The death has occurred on Sunday, February 12, 2017, of Sarah Mullins (née Murphy), St Patricks Place, Fethard. Sarah, pre-deceased by her husband Pat, sadly missed by her family Catherine, Mary, Danny and Paul, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing on Tuesday in McCarthy's Funeral Home, Main Street, Fethard, from 5pm, with removal to the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard at 7pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Fethard’s charity shop ‘The Clothes Rack’
The Clothes Rack charity shop in Fethard with volunteers L to R: Nell Broderick, Agnes Evans and Phil Wyatt
The Clothes Rack charity shop, situated on Main Street, Fethard, is run by a group of local ladies on a voluntary basis every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, open in the mornings from 10am to 12 noon and afternoons from 2pm to 4pm.
The charity shop, opened on September 8, 2010, is a true re-cycling business where clothes, shoes, bags, home-ware, jewellery, toys and books are kindly donated to the shop and sold at very reasonable prices. All profit, after covering rent and electricity, is then donated to local charities – so the circle is complete and hopefully everyone benefits.
Some of the items on sale at the ‘Clothes Rack’ charity shop in Fethard
A very important part of the Clothes Rack business is selling bagged old unwanted clothes that are unfit to sell, to a big re-cycling company who pay by the kilo. This is an important source of income for the shop so we ask locals not to throw away old clothes – even if badly worn – just bring them to the shop during opening hours and the proceeds from re-cycling will go towards helping many local charities.
The volunteers who freely give their time manning the shop include Agnes Evans, Nell Broderick, Phil Wyatt, Carmel Rice, Margaret Ward, Noreen Evans, Joan Gough, Chrissie Cummins, Rita Walsh, Mary Cloonan, Maura Gorey, Monica Ahearne, Mary Colville, Mary Smith, Anna Cooke and Veronica Fogarty. They also acknowledge Conor Ryan, owner of the premises, for his generous rent arrangement for use of the shop.
Exterior of the ‘Clothes Rack’ charity shop on Main Street, Fethard, which first opened on September 8, 2010.
The ‘Clothes Rack’ is well worth a visit where you can pick up great bargains every week. A great variety of women’s, men’s and children’s clothes and shoes are available – perfectly clean and in good condition – and some with impressive labels! So do come along and give the shop a visit, browse the items for sale, and you will be assured of a warm welcome and a chat. The shop would love your support and you will also help your local community.
Tipperariana Book Fair this Sunday
The twenty-second Tipperariana Book Fair goes ahead this coming Sunday, February 12, in Fethard Ballroom from 2pm to 6pm. The annual fair has now become a ‘fixture’ in the calendar of anyone interested in books of any sort, especially books relating to history, Ireland and of course, Tipperary.
The fair is now the biggest one-day antiquarian and second-hand book fair in Ireland. Over thirty book dealers from all over Ireland – from Armagh to Wexford to West Cork – come with a huge collection of ‘collectable’ books on all conceivable subjects. Books of Irish Interest are always the most sought after, but also present will be books on war, aviation, sport, travel, explorers, hobbies and the list goes on. Book prices with dealers can range from €5 to €500, and prices - like all prices- depend on the demand for that particular item and the condition and appearance of the book.
Helping to organise this year’s Tipperariana Book Fair which takes place in Fethard Ballroom from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, February 12, are L to R: Dóirín Saurus, John Cooney and Mary Hanrahan.
Thousands of cheap books available
There are also thousands of cheap books available at the Fethard Historical Society stall where all new and old ‘donated books’ are sold and for €5 you could also acquire a ‘bag of books’. People have been very generous over the years by donating high quality books –including recent paperbacks - which are then sold on the society’s stand at the fair. Donated books are still accepted and can be delivered to the Ballroom on this Friday night after 8pm, and on this Saturday from 10am to 4pm, or by contacting 086 3905373 or 052 6131537 to arrange a collection.
Authors and re-launch of ‘The Spirit of Tipperary’
A feature of the Book Fair, since 1996, has been the presence of authors of ‘Tipperary’ interest books’ published in the previous year, who are invited to come long to promote, sell and sign their books. Pride of place will go to Gerard O’Meara from Lorrha this year, whose wonderful book ‘Lorrha People in the Great War’, was chosen as the ‘Tipperariana Book of the Year’ for 2016.
Another O’Meara, Martin (of O’Meara Camping fame), will be launching a complete new edition of his father’s famous book of 1937, ‘The Spirit of Tipperary’. The book, by national teachers P. O’Meara M.A. and T. McDonald M.A., both from Toomevara, will first be seen in its reprinted format at the Fethard Fair with Martin O’Meara in attendance.
Many other Authors , including Donnchadh O’Cinnéide (In Song and Story), Mark Fitzell (The Many Faces of Cashel), Seamus King ( Betwixt the Arras and Lough Derg), will also be present to meet and greet the public.
Cheap day out!
The Fethard Book Fair makes for a great day out for anyone interested in the world of books. Doors open from 2pm to 6pm and the entry fee is still €2, with children going free. There is a Café on site, a piano player on stage and lots of browsing and bargains to be had. Further information on www.tipperariana.com
Host homes for foreign students
Host families are required for visiting foreign students from September 2017. If you are interested please contact Tel: 086 1574880 for further details.
Fethard ICA will hold their February meeting on Tuesday, February 14, at 8pm in in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road. This month we will have a Table Quiz instead of the usual guest speaker. Catering in charge of the ‘Blue Group’.
The annual South Tipperary Federation table quiz will take place in Mulcahy's, Clonmel, on Thursday, February 16.
Out and about
Enjoying a social night out in Fethard are L to R: Davy Morrissey, Val O'Dwyer and Sarah Standbridge.
Enjoying a social chat in Fethard are L to R: Willie Quigley, Mandy Quigley and John Ward.
Tadhg Duggan and Fiona Dorney who recently announce their engagement in Fethard.
Fethard Bridge Club Results
On January 11, our first night back after Christmas, we were joined by our beginners for the first time. The results of our game that night were: 1st Gross, Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 2nd Gross, Nell Broderick and Anna Cooke; 3rd Gross, Eileen Ryan and Jim Lahert; 1st Nett, Tony Hanrahan and Pat Walsh; 2nd Nett, Mike Burke and Vincent Cummins; 3rd Nett, Mary Tierney and Betty Egan.
The results of our game on January 18 were: 1st Gross, Nell Broderick and David O'Meara; 2nd Gross, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 3rd Gross, Marie Delaney and Kay St. John; 1st Nett, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; 2nd Nett, Rita Holohan and Ellen Rochford; 3rd Nett, Mary Tierney and Betty Egan.
On January 25 we played the second round of the Player of the Year competition. This Wednesday, February 8, is our charity night and we hope to see a good turnout for the game. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Lourdes Diocesan Pilgrimage
Anyone wishing to travel on the forthcoming Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in June are asked to give their names to Fr. Tom Breen P.P. or any member of the committee as soon as possible, as places are limited.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, February 12, to the music of ‘Philip English’. 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 U18 Girls guarantee top four finish in Munster competition
Fethard U18 Girls rugby team that guaranteed themselves a top four finish for the Munster Women's Youth competition
Last Saturday our Fethard U18 Girls team guaranteed themselves a top four finish for the Munster Women's Youth competition for the third time in eighteen months. The progression for these young ladies has been very exciting this season. They met Listowel, the recent Munster League winners, on Saturday and played incredible improved rugby that was amazing to watch.
With so many new players coming to the sport of rugby the girls took on a steep learning curve and past with flying colours. Special recognition to Katelyn Fleming for giving yet another non-stop game of tackling every player who came her way and also showed superb ball carrying. Dorothy Wall also continued the relentless unleash of power with consistent tackling and strong ball carrying. Sarah Garrett is incredible in the lineout and the rucks and makes valuable metres carrying. Aoife Hayes showed great versatility being strong at the breakdowns and tackling where needed. Therese Ryan steps up every game and carries the ball with fine offloads. Orla O'Donnell is strong in the scrum and excellent at the breakdowns. Isobel Kennedy shows impressive speed on the wing and is an important player on the team to make great distance for the team. Congratulations to new member, Claire Bennett, who made an impressive debut with fine takes and great ball handling. Wishing Katie Ryan, who picked up a small injury on the day, a speedy recovery as she is an important member of the team.
With the Munster trials around the corner the future of Munster ladies team looks certain to have a number of Tipperary ladies on the panel. As a club we are so proud of the girls that have committed to rugby training every week and some times three times a week with great commitment from players and their parents. Special thanks for coaching input from: Sean Fitzpatrick (Carrick), Ted Walsh, Michael Fogarty, Jason Flannery and recently, Mary Gorey.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on February 1 were: 4, 8, 16 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and three ‘Match Three’ winners who received €50: Martha Blackett, c/o Lonergan’s; John Maher, Kilknockin Road, Fethard; and Méabh Kenny, c/o Carol Kenny.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Cathy Trehy, Kilknockin, Fethard; Gabriel Needham, Friarsgrange, Fethard; and Brendan Kenny, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, February 8. 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, February 3, were 5, 11, 14 and 18. There was no jackpot winner and two match three winners who received €75 each: Killian Hallinan, Cois Falla, Fethard and Harry Ross, c/o Dawn Meats.
The next draw takes place on Friday, February 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.
Died in Australia
The death has occurred on Friday, February 3, 2017, of Dr Gerard J. Hayes, Melbourne, Australia, and formerly Harare, Zimbabwe and Rathcoole, Fethard. The late Gerard died peacefully, beloved husband of Ina (Cuddihy) and much loved father of Maire, Ger, Chris, Cath and Patricia. Brother of the late Pat, John and Joe Hayes and twin sister Kitty Butler. Sadly missed by his family and brothers Matthew, Willie and Denis.
Mass in memory of Gerry will be celebrated in the Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Fethard, on Saturday (February 11) at 11am. May he rest in peace.
Died in Clonmel
The death has occurred on Saturday, February 4, 2017, of Margaret ‘Peggy’ O’Dwyer (née Dunphy), 66 Griffith Avenue, Clonmel. The late Peggy was mother of Martha Sheehan, Garrinch, Fethard, and pre-deceased by her husband Sean, who was a great supporter of Fethard Country Markets. Peggy died peacefully at her home, in the loving care of her family, carers and South Tipperary Hospice Movement. Beloved mother of Martha, Margaret, Deirdre, Aiden, Barbara and Kevin. Sadly missed by her six loving children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, brothers Tom, Billy and Paddy, nephews, nieces, neighbours, extended family and friends. May Her Soul Rest in Peace.
Reposing at her home on Monday from 4pm to 8pm. Removal on Tuesday, April 7, at 12.15pm for Requiem Mass in St. Peter and Paul's Church at 1pm Funeral Mass on arrival at 1pm, followed by internment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Waterford Road, Clonmel.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired to South Tipperary Hospice Movement. House private on Tuesday morning please. Ar dheis Dé go raibh ar a hanam dílis.
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 Carnival c.1960s passing outside the Parish Church where it is interesting to see all the business premises in operation across the road from L to R: Percy Dillon's Chemist Shop, Lil McCarthy's Sweet Shop, Kay Fahy's Ladies Hairdressing, Fethard Bakery, O'Connell's Furniture and Electrical Shop, Jack O'Shea's 'While U Wait' and another shop premises but can't make out the name. Maybe some one will be able to pinpoint the year thses Carnival photographs were taken. Information to email@example.com
Fethard Carnival Fancy Dress entries 'My Story by Nicky Rackard' and
'Padraig Puirseal, Irish Press Reporter'.
Fethard Carnival Fancy Dress entry 'Black & White'.
Fethard Carnival Fancy Dress entry 'Stars from Cork Film Festival visit Fethard'.
Fethard Carnival Fancy Dress entry 'Flower Queen'.
Items for inclusion on this website and on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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