Coffee Morning at Town Hall this Thursday
A ‘Coffee Morning’ in aid of Hospice will be held at the Town Hall on this Thursday, September 22, from 9.30am to 5pm. This annual event in Fethard is usually held on the official date of Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning For Hospice but had to be deferred this year. So please come along on this Thursday for some coffee and chat in aid of this very worthy cause.
The death has occurred on Monday, September 19, 2016, of Paddy Martin, Mobarnane, Fethard. Paddy, in the loving care of the staff of St Brigid's Hospital, Carrick-on-Suir, pre-deceased by his wife Kitty and son Eugene, deeply regretted by his son John, his daughters Majella Fahey and Anne Walsh, his sister Sheila Browne, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grand children, great-grand daughter, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his home on Tuesday, September 20, from 3pm with prayers at 7pm. Funeral to arrive at St Joseph the Worker Church, Moyglass, at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11.30am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Harvest Festival this Sunday
This Sunday, September 18,
the annual Harvest Thanksgivings service will take place in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland at 7.30pm. All are welcome to come along.
Fr. John Meagher OSA will celebrate 100th Birthday this month
Congratulations to Fr. John Meagher OSA who will celebrate his 100th birthday on September 20, this year. To mark the occasion, a special Concelebrated Mass will be held in the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, on Sunday, September 25, at 11.30am.
Fr. John was born in Limerick on September 20, 1916. He had his first profession on September 16, 1934 and his final profession on September 20, 1937. He was ordained to the priesthood in Rome on September 23, 1939 and, due to the Second World War, it took him twelve months to make it back to Ireland, having spent three months in Lisbon on the way.
Fr Meagher first served in Fethard Abbey from 1975 to 1981, again from 1989 to 1993. He returned once more in 1997, and continued his ministry up to June 2014 when he was transferred to the Augustinian Nursing Home at Ballyboden, Dublin, at the ripe age of 97 years. Fr. John has remained in Dublin since but always fondly mentions Fethard as his ‘home’.
Fr. Meagher is still remembered and held in very high esteem by the Fethard community. Most will never forget his sense of humour and chats as he mingled with residents on his daily walks around town. We wish him a sincere ‘Happy Birthday’ on his forthcoming celebration and many more years of religious life and health.
Cashel Arts Festival launches on September 15
Cashel Arts Festival will have its launch tonight, September 15, and continue its runs until Sunday, September 18. There are lots of events over the next few days including Ralph McTell performing on Saturday night and Vanbrugh Quartet playing in the Rock of Cashel on Sunday night, plus lots of workshops etc. For further information visit the Festival website at: www.cashelartsfest.com
Sports Achievement Award winner for August
Members of Fethard’s U14 Ladies football team photographed after being pesented with the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for August.
Congratulations to the Fethard U14 Ladies football team who won the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for August. The young ladies team achieved remarkable national success in beating Kerry kingpins Laune Rangers in the final of the All-Ireland ‘A’ Feile games, which was played in Tralee.
The August award, sponsored by C&C Gleason Group, was presented to the team captain Leahy Coen before a packed audience on Friday, September 2. The monthly winners will all go forward to be entered in the annual overall achievement award presented at the end of the year.
Liam Kenny and friends photographed at the presentation of the August Sports Achievement Award in Butler's Bar.
Our sympathy to local farrier, Stephen Foyle, on the death of his mother, Gylian Foyle (neé) Mugliston), Knockaun Court, Silversprings, Clonmel, who died on Wednesday, September 14.Gylian, deeply regretted by her husband Eddie, her sons Stephen and Andrew, her daughter Julie, grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Funeral Service in Old St Mary's Church of Ireland, Clonmel on Friday, September 16, at 11am followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
Fethard Convent Community Hall
Fethard Convent Community Hall is back to all its weekly activities after the summer break. On a Monday we have Bunny Hop; Tuesday Irish Dance Classes; Tuesday night we have Kick Boxing; Thursday morning we have the Parent/Minder Toddler Group; Thursday night Boot Camp; and our weekends are filling up with parties.
We have completed painted the outside of the hall over the summer months and it's looking good. We have also installed a new fire alarm system and hopefully in the next few weeks work will start on repairs to the roof so its all go at the minute.
Fethard Choral Group
Members of Fethard Choral Society enjoying a social night out in Clonmel.
The Fethard Choral Society enjoyed a night out at Befani's Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant in Clonmel on Saturday night last as a social night out for members before starting rehearsals on next Sunday evening. If anyone would like to join the group we would love to have you sing with us. As usual we are eager to recruit more men as always! For further information if you are interested, please contact Ann Barry Tel: 087 6194215.
Fethard & District Rugby Club
Fethard made their way up west on Saturday last to play Portumna in a senior friendly. Conditions were ideal for rugby and this suited the much younger Fethard team, who ran out comfortable winners with tries from Gary Kavanagh (2), Shane Kavanagh, Akim Faragh and Conor Kavanagh. Gary also converted four of these tries. Training continues every Friday evening and new members are also welcome.
Mini training started on Friday evening last with good numbers despite some heavy showers. Fethard ‘Minis’ cater for children from ages 6 to 11, both boys and girls. So why not bring your child along where they will have great fun, be trained by experience coaches and make some great new friends in what is an all inclusive atmosphere. Fethard Minis train every Friday evening from 6.45pm to 8pm. Under age training also takes place at 6.45pm on Friday evenings with Fethard club now fielding teams at Under 14, 16 and 18.
Our girls’ teams continue to grow every week under the direction of Polly Murphy. New members are always more than welcome.
The club would like to congratulate Ross McCormack who played for the Munster 18s team that defeated Leinster on Sunday.
Membership fees for the 2016/2017 season are now due and can now be paid at the clubhouse on training nights: Senior Membership €50; Youth / Mini Membership €40; 2nd Family Youth / Mini member €20; and Family Membership €110. For new members each membership form should be accompanied by a copy of your Birth Cert or Passport for verification to Munster Branch, and also include a passport size picture, or alternatively email a digital picture to the club to email@example.com with the player’s name. We also advise parents to take out the 24 Hour Insurance cover offered by schools as the IRFU Policy only covers certain major injuries. For seniors we also suggest they take our personal insurance cover.
Hospice Support Collection
The Fethard Support Group for South Tipperary Hospice would like to thank sincerely all who supported their recent annual church gate collection held in Fethard, Killusty and Moyglass. A total of €1,226 was collected for which we are most grateful and your continued support for this deserving cause is most appreciated.
Junior Infants Starting School
Junior Infants starting school at Moyglass N.S. Back L to R: Rhys Mulligan, Harry Ahearne, Fiona O'Mara, Rory O'Brien, Charlie Jones, Dylan Thornton, Jamie Skehan. Middle L to R: Sophia Ledger, Meadhbh Fogarty, Mia O'Dwyer, Joey Connelly, Harry Kelly, Stephen Munro. Front L to R: Lauren O'Halloran, Ruth McGuinness, A.J. Annault, Lily Burke and Tasha Doran.
Junior Infants starting school at Cloneen N.S. Back L to R: Daniel Lee, Evie Noonan, Jack Ryan, Jack Slattery, Paddy O'Brien, Andreá Meagher, Ryan O'Neill. Front L to R: Nell Cleere, Kayla Mulcahy, Pamila Cashin and Sarah O'Brien.
Down to business at Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Supervised Study and Homework Club
Supervised Study for 3rd, 5th and 6th Year pupils commenced in the school on Monday, September 5, last. The facility is available from Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 6pm. Pupils are given the opportunity to study in a quiet atmosphere and can only absent themselves from the sessions with a note from their parents or teachers. The Homework Club for 1st and 2nd Year Pupils will begin on Monday, September, 12th . This club is organised by Ms Roisín Slattery, the SCP Co-ordinator in the school and operates again on Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 5pm. Pupils in the club receive a small snack free of charge before 4pm.
Patrician Presentation CoderDojo Club
The school runs a very successful CoderDojo club and this club will start up again later on in the term. Last year’s CoderDojers achieved valuable skills in programming and robotics. CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.
The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so. The club operates on a weekly basis in the school and those participating children can avail of reconditioned laptops at very competitive prices. We would welcome new members and further information is available from the Principal, Mr M. O’Sullivan at (052) 6131572. The club is open to children 7 to 17 from all schools in the area but places may be limited due to a shortage of space.
Study Week ’16
A Study Week will be held in the school in the week commencing September 19th. The initiative will be co-ordinated by the school’s Guidance Counsellor, Mr McGree in conjunction with School Management and the school’s Student Care Committee. It is felt that students need to become study-smart and during the week, the Staff will concentrate on improving the Study Skills of the pupils which a view to improving Student Motivation and Student Engagement.
St. Vincent De Paul visit to school
On Monday, September 5, Mr Denis Burke of the local St. Vincent De Paul organisation visited the school to speak to our 6th Year LCVP students on voluntary associations. Denis gave a great insight into the work of the local group and its volunteers. St. Vincent De Paul gives fantastic support to people at local and national level. We thank Denis for speaking to our students and for the valuable information which they got for their programme.
Our extra-curricular activities both during and after- school started last week and consist of lunchtime soccer and volleyball and after- school activities of hurling, football, soccer, and volleyball.
Our School and its Ethos
Patrician Presentation Secondary School Fethard is a co-educational Post Primary School under a Board of Management representing the Le Cheile trustees, teachers and parents. The atmosphere within the school revolves around the traditional principles of a Catholic Secondary School with all the modern ideas and facilities now involved in Post-Primary Education. The school’s ethos is expressed in the wide range of subjects offered, its class structures and its contact and co-operation with parents.
The School aims to enable each pupil to achieve his/her potential and pupils’ progress is monitored at all stages/levels. Incoming pupils are sorted into classes of mixed ability, so that the same work-like atmosphere is created within each class. We find that pupils are better motivated within such a system. At all times, the pupil is the focus of our attention and our Pastoral Care Team is always at hand to support individual pupils experiencing particular family or personal difficulties. We are committed to the holistic development of our pupils and their full preparation for life as mature citizens. By modern standards, Patrician Presentation is a small school and herein lies our great advantage. We offer a high quality education in a family-like environment, which helps to create a sense of belonging so important to our new pupils. For further information please contact us at Tel: (052) 6131572.
The death has occurred on Monday, September 12, 2016, of Patrick (Pat) Carroll, Ashford, Coolmore, Fethard. Deeply regretted his loving wife Helen, daughters Lorraine and Siobhan, son Michael, sons-in-law Martin and Kevin, daughter-in-law Avril, grandchildren Megan, Leah, Matt, Sam, Danny, Jack, Harry, Max, Fionn and Bill, sisters Nellie and Ann, brother Phil, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Rest In Peace
Reposing at his residence on Wednesday evening, September 14, from 4pm to 7.30pm, with Rosary recited at 8pm. Arriving at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Thursday morning at 10.45am for Funeral Mass at 11am, followed by burial in Moyglass Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to South Tipp Hospice.
Fethard Bridge Club
Fethard Bridge Club will recommence their weekly game on this Wednesday, September 14, at the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, starting at 7.15pm sharp.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, September 18, to the music of ‘Dave Rea’. 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 Scout registration
Annual Scout Registration for all sections will take place on this Wednesday, September 14, at 7pm in the Scout Den in the grounds of the old Boys’ Primary school on the Rocklow Road. We ask parents to please also attend to register your child. We will also inform you of our forthcoming plans.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on September 7 were: 8, 12, 16 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Eileen Tobin, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: John Carroll, Lonergans Bar, Fethard; Paddy Bradshaw, c/o Kathleen Connolly; and Marie Allen, Allens Butchers.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, September 14. 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
The numbers drawn on Friday, September 9, were 8, 11, 12 and 34. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner. One lucky dip winner received €50: Pat Sheehan, Garrinch, Fethard. Four Lucky Dip’ winners received €25 each: Sam Lonergan, Abbeyview, Majella Daly, Abbeyview; Paddy Clarke, Mullinahone; and Emma Wallace, Saucestown.
The next draw takes place on Friday, September 16, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €910. 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.
Annual Emigrants Newsletter Donations
All donations of €10 and over will be acknowledged in this year's publication, unless you specify to remain anonymous.
If you would like to make a donation to Fethard & Killusty Emigrants' Newsletter using PayPal please do so here.
We are also accepting new addresses or change of addresses of family members and emigrants living away from home. The Fethard & Killusty Newsletter is now in operation for over 55 years and posted free of charge to our emigrants living in over 25 different countries throughout the world.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Congratulations to all our Leaving Certs of 2016 who acquitted themselves very well in the Leaving Cert this year and were a credit to themselves and their parents. Amongst our outstanding students was Orla Walsh, Killusty, who achieved a remarkable 520 points and will study Agricultural Science in UCD. All of our students performed well in the Leaving Cert, with the majority receiving the courses of their choice in various colleges and universities.
Welcome to our new students
A big welcome to the First Years from Holy Trinity, Fethard, Killusty, Cloneen, Lisronagh and Rosegreen. We hope that they will enjoy their time in our school and achieve their potential with us. Welcome also to TY pupils: Rebecca Daly, Shannon Thompson, Megan Hahessy, Airan Milian Martinelli (Tenerife), Juan Manuel (Tenerife), Carolina Ramos Alonso (Tenerife), 5th Year pupils: Niklas Loeser (Germany), Sinead Sheridan (Clonmel), Ross Mullins and Ciaran O’Leary (Lisronagh).
Well done to all our students on their sporting achievements at both club and County level during the Summer: 1st Year Pupil, Michael O’Meara County -12 Football Final, Carrie Davey 3rd Year and Alison Connolly 2nd Year, All-Ireland -14 Ladies Football Champions, Lucy Spillane and Emma Cronin, All-Ireland -16 Ladies Football Champions. Kate Davey, 6th year played with the Tipperary Intermediate Ladies Football Team, who were Munster champions but lost out, unfortunately, by a small margin to Clare in the All –Ireland Final last Saturday.
Best of luck also to the following boys, who will be involved in the -14 County Semi-Final on September 17th: Nevan Healy, Darragh Hurley, Michael O’Meara, Keenan Aherne, Robert Hackett, Cathal Ryan and Kieran O’Donnell. Finally congratulations to the players and management of the Tipperary Hurling Team on their great victory over Kilkenny in the All-Hurling Final. There was great excitement in the school before the match and in recognition of this historical occasion, there was a Jersey Day in the school on Friday, September 2.
Parents’ Association AGM
The AGM of our very active Patrician Presentation Parents’ Association will be held in the school on Monday, September 12, at 7pm. The school is very grateful to the Parents’ Association for their help with every aspect of school life and we appreciate their continued support for all school activities. We encourage all Parents’ to attend this meeting in the interests of their children.
St. Vincent De Paul
Fethard guild of St. Vincent De Paul has a small fund available for students in need of help meeting costs of third level education. If you would like to apply please contact any of the following phone numbers to receive an application form: 086 8443622 or 086 8583118.
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.
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
Sixth Class at Nano Nagle School Fethard (18/10/96)
37 Sixth Class girls at Nano Nagle School Fethard 20 years ago. Back L to R: Sr. Mary (teacher); Tara Ryan, St. Patrick’s Place; Helana McCormack, Kerry Street; Margaret McGarry, Woodvale Walk; Ursula Lawrence, Woodvale Walk; Tara Mullins, St. Patrick’s Place. Second Row: Michelle Coffey, Spittlefield; Ann-Marie Connolly, Main Street; Eimear Fogarty, The Green; Sabrina Dwyer, Woodvale Walk; Gillian Shine, Congress Terrace; Christina Phelan, Cappanagrane, Mullinahone. Front Row: Zoe Cooney, The Square; Kersty McCarthy, Kerry Street; Ailish O’Connell, Coolmoyne; Vanessa O’Donnell, Monroe; Evelyn O’Connor, St. Patrick’s Place. Missing from photograph are Jodie Gilpin, The Valley; and Lynn-Marie Flynn, Woodvale Walk.
This photo was taken around 1913 at a hunt meeting in Fethard (we believe) but the exact location is hard to pinpoint . . . maybe somebody out there would have an idea where it could have been taken?
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