Novena continues until Sunday, March 13
The annual Fethard Parish Novena, which started on Saturday night, March 5, will continue up to Sunday, March 13. Ceremonies will be held nightly at Holy Trinity Parish Church from Monday to Friday at 7.30pm, with the exception of Saturday, which takes place at 7pm, and Sunday, which takes place at 11am. All are invited to come along and give some time to reflect on life and our relationship with God.
Petitions can be left in at the Parish Church.
The death has occurred on Saturday, March 5, 2016, of Mary Fleming (née Kelly), Coolmore, Fethard. Mary, deeply regretted by her son and daughters, Bridget, William, Mary, Margaret, Ann, Kathleen, Frances and Sarah, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.May She Rest in Peace.
Reposing at home on Monday, March 7, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 8, in the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
George Plant remembered on Sunday, March 6
Tipperary Republican Commemoration Committee cordially invite all to the annual George Plant commemoration, ‘George Plant Remembered’, at St. Johnstown, Fethard, on Sunday, March 6. Former Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir, Liam Walsh, will chair the event and the guest speaker will be local historian Pat O’Donnell, Mocklershill, Fethard. Music on the day will be provided by Carrick-on-Suir Republican Flute Band. Assemble at 14.30pm for 3pm start. All are welcome in this Centenary Year.
Side Saddle Day
Mary Jane Kearney, Fethard, riding side-saddle at the Tipperary Foxhounds ‘Side Saddle Day’ on Saturday, February 27 at Friarsgrange, Fethard.
Daffodil Day, on Friday, March 11
As part of National Daffodil Day, a coffee morning will take place in the Town Hall, Fethard, on Friday, March 11, from 9am to 12 noon. Please come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and sample our delicious home baking to support a very worthy cause. Daffodil Day merchandise will also be on sale in the usual locations throughout the town. Your support is very much appreciated.
National 1916 Exhibition
Colm McGrath, Fethard Historical Society, reading a copy of the 1916 Proclamation of the Republic to pupils from Holy Trinity National School, Fethard, who attended the Conradh na Gaeilge exhibition in the Town Hall
A national, twelve panel ‘1916 Display’ was on display in Fethard organised by the local Historical Society as part of their ‘1916 Programme’ of events. The colourful exhibition was commissioned and designed by Conradh na Gaeilge and focused on the whole Gaelic Revival Movement and its central role in bringing about the 1916 Rebellion.
Students from Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School photographed at the Conradh na Gaeilge ‘1916 Display’ in the school hall. Also included are Ms Catriona McKeogh (teacher), Terry Cunningham and Mary Hanrahan from Fetard Historical Society.
The display was mounted in the ground floor of the Town Hall on Tuesday, February 23 where students came from the local Holy Trinity Primary School came to view the exhibition and hear Colm McGrath, in appropriate costume, read the 1916 Proclamation of the Republic. The exhibition was also open for general public viewing.
The display also visited the Patrician Presentation Secondary School where students could ask questions and view the very informative exhibition at their leisure. An open discussion on 1916 was held in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road, later that Tuesday evening, followed by light refreshments. Conradh na Gaeilge is the main voluntary community organisation that promotes the Irish language in Ireland and abroad.
Nominations for the January & February Sports Achievement Awards
The following are the eight nominations for the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Awards for January and February:
- Aimee Pollard – Aimee recently took up the sport of cross training and in her first ever competition held in Clonmel she and her partner finished in 1st place.
- Gareth Lawrence –power lifter Gareth finished 1st in the 75kg category and 3rd in the open category at the national championships. This qualifies him for the World Single Lifts, an event he won last year.
- Deirdre Goggin – the sport of Road Trotting is unique to West Cork and Deirdre is currently leading this year’s championship having won nine races since Christmas.
- Fethard Ladies Rugby – pride of place this time goes to the U13 ladies who were undefeated at a tournament in LIT Limerick, beating Abbeyfeale, Listowel, Shannon and St. Marys.
- Bernard Feery – who won a bronze medal at the recent 6k Tipperary Masters event held in Clonmel.
- Patrician Presentation Ladies U16½ Gaelic Football Team – winners of the Munster schools title beating Rockwell and Scoil Pol from Limerick in the semi-final and final respectively.
- Eoin O’Connell – Suir Engineering recently won a Munster Inter Firms title with Eoin being one of their star players.
- Amy Byrne – Fethard student Amy, who competes with the Irish Drug Free Powerlifting Association, recently stole the show on her debut with record-breaking lifts in the Back Squat and Dead Lift events.
The winners will be announced on Friday night next, March 4, at a special function held in Butlers Sports Bar, Main Street, at 9.30pm. All are welcome.
County Orienteering success for Fethard Scouts
Fethard Scout participated in the County Orienteering on Sunday, February 21, and took 1st, 2nd and Team places in the under 14 event, congratulations to all, especially Patrick Shine, Aaran Larkin, Killian O'Keeffe and Daniel Daly.
Kickboxing classes due to start in Fethard
The first class of Galtee Mor Kickboxing, will take place on Tuesday, April 5, in the Convent Community Hall Fethard. Children’s classes from 5 to 12 years will take place from 7pm to 8pm. Cost per child is €5 with a discount available for additional members of the same family. Adult classes from 12 years and up, will take place from 8pm to 9pm and cost €7 per class.
For further information and enrolment details contact Daniel Coffey on Tel: 087 9113997. All are welcome and we look forward to meet everyone on the night.
Killusty Soccer Club sympathy
Our thoughts are with Louis Coen and the Coen and Curran families on the death of Louis’ sister, Olive. We also extend our sympathies to the family of the late Biddy Duggan who also went to God last week, may they rest in peace.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on February 24 were: 1, 5, 6 and 19. There was no jackpot winner and three ‘Match Three’ winners who received €50 each: Mary Murphy, Killenaule; Anna Cooke, St. Patricks Place, Fethard; and Mary Brett, The Valley, Fethard.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who also received €50 each were: Danny Croke, Castlequarter, Killenaule; Joan O'Donohoe, Moyglass, Fethard; and Anne Williamson, c/o Fethard Vets.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, March 2. The Jackpot is €9,850 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €985. 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 26, were 3, 20, 33 and 36. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner. The following two lucky dip winners won €25 each: Emma Purcell, Knockbrett, Fethard, and Roibeárd Broderick, Kilknockin. The €50 lucky dip winner was: Ray Looby, Surrey, UK. The next lotto draw will be held on Friday, March 4. The jackpot is €18,800 and the sellers prize is €630.
Fethard Minis’ Rugby News
Fethard Minis travelled to Clanwilliam in Tipp Town last Sunday where the morning was dry and the sun shone. Great rugby was played by all teams including the hosts and other teams from Kilfeacle.
Small numbers travelled to Clanwilliam but that did not dampen the enthusiasm. Our Under 10s tackled well and scored some lovely tries and great work from Andrew Wall, Jake Gunn, Mark Neville, Danny Hayes and Padraig Duggan. Thank you to Lucy Murphy for giving help with this team.
Our U11s had tough and well-tutored teams to play against in Clanwilliam and Kilfeacle. However, our team showed some great rugby in their two games scoring in both and showing great team spirit. Our team was: Jack Quinlan, Pairic Heffernan, Fion O'Brien, Michael Blake, Luke Ryan, Conor Neville, David McCormack, Will Harty, Tomas Ryan and Joseph O'Flynn.
Unfortunately we did not have an U12 team to travel, however Michael Long and James Ryan travelled and special thanks to Kilfeacle and Clanwilliam for allowing them to play the wonderful game of rugby with them and have fun and to the Clanwilliam ladies for wonderful hospitality afterwards, which we really appreciated.
The death has occurred on February, 29, 2016, of Tony Ryan, Tullamaine, Fethard, and formerly Rearcross, Co. Tipperary, on February 29, 2016, peacefully at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel.
Tony, deeply regretted by his loving wife Nancy, sons Donal, Liam and Michael, daughters Bridget & Mary, sisters Peggy and Julia, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Reposing at Devitt’s Funeral Home, Cashel this Wednesday evening from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm. Arriving to Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, for 11am Mass on Thursday. Burial immediately afterwards in Calvary Cemetery.
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.
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.
Fethard Players stage comedy ‘Never Too Late
Members of Fethard Players taking a break from rehearsal of their current production, a comedy ‘Never Too Late’ which will be staged in the Abymill Theatre from Monday, March 14, to Saturday, March 19. L to R: Tommy O’Brien, NIamh Hayes, Ann Walsh, Keith MacAdhamh, MArian Gilpin and Liam O’Connor. Also in the cast are Richard Hayes, Colm McGrath and Tom Gilpin.
Fethard Players are putting their final touches to this year’s comedy production, ‘Never Too Late, written by Arthur Summer Long and produced by Jimmy O’Sullivan. The play will run in the Abymill Theatre from Monday, March 14, to Saturday, March 19, started at 8.15pm each night. Booking at Fethard Post Office Tel: (052) 6131217 office hours.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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