Local clean-up volunteers photographed at Drumdeel, Fethard. L to R: Larry O’Gorman, Alan Moore, Siobhan Burke and Rosemary Ponsonby.
More than thirty residents in the Sladagh, Drumdeel, and Grove area turned out in force on a mercifully dry and bright Saturday morning to clean up their verges and roadsides. The annual event has been running for more than ten years but the problem of littering and dumping is unfortunately getting worse, they say.
Over forty bags of rubbish were retrieved and some larger items including a TV set and a washing machine were also removed from hedgerows and ditches. This collection was from approximately one kilometre of road side and was dumped in the last six months since the Co. Council organised a contractor to clean the area. The bags were loaded into local man Pat Brett’s trailer and conveyed to a central spot from where Jimmy Horan, Fethard County Council, organised for removal and disposal.
In the social gathering for coffee and cake at Joe and Siobhan Burke’s house after the clean-up, a discussion took place about the scourge of littering and dumping, and the urgent need for innovative solutions to a problem that threatens our environment and our tourist industry, as well as simply reducing the quality of life for all who witness our beautiful countryside despoiled with burst bags of household waste and used nappies etc.
Pat Brett takes another load to the clean-up collection spot.
CCTV cameras installed along dumping hotspots
Despite the welcome involvement of the Council Environment Department members, Matt Peters and David Corbett, who have installed CCTV cameras along dumping hotspots and who have successfully prosecuted some culprits using painstaking detective methods, there is a sense that much more needs to be done not only at a local level, but at a county and national policy level. The sheer volume of rubbish collected in this area alone suggests that hundreds of thousands of tons are being dumped nationally, with only a proportion being reclaimed by councils and volunteers. It is abundantly clear that a significant element in our society are not prepared to pay for bins or to go to recycling centres, and at present are getting away with their filthy habits to the detriment of all. There is also a serious concern that imminent pay by weight charges will worsen dumping of household waste, a worry which is underlined by the increase in such items as nappies noted by our volunteers this year.
It would seem that are two main types of littering behaviour. One is the disposing of drinks bottles, cans and wrappers from moving cars. One-hundred percent of this material is recyclable at a rate of one euro per bag at Council run centres such as Carrigeen or Clonmel Waste on the Cashel road.
The other behaviour is the deliberate bringing to the countryside of bags of household rubbish by individuals who choose to avoid payment for bins or legal disposal. There is also a third phenomenon whereby items such as fridges, TVs and cookers, which can all be recycled free, are dumped.
So the current system is not working, and fresh thinking is required. Some suggestions aired by the Sladagh/Drumdeel group included: piloting a money back system on bottles and cans in Co Tipperary, with buy-in from the drinks industry; more personnel and thus enforcement from the environment department of the Council; a monthly amnesty for rubbish in the form of skips provided at key locations (the cost would be offset by savings in rubbish retrieval from the countryside); media campaigns to highlight the antisocial nature of dumping with sporting or other celebrities highlighting good citizenship; and local politicians to embrace this issue and show leadership in driving change.
All present at the coffee and cake session agreed that while it’s great to meet neighbours and have a chat, it’s also time to sort out this rubbish problem with more lasting solutions to the benefit of all. This year’s collection was approximately ten percent more than last year.
Anniversary Mass for Katty Aylward this Sunday
The postponed Month's Mind Mass for the late Catherine (Katty) Aylward (née O'Shea), Roebucksland, Killusty, who died on Sunday, January 21, 2018, will now take place this coming Sunday, April 22, at 10am in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Killusty.
The original Mass was postponed due to the bad weather experienced in March when Storm Emma and the ‘Beast from the East’ made roads impassable due to heavy snow drifts.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on this coming Sunday night, April 22, to the very popular music of ‘Johnny Mullen’. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing from 9pm to midnight. Admission is €9, which includes tea and cakes.
Died in Australia The death has occurred in Australia on Sunday, April 15, 2018, of Tommy O'Shea, formerly of No 7, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
The late Tommy left Fethard in the early 1950s to work across the water in England where he became a very successful national hunt jockey. Then he decided to seek greener pastures and set out for Australia where he has lived up to his death.
Our sympathy to his family, relatives and friends.
Historical Society 2018 AGM
The 2018 AGM of the Fethard Historical Society will be held in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road, on Tuesday, May 1, at 8.30pm. As the ‘30th Anniversary Event’ of March 23 demonstrated, the Historical Society has been an important community organisation for the past three decades and it has played a vital role in reminding official agencies that ‘Fethard Walled Town’ is of national importance and deserves special attention. It must be admitted that all the effort has finally paid off and that all the government bodies have in fact given great support to Fethard in recent years.
So the next thirty-years beckon and it is up to the next generation to take up the ‘baton’ and go forward in ways that are in keeping with current needs, but also to have fun along the way, as the social aspect is a very important part of the society’s ethos. Therefore, a big welcome awaits anyone who wishes to join the society and who wants to explore aspects of Fethard’s history - other than its medieval heritage- and there’s no shortage of material. For instance, some Fethard people were very prominent in the whole ‘fight for freedom’ a hundred years ago and this needs investigation and exposure in the coming years. Then, going way back to pre-Christian times, you have the sagas of two-thousand-years ago when Fionn MacCumhaill and The Fianna were hunting deer with their great hounds around Slievenamon. These stories would be especially interesting to children if researched and ‘delivered’ in new and exciting ways.
Annual Membership is €7 for an individual and €10 for a family and contact can be made with the Historical Society via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 087 9009722 or 087 9305232
Fethard Girls at Munster's Aviva Mini Festival
Fethard Girls posing for photograph at the Munster Minis Rugby Festival. Back L to R: Eabha, Aishling, Jamie Ferncombe, Emma, Phillie Gilman, Millie O'Halloran, Alice Sheehan Walsh, Sally Hayes.
Front L to R: Caroline, Amy Costin, Zoë Prout, Lily Murphy and Aoife Byrne.
Our Fethard Girls had great fun at the weekend's Munster's Aviva Mini festival with Niamh Briggs overseeing one of the great games the Fethard Girls played, and Niamh kindly commended the girls on their great skills as well as offering some advice, words of wisdom and answering the girls’ questions.
Special thanks to the Bruff Girls for the fun who had travelled in small numbers and so came on board to join with our girls. Our Girls were really progressive in their games against Listowel, St Mary's, Tralee and UL Bohs during the day. Special mention to Jamie Ferncombe who scored a fabulous try with a tremendous run in our second game, who worked well with Phillie Gilman with great passing. Millie O'Halloran was strong through-out with tackling and ball carrying. Alice Sheehan Walsh played a blinder on the wing hassling the opposition in defence and using her quick hands in attack. Amy Costin's strong tackles made it very difficult for the opposition to make ground. Zoe Prout was incredible at robbing ball and made incredible runs throughout and marshalled mid field well, with newcomer Lily Murphy who's quick thinking with loose balls turned over possession and good rucking helped out the team to get the ball wide on the opposite wing to speedy Aoife Byrne, to score on a few occasions. Special thanks to Coaches Joe Griffiths and Polly Murphy. Not forgetting our sponsors, O'Donnell Fencing, who we would like to congratulate on welcoming their new recruit, baby Meghan Mai at the weekend. Special Thanks to Wallace Travel for all their continued support with our transport requirements this season.
Update for upcoming Mini Girls Rugby matches of Saturday, April 21, Rockwell College for U10 and U12 Pan Munster Blitz starting at 10.30am, followed by Saturday, April 28, in Bruff for U10, U12, U13 Fun Day Rugby
Venue plans for our Youth Girls with Munster U15 & U18 Sevens Competition on April 28, are most likely at Shannon RFC. The U15 Girls are also invited to play on May 12, in Limerick at a 10-a-Side tournament.
Special congratulations to our five girls who made the Munster U18 Squads following the talent spotters at the recent Munster Cup games where they chose Dorothy Wall, Claire Bennett, Jen Fogarty, Kate Gayson Molloy and Faye Dowling. We were also very proud of Dorothy, Claire, Jen and Kate who played the Interpros Sevens recently with fine success for Munster.
Boys Under 14 play a blinder
Our U14 Boys recently played a blinder of a game against Thurles and whilst the result did not go the way we hoped, the boys played their hearts out. The team was led by Conor Neville, with Padraig Duggan, Billy McGrath, Ben Ruttle, Michael Blake, James Ryan, Evan Whyte, Isaac McCarthy, Michael Flanagan, Mark Neville, James McCormack, Paraic Heffernan, Tom Murray, David McCormack and Tomas Ryan. Thanks to Will Ruttle and James Mockridge for their work with this wonderful team who have a great future ahead.
Thank you to all who recently supported our Race Night in McCarthys as it is a very important fundraiser for the club. Great fun was had by all and we really appreciated all the sponsors, sellers, and supporters who made it possible. Special thanks in particular to Jim Ryan Agricultural Services, Ballyclerihan, who was accidentally omitted from the Race programme on the night and our sincere apologies for the omission. We really appreciate all the continued support from Jim Ryan Agricultural Services, Ballyclerihan.
Fethard & Killusty Community Games
Well done to Fethard U11 Hurling team that have now reached the Community Games South Final. Back L to R: Miceal O'Rahilly, Rory O'Mahony, Jack Tobin, Criostoir Sheehy, Gavin Neville, Noah O'Flynn, T.J. Keane, Zach Smith. Front L to R: Richard Murphy, Lee Delaney, Troy Delaney, Kelvin Ryan, Daniel Barry, Alec Knightly and Sam Coen.
Managers of U15 girls Soccer, U11 Tag Rugby and U14 Tag rugby are requested to please submit names of players on these teams to Noreen Sheehy before next Wednesday, April 18, at 10pm as Friday, April 20, is the closing date to register the players at county level. It’s very important to check that everything is in order prior to submitting teams to the County Board. Also please contact Noreen (Tel: 087-3184298) if you don’t have a team to enter.
Fethard Bridge Club Results
On Wednesday, March 21, we played for Easter prizes and the results were: 1st Gross, David O’Meara and Nell Broderick, 2nd Gross, Margaret Slattery and Mike Burke, 3rd Gross, Tony Hanrahan and Keith Woodlock, 1st Nett, Rita Holohan and Margaret Mary McCormack, 2nd Nett, Eileen Ryan and Jim Lahert, 3rd Nett, Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara.
The results of our game on March 28, were: 1st Gross, Teresa O’Brien and Mary Nolan, 2nd Gross, Nell Broderick and David O'Meara, 3rd Gross, Kay St. John and Rita Kane, 1st Nett, Tony Hanrahan and Keith Woodlock, 2nd Net, Anne Connolly and Eileen Frewen, 3rd Nett, Joan Hayes and Judy Doyle.
On Wednesday, April 4, we played for sponsored prizes and the results were: 1st Gross, Keith Woodlock and Tony Hanrahan (winners of sponsored prize), 2nd Gross, Kay St. John and Rita Kane, 3rd Gross, Carmel Condon and Betty Walsh, 1st Nett, Carol Kenny and Margaret Slattery, 2nd Nett, Anna Cooke and Bernie O'Meara, 3rd Nett, Nell Broderick and David O’Meara.
Bridge starts at 7.15pm on Wednesdays in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 6132038.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on April 11, were: 9, 16, 23 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75: Patrick Lawlor, Killenaule; and Pat Hayes, Lurgoe, Killenaule.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Nat McCarthy, c/o Butlers Bar; William Grant, Barrack Street, Fethard; and Marie Barton (online ticket).
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, April 18. 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, April 13, were: 17, 24, 26 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘match three’ winner who received €100: Marie Smyth, The Well, Burke Street, Fethard. Two lucky dip winners received €25 each: Adi Lawrence, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard; and Gwen Cooke, Cois Falla, Fethard.
The next draw takes place on Friday, April 20, 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.
Great celebrations as Fethard students from 1983 reunite
Fethard Patrician Presentation Class of 1983 Reunion group photographed with School Principal and past teachers while on a tour of their former school. Back L to R: Tom Barry, John Woodlock, Colm McGrath, Micheál Maher, Paul Trehy, John Lonergan. Middle L to R: Dick Prendergast (former teacher), Liam Egan, Kevin Trayor, Liam Connolly, Peggy Burke, Joe Burke, Majella Butler, David Hayes, Margaret Tierney, Willie Fitzgerald, Mary Cummins, Patricia Donovan, Ann O'Donnell (former teacher). Front L to R: Pat Coffey (school principal), Finola Lynch, Fidelma Maher, Bernie Skehan, Margaret Trehy, Catherine Hayden, Maria Skehan and Mary Anne Fogarty (deputy principal and former teacher).
It’s hard to lie about your age once you’ve told someone you’ve just been to your thirty-five-year school reunion. In 1983, members of our class left Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School to pursue careers, raise families and more. Some have experienced good times, others bad times, heartbreak, health issues and divorces, all of which are part of life. The times we live in presently may have changed but the people we grew up with really haven’t. We still remember the friendships we made, the music we played, and on last Saturday night all these memories were crystal clear at our thirty-five-year school reunion.
Fethard Patrician Presentation Class of 1983 Reunion organisers at the school tour. L to R: Margaret (Trehy) Gleeson, Mary (Cummins) Moore, Fidelma (Maher) O'Toole and Finola (Lynch) Anglim.
On Saturday evening at 6.30pm, twenty-three of our original class gathered to walk along the corridors of our former school, peeping into random class rooms, sitting at the desks while school principal, Pat Coffey, welcomed us warmly and deputy principal, Mary Ann Fogarty, one of our former teachers, along with Dick Prendergast and Ann O'Donnell, reminisced about our time in the school. It brought back many happy memories as we talked of scrambling for the seats at the back of the class or the ones near the radiator. Some had not returned to the school since they left thirty-five years ago, others have local children who attended in recent years. Joe Kenny kindly took a class group photo – one that unfortunately never happened 35 years ago!
At the heart of our school memories was that ‘something special’ endured in our class, we recalled the happy times and the good friendships we made, that still remain today although many of us live apart. When it comes to school, the good and bad blend together and become mostly good as the years move on.
Photographed at the Fethard Patrician Presentation Class of 1983 Reunion reception in McCarthys are past pupils Kay O'Riordan, who travelled from Cork, and Tony Flanagan, who travelled from London.
Luckily the rain stayed away and as we walked towards McCarthy’s bar and restaurant, passing by the Gateway B&B, which used to be a shop where we bought cigarettes in singles and hung out before and after school. We continued to McCarthy’s where we were later joined by many more of our former classmates to celebrate with food, drink, music (and even a cake) into the early hours. Friendships were rekindled, and new ones formed. Those classmates who joined us later included: Caroline Phelan, Cathy Curran, Tom Anglim, Debbie Outram, Ann White, Adrian Moloney, Michael Gaynor, Paul Holohan, Richard McCormack, Tony Flanagan, Noel Kenny, Deirdre Barrett, Kay O’Riordan, Noreen O Meara, Liam Croke, and former teacher Dinny Burke
Photographed at the Fethard Patrician Presentation Class of 1983 Reunion reception in McCarthys are L to R: Colm McGrath, Cathy Curran and Ann O'Dwyer.
There is something quite spiritual about a school reunion. It’s about life and death. We remembered with sadness and fondness, the classmates we had lost along the way: P.J. Butler, Linda Kane, John O’Connell, Breda Ryan and most recently, Tom Hickey.
So many things have happened since they were called away;
So many things to share with them had they been left to stay;
And now on this reunion day memories come our way;
Though absent, they are ever near,
still missed, remembered, always dear.
The day after the reunion we are back looking into each other’s lives through social media. The reunion is nothing more than a moment in time. It’s only in these moments after, that many of us realise how much we miss those days.
A special thank you to Pat Coffey and Mary Ann Fogarty of the Patrician Presentation Secondary School for taking time out last Saturday evening to show us around; Joe Kenny for the photos and the ‘Pheasant Pluckers’ for the music; McCarthy’s Bar and restaurant who went beyond the call of duty to make our night so enjoyable. And last but not least, a huge thank you to the forty-plus former classmates and teachers who turned up on the night to make it such a wonderful and momentous occasion. Roll on the 40th!
Fostering Information Meeting in Fethard
‘Moody Mare’ exhibition launched by Peter Curling
Photographed at the ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Shannon Forrest, Manager at FHC Experience, Fethard, Co. Tipperary; artist Sophie Carpentieri; and artist Peter Curling, who officially launched the exhibition on Thursday, April 5, in Fethard. The exhibition continues in Fethard Horse Country Experience, until April 27, open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
World-renowned painter, Peter Curling, Cashel Fine Art, officially launched ‘Moody Mare’, the wonderful exhibition of paintings by Fethard based artist, Sophie Carpentieri on Friday, April 5, at Fethard Horse Country Experience. This very appropriate exhibition venue was packed to capacity for the launch, where a great array of visitors travelled from near and far to support.
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Jason Dunphy, Sophie Carpentieri and Cindy Wagner
Curling who is very familiar with Sophie’s work described her as a wonderful enquiring mind that keeps getting better and better. Curling added, Moody Mare “…reflects the amazing variety of the things she has done” and thinks, “we’re very lucky to have her here and have a chance to see these paintings and it’s terrific that so many people have come to see the exhibition.”
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Anne Croome Carroll, Louise Curling and Sacha Maxwell (Slievenamon Holistic Therapy).
Sophie reflects on her work and life in Fethard, noting: “If you make every decision based on aesthetic and ethical principles, where would it lead you? Maybe to a gate lodge in Fethard. Where the sitting room has conveniently become a workshop and the chickens that roam freely will show you the way to the kettle. Where the passing clouds over Slievenamon and the sound of galloping horses dictates the rhythm of life in Fethard as well as the lines on the canvas.
As another blue moon rises, I start to wonder if this is all real and how lucky I am to be part of this wonderful community. So, welcome everyone to my first exhibition!”
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Robert Moore, Faith Ponsonby and Amanda Taylor.
‘Moody Mare’ continues in Fethard Horse Country Experience, until April 27, from Tuesday to Saturday, open 10am to 4pm. For further information please contact: Shannon Forrest, manager at FHC Experience, Fethard. Tel: (052) 6130439 and email@example.com
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Pierre Gasnier, Hermine Bastide, Carmel Canavan and Dermot Burke.
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Guna Spundere and Tom Martin.
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: James Reilly, Marion Goodbody and Eddie O'Grady.
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Sean Gleeson, Toby Purcell and John Fahey.
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Becky Wren and Pat Ryan.
Helping with the catering at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Mollie Standbridge and Mary Healy.
Photographed at the official opening of artist Sophie Carpentieri's ‘Moody Mare’ exhibition at FHC Experience, Fethard, are L to R: Louise Moyles and Michael O'Neill.
World Meeting of Families
In preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next August, the ‘Amoris’ meetings will resume on Thursday, April 12, in the Convent Community Hall, at 7.30pm. In his apostolic appeal, ‘The Joy of Love’, Pope Francis expresses his hope that families and those involved in supporting families will study his document.
The Fethard deanery are mid-way through our six-session parish conversation, where we form small groups and discuss topics affecting family life in this 21st century.
Please feel welcome to join in for the remaining parish conversations being held on April 12, 19 and 26.
Fethard Players stage Sive by John B. Keane
Fethard Players cast members of Sive photographed while taking a break from rehearsal in the Abymill Theatre. Back L to R: Colm McGrath (Thomasheen Seán Rua), Pat Dunne (Pats Bocock), Liam O’Connor (Mike Glavin), Tom Gilpin (Carthalawn), Mia Treacy (Mena Glavin). Front L to R: Joe Hanly (Seán Dóta), Maeve Moclair (Sive), and Anne Connolly (Nanna Glavin). Missing from photo is Alan Bourke (Liam Scuab). The play is produced by Jimmy O'Sullivan and takes place in the Abymill Theatre, from Tuesday, April 24, to Saturday, April 28. Booking now at Fethard Town Hall (FHC Experience), Tel: 085 2045909.
Fethard Players are now at the advanced stage of preparation for their stage production of ‘Sive’, which takes place in the Abymill Theatre, from Tuesday, April 24, to Saturday, April 28. Tickets €15. A special family night priced at €10, will take place on the first performance, Tuesday, April 24. Booking now at Fethard Town Hall (FHC Experience) or by Tel: 085 2045909.
The play is produced by Jimmy O'Sullivan featuring the following cast: Anne Connolly (Nanna Glavin), Mia Treacy (Mena Glavin), Maeve Moclair (Sive), Colm McGrath (Thomasheen Seán Rua), Liam O’Connor (Mike Glavin), Alan Bourke (Liam Scuab), Joe Hanly (Seán Dóta), Pat Dunne (Pats Bocock), and Tom Gilpin (Carthalawn). Early booking advised!
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
15 Years Ago This Month
Students Cleanup on March 28, 2003 - Third Year pupils from Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School photographed while undertaking a ‘cleanup’ of Old Chapel Lane in Fethard. Old Chapel Lane is one of the oldest lanes in Fethard and is included in the Fethard Medieval Tourist Trail. The students must be commended for their civic minded project.
St. Patrick’s Boys School Quiz Team on March 26, 2003 – Fethard’s St. Patrick’s Boys School quiz team who came third in the final of the National Parent’s Council, South Tipperary Cadbury Challenge Primary School’s Quiz. held in Thurles. L to R: Darragh Dwyer, Dave Gorey, Sam Manton and Colm Horan.
Daffodil Day in Fethard on March 21, 2003 – Tracy Coady, Sarah Kennedy and Mary Gorey, transition year pupils from Fethard Presentation Patrician Secondary School, selling daffodils outside Fethard Post Office on Daffodil Day.
Killusty, Youth League Division 2 Champions, photographed with cup after beating Galbally United 2-0 in the final played at Cooke Park on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2003.
10 Years Ago This Month
Pupils of St. Patrick's Boys National School Fethard photographed with Eamon Quirk from Bóthar who spoke and answered questions on life in Uganda and Tanzania. March 10, 2008.
Purchasing their daffodils for 'Daffodil Day' outside Fethard Post Office are L to R: Sarah Murphy, Hannie Leahy, Joe Barrett and Kitty Ahearne. March 7, 2008
Pupils of Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School helping out with 'Daffodil Day' sales outside the Post Office. A new record collection this year amounted to €3,260. L to R: Samantha Morrissey, Carrie Sweeney and Sarah Conway. March 7, 2008
Twins, Tony and Thomas O'Reilly, Barrack Street, Fethard, photographed wearing their St. Patrick's Day badges after the St. Patrick's Day Mass held in Holy Trinity Parish Church Fethard March 15, 2008
Alice Leahy, founder member of TRUST Charity, photographed with 6th Class pupils of Nano Nagle Primary School where she spoke on the homeless people in Ireland as part of their 'Challenge for Change' school project. The pupils made a donation of €500 to the TRUST Charity. March 3, 2008.
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