St. Patrick’s Place Reunion
The next meeting of St. Patrick’s Place Reunion steering committee will take place on Next Tuesday, August 28, at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, and we invite anyone interested in helping with the event to come along. Photographs stories and any memories would be more than welcome.
Confusing house numbers
Houses No 1 to No 74 in St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard. The houses numbered in green are the correct numbering as used today. The original houses No 19 to No 28 shown in yellow, were changed when the houses were renumbered in 1970.
At the moment a list of occupants that lived in all the houses is being compiled and we would appreciate your help with any information of anyone who lived in St. Patrick’s Place, particularly from the earlier years after 1941, when the first 28 houses were built. At present there’s a total of seventy-four houses in St. Patrick’s Place, built at four different stages with the first twenty-eight built in 1941. In 1952 a further ten houses were built; in 1966 twenty houses were added; and the last sixteen houses were built in 1970.
In 1970, the houses were re-numbered in an anti-clockwise direction, which resulted in the original houses from No19 to No 28 being changed to No 65 to No 74. The original houses No 1 to No 18 retained their original numbers. This created a little confusion with postal services for a short while and unfortunately will again when we receive information referring to those living in houses No 19 to No 28, for the St. Patrick’s Place Reunion. We hope the attached photograph will help explain the houses affected.
Don’t forget our next meeting of ‘St. Patrick’s Place Reunion 2018’ will take place on Tuesday, August 28, at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre. All welcome. Information, photographs or questions can be emailed to email@example.com
Celebrating Leaving Cert Results
Patrician Presentation Leaving Cert Pupils celebrate their results with Principal, Mr Pat Coffey and Deputy Principal, Ms. M.A. Fogarty. Congratulations to all our pupils on their wonderful results. L to R: Mr Pat Coffey, Amye O’Donovan, Mark Hayde, Shauna O’Neill, Dylan Lyons, Jack Spillane, Kathleen McCarthy, Emma Cronin and Ms. M.A. Fogarty.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on this coming Sunday night, August 26, to the very popular music of ‘Update’. 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.
An App for Fethard’s Map
Photographed at the Tipperariana Book Fair in Fethard some years ago are L to R: Rosemary Ponsonby, Grove House, Fethard, and Sarah Gearty (Cartographic Editor of 'Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 13, Fethard').
The Fethard Historical Society will marry history with modern technology when it launches its Digital Atlas of Historic Fethard next Friday, August 24, in the Abymill Theatre.
The Society’s celebration of national Heritage Week 2018 and the European Year of Cultural Heritage comprises the following events on Friday, August 24:
Exploring Fethard’s Past from 2pm to 5pm
A seminar on the history of this important medieval walled town in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard featuring a most eminent panel of speakers. Dr. David Butler’s talk on The Butler Influences in and around Fethard will be followed by Marie Taylor (Irish Historic Towns Atlas/UCC), talk on ‘Continuity and Change in the parish of Fethard 1185-1665’.
Well-known local archaeologist Barry O’Reilly (National Inventory of Architectural Heritage) will present ‘Forward with Fethard’, developing the historical picture.
Sarah Gearty (Irish Historic Towns Atlas Project, Royal Irish Academy) will outline the background to the Irish Historic Town Atlas of Fethard and the information it contains, while Rachel Murphy (Irish Historic Towns Atlas/UCC), will explain exactly how the new Digital Atlas of Fethard came into being and how it can be used. There will be two breaks during the seminar and refreshments will be served
Guided Walking Tour of Fethard at 5pm
A Guided Walking Tour of Fethard with Mary Hanrahan, Chairperson, Fethard Historical Society, will take place at 5pm, featuring the Augustinian Abbey, the Síle na Gigs, Court Castle, The Town Hall, the medieval Holy Trinity Church, Watergate and the Town Wall. The walk will follow a circular route, starting and ending at the Abymill Theatre. The tour will take approximately one hour.
Launch of the Digital Atlas of Fethard at 6pm
The Fethard Historical Society invites everyone to the launch of its latest project, the Digital Atlas of Fethard in the Abymill Theatre. Come along, download the link and see how it works for yourself
Exhibition of Patrician Presentation Secondary School Art
There will be an exhibition of artwork created by the local secondary school students as their response to the original map of Historic Fethard on which the new Digital Atlas of Historic Fethard is based. Viewing will be available at the Abymill from 2pm onwards.
All events are free of charge and people are welcome to attend any or all of them but please register interest by signing up via the Historical Society’s events page: digitalatlasfethard.com/events, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting Tel: 087 9009722.
Fethard hurling team make history
South Champions, Fethard U12 A hurling team and mentors. Back L to R: Stephen O’Donnell, Liam Kiely, Andrew Connorton, Sami Laaksonen, Charlie Walsh, Noah O’Flynn, Rory O’Mahoney, John Lacey, Sean Kiely. Front L to R: Tony Shelly, Mark Neville, Oisín Ryan (Captain), Gavin Neville, Sam Coen, Daniel Barry, Danny Shelly, Jack Davey and Eugene Purcell.
Fethard U12 hurling team made history on Monday, August 13, when they became the first Fethard team to win a South U12 Grade A Hurling title beating a gallant Carrick Swan 3-7 to 2-2 in the final played in Mullinahone.
There were stars all over the pitch with a ‘hells kitchen’ defence, flanked by super goalie Sam Coen, keeping Swans scoring threats at bay. Our midfield pairing dominated as did our forwards with every single player contributing to a famous victory. This is just reward for players and mentors’ tireless efforts and how fitting local stalwarts, Austy and Mary Godfrey, presented a cup they sponsored to our captain Oisín Ryan. It was also great to see Fethard legend Tony Newport in attendance.
The history making team was: Sam Coen, Gavin Neville, Noah O’Flynn, Andrew Connorton, Jack Davey(0-1), Mark Neville, Oisín Ryan (0-1), Liam Kiely(1-0), John Lacey(0-2), Danny Shelly(2-3), Charlie Walsh, Sami Laaksonen, Rory O’Mahoney and Daniel Barry.
Community Games success at National Finals
Fethard & Killusty U14 Girls GAA team pictured with some of their supporters at the Community Games National Finals where they won bronze medals.
Great success for the area at Aldi community games national finals Sam Donovan won a bronze medal in U8 80m, Jake Feery finished in the top six in the final of the boys U12 cycling. It was a first attempt for both of these boys.
The girls U14 football team were amazing. They played super games with each girl playing their heart out. Ciara O'Meara deputising for Jessica Moloney in goal made outstanding saves. Nicole Delaney took every opportunity that came her way in the forwards. Each player contributed hugely to the success of the team over their rivals Roscommon in the play off.
Jake Feery, Killusty, who finished in the top six out of Ireland in boys U12 Cycling on Grass.
Indeed if the draw had been different they would be in the final. They were up against Gainstown, Co. Westmeath in the semi-final, a team that had won all before them in Leinster but had it all to do to defeat the girls from Fethard. They are a credit to their coaches, ‘Hammer’ Spillane, Sandra Spillane, Ed Collum and Willie Morrissey. Community games are very proud of all their achievements and look forward to more enjoyable times next year.
Members of the Donovan family photographed at the Community Games National Finals held in U.L. L to R: Michelle Penfield, Sharon Donovan, Sam Donovan winner of bronze medal U8 80m, Cyril Donovan, Conor Donovan and Tim Penfield.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on August 8, were: 3, 6, 13 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and three ‘Match Three’ winners who received €50 each: Eddie O'Brien, Burke Street, Fethard; Marianne Shortall, The Valley, Fethard; and Anna Cooke, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
The following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Rory Shelly, Moyglass; Stuart Looby, St. Patricks Place, Fethard; and Meabh Kenny, c/o Carol Kenny.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, August 22. 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, August 17, were: 20, 23, 27 and 34. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘match three’ winner. One €50 lucky dip was won by Peter Gough, Fethard. Four Lucky Dip winners received €25 each: Aidi Lawrence, St Patrick’s Place, Fethard; Liz MC Cormack & Bernard Tobin, The Well, Fethard; Patricia Byrne, The Green, Fethard; and Saoirse Nic Cormaic, St Rita’s Camogie.
The next draw takes place on Friday, August 24, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €20,000 and the seller's 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.
Fethard Rugby Club family fun day
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER DUE TO PITCH CONDITIONS - FURTHER DETAILS LATER
Fethard Rugby Club will hold a barbecue and family fun day at the club grounds, Community Sportsfield, Killenaule Road, on Saturday, August 25. The day will have lots of entertainment including a barbecue and bouncy castles. It will also provide a great opportunity to introduce young kids to the sport. Hopefully, we will also get some parents interested in the game and maybe take up the role of the coach.
The members are looking forward to a big turnout starting from 12 noon. For further information contact Tel: 086 0678874
Articles invited for Annual Emigrant's Newsletter 2018
Work on the production of this year's Annual Emigrant's Newsletter has now commenced. We invite anyone interested in submitting articles or photographs for this year’s issue to contact Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Tel: (052) 6131663 or by email: email@example.com
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.
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
Some photographs from Cloneen in 1980
Work starting on the site of Cloneen Hall June 1980
Cloneen Field Day in 1980
Cloneen Field Day in 1980
Cloneen Field Day in 1980
Cloneen Field Day in 1980
Some photographs from Coolbawn Festival c.1980
The newly formed Coolmoyne and Tullamaine hurling team who played Killenaule in a tournament game in Coolbawn in 1980. Back L to R: Jim Kirwan, John Walsh, Tony Walsh, David Fanning, Seamus Maher, Liam McCarthy, Sean Donovan, John O'Connell, Jack Wall, Frank O'Connell. Middle Row L to R: Michael Croke, Larry Walsh, Tommy Ryan, Tony Donovan, Tom McCormack, Michael Fanning, Tom Noonan, Mick Quinlan. Front L to R: Thomas McCarthy, Joe Walsh, John Walsh, Willie Morrissey and John O'Connor.
Watching the game at the Coolbawn Festival
Liam McCarthy pulling at the Tug-o-War
Items for inclusion on this website and on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to email@example.com or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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