The death has occurred on Thursday, October 13, 2016, of Paddy Wallace, Saucestown, Fethard. Paddy, pre-deceased by his wife Margaret, deeply regretted by his son Robert, daughters Denise, Tracy, Emma and Melissa, his mother Maureen, brothers Seamus and Gus, sisters Marie, Teresa, Valerie and Sinead, grandchildren, sons-in-law, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at home on Friday, October 14, from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, at 11am, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. House private on Saturday morning. Donations, if desired, to South Tipperary Hospice.
Local actor brings ‘Eamon Kelly’ to Abymill
The Abymill Theatre will host the very successful stage show ‘The Tay-Man, the Tom-Cat and Others’ – a treasure trove of stories left by late Eamon Kelly and brought to life by former Fethard actor, Jack Healy. The show takes place in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, on Friday, October 28, starting at 8.15pm. Booking has now opened and tickets at €10 each can be obtained by contacting Austin O’Flynn at Tel: 087 1604260.
Jack, now living in Cork, is a son of the late Gobnait and Sergeant Con Healy, formerly from Main Street and Monroe, Fethard. Jack’s father was a Kerry man and was a huge fan of Eamon Kelly and a very keen storyteller himself. As Jack affectionately recalls, “I grew up with the voice of Eamon Kelly in my ear.”
The show, directed by Ger Fitzgibbon While, comprises five stories linked by commentary as well as anecdotes, and has just completed a successful run in Cork Arts Theatre. The stories, while rooted in the past, still have relevance today, including a story of a man with a drink problem, constantly making and breaking pledges. There is also an emigration story, among others, included in the night’s entertainment.
This promises to be a great night as we welcome Jack Healy back to Fethard and indeed to the Abymill Theatre where he also performed at the official opening held back in May 1988. Early booking is advisable.
September Sports Achievement Award winners
Liam Downey (centre), representing this month’s sponsor, J.C. Kenny Wine Distributors, Galway, presenting the September Sports Achievement Awards to Ross McCormack and Dorothy Wall, both represented Munster at U18 Rugby.
Local rugby stars, Ross McCormack and Dorothy Wall, won the Butlers Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for September. Ross and Dorothy both won Inter Provincial titles playing with their respective Munster rugby U18 teams. The winner was announced at a special function in Butlers Bar on Friday night October 7, and Liam Downey, representing this month’s sponsor, J.C. Kenny Wine Distributors, Galway, presented the awards.
New initiative to recognise mentors
Buler’s Bar also began a new initiative on Friday night last whereby they will honour a different team mentor at every sports awards presentation. The idea is to pick a different club every month and select one member from that club to receive the award. It's a strongly held belief amongst the steering group that mentors, selectors and coaches etc are not recognised enough for their work. The first recipient of the award was Mike ‘Hammer’ Spillane from the Ladies Football Club.
Fethard Tidy Towns marks up again this year
AGM of Fethard Tidy Towns will take place in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm on Tuesday, October 25. All are welcome to attend. The committee would like to thank everyone who helped in any way throughout the year and those who enhanced the town by flower baskets and keeping their premises and extending area clean and litter free. We also invite new members to come along and get involved in whatever projects they choose or whatever way they feel they can help.
Joe Keane, chairman of Fethard Tidy Towns since 2009, photographed attending to the flower beds at the ballroom car park.
In this year’s National Tidy Towns Competition, Fethard again upped its marks from last year, thanks to the hard working local committee and helpers led by chairman, Joe Keane. Since Joe took over the Tidy Towns in October 2009, the committee produced a three-year tidy-towns development plan for Fethard and also decided to re-enter the annual competition. With on-going work on the ground and support from local volunteers, local businesses and Coolmore Stud, Joe Keane and his loyal group have continued to increase the points awarded every year – not an easy task. The total marks awarded in their section this year was 269, up six marks from last year’s 263.
The full report will be published in this year’s Emigrant’s Newsletter and is also available to download from the Tidy Towns website (www.tidytowns.ie). Concluding their report they also mentioned that: “The eight committee members show good spirit by attending meetings and working on the different projects around the area. It is pleasing to read that your work is contributing to the development of your community and enhances the natural beauty of your lovely place. Fethard is a place of considerable interest for lovers of architecture and nice scenery. You love Fethard and well done for the great work that you are doing. Well done.”
Exercises for people with Parkinson’s
Classes of Set Dancing and Exercise suitable for people with Parkinson’s will take place every Monday morning from 11am to 12.30pm at Slievenamon Golf Club, facilitated by Ms Tina Shortt.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
Community Games AGM
The AGM of Fethard & Killusty Community Games will take place on Wednesday, October 26, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.
After a highly successful 2016 which resulted in medals at Area, County, Munster and National level where competitors had a wonderful experience it is now time to prepare for the coming year which brings many changes including the reintroduction of a National Finals weekend in May which caters for Swimming, Mini and Tag Rugby, Table Quiz, Chess, Cross Country etc., so therefore it is vital that a strong committee is in place early. We look forward to a good attendance at the AGM.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School Farewell to a dear friend in Sr. Annunciata
It was with sadness that our School Community learned last week of the passing of retired teacher, Sr. Annunciata Cleary who was a loyal friend of the school long after her retirement RIP. Her interest in the school and its development continued right up to the last and we extend our sympathy to all the Cleary Family and to the Presentation Communities in Fethard and in Thurles. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilis.
Student Council Training
Ms Maher and Ms Slattery facilitated training for members of the Student’s Council on Monday, October 3. The members of the Students’ Council for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows: 2nd Year, Michelle Cronin and Patrick Shine; 3nd Year, Lucy Spillane and Keith Morrissey; 4th Year, Shannon Cantwell and Gavin Mullally; 5th Year, Emma Cronin and Liam Quigley; 6th Year, Aisling Geoghegan and Dylan Fenlon.
Gaelic Football great win
Well done to the following boys on their great win over Coláiste Cois Siúire, Mooncoin, in Gaelic Football on Friday, September 30. The following students were on the panel: Keenan Ahearne, Alex Bradshaw, Simon Brawders, David Cowlard, Micheál Cuddihy, Patrick Kennedy, Tyler McCormack, Cian Lawrence, Jack O’Donoghue, Michael O’Meara, Nevan Healy, Cathal Ryan, Kieran O’Donnell, Robert Hackett, Keith Morrissey, Daragh Hurley, Sean Phelan, Eric Costin, Aran Larkin, Liam Hickey, Damian Cahill, Joseph Healy, Dillon Costin and Jason O’Dwyer. Thanks to Mr Walsh and Mr O’Connor for all their work with the team.
Outing to the Aviva Stadium
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School students who were lucky to win tickets to see thr World Cup qualifying match between Ireland and Georgia on Thursday, October 6, at the Aviva Stadium.
There was great interest in the 20 FAI school tickets, which became available to the school last week. The following pupils were lucky in the draw and travelled to the Aviva Stadium with their teachers Ms Walsh, Mr O’Connor and Mr Walsh, to the World Cup qualifying match between Ireland and Georgia on Thursday, October 6: Keenan Ahearne, Darragh Hurley, Jack O’Donoghue, Alex Bradshaw, Michael O’Meara, Kieran O’Donnell, Simon Brawders, Emma Lyons, Chloe Nolan, Caoimhe O’Meara, Laura Kiely, Laura O’Donnell, Lucy Spillane, Sadhbh Morrissey, Leah Coen, Carrie Davey, Michelle Cronin, Alison Connolly, Maggie Fitzgerald and Rachel Prout.
Defibrillator planned for school
It is planned to install a defibrillator on school grounds in the next few months and to train members of the School Community to operate it. The school is working on the project in conjunction with Holy Trinity Primary School, Fethard Playschool, and the local Scouts who are based in the vicinity of our school.
Parents invited to Coffee Morning
All 1st Year parents are invited to a Coffee Morning in the school on Tuesday, October 11, from 10am to 11am. The event is being facilitated by Home School Liaison Co-ordinator, Ms Margaret O’Neill, and will offer a chance for parents to meet up after their child’s first month in Secondary School.
Exhibitions lined up for students
The TY students will travel to Scoil Ruain, Killenaule on Thursday, October, 13, to attend the annual Careers’ Exhibition there.
The 5th and 6th Year Art Pupils will travel to Kilkenny to view the VASE, ceramics exhibition held in the National Craft Gallery.
Busy Weekend for Fethard Rugby Club
Fethard 18, Dungarvan 10
A great display by Fethard firsts secured a great win in this hotly contested league game,Dungarvan were favourites to win having beaten Killarney the previous week. However, it was Fethard who started the stronger playing most of the first half in the oppositions 22, their pressure was rewarded when Gary Kavanagh kicked two great penalties. Then a great break down the left wing between Akim Faragh and William Power was stopped just short of the line. James Houlihan was introduced for Matthew Walsh who had taken a knock to the head and along with Brian Murphy and Kieran Power really carried the game to the Dungarvan. On a rare visit into Fethards half Dungarvan were awarded a penalty which they converted leaving the half time score 6-3 to the home team.
Fethard started the second half really well with the boot of Conor Kavanagh keeping Dungarvan pinned in their own 22 and the from a serious of great phases Richie Carroll got over the line to score a great forwards try Gary Kavanagh converted. The home team continued to pile on the pressure and from the back of one such ruck Gary Kavanagh made a great break from inside his own half opening up the Dungarvan defence and when tackled by the full back offloaded to Shane Kavanagh who scored in the corner, Gary hit the post with the conversion leaving the score 18-3 to the home team. To be fair to Dungarvan they came back hard and after a few dominant scrums were rewarded with a score. This was a brillant win for this young Fethard team and gets them back on track for the season
Fethard Seconds great win in Gleeson league
Fethard Seconds travelled to Waterford city on Saturday last to play their first game in the Gleeson league and came away with a great win,most of the lads playing for the first time together performed really well under the guidance of the two everygreen veterans PaulScully as captain and Martin Murphy as pack leader. A fine front row performance by Luke Keating, Bill Phelan and J.R. McGrath laid the foundation as well as some great carries by Jamie McCormack, Michael Gaynor and Griffin Ivors. Tomas Murphy had a great game at scrum half, Kevin Hayes, Chris Bannister and John Clancy other good performer.
18s travelled to Waterford city on Saturday evening last and came away with a victory in what was a great game of rugby as the scoreline of 27-25 would suggest. Ned Grogan, Harry Butler, Jack O'Rourke, Joe Mee and Richie Houlihan had great games against a much bigger pack, while the backs of Patrick Scully, Oliver Pearson and Jack Kealy put their bodies on the line in what was a great defence.
Under 16s travelled to Clanwilliam on Sunday morning last and played a great game of rugby losing narrowly by 19-17. Fethard were slow to start and were 12nil down at half time,the second half saw a much improved performance with Will Ruttle, Evan Looby, David Gunn and Paddy Gaynor dominating forward exchanges while in the back Eoghan Walsh and Ryan Walsh had fine games.
Fethard 14s were beaten by a strong Cashel side; training continues every Friday evening at 6.45 for minis and youths and at 8pm for seniors and girls. New members always welcome and for more information please call 086 8388205
Lesser Spotted Journeys – if you've missed it!
Fethard featured last weekend on UTV’s ‘Lesser Spotted Journeys’ programme and was received very favourably by those who viewed the programme. The presenter, Joe Mahon, covered a wide range of interesting local topics in a very easy-going relaxed manner, which also very much helped those who were interviewed.
For those who missed the programme it can still be viewed on the UTV Ireland Player at www.player.utv.ie search for Lesser Spotted Journeys broadcast on October 9. It will be available for the next four weeks. The UTV version for those living in UK will also be available on the ITV Player.
Praying a public Rosary for Ireland
Fethard Legion of Mary invite all to pray a public Rosary for Ireland at the Fethard Parish Church Grotto at 4pm on this Saturday, October 15. Ireland is at a historic crossroad. Secularists are trying to push God from the public square. They reject His action upon society. We must stop the secularist advance and pray to God for help. He will hear us if we pray through the intercession of His Blessed Mother. That’s why we’re launching the ‘Public Square Rosary Crusade’. Please join us on Saturday. For more information contact the Legion of Mary in Fethard at Tel 087 2590817.
Carroll’s Picture Framing Shop to close
Unfortunately, due to the untimely death of the late Pat Carroll, Carroll’s Picture Framing shop on Main Street will cease trading as of Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The Carroll family would like to thank you for your valid custom over the years. Any pictures left in for framing can be collected before the above date.
Emigrants’ Newsletter Church Gate Collection
The annual church gate collection for the Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter will take place in Fethard and Killusty on weekend, October 22 and 23. We ask for your continued support for this annual production which is now in operation for over 55 years and posted free of charge to our emigrants and families living away from home. This year, as before, we depend on your donations to provide this much appreciated service to our parish emigrants.
Donations can be handed in to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or alternatively put in an envelope with your name and address and handed in at our Church Gate Collection at the weekend October 22 and 23.
All donations of €10 and over will be acknowledged in this year's publication, unless you specify to remain anonymous.
Annual Emigrants Newsletter PayPal Donations
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All donations of €10 and over will be acknowledged in this year's publication, unless you specify to remain anonymous.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, October 16, to the music of ‘Brendan McGee’. 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 Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 5 were: 3, 5, 11 and 17. There was no jackpot winner and six ‘Match Three’ winners who received €25 each: Sally Butler, Kilnockin, Fethard; Arthur Daly, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard; J.P. McGrath, Birch Hill, Clerihan; Clodagh Carroll, c/o Kathleen Connolly; Tom Tobin, Knockinglass, Moyglass; and Bernadette McManus, Burke Street, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Ursula Lawrence, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; Daniele Sabatini, The Lantern, Fethard; and The Friendship Club, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, October 12. 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, October 7, were 2, 13, 14 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and three match three winners who received €50 each: Anna O'Sullivan c/o GAA; Marie Smyth, The Well, Burke Street; and Ailish Trayer, c/o Ladies Football.
The next draw takes place on Friday, October 14, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €950. 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.
Died in Canada
The death has occurred in Edmonton, Canada, of Mr Eamon Maher, late of 20 St. Patricks's Place, Fethard. Eamon, pre-deceased by his parents Stephen and Mary, his sister Lily (Fitzgerald), is survived by his wife Rose, daughter Martina, grandchildren and his brother Michael (Dublin). Internment takes place in Canada.
May he rest in peace.
The late Eamon Maher photographed with his friends outside Conor Lanigan's house, Árd Mhuire, Thurles, in 1965. L to R: Bill Maher (Main Street), Michael Maher, Eamon Maher and Conor Lanigan.
Michael Maher has finally solved the identity of the mystery man in the photo after receiving a phone call from an old acquaintance who saw the photo on the internet and opened the conversation with the words, "God didn't we all look well in that photo!"
His name is Conor Lanigan from Árd Mhuire in Thurles and the photo was taken in 1965 by the late Liam Whyte (Main Street) outside Conor's house in Thurles with his mother in the background. The group were more than likely heading off to a dance in the Premier Ballroom later that evening.
Michael's memory was jogged by the fact that Stephen (Fitzgerald) rang him to say that he had met Maureen Whyte while out walking last week and informed him that she had also found the photo while sorting out some of Liam's possessions. It's amazing how little reminders can unleash many other memories as Michael had never seen the photograph before and wasn't sure where it was taken.
Parents' Association Table Quiz
The Patrician Presentation Secondary School Parents' Association are holding their annual table quiz on Monday, October 17, at 8pm in the Convent Community Hall. Adult table of four will cost €28, and a student table of four will cost €20. Prizes for adults and students and all monies raised will go towards school supports.
Day Care Table Quiz in Butlers Sportsbar
A table quiz in aid of
Fethard and District Day Care Centre will take place on Friday October 21, in Butler's Sportsbar on Main Street. The Day Care Centre is a tremendous service that serves the older members of our communities living in Fethard, Killusty, Killenaule, Moyglass, Drangan and Mullinahone.
The Centre provides a warm, comfortable setting for daily gatherings, where clients can meet, play a game of Bingo, do arts, crafts and exercises suited to their needs. They are served hot nourishing meals, cooked in a state of the art kitchen. Meals on Wheels are also provided three days a week. Please come along and support this great cause.
Fethard on UTV Ireland (SKY 116) Sunday at 5pm
Joe Mahon, presenter of UTV's 'Lesser Spotted Journeys' visits the small medieval town of Fethard in Co Tipperary, where he discovers how rats helped to defeat the Normans, explores some very old buildings that are still looking their best and tries his hand at the potter's wheel.
Tune in next Sunday, October 9, at 5pm on UTV Ireland (Sky Channel 116) for a delightful and independent one-hour look at our lovely town of Fethard.
UTV's 'Lesser Spotted Journeys' crew photographed at Rocklow Road where they spoke to Joe Kenny about the Kenrick Collection of Glass Plates and the Annual Emigrants' Newsletter. L to R: Billy Gallagher (sound), Joe Mahon (presenter), Vinny Cunningham (camera), Patrick Mahon (research) and Orlagh Bann (sitting).
A Wonderful Experience . . .
Thanks to the Carmelites Lourdes Group from Mitchelstown for giving myself, Joe Kenny and son Jack the opportunity to visit Lourdes for the first time this October.
While walking home on Saturday night, October 1, by chance we heard some enticing music from the grotto area so we changed our direction to see hundreds of pilgrims queuing at the entrance to the 'Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes'. We were unexpectedly brought through a side entrance where wheelchair users are given priority. Approaching the Basilica we met the beginning of a torchlight procession where thousands of Spanish pilgrims were gathered . . . the following video from my phone will maybe give some an idea of the intensity and belief in the air. But to even better that, a uniformed young man came up to us and brought us from the back of the crowd, up to the very front of the altar where we joined other wheelchair users. It rained lightly but both of us were very happy to get wet from Lourdes rainwater falling over our heads.
A very moving ceremony that brought me closer to what I expected . . . was it by chance . . . I don't think so!
Cookery Course starting in Community Hall Fethard
A six-week Cookery Course will commence ay Fethard Convent Community Hall on Wednesday, October 12, from 10am to 12 noon. The cost per class is €5 and the course tutor is Eileen Bowden. All are welcome to take part. For more information or to book a place, please contact Margaret O'Neill on 087 6536374.
Augustinian Mission Appeal, Oct 22 and Oct 23
Some of the very grateful people who benefit from your donations to the work of the Augustinian Missions in Africa.
On behalf of the Augustinian community in Fethard, permit me to say ‘hello’ to those who worship in the Augustinian Abbey Church and indeed to all the lovely people of Fethard. I first arrived in Fethard in December 2012, under the cover of winter darkness to begin my missionary work as an Augustinian from Nigeria. Since then I have happily integrated in the Fethard community and quickly adjusted to discussing the weather in the absence of any other topic with people I meet on my travels.
For the past three years I have also being making mission appeals in the Abbey Church to support the Augustinian foreign missions. Every year, people have been very generous in their donations to this appeal and I would like to sincerely express my deep appreciation to this response of generosity. Your donations have touched lives and saved lives in the missions. Indeed, I’m also happy to mention that the mission appeals have also helped in my education and in making me a priest. I remain forever grateful to all of you for that.
Some of the very grateful people who benefit from your donations to the work of the Augustinian Missions in Africa.
This year’s appeal comes up again at all masses on Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, in the Abbey Church. As usual I count on your kind support and generosity. Like in all charity appeals one euro can change and save a life. You have done it before and I believe you can do it again and receive the Lord’s blessings.
This appeal is always open so you can drop your donations at anytime, any day, to the Augustinian Abbey Church in Fethard.
Thank you to all. Fr. Lazarus Barkindo OSA
James Connolly - A Full life
Lorcan Collins will give a talk on 'James Connolly - A Full life', on Thursday, October 13, at 8pm at the Abymill Theatre, Fethard. Lorcan is the founder of the ‘1916 Rebellion Walking Tour of Dublin’ and author of the ‘1916 The Rising Handbook’. He is also the instigator of the hugely successful ‘O'Brien 16 Lives’ series in which he himself wrote the book on James Connolly.
Connolly, born in Scotland to Irish parents, was a soldier in the British Army before he became involved in Irish politics. Writer and humanitarian, he worked in America and Ireland devoting much of his time to the improvement of conditions for workers everywhere. He set up and was leader of the Irish Citizen Army, that joined up with the volunteers and other small groups in the GPO Rising in 1916. He effectively took command of the rebels in the GPO and following the surrender and his court martial, the particular circumstance of his execution to which he was carried on a stretcher sealed public opinion in Dublin in favour of the rebels.
Lorcan Collins is well known from his media appearances and is a leading historian of this period and his admiration for and knowledge of James Connolly should make this talk of great interest.
Scarecrows wanted for Harvest Dance
In conjunction with our Harvest Dance we are holding a 'Build a Scarecrow' competition. Your scarecrow needs to be adult size and handed in on Wednesday, October 26. We decided not to put in lots of rules and regulations as its just a fun element to our dance so its open to all ages but no different age categories adults can help children. The winner will be chosen by a non committee member on Saturday and announced at the harvest dance Saturday night. We hope to display the scarecrows on the square the following week. So start building your scarecrows now!
Fethard Ballroom will host a ‘Harvest Dance’ in aid of CARE (Cancer Aftercare Relaxation Education) support centre in Clonmel, on the bank-holiday weekend Saturday, October 29. Music will be provided by the exciting ‘JigJam’ bluegrass band featuring local musician Gavin Strappe, followed by D.J, Kumar.
Tickets are now on sale from Fethard Post Office and Dalton’s Pharmacy at €10 each. Door’s open at 9.30pm with full bar extension. Over 18s only and a strict door policy will apply.
Club reports needed for Annual Emigrants’ Newsletter
Fethard & Killusty Emigrants’ Newsletter remind all secretaries and club correspondents to submit their reports for inclusion in this year’s Newsletter as soon as possible to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road.
Reports should be typed or emailed to email@example.com Alternatively they can be handed in to Joe Kenny. We also welcome individual articles (long or short), stories of long ago, funny incidents, photographs, particularly old class photographs or photographs of local characters.
The first Fethard Emigrants’ Newsletter was published by the Legion of Mary back in 1959 and posted free of charge as it still is today, 57 years later. We have copies of all published issues from 1965 to the present, but one. We are just missing the 1964 (8 page) issue, which was also the first commercially, printed Newsletter by the Sporting Press Clonmel. Can anyone oblige?
'An Autumn Evening in Concert'
Fethard Holy Trinity National school presents 'An Autumn Evening in Concert' in the Holy Trinity Parish Church on Friday, October 14, at 8pm . The Clonmel Concert Band (South of Ireland Band Champions 2016) will perform with the Unity Singers from Kilkenny and very special guest, Bass Baritone Derek Ryan.
Tickets are €10 and the proceeds from the night will fund a new Musical Programme in the Holy Trinity National School. Tickets are available from Holy Trinity National School and the Post Office in Fethard, Marian’s Bookshop , Clonmel, The Village Grill, Clerihan, Cloneen Post Office and Killenaule Post Office.
This will be a unique occasion with sixty musicians and singers performing in the Parish Church in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School, All-Ireland Junior 'B' Volleyball Champions after beating Presentation Kilkenny by 25-11 and 25-15 in the final played at St. Leo's College, Carlow on Friday 28th April, 2006. Back L to R: Denis Burke (coach), Sarah O'Meara, Katie Coen, Kelly Fogarty, Siobhán O'Brien, Gráinne Horan, Laura Rice. Front L to R: Aisha Tobin, Aisling Dwyer, Debbie Lawrence, Kelley Coady, Lesley Looby and Niamh Fanning.
The above photograph was taken in March 1936 of Kate Cantwell's shop in Burke Street (beside the late Dick Hayes's house). Kate Cantwell's daughter was Peggy (Cantwell) McCarthy, Burke Street.
Anyone remember the old steam-roller . . . this one taken over 100 years ago on Fethard's Main Street?
Sixth Class 2006 at Nano Nagle National School. Back L to R: Ann Marie Harty (classroom assistant), Deirdre Dwyer, Chloe Byrne, Katie Baker, Lucinda Carroll, Mary Ellen O'Reilly, Molly O'Dwyer, Rita Kenny (teacher). Front L to R: Deirdre Dwyer, Aoibhlinn Delany, Amy Pollard, Chloe Gleeson, Lucy Butler and Nicole Looby.
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.