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The death has occurred on Friday, February 17, 2017, of Mary ‘Babs’ Donovan (née Butler),
Killusty North, Fethard, peacefully at her residence. Mary (Babs), wife of the late Peter Donovan. Very deeply regretted by her loving daughters Kathleen and Mary, sons-in-law Barry and John, grandchildren Damien, Michelle and Orla, sisters Bridget and Kate, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at O’Donoghue’s Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 5pm to 8pm. Funeral arriving at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty on Monday morning for requiem Mass at 11am. Burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Day Care Centre Table Quiz
Fethard and District Daycare Centre will hold a Table Quiz in Butlers Sportsbar on Friday, February 24, at 9pm. The centre serves our senior members living in the communities of Fethard, Killusty, Killenaule, Moyglass, Drangan and Mullinahone. It 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. Those attending are also served hot nourishing meals, cooked in a state of the art kitchen. Meals on Wheels are also provided three days a week. So we ask you to please support this great cause.
Remembrance Mass for Adam O'Donnell
Dear friends on this Saturday February 18, we gather to remember Adam O'Donnell, when Fr Enda and Fr Ailbe will say mass in Clerihan at 7.30pm. Afterwards, if you are free, we invite you to join us for a ‘Cuppa’, something sweet, and of course a time to chat (maybe even a little whiskey shot!).
We know how busy life is and how it may not be possible for you to attend Adam’s mass but we fully understand and know, wherever you are, you still remember Adam. TTYL – Always time for a ‘Cuppa’ and a Christy Moore song.
Book Fair draws the crowds to Fethard again
Helping at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Mary Healy, Linda Furnell, Carol Kenny and Edwina Newport.
The twenty-second annual Tipperariana Book Fair, held in the Fethard Ballroom last Sunday, was again a resounding success for all concerned. The thirty-four book dealers who set up ‘shop’ were happy because the crowds came and spent money and the punters were happy because they had a huge selection of books from which to choose in very pleasant and relaxing surroundings, wonderfully enhanced with the gentle piano playing of Eamon O'Malley on stage.
The book dealers buy and sell second-hand and antiquarian books that they mostly source at auctions around the country. The dealers then bring books that they think will sell in Fethard, i.e. books on sport, horses, Tipperary local history, but they also bring books on war, cooking, exploration, famous people and the list goes on. Most of the books on sale were in the €10 to €40 range, but prices of €150 and more were also to be seen scribbled in pencil inside the front covers of some books.
Dressed for the occasion at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Tom Muldowney and John Ryan.
Marie Murphy helping at the Fethard Historical Society's information stall and speaking with visitor Finbarr Spain from Birr, Co. Offaly.
Why do people buy expensive old books?
People buy old books for a number of reasons. Some people actually want to read an old book for the information it contains, because that particular information will, more than likely, not be available on the internet. Then, people buy books because they may have some connection with the book, the people mentioned in the book, the places featured in the book or maybe some famous person signed the book. Other people – men for the most part - collect books on certain topics; from cars and motorbikes to fishing, horse racing, history and again the range of topics is endless. Others buy as an investment. Rare books in good condition will hold their value and if one is a good judge of future ‘collecting trends’, then books can be a very wise investment indeed.
Having a rest on the ballroom steps at the Fethard Book Fair are L to R: Ella Hackett and Sadhbh Morrissey.
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Mark Fitzell, Cashel, who recently published his book 'The Many Faces of Cashel'; author Gerard Crotty and Christy Roche. In the background is pianist Eamon O'Malley.
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Kieran O’Brien, Don Daws and Breda Daws, O’Neill Books, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
Another feature of the Book Fair was the presence of authors of ‘Tipperary Books’ published in 2016. Donnchadh Ó Cinnéide was there with his very popular 1916 book ‘In Song and Story’ as was his fellow Cashel author Mark Fitzell, with his beautifully produced book, ‘The Many Faces of Cashel’. Pride of place went to Gerard O’Meara with his Tipperariana ‘Book of the Year’ for 2016 ‘Lorrha People in the Great War’.
Róisín Tyrrell, Fethard, looking through the children's selection of books available at the Tipperariana Book Fair.
Cheap day ‘in out of the rain’
The Book Fair is always held on the second Sunday in February, when of course the weather may be poor, but the spacious Ballroom is ‘weather proof’ and at €2 entrance fee it is a very cheap afternoon’s entertainment. The Ballroom committee are really to be commended for maintaining such a large building that can accommodate big events like the Book Fair. The in-house Café is a huge addition to the event and again was really appreciated by punter and dealer alike. So another successful fair is over and the organisers, Fethard Historical Society, thank everyone who made the event such a positive day for the town.
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Denis O'Donovan, Rosie O'Donovan, and John Kenrick. Denis and John were former neighbours from Burke Street, Fethard.
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Sean Nugent and Sean ‘Glamour’ Walsh.
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Jim Trehy, Donoughmore, Lisronagh, and Tom Trehy.
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Dóirín Saurus (Fethard Historical Society), Louise Garcia, author of ‘Shelliky-Booky Land’, and Theresia Guschlbauer.
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: former hurler Sean ‘Glamour’ Walsh and author Seamus King who recently published two books, ‘Betwix the Arras and Lough Derg’ and ‘A History of Gaelic Games in Portroe 1884-2015’.
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Proinsias Ó Drisceoil and Michael Coady
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard Ballroom are L to R: Mary Hanrahan, Alice Walsh and Joe Walsh.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing on Sunday Night, February 19, 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 Bridge Club Results
The results of our game on February 1 were: 1st Gross, Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara; 2nd Gross, Kay St. John and Frances Burke; 3rd Gross, Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny; 1st Nett, Tony Hanrahan and Vincent Cummins; 2nd Nett, Ellen Rochford and Rita Holohan; 3rd Nett, Margaret Mary McCormack and Breda O'Grady.
This Wednesday, February 15, we play for prizes sponsored by Alice Quinn and Bernie Myles. On March 1 we play the third round of our Player of the Year competition, which is a change of partner. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Le Chéile Conference – 5th Year Pupils Emma Cronin, Coleman and Shauna O’Neill, Lisronagh, who represented the school recently at the Annual Le Chéile Conference in the Hudson Bay Hotel in Co. Westmeath. The theme of the Conference was School Ethos.
Kne’x Day in Patrician Presentation
Here at Patrician Presentation, Fethard, our students don’t just play basketball – they use their mathematical knowledge to build the facilities also. Last week our First Year students used their knowledge of geometry, trigonometry and area as well as their problem solving skills to plan, sketch and construct a working Basketball Station from the popular children’s building toy, Kne’x.
First Year Pupils from Patrician Presentation working on their KNE’X project. They constructed a working Basketball Station from KNE’X using their mathematical knowledge of area, geometry and trigonometry.
K’NEX Ltd is a construction toy system invented by Joel Glickman and introduced to the U.S. in 1992. The finished project stood over 6 feet tall and was comprised of 1474 pieces. Well done to all the First Years and their Maths Teacher, Mr Billy Walsh.
Junior Boys Volleyball
Well done to the Junior Boys (1st and 2nd Year pupils) who qualified for the cup competition, having played two teams from Colaiste Cathail Naofa in their opening round. Though missing their captain, Cathal Ryan, and two other panel players through injury, the team was ably led by Kieran O’Donnell on the day who himself made some key saves and scores. Nerves in the first round were very slow to settle and Fethard lost a 23-17 lead to a strong Dungarvan team composed wholly of 2nd Year pupils. They faced the second Dungarvan team, a much more settled and focused side, beating them in two straight sets 25-15, 25-17, with all subs getting a game. We now await the draw for the next round (after the break) and to playing at the higher division this year since the vast majority of this team will still be of age next year. Team was: Kieran O’Donnell, Nevin Healy, Keenan Ahearne, Michael O’Meara, Jack O’Donoghue, Patrick Kennedy, David Cowlard, Cian Lawrence, Simon Brawders, Cathal Ryan (injured). The team coach is Mr McGree, and assistant coach, Dillon Costin.
Best of luck to all our Junior Cert and Leaving Cert pupils who are currently doing their Mock Exams. We encourage them to do their best to reach their potential.
It is that time of year again and our four Junk Kouture teams anxiously wait to see if they have been selected to contest the regional final of the competition in Limerick in March. Best of Luck to all four teams and their teacher, Ms Pat Looby, who is the force and inspiration behind our great success in the competition over the years. Well done to Ms Looby and the Transition Years.
Leaving Cert Vocational Programme
Our 5th Year LCVP (Leaving Cert Vocational Programme) students are currently on their work experience in the community. The programme, organised by Mr Michael Leonard and Mr Ian O’Connor, is most successful in the school with many students achieving distinctions in the subject which can be counted as one of their six subjects in the ‘Points System’.
Community Games Swimming County Finals
The Community Games Swimming County Finals will take place in Thurles Pool on Sunday, March 12, with the girls’ warm up taking place at 10am and the competition starting at 10.15am. The boys’ warm up takes place at 1.45pm with the competition starting at 2pm. These times might change according to entries.
The closing date for entries online is March 5, when the competition programme will be printed so no changes allowed. A swimmer can take part in one individual event and a squad event on the day. Anyone interested please contact Noreen Sheehy Tel: 087 3184298, as soon as possible to ensure entries are received on time.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on February 8 were: 3, 18, 22 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winners who received €150: Philip Butler, Main Street, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Mario Walzer, Mullinahone; Davy Maher, Barrack Street, Fethard; Liz Paradine, c/o Rita Kenny.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, February 15. 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 10, were 5, 12, 15 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and three match three winners who received €50 each: Chrissie Cummins, St Patrick's Place, Fethard; Jerry Spillane, Killerk; and Mandy Flynn, c/o R. Cummins.
The next draw takes place on Friday, February 17, 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.
Johnny B launches Googlebank in Killenaule
Back L to R: Rosemarie Kehoe (AIB), Johnny 'B', John Palmer (Branch Manager AIB Fethard), Grace Kelly. Front L to R: Chloe Griffin, Melanie Coady, Sarah Barry, Sarah Clarke, and Ciara O'Halloran.
What a day it was for students and staff of Scoil Ruain, Killenaule to have Johnny B launch they schools very own bank. On Wednesday the 25th of January six student from Scoil Ruain opened their own school bank called Googlebank in conjunction with the AIB Build a Bank Challenge. This challenge offers a team of six students the opportunity to set up and manage a bank in their school. culminating in competitions at National and Regional Level. The challenge is about much more that day-to-day banking – it’s about providing students with an opportunity to showcase their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s a chance to give something back to their school or local community and to learn new skills that will stand to them for life. Now in its fifteenth year the programme has gone from strength to strength.
The audience were treated to some songs from the one and only Johnny B as well as entertainment from their own school band and irish dancers. There was also a raffle for a signed Tipp Jersey. A great afternoon was had by all.
Fine rugby on display in Fethard last weekend
Congrats to our four Fethard rugby teams that played last weekend. The U14 boys played their heart out on Saturday evening at home and made a great comeback against Waterpark to level the game at 29 all with time nearly up. But, in fairness to the Waterford team, they had the final say scoring a late try to win the game. Aidan Fitzgerald, James Ryan, Michael Long, Robert Wall and Oisín Smullen all had fine games for Fethard.
Fethard big win in last league game
Fethard seniors had a big win in their last league game over Bantry Bay in Fethard on Sunday last which sees them in the play off stages for promotion, the take on Dingle on March 5. Fethard dominated from early on with Matthew Walsh crossing early, followed by Chris Large, Puc Cuddy, Emmet O’Shea and Gary Kavanagh. The second half was more of the same with Connie Coen scoring twice and Kavanagh kicked eight conversions overall. Richie Carroll, Glamour and Thomas Murphy were other good performers. Next week we play Killorglin at home in the semifinal of the Munster Junior Bowl and then we have the final of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup, so please support your team.
Great win for 18s in Pan Munster
Our 18s had a fine win over Old Crescent on Sunday morning last, a win which will see them into the play off stages. Some great passing move by the backs saw Dale Murphy and Mark Heffernan score early on but the Limerick team came back to score leaving the half time score 10-7. With the wind behind them Fethard applied the pressure which led to tries for Ross McCormack, Richie Houlihan and Jack O’Rourke. This was a very good team performance and we look forward to the play off stages.
Fethard 16s started slowly yet again and found themselves 15-0 down at half time and, as in other games, played a great second half with tries scored by Evan Looby and Paddy Gaynor, converted by Ryan Walsh, leaving the score 15-14 with ten minutes to go. David Gunn made a great break and was stopped just short of the line, with Will Ruttle, John Hayden and Cillian White also to the fore.
Special thanks to Philip Butler Butlers Sports bar for hosting our Fethard RFC Table Quiz on Friday evening and a great night by all who supported our fundraiser for vital monies raised that help keep the club going for our players.
The death has occurred on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, of Cashel photographer, Mickey McDonnell, Dominic Street, Cashel, peacefully at Waterford University Hospital. Mickey, beloved son of the late Christopher and Alice McDonnell, and partner of the late Mandy. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Noel, sisters Maria, Kitty and Breda, Mickey D’Arcy and his wife Francis, brother-in-law Gerry, nephews Kelvin, David, John, Daniel, Noel and Liam, nieces Christina and Alison, grandnephews, grandnieces, uncle Gussie, aunt Nancy, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May he rest in peace
Reposing at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour this Thursday evening, February 16, from 5.30pm with removal at 7.30pm to St. John the Baptist Church, Cashel. Requiem Mass on Friday at 10.30am followed by Burial in the adjoining Cemetery.
The death has occurred on Monday, February 13, 2017, of Maureen Lonergan (née Hogan), Lowesgreen, Fethard, peacefully in the loving care of the Matron and Staff at Greenhills Nursing Home, Carrick-on-Suir. Maureen, beloved wife of the late Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving son Eamon, sister-in-law Lily, nephew, nieces, grandnephew, grandnieces, great-grandniece, relatives and a wide circle of friends. May she rest in peace.
Reposing at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour, Cashel, this Wednesday evening from 5.30pm with Removal at 7.30pm to Rosegreen Church. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11.30am followed by Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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'.
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