The death has occurred on Saturday, July 15, 2017, of Jimmy Doran, Ballinard, Fethard. Jimmy, predeceased by his wife Joan, deeply regretted by his son Eddie, daughter Cathy, daughter-in-law Joanne, son-in-law Michael, grandchildren Amber, Shannon, Jack and Conor, sister Mary, brother-in-law Michael, nieces, nephews relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard, on Monday, July 17, from 5pm to 7.30pm. Funeral to arrive at the Church of the Nativity, Cloneen, at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Clonacody '17 - A Musical Picnic'
The death has occurred on Monday, July 10, 2017, of Katherine Barry (née Doran), Rathbritt, Fethard, and Newcastle, peacefully at South Tipperary General Hospital. Katherine, deeply regretted by her loving husband James, sons James, John, Donal and Kevin, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brother Thomas, sister Alice, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives neighbours and friends. May She Rest In Peace.
Reposing at her residence on Wednesday evening, July 12, from 4.30pm with removal at 7.30pm to Rosegreen Church. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11.30am followed by Burial in Rosegreen Cemetery.
Irish Mountain Pure Friesian open day at Tullamaine
Photographed at the Friesian Open Day launch held on the Spillane farm at Tullamaine, on June 23, are family members L to R: Breda, Lucy, Micheal, Jack, Nell and Sean Spillane.
The 2017 National Irish Pure Friesian open day will be held on the farm of Micheál Spillane and family at Tullamaine on Wednesday, July 19, commencing at 11am. This is an open event where the Mountain herd of pure Friesians will be on display and where stock judging will be held, along with the announcement of the winners of the 2017 National Herds Competition.
Photographed at the Friesian Open Day launch held on the Spillane farm at Tullamaine, on June 23, are family members with representatives of the IHFA, Tipperary/Waterford breeders club, Irish Pure Friesian Club along with some of the exhibitors who will be present on the day.
There will be over 30 dairy related trade stands present on the day where exhibitors display and promote their latest products and machines. At 3.30pm a sale will take place with 20 heifer calves and 12 served maiden heifers from the herds top cow families, will be offered for sale. All are welcome to attend on the day. For further information contact Micheál Spillane at Tel: 087 6217055.
Coolmoyne National School remembered
Later this year a reunion of past-pupils that attended Coolmoyne National School is being organised to take place on the weekend of September 9 and 10, 2017. This coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the school’s closure in 1967.
Coolmoyne National School ar it looked in the 1960s
Back in 1967, the closing of Coolmoyne National School augmented the numbers attending the Patrician Brothers National School in Fethard. A prefab was erected beside the national school to cater for the additional pupils who were transferred, bringing the total number of pupils up to 162 and making it a five-teacher school for 1967/68. An additional thirty pupils were also enrolled in the Presentation Convent Primary School owing to closure of Coolmoyne School.
Looking back on our educational history and the formation of schools in Fethard we gather the following information on former schools from a church newsletter published in May, 1973 – the centenary year of the Patrician Brothers Monastery.
A photograph taken in Coolmoyne School in the late 40s or early 50s L to R: Michael Coady, Johnie Coady and Annie Coady from Coolmoyne.
Archbishop James Butler, in his Fethard visitation report for 1759, mentions, “Denis Morrissey who teaches catechism, Mr Fleming, an English catechist, Henry Joyns and a Mr Treacy who does not teach catechism.” He also names lady teachers, “Kate Cuddihy and Julia Ryan.”
Archbishop Slattery's visitation report for 1847 tells us that there were schools in Fethard, Knockelly and Killusty. Private schools were conducted in Carrigeen and Coolmoyne. The old buildings at Carrigeen and Knockelly still serve as dwelling houses. The ruins of Coolmoyne were made into a ball-alley. Killusty old school was not demolished until 1940. New schools were built in Killusty and Coolmoyne in 1909. Coolmoyne School was closed in September 1967 and transport to Fethard provided for its pupils.
The last four pupils that were enrolled in Coolmoyne National School, looking forward to the school reunion which will be held on September 9 and 10, later this year. L to R: Catherine O’Connell, Seamus Barry Seanie O’Donovan and Kay Lyons.
We can expect a lot of further information will surface at the forthcoming Coolmoyne Reunion on September, 9 and 10, and we recommend that this special occasion will be of interest to all in the parish of Fethard and Killusty. The ‘reunion’ will commence with a Mass in Holy Trinity Parish Church at 7pm on Saturday evening, September 9, followed by a meal and music in the Ballroom where people can avail of the opportunity to meet old friends, relax and take a trip down memory lane. Celebrations will continue on Sunday afternoon September 10, with a function in the Handball Alley in Coolmoyne at 2pm where the guest of honour will be former pupil, Alice Leahy, originally from Annesgift. We look forward to Alice sharing her memories with us. Please ensure that all families home and away will be aware of these dates where a warm welcome will await them. Further details may be had from Sean O’Donovan 086-2594337.
Liam Connolly Perpetual Cup on July 15
Fethard Juvenile GAA Club will hold their annual U10 Hurling Tournament for the Liam Connolly Perpetual Cup, on Saturday, July 15, in the Barrack Field, Fethard.
Tipperary Senior Hurling team captain, Jimmy Doyle, photographed at the Tipperarymen's Association dance at the Glocca Morra Club in London, on Saturday, June 9, 1962, with some Fethard locals. Tipperary won the All-Ireland in 1962 with the late Jimmy Doyle as captain and Liam Connolly from Fethard on the team. The team attended this dance. L to R: R. Hogan (Cloneen), Jim Stapleton (Sologhead), Paddy Gleeson (Drangan), Joe Ahearne (Fethard) manager Glocca Morra Club; Jimmy Doyle (Thurles), Liam Connolly (Fethard) and Pat Burke (Cloran, Cloneen) who supplied the photo.
The Liam Connolly Perpetual Cup tournament was first introduced in 2015 to promote under age hurling and football in the club while also remembering the honours and achievements of one of our past local heroes. Clonmel Oil, to whom we are extremely grateful, again proudly sponsors this year’s tournament, which will be contested by U10 hurling teams from: John Lockes (Callan), Borris-Ileigh (Borrisoleigh), Holycross / Ballycahill, Kilsheelan / Kilcash, Mullinahone and Fethard. Games will start at 11am sharp and your support for these future stars would be greatly appreciated.
Speech and Drama awards presented in Fethard
Photographed at the presentation of Irish Board of Speech and Drama certificates at Fethard Tirry Community Centre are Back L to R: Sorcha O’Brien (senior gold medal), Thomas Hartigan, Jack Hartigan, Paddy Fitzgerald, Victoria Gembara, Amelie Halder, Cathal Brennan, Seamus O’Brien. Middle L to R: Ralfs Golvers, Evija Golvere, Killian Hallinan, Orianna Doyle, Carolann Ryan, Nancy Farrell (tutor). Front L to R: Andy Kennedy, Evie Kennedy, Charlotte Bergin, Ellen Condon, Leon Bergin, Aimee McMahon, and Fiona Barry (junior gold medal). Missing from photograph were: Adam Buttimer, Beth Buttimer, Cillian Carey O’Dwyer, Criostóir McGrath, Roisín McGrath and Jamie Whelan.
The Irish Board of Speech and Drama presented certificates in Communication Skills, Verse Speaking, Prose, Solo Drama, Mime and Theory to students who took the examinations in Fethard under the tuition of Nancy Farrell. Now in its eighth year, this school has gone from strength to strength and draws pupils from around county. Class sizes are small, which is the secret of its success. Private tuition is also offered.
The examiner this year was Mary Purcell, who awarded high marks to all the deserving students and presented two gold medals, Sorcha O’Brien received the senior gold medal for her Grade Nine Solo Drama, and Fiona Barry was awarded the junior gold medal. Congratulations to all!
Nancy is delighted to announce that she will be starting classes in Cashel from September. She is taking over from the renowned Eleanor Dwyer, who recently announced her retirement. Eleanor’s students achieved great success over the years and she is wished all the very best in the future. All classes resume in September and you can book a free introductory class by contacting Nancy on 086 3432526.
Community Lotto Results - Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The numbers drawn on July 12, were: 4, 10, 16 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Pat Shelly, Moyglass; Esther Breen, Barrack Street, Fethard; and Anna Cooke, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Martin White, Drangan, Thurles; Brendan Breen, c/o Kathleen Connolly; aqnd Jim Keane, Knockelly, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, July 19. 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. If you would like to support the work of the Community Council by playing our Community Lotto please Click Here to Play Online.
The games children play!
Summer holidays are here at last as you can see from these children having great fun playing traditional games in Fethard. L to R: Keyla Carroll, Emily Clancy and Eirin Carroll.
Public Consultation on the Future Development of Greenways
Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport are inviting your opinions on their Strategy for the Future Development of Greenways in Ireland. You can view /download the PDF by clicking on the link above. You are also asked for your opinions on the Public Consultation Paper on the future Development of Greenways. A sample submission Word Document can also be viewed or downloaded from the following links: Word Response Document or PDF Response Document
You are invited to answer the questions and return same response to GreenWays@dttas.ie Submissions are invited until July 14, 2017.
Gaules Pub fundraiser for Day Care Centre
A fundraising night will take place in Gaules' Pub, Burke Street, on this coming Saturday, July 15, in aid of Fethard & District Day Care Centre. There will be lots of music with a DJ and 'Special Guest' so please come along and give your support. Entry fee is €10 which also includes tickets for raffle on the night.
Hospice Collection next weekend
The Fethard Support Group for South Tipperary Hospice will hold their annual church gate collection in Fethard and Killusty Parish on this coming weekend, July 15 and July 16. Your continued support for this deserving cause is most appreciated.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Dancing at Fethard Ballroom on Sunday Night, July 16, to the music of ‘Catriona’. All are 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.
Piano Exams Fethard 2017
The annual Piano Exams for students attending local Piano teacher Stuart Clooney were held for two days this year in Fethard on 10th and 11th April 2017. With a large number of students taking exams, the Exams included students of all levels of musicianship from beginner preliminary grades up to and including a number of students taking their final Grade 8 piano exam.
After a lot of hard work and practice throughout the academic year the students did themselves and their teacher proud with a 100% pass rate continued since Stuart began his piano teaching in 1998. Congratulations to all who took the exams, the results were again a resounding success this year. With medals awarded to the following students for exceptionally high results – David O’Donnell, Mark O’Meara, Darragh Egan, Joe Traynor, Abby Boland, Oisin Forristal and Vakaris Graibus, and Excellence Award Nominations given to the following students – Roisin Barry, Vakaris Graibus and Shane Neville, this year’s piano exams proved extremely successful for Stuart Clooney’s Fethard Piano Academy.
The Excellence Award nominees will be entered into the annual prestigious National Excellence Awards Competition so best of luck to the students. A big thank you to students and parents for their support during the year, looking forward to seeing you all in September. For lesson enquiries please contact Stuart and Maura Clooney, Fethard 052/6132567 or 087/9540234.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on July 5, were: 6, 13, 29 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Davy Maher, Barrack Street, Fethard; Dean Sharpe, The Castle, Fethard; and Junie Lawless, Lonergan’s Bar, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Jim Cooney, c/o Tom Purcell; Tony Maher, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard; and Karl Cooke, Kilcoole.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, July 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, July 7, were 2, 11, 27 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner who received €100, Kathleen Moroney, Tullamaine. Two €25 Lucky Dip winners received €25 each: Des O'Meara, Tullamaine; and Mike Cahill, c/o Margaret Walshe, Barrack Street, Fethard.
The next draw takes place on Friday, July 14, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the sellers prize is €1,000. The committee of Fethard GAA/Sports Centre Development Lotto would like to thank all our supporters near and far who participate in our weekly lotto draw. The funds raised are used to promote sport in the local community.
Cemetery Masses in Calvary and Templemartin
The Annual Cemetery Masses in Fethard this year will take place in Calvary Cemetery on Wednesday, July 12, at 7.30pm and at Templemartin, Jesuits Walk, on Wednesday, July 19, at 7.30pm. This is our chance to remember our departed loved family members and friends who have touched our lives in a special way. Please take note of both dates in your diary.
The Fatima Centenary Rosary Rally
A public Rosary to celebrate ‘The Fatima Centenary’ will be recited on Thursday, July 13, at 4pm, at the Fatima Grotto in the Augustinian Abbey Grounds, Fethard. All are welcome to come along.
Security advice for Fethard households
As the holiday season approaches and Fethard children finish their exams and school for the summer, families travelling to warmer climates for their holidays will leave their homes vacant for the duration of these holidays. During this time homes are very vulnerable to being burgled causing distress and upset for the homeowners upon their return.
With this in mind the local Garda are offering a number of tips that can help deter your home being burgled.
- Have a neighbour watch your house. Neighbourhood watch is one of the best things ever started for burglary prevention. Make sure your house looks like someone is living in it while you are away – this may involve a trusted neighbour opening and closing your curtains, turning your lights on and off or parking their car in your driveway.
- Try to avoid discussing your holiday plans where strangers may hear details of your absence from home.
- Have a neighbour collect your mail when you're away. Mail in the mailbox signals burglars that no one is home.
- Try avoid posting Facebook updates from airports or while on holidays. This is an indication that your home is vacant.
- Leave any important documents and valuable items with other family members or a bank. Alternatively if you have a safe installed in your home you should store them in this safe.
- If you normally leave valuable bicycles or similar items in your shed, you may consider putting them into your home.
- Ensure all windows and doors are securely locked and if your home is alarmed ensure it is set before leaving.
- Contact your local Garda Station with the details that your home will be vacant. This allows Gardaí to keep an eye on your home where possible.
For further information and other crime prevention advice please contact Garda Shane O’Neill at Fethard Garda Station on 086 8580355 or (052) 6131202 or contact Sergeant Kieran O’Regan at Clonmel Garda Station on (052) 6177640.
Coolmore Family Day 2017
The annual Coolmore Family Day took place on Saturday, June 17, 2017, and this is a link to view the photographs in a web gallery that can also be shared on Facebook. CLICK TO VIEW PHOTOS
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
Tony Newport photographed on the occasion of his marriage to Mary Kenny, The Green, in 1958. L to R: Bert Newport, Ciss Newport, Tony Newport, Mary Kenny and Maggie Kenny.
Jack O’Shea’s Bar and electrical shop, on Main Street, photographed in the late 1960s. Jack was the local agent for Bush TVs - one of the first TV sets in Ireland which were beginning to get popular at that time.
Fethard Railway Station House in 1970
Junior Boys Group at Fethard GAA Summer Camp 2005
Senior Boys Group at Fethard GAA Summer Camp 2005
Intermediate Girls Group at Fethard GAA Summer Camp 2005
Senior Girls Group at Fethard GAA Summer Camp 2005
Fethard under-16 girls’ volleyball team who represented Tipperary at the Community Games Munster Finals in Cork on July 9, 2005. Back L to R: Sarah Hayes, Debbie Lawrence, Sinead Coffey, Maryanne Keane, Lisa Anglim, Niamh Fanning. Front L to R: Ida Carroll, Leslie Looby, Carrie Sweeney, Sarah Conway, Chloé Gough and Gráinne Horan.
Children from Fethard Community Playgroup, December 2005. Back L to R: Sean Walsh, Caoimhe O'Meara, Ben Coen, Matilda Magnier, Cathal O'Mahoney. Middle Row L to R: Keylin O'Donnell, Chloe Nolan, Alison Connolly, Lucy Cummins, Lucy Spillane. Front L to R: Hanna Dolan, Maggie Fitzgerald and Leah Coen.
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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