We take this opportunity to wish all our readers, contributors and club correspondents a very Happy Christmas. We can look back on 2016 with lots of good memories and varied celebrations enjoyed in our parish of Fethard & Killusty. We look forward to the New Year with hope and anticipation for a better understanding of living happily in today’s challenging world, for both young and old.
A big ‘thank you’ to all clubs and organisations for your weekly reports and to all our readers of the 'Fethard Page on The Nationalist newspaper for making it all possible. As usual, items for inclusion on the weekly news can be emailed before noon on Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, Carols at 8pm followed by Mass at 8.30pm; Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, at 9.30am and 11.30am. The daily 8am morning Mass will resume on Monday, January 2.
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, at 7pm;
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, at 8.30am and 11am.
Killusty Church of the Sacred Heart
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, at 8.30pm;
Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, at 10am.
St. Stephen’s Night dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on St. Stephen’s Night, Monday, December 26, to the music of ‘Pat Hayes’. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great festive night’s entertainment and social dancing from 9pm to midnight. Admission is €8 which includes tea and cakes.
Santa Run very well attended
Fethard Santa Run took place on Sunday last, December 18, and is done and dusted for another year. The Fethard machine got really tested with a crowd beyond our imagination turning up for the annual Santa Run. We had four on table duty to cater for the large turnout – also blessed with beautiful weather.
Taking part in the Fethard 'Santa Run' were L to R: Liz Hopkins, Troy O'Sullivan and Bernie Hopkins.
Our catering department, with the back up of ‘Kerry Street’, excelled in their performance under pressure dispensing more and more plates of delicious sandwiches, slices of brack, buns, biscuits and sweets. Thankfully our loyal team of helpers increased and maintained Fethard Athletic Club’s ethos of, ‘keeping the show on the road’. Well done to all concerned and especially the children and their parents that turned out from all parts of the county. Our thanks to members the Garda Síochána and stewards who looked after traffic and crowd control; also to the Red Cross who had staff and two emergency vehicles on duty if needed.
Taking part in the Fethard 'Santa Run' were L to R: Noah O'Flynn, Danny Hayes and Joseph O'Flynn.
Our ‘grand marshal’, the evergreen Tony Newport, sent the participants on their way to follow Waltie Moloney who drove the lead warning car for the race route. The race was festive, colourful and great fun for the huge crowd of young and old that showed up and took part. The medal presentations in the Convent Community Hall added a nice touch to this very special occasion and we thank the Hall Committee for their help and co-operation. All proceeds from this charity run go towards the Childrens Ward at South Tipperary General Hospital.
Taking part in the Fethard 'Santa Run' were L to R: Ella Daly, Gwen O'Sullivan and her daughter Anna O'Sullivan.
Taking part in the Fethard 'Santa Run' were L to R: Kay O'Riordan, John Kelly and Lydia Kelly
Taking part in the Fethard 'Santa Run' were L to R: John O'Flynn and Niamh Hayes
Taking part in the Fethard 'Santa Run' were L to R: Peter Carmody and Siobhán McHugh.
Watching the 'Santa Run' in Fethard last Sunday were L to R: Martha Sheehan, Ailish Cooney and Liz Kennedy.
We take this opportunity to wish all our supporters, sponsors and readers a very Happy Christmas and active New Year.
GOAL Mile on Christmas morning
This year’s ‘Goal Mile’ in Fethard will commence at 12 noon on Christmas Day, assembling outside the Town Hall where participants will register and assemble. For further information contact Colm McGrath, Tel: 086 3502360.
GOAL Miles are held at Christmas in villages, towns and cities right across Ireland. Now in its 36th year, the event sees tens of thousands of participants run, jog or walk a Mile and raise funds and awareness for GOAL's programmes in the developing world.
Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Carol Service
Photographed at the Carol Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Fethard, on Sunday night last were L to R: Fr. Gerry Horan OSA, Shirley Clooney, Rev Canon Barbara Fryday, Agnes Evans, Geraldine McCarthy, Noreen Harrington and David Butler (organist).
The annual Carol Service took place in the Holy Trinity Church of Ireland on Sunday, December 18, at 7.30pm. A large attendance from Fethard and surrounding areas turned up to listen to the readings and join in the singing of many well-known carols. The Fethard Choral Group with director, Anne Barry, also performed three pieces during the service.
Afterwards all present were treated to delightful seasonal refreshments and social mingling and chat. Canon Barbara Fryday and the congregation of Holy Trinity Church of Ireland would like to wish everyone a Holy and peaceful Christmas.
Community Lotto extra ‘Christmas Prizes’ this week
The numbers drawn on December 14 were: 7, 14, 21 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Gus Slattery, Kilnockin, Fethard, and Michael Cahill, Barrack Street, Fethard.
The following three weekly ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Irene Sharpe, The Castle, Fethard; Philip Butler, Main Street, Fethard; and Dick O'Brien, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
Winners of a Christmas Turkey in our special seasonal free draw were: Michael and Paul Walshe, Barrack Street, Fethard; Mary Keane, Knockelly, Fethard; and Tony McGarry, Barrack Street, Fethard.
Winners of a Christmas Ham in our special seasonal free draw were: Brendan Kenny, St. Patricks Place, Fethard; Cathal Brett, The Valley, Fethard; and Kathleen Connolly, The Valley, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, December 21. We will also have our last free draw for Christmas Turkeys and Hams. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. The draw will then have a two-week break over the Christmas period and resume with our next draw on January 11, 2017. 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, December 17, were 2, 11, 30 and 36. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner so the following two lucky dips received €50 each: Jillian O'Brien, Ard Álainn, Fethard; and Eleanor Roche, Strylea, Fethard. Two lucky dip winners also received €25 each: Tony Strappe, Drangan; and Mary O'Connell, Kilsheelan.
There will be no draw over the Christmas period and the next draw will take place on Friday, January 6, when the jackpot will resume at €20,000 and the sellers prize is €1,000. The Lotto Committee would like to wish all our supporters far and near a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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.
To download /view the Proposed Settlement Plan - CLICK HERE
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.
To download /view the Proposed Variation No. 4 - CLICK HERE
To download /view the SEA Screening Report - CLICK HERE
To download /view the AA Screening Report - CLICK HERE
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.
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.
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