Fethard Ballroom 'Christmas Party' Night
Fethard Ballroom will hold their 'Christmas Party' night, with hot meal, on Sunday, December 11, starting at 7pm. Music by the fabulous 'Sam O'Doherty'. Get your tickets at €30 each from any committee member or by contacting Monica at 087 7680328.
St. Vincent de Paul Annual Collection Dec 10&11
St. Vincent de Paul remind all our generous supporters that the society’s Annual Church Gate Collection will take place in the parish on the weekend of December 11 and 12, and we ask for your continued support.
Dooks Fine Foods opens December 1
The new restaurant 'Dooks' at the Ballroom Cross, Fethard, will open its doors with a preview sampling menu from Thursday, December 1,
to Sunday December 4 – Thursday & Friday from 8am to 3pm, Saturday & Sunday frpm 9am to 3pm.
From Monday, December 5, a full operational menu, and opening hours, will be as follows: Monday to Friday open from 7.30am to 3pm; Saturdays open from 8am to 3pm; Sundays open from 9am to 3pm, until further notice.
On offer will be freshly prepared dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinners to eat on the premises or take away; breads, pastries and cakes to enjoy with hot or cold beverages; special weekend brunch menu; a range of preserves, giftware and kitchen essentials to purchase and take home from the shop.
Dooks will also offer catering service for events, parties and corporate functions – all delivered with a great big smile!
Draft Settlement Plan for Fethard
Tipperary County Council has prepared Proposed Variation No. 4 to the South Tipperary County Development Plan 2009 (as varied), which will put in place a new Settlement Plan for Fethard (to replace the existing Fethard Local Area Plan 2011 – 2017). Submissions in relation to same can be submitted up to 4.30pm on Friday, 23rd December, 2016.
This draft plan has included many changes that may affect future developments within the town and it is very important inhabitants are well-informed and have an opprtunity to comment or make alternative suggestions before the plan is implemented. This is your chance – before Friday, December 23, 2016.
A copy of the proposed Variation may also be inspected during normal opening hours from Friday, November 25 to Friday, December 23, 2016 inclusive, at the following locations: Planning Section, Civic Offices, Nenagh; or Planning Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel.
AA Screening Report
Written submissions or observations with respect to the Proposed Variation may be made to the Council within the foregoing said period and will be taken into consideration before the making of the Variation.
Submissions may be made here via the SUBMISSION FORM, or by email to email@example.com, or in writing to Brian Clancy, Administrative Officer, Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, by 4.30p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016. Written submissions should be clearly marked ‘Submission to Proposed Variation No. 4 of the South Tipperary County Development Plan’.
Group or individual meetings with a Planning Official will be facilitated, by appointment, on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Civic Offices, Clonmel. Should you wish to make an appointment, please contact Maureen Spain, Planning Section, at 0761 06 5000.
Please note that submissions/observations received may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 – 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 – 2011 and may be placed on the Council’s website.
Courses for Everyone at Convent Community Hall
Group who took part in the seasonal cookery course during November and December at Fethard Convent Community Hall. Back L to R: Laura Lyons, Marian Cahill, Celia Allen, Sheila Butler, Claire McMahon, Marie Ryan, Eimear Cahill, Angela Kelly, Martina Bryant, Bridget Duggan. Front L to R: Grace Pollard, Margaret O'Neill (Course Co-ordinator), Eileen Bowden (Course Tutor), Geraldine Treacy and Liz Walsh.
Fethard Convent Community Hall hosted a very successful seasonal cookery course during November and December. The course tutor was Ms Eileen Bowden and it was partly funded by Community Education Department of Tipperary Education and Training Board. The course was organised by Ms Margaret O'Neill, Home-School-Community Liaison Co-ordinator Patrician Presentation Secondary School Fethard and Scoil Ruain, Killenaule.
Twenty people participated in total, made up mostly of parents and grandparents of pupils attending both schools and they were joined by others from the local community. The course centred around healthy cooking on a limited budget and many of the dishes were chosen in preparation for the Christmas season. The course was very well received by all the participants who finished up, after their final class, with light refreshments and sampling the results of their own culinary skills.
A follow on course entitled ‘Health and Well-Being’ is planned for the coming six weeks in the Fethard Convent Community Hall. It will cover such topics as general nutrition, specialist diets and Mindfulness to mention a few. The course will cost €30 or €5 per class and will will run each Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon, starting in mid January. The course is open to all but please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact: Margaret on 087 6536374.
Other courses to start in Fethard in the New Year are:
‘Help your child with the new project maths course’ – acquire skills to help your child with the new maths curriculum. Open to parents/guardians of primary and secondary school pupils.
‘Learning for Life’ – Level 2 Course in basic reading, writing, maths and computers.
Farmers and Herd owners – Computers aimed at completing on-line herd register, also internet, emailing and farm record keeping.
For information on any of the above courses contact Margaret on 087 6536374.
Nominations for Sports Achievement Award for November
The nominations received for the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for the month of November are as follows:
Neilie Hall – this year Neilie ran his 21st Dublin City Marathon collecting over €2,000 for South Tipperary Hospice into the bargain.
Fethard Intermediate Footballers – achieved a most welcome return for Fethard to senior ranks by completing the South and County double.
Killusty N.S. – worthy winners of their 1st ever Cumann Na mBunscol Gaelic football title with a fine victory against Kilvemnon N.S.
Ladies U18 Footballers – narrowly beaten by just 1 point in the county final against arch-rivals Aherlow.
Boys U18 Rugby – this group of lads are having a fine season to date, winning five from six matches in the All Munster league, amassing huge scores along the way.
Fethard Holy Trinity N.S. – 3rd and 4th Class won the Jack Bergin Perpetual Shield at the regional Schools Cross-Country Athletics held in Marlfield.
Winner will be announced at a special function on Friday night next, December 2, at Butlers Bar. All are welcome.
'Big Maggie' coming to the Abymill
The Fionn Mac Cumhaill players are on tour yet again – this time it's John B Keane's 'Big Maggie'.
Performance in the Abymill Theatre Fethard, on Saturda night, December 17, at 8pm. Booking now at: Tel: 086 0834208 – Don't miss it!
'Big Maggie' is probably one of the strongest womans' play ever written and tells of the struggles of an Irish woman forced into an arranged marriage. The play opens at her husbands funeral and the following scenes which are a battle of wits between her and her children, make this play a very powerful piece of drama, which will have you laughing crying but most of all entertained.
There is a big cast of 11 actors here and rehearsals continue at the Thatch Pub in Cloneen and also at Fethard Convent Community Hall. Thanks to everyone helping with sets props and rehearsal venues.
Local uncertainty about Flood Management Plan for Fethard
Locals have expressed a lot of concern about the proposed flood defences for Fethard in the OPW Draft Flood Management Plan for the River Suir. The final date for submissions relating to this plan is December 13, and the plan has significant implications for Fethard and the River Clashawley because it includes building walls and embankments and the dredging of a section of the riverbed.
A further matter of concern is that the report rates Fethard as having, “potential for high future increase in flood risk”. This rating is not explained and is especially puzzling given that the OPW provide data comparing flooding events in other towns with Fethard which show that Ardfinnan, Cahir, Golden, Holycross, Knocklofty and Piltown have all suffered two or more severe floods in the past and are rated as at moderate future risk. According to the data, Fethard has never had a severe flood, yet is given a higher risk rating than those towns. The scale of the recommended flood works in Fethard is presumably based on this unexplained high rating score.
The OPW is seeking comments on their draft plans but the deadline for submission is fast approaching Tuesday, December 13. Guidelines for how to structure such feedback is given in the introductory pages of their draft plan. The OPW website states that these plans and submission forms can be viewed and downloaded from the OPW website: www.opw.ie/en/floodplans/
and then clicking on View the Draft FRMPs on-line
but after several attempts – on computer and phone – I was unsuccessful on November 28 to view the floodplans online. Maybe a glitch! Perhaps some more people might try also, or do a Google search for ‘OPW Draft Flood Risk Management Plan’ and see how one can look at the plans and possible make a submission.
D.P. Walsh relatives return to Fethard
Relatives of D.P. Walsh photographed at the lecture by Seán Hogan on "D.P. Walsh — A Forgotten Hero of Tipperary’s Decade of Revolution?" in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard.
Tuesday night , November 15, saw a major reunion of the Walsh family of Fethard for a lecture on their famous ancestor, D.P. Walsh, who was heavily involved in the independence struggle from 1916 to the outbreak of the Civil War. Twenty-nine relatives of D.P. Walsh coming from Fethard (5), Clonmel (6), Tipp Town (3), Nenagh (1), Ballina (1), Mallow (1), Cork City (2), Co. Limerick (4), Dublin (2), Donegal (1), Sligo (1), Wales (1) and as far away as Dubai (1) visited his grave in Powerstown Cemetery, Clonmel, before attending the lecture in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, where they joined approximately 70 other attendees.
Photographed at the lecture on D.P. Walsh by Seán Hogan in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard are L to R: Mary Walsh (Fethard), Barry Walsh (Fethard), Mary Walsh (daughter-in-law of D.P. Walsh), Donal Walsh (grandson) and Seán Hogan who gave the talk "D.P. Walsh — A Forgotten Hero of Tipperary’s Decade of Revolution?"
Pride of place on the night was given to Mary Walsh (Limerick City), daughter-in-law of D.P. Walsh (wife of his son Joseph) who, in her early nineties, is the last remaining member of that generation of D.P. Walsh’s family. Catherine O’Flynn presented her with a large bouquet of flowers on behalf of the Historical Society.
The lecture, by noted Tipperary historian and author Seán Hogan, was the final event in 2016 of the Fethard Historical Society’s series of commemorations to honour the hundredth anniversary of the 1916 Rising.
D.P. Walsh (both Daniel Patrick and Daniel Pius are recorded) was born in The Green, Fethard, on June 6, 1892, and was one of a family of twelve including two sets of twins, had five children of his own and thus, there are many people scattered across this country and beyond who have connections back to D.P. Walsh’s family. He died when only aged 50 in 1942, and is buried in Powerstown Cemetery outside Clonmel. During his short life, D.P. was one of Fethard’s native sons who played a prominent role during the Decade of Revolution.
D P (or Dan) Walsh (1892–1942) was a key figure in Michael Collin’s underground IRA HQ – he played a vital role in procuring weapons for the IRA and shipping them to Ireland. His subversive career involved many dramatic episodes, first being arrested and jailed in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. Later, in 1919, he was part of a great IRA escape from Strangeways Prison in Manchester.
In May 1921, he was charged with murdering a member of a police escort when the IRA in Glasgow, where he was working buying and shipping weapons and explosives, attempted to spring a prisoner. Although acquitted on the murder charge, he remained in prison in the UK until released in December 1921 under the Treaty arrangements.
Photographed at the Lecture on D.P. Walsh by Seán Hogan in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard are sisters L to R: Marguerite Owens (neé Walsh) from Mallow, Helen Coady from Nenagh and Mary Cusack from Cork. The three sisters are nieces of D.P. Walsh.
Appointed as Assistant Quarter-Master General by Collins, D P was one of the core group involved in forming the new National Army as the British evacuated their barracks early in 1922. However, his formal army career was short-lived. His association with fellow Tipperary man Dan Breen, who was standing for election in June 1922 on an Anti-Treaty ticket, saw Walsh being detained once again on suspicion of inciting mutiny, as the country and the IRA split on the Treaty. He was discharged from the army, but he took no part in the Civil War that followed.
Author, Seán Hogan, in his lecture, showed beyond doubt that D.P. Walsh was a very important cog in the whole ‘fight for independence’ story. The lecturer was delighted to meet the extended Walsh and Lowry families and to add to his on-going research into this important Tipperary republican.
Noel Byrne (centre) who brought along the GAA 'D.P. Walsh Perpetual Cup' to the lecture. The cup is presented to the winners of the County Tipperary Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship, and Noel is photographed with two of D.P. Walsh's Fethard relatives, Rory Walsh (left) and Derek Walsh.
The GAA have also remembered D.P. Walsh as their D.P. Walsh Cup is presented every year to the winners of the County Tipperary Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship. The actual Cup was present on the night, courtesy of Noel Byrne of the GAA, and Terry Cunningham, chairman of Fethard Historical Society, ended proceedings by reading the exact inscription on the cup as follows, “Cup Presented by Joe Walsh 1990 to the Tipp Co. Board GAA in Memory of D.P. Walsh, Gael & Soldier of the I.R.A., Replacing Trophy Donated by his Fethard Comrades in New York 1964”. The original 1964 Trophy (mentioned in the inscription) was presented by Ned Cummins and Paddy Barrett from Fethard and is now kept in the archives of the County Museum in Clonmel.
Members of Fethard Historical Society photographed with guest speaker Seán Hogan' at his lecture on ‘D.P. Walsh — A Forgotten Hero of Tipperary’s Decade of Revolution?’ Back L to R: Mary Hanrahan, Ann Lynch, John Cooney, Terry Cunningham, Catherine O’Flynn. Front L to R: Marie O’Donnell, Pat Looby, Seán Hogan, Frances Murphy and Ann Gleeson.
There is no doubt that as the ‘Centenary of Remembrance’ continues over the next six years that the story of D.P. Walsh and his other Fethard comrades will slowly unfold and hopefully made available to a wider audience.
Fethard Senior Citizens' Club Christmas Party
Reminding all our members of Fethard Senior Citizens' Club that our annual Christmas Party will take place on Sunday, December 4, starting with Mass at the Augustinian Abbey at 11.30am. Bus transfer after Mass to The Anner Hotel, Thurles. Please return your tickets to a committee member beforehand.
Fethard Bridge Club Christmas Party
Fethard Bridge Club will hold their Christmas Party on December 14 and we play for the Change of Partner Turkey prize on this Wednesday night, November 30. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Christmas Craft Fair and Cake Sale
A Christmas Craft Fair and Cake Sale in aid of the 'Wells for Zoë' Charity will take place at the Fethard ICA Hall, Rocklow Road, on next Sunday, December 4, starting at 11am. All proceeds will go directly to Malawi. For more infomation please contact Jacquie Ryan at Tel: 087 9614497, who is going to Malawai in January to work for a year.
Wells for Zoë is an Irish voluntary organisation, founded in 2005 and working mainly in Northern Malawi, focused on access to safe water and education.
'Christmas Crackers' in rehearsal
Cast of ‘Christmas Crackers’ Patrician Presentation Secondary School School Show which will be staged in the Abymill Theatre on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10.
Mass for deceased members of Fethard GAA Club
A Mass for all deceased members of Fethard GAA Club will take place in Holy Trinity Parish Church at 7pm on this coming Saturday night, December 3.
Reflective Nights during Advent
Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, invites us to take part in three reflective nights during Advent in our area, which will be at the Fr. Tirry Community Centre in Fethard, to share and be nourished at the table of God’s Word.
The first night will be on this Tuesday night, November 29, at 7.30pm, and the followed Tuesday nights of December 6 and December 13, each night at 7.30pm. We encourage you to come to these inspiring and worthwhile occasions.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom Dancing on Sunday Night, December 4, to the music of ‘Checkers’. 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.
Emigrants’ Newsletter Donations
All donations received after November 30, will be late for this year but will be acknowledged in next year's Newsletter as the book will be gone to print. We thank you for your support over the year and hope you enjoy this year's publication.
Donations for next year can be handed in to Carmel Rice, Brookhill, Fethard, or Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, or alternatively online at the following secure web address: https://www.fethard.com/donate see below for donations by PayPal.
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We also remind those who have family members living abroad can also give their addresses to Carmel Rice or Joe Kenny and they will be added to our mailing list to receive this year’s newsletter. If you know of anybody who is already on our mailing list and has changed address or moved in the past year, we ask you to pass on that information as it will help reduce cost and unnecessary postal expense, which continues to rise every year.
Winning Streak on Saturday Night
Our best wishes to Elaine Purcell, Burke Street, who will get a chance to win some cash on RTE's 'Winning Streak' TV Programme on this Saturday night, November 26. RTE 1 starting at 8.15 pm to 9.15pm.
South Championship Medals
Special guest speaker, Babs Keating, photographed at the presentation of South Championship medals with Fethard’s Jack Ward and Stephen Crotty, Divisional medal winners; Ryan Walsh, U14 hurling Captain and Conor Neville, U12 hurling Captain.The award ceremony was held at Clonmel Park Hotel on Sunday night last, November 20.
Fethard Rugby Club
The weekend started off with our U15 Girls going for a clean sweep of 5 out of 5 wins in their Munster league winning victorious against St Mary's in Grove in Limerick with a 20-12 win. This means the girls get to play their semifinal in Tipperary on Saturday, December 10, to be confirmed.
Our senior 2nds team travelled to Clonmel on Saturday afternoon and provided a strong and exciting first half. Clonmel came back in the second half to go 2 points ahead of Fethard, however, our guys never gave up and gave a great performance.
Our Mini Girls travelled to Middleton RFC, along with Bantry, for the Munster Mini Girls Day and proved that they are a force to be reckoned with. We played several games between U10s and U12s and had lots of fun. Congratulations to these girls and the future looks bright.
On Sunday morning our U18 Boys were victorious against Youghal with a solid performance and more that 8 tries scored by our Fethard lads. U14s put in a disjointed performance when losing to Carrick 28-22 in a friendly. Best for Fethard were the Mullinahone boys Eoin, Diarmuid and Josh.
Tickets for the IRFU draw ‘Your Club Your Country’, can be purchased at the clubhouse this week and next week only at a cost of €10 each. Fantastic prizes are on offer, including prizes within our own club of a signed provincial jersey from 2016 along with a fabulous hamper. All proceeds raised will go back into our own Fethard club.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on November 23 were: 2, 20, 21 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Maria Murphy, Coleman, Fethard; and William Needham, Friarsgrange, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Bob Maher, Barrack St., Fethard: Cathy O'Brien, Burke St., Fethard; and Hannah McGarry, Fr, Tirry Park, Fethard.
Free Christmas Draw for ticket holders will commence on December 7, 14 and 21. Each week we will draw six entered tickets that will win a free Christmas Turkey or Christmas Ham. So be sure to purchase your Community Lotto Ticket with lots of extra chances to win each week.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 30. 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. We will be starting our special free Christmas Draws for turkeys and hams soon as a thank you to all our supporters.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
The numbers drawn on Friday, November 25, were 4, 8, 10 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and two match three winners who received €75 each: Kay Spaleio, c/o STGH; and McKenzie Bradshaw, c/o Benny.
The next draw takes place on Friday, December 3, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €1,000. 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.
Open Evening at Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School will hold their Open Evening for prospective pupils and parents on Monday, November 28, at 7 pm, with Principal’s address starting at 7.05pm. If you have any queries please contact the school office at (052) 6131572.
Coder Dojo Club
Following a meeting of all the parents involved in Coder Dojo in Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School, our Coder Dojo Club will recommence its weekly sessions on Wednesday, November 23, at 7pm. Children of all ages from the Community are welcome. Please contact the school at (052) 6131572.
At Clonmel Races
Sean and Teresa Connolly present the Clonmel Oil Cup and trophy to Luke McMahon and friends following the victory of the Willie Mullins trained Alelchi Inois in an exciting renewal of the Clonmel Oil Steeplechase at Clonmel Races on November 17. Eamon McEvoy from Topaz makes a presentation to winning jockey Ruby Walsh and also in photo are Brian Connolly and Declan Brown from Clonmel Oil.
At Clonmel Races L to R: Claire Lee, Chris Lee and John Mason.
At Clonmel Races L to R: Mary Hurley and her mother Concepta (Healy) Hurley
At Clonmel Races L to R: Sean Devaney and Tom Tobin
At Clonmel Races Teresa Connolly, Kilsheelan, with her grandchildren Romy Condon (left) and Keavy Condon
St. Vincent de Paul
Those families needing help from St. Vincent de Paul this Christmas may obtain application forms available at the end of Holy Trinity Parish Church or the Augustinian Abbey this week. The forms should be filled out and returned to any member of the society as soon as possible.
We would also remind all our generous supporters that our Annual Church Gate Collection will take place in the parish on the weekend of December 11 and 12.
Neilie runs 21st Marathon for Charity
Well done to Neilie Hall, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard, who recently ran his 21st Marathon for charity. At this year’s Dublin City Marathon, Neilie raised €2,042 for South Tipperary Hospice for which he must be highly complimented for his effort and continuous support for this very worthwhile service in our community.
Fethard Rugby Club
Two great performances from our 2nd XV and U18s this weekend. Our 2nds lost narrowly to a strong Clonmel team 28-22 with some great performances by our young guys in the team. The 18s had a huge last weekend winning 51-5 and scoring 9 tries. Congratulations to all the players involved.
Fantastic rugby also from our U10 and U12 girls at the weekend when they played with Bantry at the Munster Girls Rugby Day held in Middleton. You played excellent today to come out on top in your games. Great work girls.
Patrician Presentation Students Awards Day
The Patrician Presentation Secondary School’s Annual Award’s Day and the Opening Mass of the School Year were held in the school hall on Friday, October 28. Invited guest on the day was Noel McGrath, Tipperary senior hurler and All-Ireland medal winner. Also present were members of the school’s Board of Management, Parents’ Association, local Primary School principal, Mrs Tríona Morrisson, and parents of award winning pupils.
The winner of the Bishop Delaney Award for the best Leaving Cert Results 2016 was Orla Walsh. The trophy was presented by special guest Tipperary hurler, Noel McGrath. Photographed at the presentation are L to R: Noel McGrath, Orla Walsh, Bro Matthew Hayes (Patrician Brothers) and Mr Michael O'Sullivan (School Principal). Orla achieved 530 points in her Leaving Cert and is now studying Agriculture in UCD.
On behalf of the school, student Dylan Fenlon welcomed guests to this year’s Awards Ceremony. Canon Tom Breen P.P. and Fr. Gerry Horan OSA concelebrated the Mass with music from the school choir, directed by Ms Megan Raggett.
Mr O’Sullivan congratulated all the award winners and their parents and thanked all those who helped in any way to organise the Awards’ Ceremony, in particular the organising committee. He then invited Mr Noel McGrath to address the students and all present.
Noel spoke to the students about the importance of never giving up and always trying your best even when you feel like you’re not good enough. He spoke of times he felt like giving up hurling but came back, worked hard on self-belief and achieved his goal of playing for Tipperary and winning an All-Ireland medal and three Munster medals.
Transition Year's 'Adam O'Donnell Enterprise Award', presented to winning team 'Jar Latte' by Adam's mother to L to R: Carly Tobin, Shauna O'Neill, Sue Anne O'Donnell (mother of the late Adam) and Emma Cronin.
After his enlightening talk Noel started proceedings by presenting the Students of the Year awards to: 1st/2nd Year, Rachel O’Loughnan; 2nd/3rd Year, Laura Kiely; 5th/6th Year, Sadhbh Horan.
The Bishop Delaney Award for the best Leaving Cert Results 2016 was presented to Orla Walsh who achieved 530 points and is now studying Agriculture in UCD. Attendance and Punctuality Certificates were presented to Michelle Cronin (1st Year), Hollie Broomfield and Liam Hickey (2nd Year), Lucy Whyte (3rd Year), Emma Cronin (4th Year), Ciara Hayes (5th Year).
Mentors Badges were presented to: Emma Cronin, Mark Hayde, Dylan Lyons, Amy O’Donovan, Shauna O’Neill, Kathleen McCarthy, Adam Dorney and Carly Tobin.
Mentors Badges were presented by Noel McGrath L to R: Special Guest Noel McGrath, Carly Tobin, Amy O'Donovan, Shauna O'Neill, Emma Cronin and Mark Hayes. Unavailable were Dylan Lyons, Adam Dorney and Kathleen McCarthy.
The Padraig Pearse Award for the best results in Irish, History and English in this year’s Junior Cert was presented to Lucy Whyte by principal, Mr Michael O’Sullivan. The Timmy O’Connor ‘Spirit of the School Award’, presented by his daughter, Rita Kenny, was won by Amy Byrne. Transition Year's 'Adam O'Donnell Enterprise Award', was presented by Sue Anne O'Donnell (mother of the late Adam) to winning team: Carly Tobin, Shauna O'Neill and Emma Cronin.
Paddy Broderick Award for the best Junior Cert Results in Geography: Amy Byrne. Marian Gilpin LAM (Literary, Music and Arts) Award: Molly O’Meara. Fethard Quill Writers Award: Darragh Hurley. Sports Awards sponsored by AIB Fethard: Allison Connolly and Liam Quigley.
The VAI (Volleyball Association of Ireland) refereeing course certificates were presented by Ms Helena Walsh and Mr Justin McGree to Laura O'Donnell, Laura Kiely, Keith Morrissey, Darragh Hurley, Robert Hackett, Caoimhe O'Meara, Lucy Spillane and Eric Costin.
Ms Marie Maher and Mr Michael O'Sullivan (School Principal) photographed with the elected members of the Students Council. Back L to R: Dylan Fenlon (6th Year), Keith Morrissey (3rd Year), Gavin Mullally (4th Year), Emma Cronin (5th Year), Liam Quigley (5th Year), Patrick Shine (2nd Year), Aisling Geoghegan (6th Year). Front L to R: Michelle Cronin (2nd Year), Mr Michael O'Sullivan (School Principal), Ms Marie Maher, and Lucy Spillane (3rd Year). Missing from photo is Shannon Cantwell (4th Year).
Student Council Certificates: 2nd Year, Michelle Cronin and Patrick Shine; 3rd 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.
Special Achievement in Art awards were presented to Lucy Whyte, Shannon Cantwell and Amy Byrne. The great ‘Bake Off’ award was presented to Eve Judge by Ms Marie Maher and the ‘Materials Technology Award’ was presented to Noelle O’Meara by Mr John Cummins.
VAI (Volleyball Association of Ireland) refereeing Course Certificates were presented by Helena Walsh and Justin McGree. L to R: Laura O'Donnell, Laura Kiely, Keith Morrissey, Mr Justin McGree, Ms Helena Walsh, Darragh Hurley, Robert Hackett, Caoimhe O'Meara, Lucy Spillane and Eric Costin.
The ceremony concluded with light refreshments for all visitors and guests.
Tipperary Foxhounds ‘Point to Point’
Tipperary Foxhounds will hold their ‘Point to Point’ races over the Lisronagh Course on Sunday, December 4, with the first race starting at 12 noon. A Dog Show will take place at 2pm and Ladies Side-Saddle Race at 3pm with lots more including a ‘Food Fair’ and ‘Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Gent’. For more information contact Ber Bourke at Tel: 086 8351518.
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
Catherine Noonan posted this photograph of her Mum, Mary Ashby (nee McGrath), and her Auntie Beasie. Taken in Burke Street.
Catherine Noonan also posted these photographs – one taken (below) at a Fethard London Reunion held at the Irish Centre in Camden Town in the 1960s and the other (above) taken forty years ago in Fethard of her Mum and Dad, Catherine, her brother Stephen and cousin Philip McGrath.
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.