, swinging boats, train rides, amusement arcades, ice cream vans and shop etc. Food will be available all day. The Dog Show is sponsored by Moyglass Kennels, so it’s time to get grooming and give your pets a day out also. Neighbours Sean and Ann O’Dea are very kindly providing parking facilities.
The event will commence at 11am with cutting for single chops, precision chops, wagons and self propelled dating from the sixties to the eighties. Paddy Lee of Lee Trailer fame will officially open the extravaganza at 2pm followed by the double chop record challenge and the Lee trailer record challenge.
Eamonn O’ Dwyer of Tipp F.M launched the event when an episode of Down Your Way was recorded at the Village Inn Moyglass on June 13. This was a memorable night of trad music, interviews and nostalgia. The Pheasant Pluckers were joined by a host of singers and musicians. Eamonn will return to record another episode on site on Sunday, July 26. And the Pheasant Pluckers are returning to Ned Kelly’s on Saturday, July 25. Irish TV are sending a film crew to record the event, which will be aired on channel 191. A host of journalists from Ireland and Peter Love from England are covering the event. South Tipperary Hospice are the charity who will receive the proceeds from the event and what a worthy cause. Admission is very reasonable at €5 and children under 12 are free. So whether you are a silage enthusiast or looking for a good family day out head for Moyglass on Sunday, July 26, and become part of this unique event and also support a most notable charity.
Visitors to Pat's garden
Pat Culligan, The Valley, Fethard, photographed with a group of enthusiastic gardeners from the Carrickfergus Garden Society who recently popped in to visit his well kept family garden at his home in the Valley.
Hospice Collection, thanks for your support
The Fethard Support Group for South Tipperary Hospice would like to thank sincerely all who supported their annual church gate collection in Fethard and Killusty last weekend. A total of €1,103 was collected for which we are most grateful and your continued support for this deserving cause is most appreciated.
Ronnie Delany to lead Famine 1848 Walk in Ballingarry
This annual Famine Walk takes place in Ballingarry on Saturday, July 25, at 3pm. The starting point is the Young Ireland and National Flag Monument in the village of The Commons. The Walk covers one and half miles and concludes at the Famine Warhouse, the State national heritage site. The Walk commemorates all those who died and emigrated during the Great Famine, and the 1848 Rising, which took place in Ballingarry in the middle of the Famine.
This year the Walk will be led by Ireland's most famous Olympic champion, the legendary Irish sportsman Ronnie Delany who won the Gold Medal for Ireland in the 1500 metres at the Olympics games in Melbourne in 1956. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. On the afternoon of Sunday, July 26, and there will be free guided tours of the Famine Warhouse every half hour.
Local music students receive excellent marks
Piano music student Hannah Sheehy
Congratulations to all piano students who took their graded piano exams in March and May of this year. As usual pupils of all levels took exams from beginners at the preliminary grades to students sitting the higher senior grades, grades six, seven and eight. As is the case each year, an appointed examiner from the Leinster School of Music, based in Griffith College Dublin, attended the teachers address to examine the students. Excellent marks were achieved by all, with further congratulations to Dara Murphy, Jack Boland, Abby Boland, Laura O’Donnell, Ella Hennessey, Yousef Sallam, Oisin Forristal, Hannah Sheehy and Tymoteusz Kaminski who were awarded medals for their particularly high results.
Piano music student Oisin Forristal
There is also representation for Fethard again this year in the National Excellence Awards Competition which is the National Music Competition run by the Leinster School of Music in Dublin. The very best of luck to piano students Ella Hennessey, Gillian Burke, Oisin Forristal and Tymoteusz Kaminski who have been nominated to perform in the competition. Many thanks to everyone for all support this year. For more information or enquiries please call Stuart Clooney on 0526132567.
Piano Music student Gillian Burke
Piano music student Ella Hennessy
Killusty Pony Show 2015 on this Saturday, July 4
The 53rd Annual Killusty Pony Show will take place on Saturday, July 4, at Claremore, Killusty. Classes commence at 10pm. Entries are being taken on t field for performance working hunter, ridden equitation, equitation jumping and the hugely anticipated fancy dress. Dog show starts at 3pm. Classes include Fancy Dress Dog, Best Groomed Dog with Handler, Best Tail Wagger, Most Obedient Dog (handled by child under 12), Most Alert, Best Veteran Dog, Best Puppy (6-12 months old) Best Trick, Best Terrier, Best Other Breeds, Dog you’d like to take home, Best dog in show, and finally, an obstacle course. Entry fee for the dog show is €2 per class and €10 for six classes. Any enquiries to Jennifer Butler Tel: 087 44078990. Hope to see you there.
Polly Holohan, Killusty, taking part in the Pony Eventing Hunter Trials at Grove on Sunday last, June 28.
Fethard & Killusty Community Games
Fethard and Killusty U14 girls football team will represent Tipperary at the Community Games Munster Finals in University of Limerick on this Saturday, July 4. We wish them the best of luck. Best wishes also to Lucy Spillane who has to miss UL but is bringing further honour to the area as Lucy is a member of the Tipperary U14 Ladies Football team who will contest the All Ireland final against Donegal on the same day. Eimear Boland from our neighbouring area of Drangan Cloneen is also on the Tipperary panel.
Ladies Football has gone from strength to strength at all levels in the county and we hope both of the under-14 girls teams will be lucky at their respective destinations. The Community Games team will play the winners of Cork v Limerick in the semifinal which will commence at 10am. Players need to be at their destination on Pitch No 2 in Maguire’s Field at 9.30am, so an early start girls.
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on this coming Sunday night, July 5, to the music of ‘Michael Cleary’. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing from 9pm to midnight. Admission is €8 which includes tea and cakes.
Camogie Club will hold cake sale & coffee morning
St Rita’s Camogie Club will hold a cake Sale and coffee morning on Sunday, July 5, from 11am, in the Convent Community Hall, Fethard, to raise funds which will go towards the cost of bringing our U12 girls to Croke Park on Tuesday, July 7, to take part in ‘Caman to Croker’. All are welcome. Please support.
Well done girls!
Well done to the ladies who completed the Ladies Mini Marathon in Dublin for their respective charities, photographed above in The Castle Inn, Fethard. Back L to R: Maura Ryan, Hazel Sheehan, Amy Pollard, Majella Daly, Monica Pollard. Front L to R: Aoife Sheehan, Patricia Breen, Gillian Breen and Cora Breen. Missing from photo are Denise O'Brien, Elaine Daly, Valerie Rice and Trisha Duggan.
Convent Community Hall’s ‘Toddler Group’ open for summer
As requested by some of the parents/minders, the Toddler Group will continue to be held every Thursday morning over the summer in Fethard Convent Community Hall. New toddlers are always very welcome or if you have a small baby at home feel free to come along for a chat and a cup of tea. For parents will older children on school holidays you can bring them along and they can play the games.
The Irish Dance Class with Carmel Lawrence has now finished for the summer break. Carmel would like to thank everyone who supported the class and the weekly Tuesday Class will resume in September.
Ballet Classes on Friday afternoons have also finished up for the summer months and Kathy will be back again in September.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
The next meeting of the Fethard & Killusty Community Council will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on June 24 were: 5, 18, 21 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Pat Shelly, Moyglass; Marie Corcoran, The Valley, Fethard; and Tommy Sayers, Crampscastle, Fethard. The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Marco Sabatini, The Lantern, Fethard; Michael Russell/Jim Kenny, c/o Seamus Moloney; and John Connolly, Clonmel.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, July 1. The Jackpot is €4,900 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €490. All proceeds go towards community projects in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
Butler's Bar Sports Achievement Award for May
Members of Fethard Ladies Football Club who were winners of the Butler's Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for May 2015 after their epic county title victory over local rivals Moyle Rovers.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
Last week’s numbers drawn on June 26, were 15, 16, 25 and 33. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner so the following two drawn tickets won €25 each: Kaci Condon, Kiltinan; Becky & David Hayde, Kilkenny. The €50 Lucky Dip winner was Laura Kiely c/o Ladies Football.
Next week’s Jackpot is €12,200 and the draw will take place in Fethard GAA Park dressing rooms on Friday, July 3, at 7pm. Sellers Prize €300. All are welcome and thank you for your continued support. All funds raised are used to promote sport in the community.
Fethard Faces and Places from the Past
The following are a selection of photographs recently added to the Fethard Faces and Places from the Past page on Facebook, also published here
for the benefit of our readers who are not on Facebook. The Facebook page is used for sharing old Fethard photographs with other members of the group and is open to all interested in joining. Send any comments or photo information to email@example.com
Abbey Church Childrens Choir in the 1960s. Front L to R: Jimmy O’Sullivan, Jack Healy, Michael Hayes, Ritchie Hayes, Pierce Dillon, Con Healy, John O’Connor. Second Row L to R: Paschal Hanrahan, Paddy Burke, Vincent Breen, Brian O’Sullivan, William Breen, Joe Morrissey, Kevin Hayes. Third Row L to R: Brian Hanrahan, Paddy Trehy, Pat Fitzgerald, John O’Donnell, William Looby, Declan Morrissey, Mark Houlohan. Fourth Row L to R: Christina Lonergan, Mairead Henehan, Rena McGrath, Ann O’Riordan, Marie Trehy, Vera O’Donovan, Paula Carey, Winifred Carroll. Fifth Row L to R: Rita Leahy, Josie Keane, Helen O’Riordan, Caroline Barrett, Norma Hanrahan, Caroline Lonergan and Fr. O’Mahoney OSA.
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Noel Byrne, Claremore, Killusty, told us the photo of the man playing the fiddle (above) is his grandfather John Byrne from Claremore who was a well known fiddle player and was taken in their yard in the 1930s with his son Patrick in the backround.
Willie Cummins and his mother ‘Bab’, who lived on the Killenaule Road.
Tipperary hurling great Jimmy Doyle passes away
Tipperary Senior Hurling team captain, Jimmy Doyle, photographed in London, June 1962, with some Fethard locals. Tipperary won the All-Ireland in 1962 with the late Jimmy Doyle as captain and Liam Connolly from Fethard on the team. L to R: Peter Hogan, ?, Paddy Gleeson, Joe Ahearne, Jimmy Doyle, Liam Connolly and Pat Burke (who supplied the photo).
The death has been announced on Monday, June 22, 2015 of the Tipperary hurling great, Jimmy Doyle, aged 76. Jimmy, from the Thurles Sarsfields club, won six All-Ireland senior hurling medals in the period from 1958 to 1971, as well as nine Munster titles. He also captained Tipperary to All-Ireland victory in 1962 and 1965 and was an All-Ireland runner-up on three occasions.
The 1962 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final was the 75th All-Ireland Final and the culmination of the 1962 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, an inter-county hurling tournament for the top teams in Ireland. The match was held at Croke Park, Dublin, on 2 September 1962, between Tipperary and Wexford. The Leinster champions lost to their Munster opponents on a score line of 3-10 to 2-11. This was the first All-Ireland final to be broadcast live by Teilifís Éireann.
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Fethard & Killusty trip to Medjugorje 2015
Next year’s Fethard & Killusty parish trip to Medjugorje, operated by Joe Walsh Tours, will depart on August 12, 2015, and return on August 19, 2015. A special group rate of €669 per person sharing has been organised which includes flights, accommodation with breakfast and evening meal. There are some single rooms available at an additional cost of €22 per night. Deposit (when booking) €200. For further information contact David Woodlock at Tel: (052) 6131077 or 087 2522028.
Class of 1990 Reunion in July
The Fethard class of 1990 are holding a reunion in Burke's Bar, Fethard on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Anyone who was in that class at any stage from Junior infants to Leaving Cert is more than welcome to attend. For more information you can contact Niamh (Kenny) Moroney Tel: 086 1940016 or Pamela (Morrissey) O'Donnell Tel: 086 1632475. We hope to see a good crowd there.
Fethard Patrician Presentation Leaving Certificate Class 1990. Back L to R: Dick Prendergast (Principal Patrician Brothers Secondary School), Mary Hurley, John Meagher, Mairead O’Brien, Martin Ryan, Clara Phelan, Pat Doocey, Pat Phelan, P.J. Tobin, Noel Maher, Brian Daly, Declan Ryan. Third Row L to R: Siobhán Cleary, Tina Phelan, Sarah Ryan, Mona O’Gorman, Margaret Allen, Sandra Wade, Kim Lonergan, P.J. Lonergan. Second Row L to R: Bernadette Holohan, Debbie Coen, Mairead O’Connor, Josephine Denn, Charlotte Lawless, Helen Costello, Emma Boland, Sr. Breda (Principal Presentation Secondary School). Front L to R: Fionnuala Murray, Jacqueline Conway, Pamela Morrissey, Rowena Lawless, Valerie Colville, Eleanor Maher, Sarah Ryan and Eleanor Sheehan.
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