Monday, July 16, 2018
Magnificent number of entries for sun-blessed Killusty Pony Show
It was a great day yet again this year, with local competitors topping their classes across the field. Pat O’Brien retained the cup for Champion Pony Broodmare with his mare ‘A Touch of Class’ and took home silverware in the Connemara Purebred Championship when he won the Sarah Miller Perpetual Cup. Another great local success was Leah Coen and her pony ‘Droma Joey’ winning both, the Connemara ridden class by rider under 16 and Connemara Working Hunter.
Laura Coonan, Killusty was winner of the handy pony for rider age 8 and 9 with her pony ‘Patchwork Polly’. Joanne Doran was the winner of the special lead rein class for children aged 3½ to 4, with her pony ‘Teddy’ ridden by Jack Doran. Margaret Lawless-Greene was in the winners’ enclosure on numerous occasions throughout the day and won the local O’Brien riding pony championship with her pony ‘Golden Grove Supremacy’ ridden by Emily Lawless Greene. Rosie Mae O’Grady was very successful in the open 143cm Working hunter pony, winning on her pony ‘Doonkinane Splash’. Also in the winners’ enclosure were Melanie Ryan, winning the cob in hand class and taking home reserve champion cob of the show and Juliet Quirke, in the performance jumping class under 60cm.
A sincere thank you to everyone who supported the raffle in aid of the Critical Illness Fund, in Fethard. Spectators had to guess the age of a pony to enter the raffle and it was extremely successful with approximately €500 raised for this fantastic cause. The pony was 19 years old, so well done to everyone who guessed right. As always, the dog show was very popular with the children, which was kindly sponsored by Iain Meagher of Daybreak, Fethard, and judged by Tipperary Foxhounds’ huntsman, Gavin Shorten.
Thanks to all our sponsors, which without them Killusty would not be the success it is today and we really appreciate their continued support. Thanks to all the judges and stewards for their great work in all the rings throughout the field. Thanks to those who did the catering, everyone really enjoyed themselves. Thank you to everyone who helped with the parking and the setting up of the field during the week. Thanks to John Hennessy M.V.B. for being on duty for the day. Also thanks to the civil defence for being on hand if required. We hope you all enjoyed the day. Roll on 2019!
Reposing at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour, Cashel, this Monday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Removal on Tuesday morning to the Church of the Assumption, Knockavilla, for Requiem Mass at 12.30am followed by burial in Ardmayle Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St. Vincent de Paul.
Silage Extravaganza 2018 – will go ahead despite grass shortage
Coolmoyne and Moyglass Vintage Club set out to run our second Silage Extravaganza for July 29, 2018, with two main ambitions, namely, community camaraderie, and to raise much needed funds for South Tipperary Hospice. After monitoring grass growth over several weeks we have reached a decision that adequate grass will not be available for a full proper working event this year, as our area had little or no rainfall since early May. As a result of these weather conditions and in fairness to exhibitors, we decided to give adequate notice that our event will still go ahead without the usual silage cutting.
Our main ambition still remains and we have rearranged events to compensate for the change. We will hold our tractor run on Saturday evening which will consist of road and farm driving and a barbecue, music and craic on return to Joe Trehy’s farm at Mobarnane. A marquee will be erected to cater for drivers and patrons.
We will also stage a vintage silage harvesting demonstration, a vintage hay making demonstration, and a harvest threshing, that will be part of our new list of events for Sunday, July 29 (see poster above). We have also discovered a rare round silage pit adjacent to us and the land-owner has kindly given permission to visit and view same. The silage for these pits would have been cut and drawn and compacted using horses. A most interesting discovery that had been overgrown for years.
All other events including record attempts for the most County Tractors and most MF 65 tractors will go ahead as advertised. We would be delighted if entrants still brought along their Vintage Silage harvesters for the static display. The County Sea Horse will make its first visit to Ireland and all makes of vintage trucks, cars, and bikes are most welcome.
T.R. Dallas, Sabrina Fallon and local artists will provide music and song. A platform for dancing will also be provided. A dog show will allow patrons to bring along their favourite pet. A full range of kids’ entertainment will be on site, including Bouncy Castles etc.
We are also in the process of producing a novelty calendar which will be very interesting. These calendars will be on sale on the day and will also be available after the event. The Gardai will also have a stand at the event with the possibility of the mounted unit and the Garda Command Vehicle being on site (depending on other demands).
Although we bow to ‘mother nature’, we are hoping that with these additions and your continued support we will have a mighty weekend that will bring enjoyment to both entrants and patrons.
– Matty Tynan (Chairman)
Cemetery Mass at Calvary on Tuesday, July 17
Sports Achievement Award for June
This month’s award was sponsored by Barry O’Connor, Accounting & Bookkeeping Service Clonmel, and the award was presented to M.J. Croke, who accepted the award on behalf of Colm O’Donoghue, who was unable to attend.
Nominees for the July sports achievement award are now being taken at Butler’s Bar, Main Street, Fethard.
Hospice Collection this weekend
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
On Saturday evening at 8pm, we have a 'Moonlight Serenade' with Derek Ryan and Ryan Morgan. On Sunday afternoon from 2pm who can relax and enjoy Pat Marnane and Fran Garry, along with Limerick piper Matt Bashford. On Sunday Night, commencing at 7.30pm, we are proud to present the 'Clonacody Proms', performing the very best from the repertoire of Rodgers and Hammerstein staring ‘The Two & A Half Tenors’ with special guests Deirdre Ryan and Sarah-Ellen Murphy. Proceeds are in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).
Weekend tickets cost €30 each; Sunday afternoon is a special rate of €20 for a family ticket. Individual concert tickets cost €20. For further information or tickets contact Tel: 087 2491228 or 087 1689167.
Bring a picnic, bring a chair, bring the family – all welcome. Full bar and food service available with children’s bouncy castles, face painting and lots more.
Articles invited for Annual Emigrant's Newsletter 2018
Help is always needed gathering articles and photographs, indeed, one of the most time-consuming chores is trying to put captions to the photographs with correct names. Other ways people can help is interviewing, writing articles, typing or inviting others to write articles in good time for publication.
The first issue of the Fethard & Killusty Emigrants' Newsletter was published by the Legion of Mary in December 1959 and is dated 'Christmas 1960'. On checking the dates of the events and deaths featured in the newsletter we discovered that they all happened in 1959 so we concluded that the Newsletter was published in December 1959 and posted in January 1960. This 'first newsletter' was discovered in a drawer by Pat Shine, formerly from Crampscastle and now living in London. Today, over fifty years later, the newsletter has grown into a full colour 200-page production and is still posted free of charge to all our emigrants living throughout the world.
Larry will be deeply missed by his many friends in Fethard and Cahir and family in England. May he rest in Peace.
Funeral service at 11am in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland, Fethard, on Monday, July 16, followed by private cremation.
Pilgrimage to Holy Year Cross
The Holy Year Cross was erected by the people of the parish to commemorate the Marian Year and was blessed by the late Rev. Patrick O’Donnell, Archbishop of Brisbane, Australia, on August 15, 1950. The cross was originally made of wood and was illuminated both on Christmas night and Easter time using a lamp powered by wet batteries. By 1974 the wood of the Holy Year Cross had to be replaced by a concrete structure.
Toddlers Summer Party
Fethard Juvenile GAA Cúl Camp
Games include Hurling, Football, Camogie, Ladies Football and Rounders and early booking is advisable as only those registered online can be guaranteed their gear to arrive on time.
Augustinian pilgrimage to Knock
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: David Shelly, Moyglass; Siobhan Curran, c/o Kathleen Connolly; and May Walsh, Ballingarry. Total prizemoney paid out this week was €300.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, July 11. 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 next draw takes place on Friday, July 13, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, 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.
Native American to lead Famine 1848 Walk, July 28 at 3pm
Fethard Faces and Places from the Past
Fethard Festival Fancy Dress Parade August 21, 1988, assorted photographs taken during the 'Street Festival' and judging at St. Patrick's Place – 30 Years Ago
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