GOAL's 'What On Earth?' public exhibition now open!
Photographed at the opening of the GOAL's 'What on Earth!' exhibition currently on display at Fethard Horse Country Experience until Saturday, October 27, are L to R: Ann Marie O'Brien, Aidan O'Brien, Ana O'Brien, Barbara Murphy and Jimmy O'Sullivan.
Ana O'Brien is photographed beside her work 'Racing Around The World' , one of the 100 unique resin globe sculptures which have been painted and decorated by some of Ireland's top artists and celebrities. The Public Art Exhibition will tour a number of key cities in Ireland before being auctioned off in November 2018 to raise valuable funds for GOAL. A selection of globes from the exhibition are currently on display at Fethard Horse Country Experience until Saturday, October 27. Opening Hours 11am to 4pm.
Ana O'Brien photographed with her
'Racing Around The World' globe in GOAL's 'What on Earth!' exhibition currently on display at Fethard Horse Country Experience until Saturday, October 27. Opening Hours 11am to 4pm.
Ana’s equine design to feature as part of GOAL arts project
More than 80 unique pieces of art will go on display at several locations across Tipperary this week as part of a public arts fundraising campaign for the charity GOAL.
The designs, part of GOAL’s ‘What On Earth’ project, with exhibitions at locations in Fethard, Clonmel, Cahir and Carrick-on-Suir from Tuesday, October 23, to Saturday, October 27, and will include a very special equine-related piece from Ana O’Brien, daughter of champion racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien.
Ana and her family were present at the launch of the exhibition at Fethard Horse Country Experience last night, where a selection of the globes will be on display until October 27th. Located in the heart of the Golden Vale, the FHC Experience offers visitors the opportunity to discover the rich culture, heritage and history of the region. Part of Ireland's Ancient East, this interactive experience examines the relationship between the people, the land and the horse revealing how they are all inextricably linked.
Photographed at the opening of the GOAL's 'What on Earth! exhibition currently on display at Fethard Horse Country Experience are staff members L to R: Eileen Croke, Alan Vard (GOAL), Mary Healy, Mary Hanrahan and Stephanie O'Dwyer.
All participating artists were given a blank, white resin planet Earth sculpture at the start of the summer and were asked to create a design of the choice on the globe. The 100 globes are currently available to view online at www.goalwhatonearth.ie - with bidding having already started - and they will be touring the country over the coming weeks.
Ana said she was delighted to support the GOAL project and explained how she covered most of her globe in wood chip from the all-weather gallops in Ballydoyle and then attached horse shoes from some of the famous horses that were trained on those gallops. The shoes of Istabraq, Camelot, So You Think, High Chaparral, St Nicholas Abbey, Churchill, Winter and Minding are attached to the Globe. Between the eight horses, they won 53 grade 1 races all over the world including Australia, USA, Dubai, France, Ireland and the UK.
Photographed at the opening of the GOAL's 'What on Earth! exhibition currently on display at Fethard Horse Country Experience are L to R: Jimmy O'Sullivan, Aidan O'Brien, Ann Marie O'Brien, Ana O'Brien, Alan Vard (GOAL) and Eamon Sharkey (GOAL).
“This project has already captured the imagination of the arts community in Ireland, and I expect the public to fall in love with it too,” said National Campaigns Manager for GOAL, Alan Vard. “When people see the varying designs and themes that the artists have come up with, they are going to be blown away. These globes will become hugely sought-after and I would encourage people to get their bids in as early as possible. I would particularly expect strong interest from the corporate sector, local authorities, as well as art aficionados.”
Some of the other Irish artists taking part in the project include multi-award-winning names such as Donald Teskey, Tom Climent and Neil Shawcross; Leah Hewson, whose multi-layered globe and eye-catching geometric pattern is in keeping with her style of work; and internationally-recognised street artist, Maser.
Many of the Irish artists have worked on their individual unique pieces, while others have collaborated with well-known personalities, including Dublin footballer, Alan Brogan; golfer, Padraig Harrington and former international athlete, Sonia O’Sullivan.
Photographed at the opening of the GOAL's 'What on Earth! exhibition currently on display at Fethard Horse Country Experience are staff members L to R: Laura Condon (manager), Cliona Maher (South Tipperary Arts Centre), Maurice Moloney and Eamon Sharkey (GOAL).
The online auction is now open at www.goalwhatonearth.ie and the globes will remain on that site and open to bidding until Thursday, November 28, at 7pm. The designs will be exhibited at Fethard Horse Country Experience; Kickham Barracks, Clonmel; Cahir Castle; and Brewery Lane Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Suir, from Tuesday, October 23, to Saturday, October 27.
Halloween Disco & Fancy Dress for juniors
Fethard & Killenaule Youth Project will hold a Halloween Disco & Fancy Dress for juniors (4th, 5th & 6th class pupils) on Friday, November 2, from 7pm to 9pm, in Fethard Convent Community Hall. Admission is €2 and all juniors are invited to come along and dress up for Halloween.
Fethard & Killenaule Youth Project is organised by Youth Work Ireland Tipperary and is a shared project between two parishes: Fethard Centre based in Convent Community Hall, Main Street, Fethard; and the Killenaule Centre based in the ETB Building, Main Street Killenaule. For further information contact: William Dunne, Community Youth Worker Tel: 083 8681062.
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November Cemetery Rosary Programme
Rosaries for the Holy Souls will be recited in the following cemeteries during the month of November.
- Thursday, November 1: Presentation Convent Cemetery after 11am Mass; Parish Church Cemetery at 3pm; and Old Holy Trinity Cemetery at 3.30pm.
- Sunday, November 4: Augustinian Abbey Cemetery at 3pm; and Everardsgrange Cemetery at 3.30pm.
- Sunday, November 11: Calvary Cemetery at 3pm; and Peppardstown Cemetery at 3.45pm.
- Sunday, November 18: Rathcoole Cemetery at 2.30pm; Tullamaine Cemetery at 3.30pm; and Redcity Cemetery at 3pm.
- Sunday, November 25: Killusty Cemetery after 10am Mass (approx 10.30am); Kiltinan Cemetery at 2.30pm; and Kilmaclugh Cemetery at 3.15pm.
All are invited to come along and remember our loved ones who have passed on to their eternal reward.
Paul comes third in the Drift Masters European Championship
Paul McCarthy, Rocklow, Monroe, Fethard, who finished third in the Drift Masters European Championship, photographed with his self-maintained Turbo E36 BMW M3 car.
Local Irish Drift Championship driver, Paul McCarthy secured third place in the final round of the Drift Masters European Championship this season and finished in fourth place in the Irish Drift Championship.
The Drift Masters European Championship final round was held in Mondello Park, Co. Kildare, and was a combination of the final round of the Irish Drift championship as well as the Drift Masters final round. Paul was up against machinery with more power and teams with much bigger budgets and support crews but despite all that, Paul’s incredible driving saw him take down some of the top drivers from across Europe including fully sponsored drivers who travelled from the USA to compete.
This year Paul entered the season with a newly built Turbo E36 BMW M3 which he built and maintains himself in a shed in Clonmel. This season also saw him gaining new sponsorship in the form of a full car vinyl wrap from Precision Tints and Graphics.
Paul has been competing in the drift championship for the past decade and is working full time as a mechanical engineer. You can follow Paul on Facebook/Instagram @paulmccarthydrifting
Fethard Bridge Club Results
The results of our game on Wednesday, October 10, are: 1st Gross, Rita Kane and Kay St. John; 2nd Gross, Noreen Evans and Noel O'Dwyer; 3rd Gross, Monica Anglim and Betty Walsh; 1st Nett, Mary Tierney and Vincent Cummins; 2nd Nett, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 3rd Nett, Tony Hanrahan and Keith Woodlock.
This Wednesday, October 24, we play for Halloween prizes. Bridge starts at 7.15pm. Anyone looking for a partner contact: Gemma Burke 086 6064148.
Locals do well at International Skate Fishing Festival
Declan Walsh (left) the overall winner of the two-day International Skate Fishing Festival held in Clew Bay, Westport, following his catch of a female fish weighing 180 lb. The fish was tagged and returned to the sea.
Congratulations to local fishing enthusiasts Carla Costigan Blake and Declan Walsh, who had great success at the recent two-day International Skate Fishing Festival held in Clew Bay, Westport, Co. Mayo, where over seventy anglers took part in the event.
Local fishing enthusiasts Carla Costigan Blake and Declan Walsh, who had great success at the recent two-day International Skate Fishing Festival in Westport, Co. Mayo
Carla was the winner of the lady’s prize and Declan was the overall winner following his catch of a female fish weighing 180 lb. The fish was tagged and fitted with a tracker and then returned to the deep sea.
St. Patrick’s Place Reunion Meeting Tuesday, November 13
Please note we have a change of date for the next meeting of St. Patrick’s Place Reunion due to the Bank Holiday Weekend. The next meeting will now take place on Tuesday, November 13, at 8.30pm in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, and all are welcome to come along.
At the last meeting, it was decided that the best time to hold the reunion is sometime in January (date to be decided), as people will have fewer commitments and travel and accommodation will be also more accessible.
Work is still being undertaken gathering photographs, stories and snippets of information of interest to those who have ever lived in St. Patrick’s Place and those who have friends and relatives that lived there. Please remind anyone you know of the next meeting and invite them to come along, as time is fast moving on!
Fethard Ladies’ Football Club
Fethard Ladies football team who play Moyle Rovers in the U19 ‘A’ Football County Final on Saturday, October 27, at 3.30pm in Littleton. Back L to R: Maggie Fitzgerald, Aoife Morrissey, Laura Kiely, Aine Ryan, Amy Fennelly, Lucy Spillane, Katie Ryan, Aine O'Connell, Maebh Elle Ryan, Leah Coen. Front L to R: Sophie Delaney, Kate Davey, Megan Coen, Sophie Ryan, Lauren Dowling, Niamh Hayes, Alison Connolly, Muireann O'Connell, Nell Spillane and Carrie Davey.
The Fethard Ladies football team are hoping to finish out the year on a high note this Saturday, October 27, when they play the U19 A football county final against neighbours Moyle Rovers in Littleton at 3.30pm.
Wishing the girls and their trainers the best of luck on Saturday where we hope to see a large Fethard crowd to cheer on the girls.
Annual Dinner Dance tickets on sale
The club’s annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday, November 17, in Clonmel Park Hotel at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from any committee member.
George impressed with visit to Fethard
George and Diane Byrnes photographed in Fethard last weekend. George is a regular visitor to Fethard from Texas, USA, and is a relative of the late Most Rev. Patrick O’Donnell, Archbishop of Brisbane and metropolitan of Queensland, who was born in Fethard on February 2, 1897, the youngest of the sixteen children of Johanna and Thomas O’Donnell, Drapers, Main Street, Fethard.
What a fabulous way to end our visit to Fethard, a night at the Fethard Ballroom. For the past ten years I have passed this building, but on every visit we missed it being open, until Sunday, October 21. What a delightful surprise!
What we found were almost two hundred locals, mostly seniors, stoked for an evening of dancing and fun. The two-piece band played a variety of waltzes, two steps, foxtrots etc. Everyone danced. Some danced every dance. Midway through the evening, they had a break for tea and cakes. Unfortunately, we missed that as we are leaving early in the morning. But what a night to remember.
Prior to going to the dance, we had our last dinner in Fethard for this trip. I should have taken a photo, but was too excited. We had roast leg of lamb which was prepared perfectly. It brought me right back to Sunday dinners back home in Bayside during the 50s and 60s, just like mom made. Looking forward to next visit!
Donal Clancy in concert at Crocanoir
Donal Clancy in concert at Crocanoir on Saturday November 3, at 8pm. Son of the legendary folksinger Liam Clancy, Donal has been carving out his own niche in the music world while keeping the Clancy family tradition alive. A gifted performer with a warm stage presence we look forward to welcoming Donal to Crocanoir for the first time. Another great night of music and song in store at the end of the boreen. Tickets contact John Bermingham at Tel: 086 8907329
A pre-Baptism meeting will be held in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, on Monday, November 26, at 7.30pm for parents who wish to have their child baptised during the coming weeks. Meetings are subject to demand. Please contact Fr. Liam Everard P.P. or Fr. Tom Breen A.P. prior to attending.
- Parish Church: Fridays from after 10am Mass to 11.30am, and from 6pm to 9pm.
- Abbey Church: Thursdays from 11am to 12 noon.
Anner Gaels - U16 County Champions
County Champions Back L to R: Liam Fitzgerald (coach), John Hurley (coach), Conor Neville, Keith Morrissey, Matt McCormack, Jack O'Donohue, Luke Fox, Tyler McCormack, Ciaran Moroney, Darragh Hurley, Cathal Foley, Robert Hackett, Aidan Fitzgerald, Darragh Spillane, Conor Neville, Declan Morrissey (coach), Michael Healy (coach), Front L to R: Pa Coffey, Cian Crannich, Jamie Brett, Ryan Crannich, Toby Collier, Michael Quinlan, Cathal O'Mahoney, Ryan Walsh, Keenan Ahearn, Tommy O'Brien, Charlie Walsh, Sean Fitzgerald and Darragh Fitzgerald.
Congratulations to Anner Gaels U16 Footballers who won a thrilling County Final on October 13, beating Loughmore Castleiney by 1 point, 3-7 to 1-14. After being 7 points down early in the second half they showed great heart to come back and win it in injury time.
Patrician Patrician Jottings
Great success for Ladies Footballers
Patrician Presentation Senior Football Ladies’ team have got off to a blistering start in the senior competition this year. The second match of the league was very intense coming up against St. Anne’s, Tipperary Town. Patrician Presentation got off to a good start with a stunning goal from Maggie Fitzgerald. The girls played extremely well and scores came in quick succession from Emma Lyons, Leah Coen, Alison Connolly and Lucy Spillane. The backs cleared their lines and there was a great save from Samantha Buckley in goal. Well done to all the team and their mentors: Ms Murphy and Mr Cummins. The final score was 3-8 to 1-4 to Fethard.
U15 Soccer open their Munster Championship
Patrician Presentation U15 boys soccer team opened their Munster Championship campaign playing Nenagh College in Nenagh last week. Although the Nenagh players were victorious on the day, our students played with a great team spirit and strength throughout the game.
Best wishes to our U17 team that will compete later this week. Thanks to Mr O’Connor and Mr Walsh for all their work with the soccer team.
Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue fundraiser in Dualla
On Sunday, October 28, the ‘Madcaps’ mime act, followed by a ‘Halloween Special 70's Disco’ will take place in The Horse and Hound, Dualla, in aid of Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue – a small family run sanctuary for horses that have been abandoned in Ireland or are no longer wanted. There will also be a raffle on the night and if you fancy dressing up, a prize for the best Halloween or 70s costume.
This is the only registered Horse Rescue in Tipperary and re-trains and re-homes horses who would otherwise be put down. All new owners are checked out for suitability beforehand.
Please support this event on October 28, starting at 9pm by donation on door. We hope to raise vital funds for our winter feed programme for the horses resident at present.
Fethard & Killenaule Youth Project
Students photographed at the Fethard & Killenaule Youth Project display at the Careers Exhibition held at Scoil Ruáin. L to R: Ciara Connolly, Sinead Regan, Helen Butler (Youth Project), Hollie Keating, William Dunne (Youth Project) and Sasha Hehir.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on October 17, were: 9, 12, 17 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner so the following drawn tickets received €50 each: Andrea Carroll, c/o Lonergans, Fethard; Philip Butler, Main Street, Fethard; and Christy Aylward, c/o Tom Purcell.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Arthur Daly, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard; Ger Cahill, Kerry Street, Fethard; Jennifer and Rachael Cooke, c/o Anna Cooke.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, October 24. 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, October 19, were: 4, 19, 26 and 33. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘match three’ winner who received €100: Chrissie O'Meara, Grove Road, Fethard. Two lucky dip winners received €25: Sean Connolly, Kilsheelan; and John Byrne, Clonmel.
The next draw takes place on Friday, October 26 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 & Killusty - Listening Process
In accord with his Pastoral Letter, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’, Kieran, our Archbishop, invites you as a parishioner of Fethard and Killusty and a member of the Church in Cashel & Emly to participate in a process of listening and reflecting with a view to planning for the future of the Church in the archdiocese.
The people and priests of each of our parishes are engaged with this listening process. All are welcome to be part of this process including those, who for various reasons, have left our church communities. The Listening Process in the Parish of Fethard and Killusty will take the form of a Listening Gathering for all parishioners as well as affording the opportunity for all the active groups in the parish to become involved.
The Listening Gathering will take place in The Tirry Community Centre on Tuesday, October 30, at 7.30pm followed by light refreshments. All are welcome.
Gracious and Loving God be with us
as we, your people of God in Cashel and Emly
take part in a Listening Process.
We ask your help in our searching.
We desire to deepen our commitment to you.
Give us the courage and grace to explore
the reality of our faith.
Help us to discern how best we will share
and pass on the light of faith.
Now is our time.
Holy Spirit of God be our Guide
as we prepare the way of the Lord in our lives
and in the lives of our parish communities in Cashel & Emly.
Saint Ailbe pray for us.
Emigrants Newsletter Donations
We ask for your continued support again this year that will go towards the publication and distribution of the Emigrant’s Newsletter, free of charge, to all our emigrants, family members and relatives, living away from Fethard throughout the world. We are totally dependent on your donations from at home and abroad, and your support by buying the newsletter at home, to enable us to continue this much appreciated service, now in its 58th year.
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Killusty United lose to Cahir Park 2-4
Killusty United soccer team who lost 4-2 to Cahir Park in their League Division 3 game played in Killusty. Back L to R: Colin Allen, Kieran Allen, Shane Aylward, James Smyth, Jamie McCormack, Peter Gough, Michael Lawrence, Glen Maher, Niall Doocey, Jason Nevin. Front L to R: Joseph Healy, Michael Lawrence, Dylan Fitzgerald, Tommy Sheehan, Brian Delahunty, Dean Tobin, Alan Lawrence and Eoghan Hurley.
Cahir continued their unbeaten start to the season, staying on par with Cashel at the top of the table but it was Killusty who started brightest and were two goals up inside the first 20 minutes, courtesy of well taken goals by Shane Aylward and Jamie McCormack.
Cahir were rampant in the second half , right from the beginning, but incredibly the Killusty keeper saved not one, but two penalty kicks inside two minutes, less than ten minutes into the second half.
The pressure was relentless however and in the fifty-sixth minute Jonas Kerr pulled a goal back for the visitors. Two more goals from Alan O’Donoghue and Billy Duggan in the 72nd and 76th minutes put the Park in front, and they assured themselves of the points when Kerr hit his second three minutes from the end.
L to R: Tommy Sheehan (Killusty United) and Cormac Crowe (Cahir Park)
L to R: Dylan Fitzgerald (Killusty United) and Darren Burke (Cahir Park)
L to R: Joseph Healy (Killusty United) and Paddy O'Donnell (Cahir Park)
L to R: Shane Clancy (Killusty United) and Darren Burke (Cahir Park)
Shane Aylward taking a shot at goal for Killusty United
L to R: James English (Cahir Park) and Kieran Allen (Killusty United).
L to R: Shane Regan (Cahir Park) and Shane Aylward (Killusty United)
L to R: Jonas Kerr (Cahir Park) and Peter Gough (Killusty United)
L to R: Joseph Healy (Killusty United) and Shane Regan (Cahir Park)
L to R: Michael Lawrence (Killusty United) and Cormac Crowe (Cahir Park)
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on this coming Sunday night, October 28, to the very popular music of ‘The Kelly Family’. 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.
Fethard & District Day Care Centre
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold a Senior Day on Friday, October 26, from 10.30am. The Chiropodist will be in attendance. All seniors are welcome to come along.
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
Corpus Christi Procession in the Abbey Grounds 1953
Fethard Confraternity Band in the early 1920s. Back L to R: Mickey Gunne, Billy Mackey, Mickey Casey, Mickey Conway, Tom Hickey, Jack Dwyer, Johnny Croke, Ned Cummins, Connie Fitzgerald. Middle L to R: Paddy Dwyer, John Sayers, Willie Weston, Mickey Hickey. Front L to R: Rev. Fr. Noonan, Mick Sheedy, Johnny Fitzgerald, Tommy Wall and Tom Sheehan.
Dawn Foods Production Line 1995 L to R: Marian Thompson, Ann Looby, Annette Fox, David Purcell and John Kelly.
Fethard Minor Hurling Team beaten in the 1947 Final by Ballybacon at Clonmel. Back L to R: Mikie Cummins, Paddy O’Sullivan, Seán O’Donnell, Bobbie Hall, Joe O’Donnell, Michael Quirke, Tony Newport, Michael Henehan, Jimmy O’Donnell. Front: P. Shanahan, Joe Clarke, Richard Quirke, Cly Mullins, Willie Morrissey, Buddy Sayers, Jim Barry and Seán Walsh.
Fethard ICA Choir winners of the Rural Choir Competition for Small Towns at the Cork Municipal School of Music in April 1964. Back L to R: Mrs Lawless, Maggie Fox, ?, Alice Stapleton, Helen Lawless, Nellie Tobin, Bernie Whyte. Middle L to R: Helen O’Connell, Josie Casey, Olivia Hughes, Mrs Hazelton, Goldie Newport, Mrs Madigan, Jill Maher. Front L to R: Chrissie Byrne, ?, Colm Cleary, La Walsh and Mary Byard.
1995 Killusty National School Infant Class taking a break L to R: DavidLee, Sineád Lee, Samantha Feery and Lorraine Feery.
Ex-Servicemens Harness Making Class in Clonmel
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