Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard’s ‘Ballroom of Romance’ on, Sunday, March 6, to the music of ‘Derek Veale’. 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.
The death has occurred on Friday, February 26, 2016, of Sr Clement Wall, Presentation Convent, Fethard, and Ballyporeen, at Strathmore Nursing Home, Callan. Sr Clement, deeply regretted by her Presentation Community and Congregation, her nephews John, Joe, Michael and Martin, her niece Breda, her sisters-in-law Yvonne and Phillippa and brother-in-law Dennis, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at Presentation Convent Chapel, Fethard, on Sunday, February 28, from 3pm to 6pm. Prayers at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am in the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Community Playgroup registration night
Any parents who are wishing to get a place or have already booked a place for their child for September 2016 - June 2017, there will be a registration night at Fethard Community Playgroup, Rocklow Road, on Tuesday, March 1, between 6pm and 7pm. It would also be a great help if you could bring your child's immunisation records. Hope to see interested parents there.
Yoga Classes for beginners and intermediates
Yoga classes suitable for beginners and intermediates will take place in the Tirry Centre, Barrack Street, on Monday evenings at 6.30pm. Some benefits of Yoga practiceinclude: it improves muscle strength and flexibility, boosts immunity, encourages overall health and wellness, stress relief and relaxation. Booking essential, contact Peg at Tel: 086 3027927.
The death has occurred on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, of Mary Fallon (née Dunne), The Square, Fethard, and formerly of Ballingarry, peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Willowbrook Nursing Home, Mocklershill, surrounded by her family and friends. Mary, predeceased by her husband Michael, deeply regretted and sadly missed by her sons Pat and Richard, her daughters Triona, Geraldine, Elaine and Rita, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, her brothers Mick, Donal and Sean, her sisters Betty, Annette, Eileen and Josephine, grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing in McCarthy's Funeral Home on Thursday, February 25, from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 2pm in the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Fethard Players stage ‘Never Too Late’
Members of Fethard Players photographed at rehearsal for Fethard Players production of 'Never Too Late" which will be staged in the Abymill Theatre from Monday, March 14, to Saturday, March 19. L to R: Marian Gilpin, Ann Walsh and Keith MacAdhaimh. This year's comedy is produced by Jimmy O'Sullivan.
Fethard Players are currently in rehearsal for this year’s production, ‘Never Too Late, a comedy written by Arthur Summer Long. The players welcome Jimmy O’Sullivan as producer for this very successful 1962 Broadway production, which ran for a total of 1,007 performances before being released on film.
The very funny comedy features Harry Lambert is a New England lumber company executive in a humdrum life with his wife Edith. He feels his life has grown stale since his defeat in an election for town mayor. His adult daughter Kate is of little or no help to anybody; she and her husband Charlie live with him and Edith, and Charlie lives a freeloader's life, working at the lumber company.
The cast is as follows: Liam O’Connor (Harry Lambert), Ann Walsh (Edith Lambert), Tom O’Brien (James Kimbrough), Marian Gilpin (Grace Kimbrough), Keith MacAdhamh (Charlie Clinton), Niamh Hayes (Kate Clinton), Richard Hayes (Mr Foley), Colm McGrath (Mayor Crane), and Tom Gilpin (Policeman).
The play will run in the Abymill Theatre from Monday, March 14, to Saturday, March 19, 2016, starting at 8.15pm each night. Booking at Fethard Post Office Tel: (052) 6131217 office hours.
Nominated for National Mathematical Awards
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School 5th Year students using trigonometry to measure the height of Fethard Town Wall.
Congratulations to the Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary Schools 3rd, 5th and 6th year classes on making the National Maths Eyes Finals. The competition required students to use their mathematical knowledge and creativity to produce a photograph relating to any aspect of Mathematics. The 3rd years focused on algebra, the 5th years focused on trigonometry, while the 6th year class used their knowledge of statistics to produce three very imaginative pieces of work.
Fethard's 6th Year class students using their knowledge of statistics
Hundreds of entries were submitted from schools across the country. In total five submissions were nominated for categorised awards. All three submissions from the Patrician Presentation were nominated for the family/community category. It is an outstanding achievement to have three shortlisted from hundreds of entries, giving us much confidence as we proceed to the National Final.
Fethard's 3rd Year students focusing on algebra
The Award Presentation will be held in Dublin with all the nominated schools in attendance where the overall winner will be announced. Well done to all the pupils and to their Maths teacher, Mr Billy Walsh. Best of luck in the National Final!
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard’s ‘Ballroom of Romance’ on, Sunday, February 28, to the music of ‘Sam O’Doherty’. 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.
Fethard & Killusty Anglers AGM
Fethard & Killusty Anglers will hold their AGM on Friday, March 4, at 8.30pm in Tirry Community Centre. We always welcome new members and hope to see the usual suspects also. If you cannot attend, please contact Seán Maher on 085 7050580 for membership, enquiries or to update your contact details.
Trinity College presentation to Fethard Scouts
Fethard Scouts, Dylan Ryan, David Moclair and Dan Walsh, pictured above with mentors, Robert Phelan and Christy McCann, after receiving their Gaisce Medal and Chief Scout Award Medal at a special event held in Trinity College Dublin.
A very proud day for Fethard Scouts when Dylan Ryan; David Moclair and Dan Walsh received their Gaisce Medal and Chief Scout Award Medal at a special event held in Trinity College Dublin on Saturday, February 20, after two years of dedicated work to earn these coveted awards. Robert Phelan mentored the scouts for both awards along with Christy McCann, Chief Scout. Also in attendance at the presentation were family members David's mother, Maree Moclair, Dan's mother, Lavina Walsh his brother Sean, our chairperson Mary Healy and Dylan's mother Michelle Hennebry. His sister, Katie Ryan, has just successfully completed the week long Tom Crean Scout Challenge across Iceland. Huge congratulations to the three recipients.
The ‘Country Boy’ on tour
The Fionn MacCumhaill players are staging their upcoming production The Country Boy by John Murphy in The Source Theatre, Thurles, on Saturday, March 5, at 8pm. For bookings Tel: (0504) 90204. The play will also be staged in Mullinahone Community Hall on Friday, March 11, at 8pm, booking 086 0834208.
Clonacody House, Fethard, will host two intimate performances with food served, on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16. Early booking advised, as seats are limited. Tel: 086 0834208. A great play and a good night out . . . don't miss it!
Senior Day at Fethard Day Care Centre
Fethard & District Day Centre will hold a Senior Day on Friday next, February 26, from 10.30am. The chiropodist will also be in attendance. All seniors welcome.
Thanks for your support
A huge thank you to all who supported the Day Care Centre’s fundraising table quiz on Friday night last at Butler’s Bar. It was a great success and a most enjoyable night. Well done to the winners. Thanks to all who supplied prizes and to all who bought tickets for our raffle. Thanks also to Philip, Anne and Annmarie at Butlers Sportsbar for their continuing support. Philips questions were as usual, varied and testing!
Most of all, a special word of appreciation for the hard work undertaken by the supervisor at the Day Care Centre, Geraldine McCarthy, her team and committee members. Those of us with family members availing of the services at the centre, really appreciate your hard work and dedication.
Information required on Richard Power
My name is Mary Starr (née power), and Ilive in Wolverhampton, England. I would like to know if anyone has any information regarding relations of my great great grandad, Richard Power, who was the master baker in Fethard. I would be delighted if you would contact me by email at the following address: email@example.com
Thanking you, Mary Starr.
Community Games upcoming events
The county finals of the Community Games U14 Juvenile Table Quiz will take place on Friday, March 11, in the Presentation Convent, Thurles. Teams are made up from a panel of six (team of four plus two subs) and can be all girls, boys or mixed. Entry fee is €6 per team and areas may send as many teams as they wish.
The county final of the Cross Country will be held in Thurles Crokes AC on Friday, April 8, commencing at 7.30pm.
The county final of the Art and Handwriting will be held in Thurles on Saturday, April 16, therefore the closing date for the Area Finals is Tuesday, March 15. Entries will be collected in schools in Fethard & Killusty on that date. Children living in the area but going to school elsewhere may contact Noreen Sheehy, Secretary at Tel: 087-3184298 or drop entries in her letterbox. Age groups for Art are boys and girls U8, 10, 12 14 and 16. Handwriting is for boys and girls U10 and U12.
The county finals of Gymnastics will take place in Monroe Sports Complex on May 22.
Side Saddle Day next Saturday
Tipperary Foxhounds will hold their Side Saddle Day on next Saturday, February 27. All our landowners and foot followers are invited to come and have a drink, and watch our ladies Side Saddle Meet at Thomas and Jeanie Ronans’ home, Friarsgrange, Fethard, at 11am on next Saturday, February 27.
Hunting will be followed by our annual legendary Hunt Ball, being held in The Minella Hotel, Clonmel. Dinner followed by dancing to the fantastic Brass & Co.
Fethard Bridge Club Results
The results of our game on Wednesday, February 10, were:1st Gross, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 2nd Gross, Nell Broderick and Anna Cooke; 3rd Gross, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; 1st Nett, Frances Burke and Marie Delaney; 2nd Nett, Nora Ryan and Gabrielle Schofield; 3rd Nett, Anne Connolly and Eileen Frewen.
This Wednesday, February 24, we play the third round of the Player of the Year competition. Please note that bridge now starts at 7.15pm sharp! Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on February 17 were: 2, 6, 14 and 27. There was no jackpot winner and three ‘Match Three’ winners who received €50 each: Mary O'Dwyer, Knockelly Road, Fethard; Chelsea Kenny, Killusty, Fethard; and Alice Lawrence, Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who also received €50 each were: Carrie Sweeney, The Valley, Fethard; Kathleen Kenny, The Cottage, The Green, Fethard; and Tom Tobin, Knockinglass, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, February 24. The Jackpot is €9,700 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €970. All proceeds go towards community projects in Fethard, and we thank you for your on-going support.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
Fethard GAA / Sports Centre Development Lotto would like to thank all our supporters, far and near, who participate in our weekly lotto draw to promote sport in our community. The numbers drawn on Friday, February 19, were 1, 6, 8 and 18. There was no jackpot winner and two match three winners of €50 each: Patricia Treacy, Strylea; and Kevin Ryan, Killusty. The next lotto draw will be held on Friday, February 26. The jackpot is €18,600 and the sellers prize is €620.
Thanks for the Memories
Fethard GAA Club send their deepest sympathy to the family of the late Maurice O’Brien, Drangan, who passed to his eternal reward on January 25, 2016. Maurice was a very keen follower of Fethard GAA for at least 20 years during the 1980s, 90s and beyond, when he had a butchers shop in Drangan. He was a driver, minder and keeper for the late Joe Ahearne, Main Street, and could be seen at nearly every game.
The club would like to thank Maurice for all his time devoted to Fethard GAA when he served on various committees, including the ‘Fethard, Coolmoyne & Killusty Centenary GAA Story’ book committee published in the 1987.
To his wife Margaret, sons Richard and James we offer our deepest sympathy. Go ndéana Dia trócaire orthu. — (Nollaig O Broin)
Fethard Foróige Youth Club open on Monday nights
Fethard Foróige Youth Club is back up and running at Fethard Convent Community Hall on Monday nights from 7pm to 8pm. The club is open to all students from 1st Year to 6th Year. Please come along and join in the fun and organise your club to suit your needs, with the help and support of trained leaders. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION
The death has occurred on Sunday, February 21, 2016, of Olive Curran (née Coen), Woodvale Walk, Fethard. Olive, deeply regretted by her husband Derry, sons Stephen and James, daughters Dorothy and Siobhán, sister, brothers, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. May she Rest in Peace.
Reposing at her residence on Tuesday, February 23, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, at 1pm on Wednesday, February 24, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery, Fethard. House Private on Wednesday morning please.
Fethard 'Strictly Come Dancing' postponed
Sadly, the organisers have decided to postpone this Wednesday's planned Fethard Strictly Homecoming in Fethard Ballroom. One of our dancers has had a family bereavement and we feel that it wouldn't be appropriate to proceed with the event at this time. We will try to reschedule the show for another date and will let you all know in due course.
In the meantime we would like to convey our deepest sympathies to Jack Connolly and the Curran family on the sudden death of Olive (née Coen) on Sunday, February 21.
Vote for 'Connect'
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School 4th year’s entry for Junk Kouture regional final this year is made from paper, telephone books, envelopes and card thus their title ‘Connect’. Four students worked on the making of this piece, Emma Cronin (modelling), Shauna O’Neill, Mark Hayde and Jack Spillane.
Like previous years there will be online public voting from Monday, February 22, until midnight on Friday, February 26. Voting will take place on the Bank of Ireland students’ Facebook page. The online vote helps to bring the message reuse, recycle refashion to a wider audience. We wish the students best of luck in Limerick on Friday, March 11, in the University Concert Hall Limerick. VOTING NOW OPEN - CLICK HERE
The death has occurred on Saturday, February 20, 2016, of Biddy Duggan (née Gleeson) Killusty, Fethard. Biddy, deeply regretted by the Duggan and Gleeson families, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at her residence on Sunday February 21, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty, on Wednesday, February 24, at 11am followed by burial in Cloneen Cemetery.
Rugby Club Table Quiz
Fethard Rugby Club invite all to take part in their Table Quiz at Butler’s Bar on Friday night, February 26, starting at 9.30pm. Table of four will cost €20 and your support would be greatly appreciated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
First Communion group outside Fethard Parish Church in the mid 1950s. Back L to R: Donal Mullins, Johnny Burke, Richard Burke, Joe Ryan, Michael Cummins, Gerry Harrington, Eddie Callaghan, Michael Whelan. Middle L to R: Michael Kenny, Lory Byrne, Paddy Ahearn, John Slattery, Louis Coen, Pat Barrett, Stephen Cummins, Jim Fogarty. Front L to R: John Littleton, Gerry Hickey, Paddy Grant, Austin Flynn, Don McCarthy, Benny Shine, Davy Tobin and Billy Sayers.
Items for inclusion on this website and 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.
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