Fethard and Killenaule communities to join forces
The communities of Fethard & Killenaule are coming together in a joint initiative to promote 'community-spirit' and 'well-being' in our parishes. In approximately two weeks’ time it is planned to hold an event where both communities will showcase their local organisations on the night.
There are many different community groups in existence in both parishes that have a lot of beneficial work going on. It is up to us to do our very best to harness this energy and use it to enrich both our parishes of Killenaule & Moyglass and Fethard & Killusty.
A meeting in Fethard will be held on this Tuesday next, April 19, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm, to arrange for the local community organisations in Fethard & Killusty to come together and promote what our community has to offer this joint initiative. If would be appreciated if all community groups could be represented at this meeting.
School tour to Paris
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School students photographed on their guided tour of Stade de France in Paris
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School trip to Paris over the Easter break was a great success and the twenty-six students who travelled had a marvellous time. An action-packed itinerary commenced on the day of arrival with a guided bus tour of central Paris, followed by a visit to the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower. An exhausted crew checked in at the Disneyland Magic Circus Hotel and enjoyed a deserved good night’s rest.
Days two and three were spent at Disneyland where many thrills and spills were experienced along with the spectacular light show by Disney Castle on the final night. On the final day, students visited Notre Dame, took a trip down the Seine on a Bateau-Mouche and had a guided tour of Stade de France.
The students who attended the trip were a pleasure to bring; great fun, great company and well behaved at all times. We hope that they brought back very happy memories of Paris.
Kickboxing classes commence in Fethard
Trainer Daniel Coffey photographed with some of the participants that came to the opening night of Galtee Mor Kickboxing on Tuesday, April 5, in Fethard Convent Community Hall. Classes continue every Tuesday night for children and adults.
Thanks to everyone that came to the opening night of Galtee Mor Kickboxing on Tuesday, April 5, in Fethard Convent Community Hall. We were delighted with the turn out of children and adults and hope you enjoyed your first class.
Children’s classes will continue on Tuesday nights for ages 5 to 12 years 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 on Tuesdays 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.
Great excitement as ‘Mouse’ returns home to tremendous reception
A section of the huge crowd of wellwishers who turned out in Fethard to welcome Michael ‘Mouse’ Morris and his Grand National winning team with ‘Rule The World’.
‘Rule The World’ making his way through a thronged street of well wishers in Fethard
Congratulations to local trainer Michael 'Mouse' Morris on his fantastic win with 'Rule The World' in the Aintree Grand National on Saturday, April 9.
With news of ‘Mouse’ returning home to Fethard on Sunday evening, it didn’t take long to fill a wet Main Street packed with enthusiastic well wishers paying tribute to the fantastic achievement of the Everardsgrange stable in winning both the Irish and English Grand National in the space of a few weeks.
Biddy Purcell and Rosie Meanie availing of a great opportunity for a selfie with ‘Rule The World’ in Fethard.
The shy and modest ‘Mouse’ is held in very high regard in Fethard, not alone for his training skills and his superb staff relations, but also his support for local business and his kind-heartedness and love of music. At this fantastic opportunity, it was very easy for locals to come out in force to show their respect and affection for ‘Mouse’ on this happy occasion.
Mouse Morris with his son Jamie
Winning team in Fethard L to R: Mouse Morris, David Mullins and Jamie Morris
Not forgetting the very sad death of Mouse’s son, Tiffer, on June 1, 2015, the whole community was emotionally behind Mouse when he expressed the, ‘help from above’, received on his fantastic racing success so far this year — and hopefully, more to come! Fethard’s long-standing and successful link with Grand National winning horses has now been added to – this time by a man, or a ‘Mouse’, who has united a whole community in doing so.
We wish Mouse and his stables, the heartiest congratulations for raising the spirits of all Fethard people at home and away, and indeed, Irish people throughout the world. Well done!
Out to welcome ‘Rule The World’ back to Fethard L to R: Kate Holohan, Richie Holohan, Michael Coady, Ann Kennedy and Seamus Kennedy.
Mouse Morris posing for a photograph with his brother Redmond Morris and family members outside McCarthys. Also included is jockey David Mullins.
Everardsgrange Stables head-boy, Ciarán Treacy, loading up ‘Rule The World’ after his victory parade in Fethard with local children Lily Murphy, Suzy Murphy, Aoibhine and Meabh Collum.
Rural Social Scheme a great benefit
In these times where cutbacks appear to be the order of the day, it is very heartening to see the benefits in our community by the operation of the South Tipperary Development Company’s ‘Rural Social Scheme’.
This scheme, operated locally by Fethard & Killusty Community Council, and funded by South Tipperary Development Company, enables a participant to offer invaluable services to those unable to care for themselves due to location, sickness or age. General assistance includes such tasks as bringing in fuel, fire-lighting, general household cleaning, clothes washing, medical dressings, showering and personal care, ironing, bed making, shopping, dog-walking and many other tasks that clients find difficulty in doing due to their present condition.
Feedback from clients receiving help is tremendous and illustrates the need for this basic support that many of us can take for granted. We compliment our local participant who is held in extremely high regard for her exemplary dedication and great work with those in our parish and adjoining areas.
Celebrating ten years in business
Staff and customers celebrating ten years in business with Emily at Emily’s Delicatessen, in Burke Street, Fethard. L to R: Sean Brett, Marie Murphy, Aisling Coen, Lorraine Feery, Emily Sayers, Teena Dorney, Mandy Allen and Tony Sayers.
Emily’s Delicatessen, in Burke Street is currently celebrating ten years in business, having first opened in April 2006. Emily’s Deli is a very busy place offering a wide-ranging menu from breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in-between.
The proprietor, Emily Sayers, says that as far back at 2000 she sensed that Fethard needed a Deli and it took six years before her dream was realised. Her determination paid off and on the day she opened there was a queue of customers waiting outside the door. Emily was extremely energetic and enthusiastic about her business and it is heartening to see that ten years on that energy and enthusiasm remains.
Looking back over the last decade, Emily is satisfied that her ideas were correct and that her determination to do things her own way, and the right way, have worked. In those ten years the filming of Stella Days (2010) was a highlight when the crew were regular customers. Martin Sheen, the leading actor, had his regular cappuccino (with not a lot of milk) for the duration of his time on set.
Emily very much contributes the success of her business to the commitment and dedication of her staff. Most of them have been with her a long time and they all work together as a team. Equally, Emily contributes the Deli’s success to her customers. Often, food establishments are controlled by their menus, we’re not. A loyal customer base has been built up over the years and Emily attributes the consistency of her business to her regulars whom she very much relies on for feedback on which she bases her menu-planning and decision-making. These customer relations provide familiarity and regularity which is crucial in business today. Visitors and tourists contribute greatly too and Emily says that she gets at least one new customer every day. She anticipates that in time tourist numbers will increase in Fethard.
We would like to congratulate Emily’s Deli on ten years in business and continued success into the future.
The death has occurred on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 , of Mr Percy O'Flynn, Burke Street, Fethard. Pierce (Percy), (suddenly), deeply regretted by his brother Paddy (Chicago), sisters Margaret Ward and Dolores Cleary, sister-in-law Betty Ann, brothers-in-law Sean and Pat, cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his home in Burke Street, on Friday, April 15, from 4pm with removal at 7pm to the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, to arrive at 7.30. Funeral Mass at 11am on Saturday followd by burial in the Old Cemetery in Lisronagh.
Good Luck to Emma and 'Connect' team!
Good luck to Emma Cronin, Shauna O Neill, Mark Hayde and Jack Spillane with their Junk Kouture design ‘Connect’, this year's entry from Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard. The final will take place this Thursday, April 14, in the 3 Arena, Dublin.
The students will have 60 seconds to impress the judges, which this year includes Louis Walsh, who will be looking out for students' performances. They have chosen as their music, Adele's 'Hello' to perform on the catwalk.
The students would also like to take this opportunity to thank Fethard Tidy Towns, Fethard Post Office, Clonmel Waste Management, Environment Section Tipperary County Council for their contribution and sponsorship towards their costs for this event. Thanks also to the Patrician Presentation Secondary School and the School Parents' Association for their help and support.
This competition highlights young peoples awareness as to the importance of recycling responsibly.
Killusty Soccer news
Due to unplayable conditions, last Sunday’s Peter O’Reilly Cup final against Mullinahone was cancelled and has now been rescheduled for Sunday, April 24, at Newhill Park. Again we ask for your support for the club players against strong favourites Mullinahone.
This coming Sunday, April 17, we take on Tipperary Town in our Third Division League game in Killusty at 3pm.
Table Quiz in aid Fethard Scouts
A table quiz in aid the Fethard Scouts to help Beavers and Cubs attend county and national scouting events, will take place in Butlers Bar on Friday, April 29, at 9.30pm. Tables of four will cost €24 or €6 per person. All are welcome and encouraged to come along and support. Loads of spot prizes on the night.
Community Games Art and Handwriting results
The results of the Fethard & Killusty Community Games Art and Handwriting are as follows:
- U8 Girls Art: 1st Ines Byrne, Killusty; 2nd Ella Deegan, Fethard; 3rd Emily Holohan, Killusty.
- U8 Boys Art: 1st Kelvin Ryan, Strylea; 2nd Ronan O’Meara, Redcity; 3rd Michael O’Rahilly, Tinakelly.
- U10 Girls Art: 1st Sarah Moore, Killusty; 2nd Freya Byrne, Killusty; 3rd Hannah O’Sullivan, Cluain Ard.
- U10 Boys Art: Mark O’Meara, Red City; 2nd Criostoir Sheehy, Garrinch; 3rd Jake Feery, Killusty.
- U12 Girls Art: 1st Taryn Purcell, Killusty; 2nd Emily Davy, Killusty; Joint 3rd Abby McGrath, Fethard, and Rose O’Donnell, Killusty.
- U12 Boys Art: 1st Charlie Hackett, Quartercross; 2nd Dara O’Meara Killusty.
- U14 Girls Art: 1st Hannah Sheehy, Garrinch; 2nd Ella-Mai Hackett, Quartercross.
- U6 Tots (non qualifiers): 1st Gus Purcell, Killusty; 2nd Evan Byrne, Killusty; 3rd Aaron Feery, Killusty.
- U10 Girls Handwriting: 1st Freya Byrne, Killusty; 2nd Suzy Murphy, Main Street, Fethard; 3rd Erin Carroll, Fethard.
- U10 Boys Handwriting: Andrew Connorton, Boolagh; 2nd Mark O’Meara, Redcity; 3rd Cody Bradshaw, Fethard.
- U12 Girls Handwriting: 1st Emily Davy Farranshea; 2nd Taryn Purcell, Killusty; and 3rd Isobel Maher, Tinakelly.
- U12 Boys Handwriting: 1st Andy Duggan, Killusty.
The first two in each age group have qualified for the County Final which will take place in The Presentation Convent, Thurles on Saturday, April 16. The Handwriting Competition will commence at 10am and the Art competition will commence at 12pm. Entry fee of €2 to be paid on the day. Both the Art and Handwriting will take place on the same day. Congratulations and best of luck to all qualifiers. Please contact Noreen Sheehy Tel: 087 3184298 immediately to confirm that you will attend as entries will not be accepted by the county board after April 9.
Sports Achievement Award for March
The presentation and announcement of the Butlers’ Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March will be announced at a special function in Butler’s Bar on this coming Friday night, April 15, at 10pm. All are welcome to come along.
Killusty Tidy Village Group
A village ‘tidy up’ meeting will be held outside Killusty National School on Thursday, April 14, at 7pm. Please bring any equipment available to you to help with the tidy up. All available help more than welcome.
Marina's School of Dance
Aoibhenn Callum and Collum Doheny from Marina's School of Dance taking part in the Cloneen Talent Show.
Marina's school of dance will host the annual Fethard Strictly Come Dancing on Monday, May 30, in Fethard Ballroom. Come along and see local children aged 6 to 18 strut their stuff on the dance floor. Admission is €5 and all proceeds will go towards Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School.
Congratulations as 'Mouse' rules the world!
Congratulations to local trainer Michael 'Mouse' Morris on his fantastic win with 'Rule The World' in the Aintree Grand National
on Saturday, April 9. Both are back safely on Irish soil and will parade in Fethard this evening, Sunday April 7, expecting time of arrival is 7pm. The parade will leave from the Ballroom car park and make its way up Main Street and stop outside the Town Hall for photographs etc. So don't be shy come along and support this great legend on Main Street, Fethard, at 7pm.
Anyone for tennis?
Are you interested in playing tennis in Fethard? If so please come along to an open meeting in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, at 8pm on Wednesday, April 13, and meet some likeminded people who are interested in getting the Fethard Tennis Club back bouncing again in the near future.
Graduation from DCU
Lucy Sheehan, Killusty, photographed with her parents, Ann and Dan Sheehan,at her recent graduation from DCU with a Higher Diploma in Children's Nursing.
Get on your bike - training has started for local 50k charity cycle
Eleven participants, two ladies and nine men, turned up for the first training session on Sunday last for the forthcoming fundraising 50k cycle (route to be decided) that will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
On Sunday last the ‘Chain Gang’ covered a 10 mile training cycle taking in, Redcity, Barrettsgrange, Coleman, Killerk, Jossestown and Sladagh Cross. If you are interested in taking part please come along to the next training session on Sunday, April 10, meeting at Fethard Ballroom Carpark, at 10am. Training will also take place on Tuesdays with a short 5K trip suitable for beginners.
For safety reasons it is essential that helmets, high-viz jackets are worn along with having your brakes and bicycle in good order. For further details on any aspect of training or the event please contact Bill Kennedy on 086 8437400 or Paul Shanahan on 087 7615408.
All proceeds from the sponsored cycle will be divided between the Fethard & District Day Care Centre and the Fethard Critical Illness Fund. Sponsorship cards will be available shortly.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, April 17, to the music of ‘Dermot Lyons. 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.
St. Vincent de Paul help for First Communion
Families from the parish that may need assistance with this year’s First Communion expenses are asked to text their details to Fethard St. Vincent de Paul committee member, Denis Burke at 085 8086099. All requests will be acknowledged.
'Cowboy' night in Moyglass to raise funds for Motor Neuron Disease
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls to Moyglass Sports & Leisure Hall for their ‘Cowboy Night’ on Saturday, April 16 – a fundraising dance in aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association.
Music will be provided by Sean Ryan followed by the ‘one and only’ Indians Showband and ‘DJ Kumar’ with full bar extension. Tickets are €20 and are available from the following locations: Avonmore Creamery in Killenaule and Fethard; Róisín’s Hair Salon in Fethard; and the Bit & Bridle Pub in Killenaule.
By your support in coming to Moyglass and experiencing a ‘Cowboy Night’, you will help the twenty-two people in Tipperary who are current suffering from Motor Neuron Disease.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on April 6 were: 12, 23, 25 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Helen Crotty, Killusty.
The three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners who received €50 each were: P.J. Henehan, Main Street, Fethard; M. Flanagan, c/o Tom Purcell; and Marie Niland, c/o Anna Daly.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, April 13. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. 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, April 8, were 13, 17, 26 and 36. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner. The €50 lucky dip winner was: Ava Hickey, c/o Ladies Football. The two lucky drawn ticket winners who received €25 each were: John Fitzgerald, Monroe; and Mick Smyth (snr), Burke Street.
The next lotto draw will be held on Friday, April 15. The jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €690.
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
Rita Kearney posted this Fethard Presentation Convent School photograph from the 1950s. L to R:
Jacqueline Moloney, Mary Casey, Annette Murphy and Gabrielle Schofield.
Larry Kenny posted this photograph of the late Sean Hanrahan and his good friend Mick Hogan, Burke Street. This photograph generated the following replies:
Tommy Lonergan posted this photo from the past on the Fethard Facebook site asking for any information and received the following replies:
Mike Howard posted these photographs of his grandparents at school 1912 in Fethard. Michael Dwyer his gandfather and grandmother Kitty O'Dwyer. God love them both.
Anthony O'Dwyer posted this photo of his late grandfather Bill Quinlan from the late 1960s and thinks it was taken in Prospect in Fethard were he worked.
John Kenrick posted this photo of the Memorial tablet to William Armstrong Burges, M.D. erected in The Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Fethard, which prompted the following replies:
Items for inclusion on this website and on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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