Parish Church Services now 'LIVE' on internet
Holy Trinity Parish Church services are now broadcast wordwide on the internet since installation was completed on April 4, 2019. A live video link is available at www.parishchurch.net and will continue to be also available from our Current News page as you can see the link now HOLY TRINITY PARISH CHURCH-LIVE above the blue Facebook icon.
Fethard & Killusty Novena starting Monday, April 8
This year’s Fethard & Killusty Parish Novena will take place from Monday, April 8, to Tuesday, April 16, starting times at 7.30pm on Monday to Friday; 7pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. This year Holy Trinity Parish Church is celebrating 200 years and we invite all to join us for this special Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard, who came second in the overall Senior Section with their project 'M&R Frames'. L to R: Michelle Cronin and Rachel O'Loughnan.
Well done to our young entrepreneurs and their Business teacher, Mr O’Connor, on their success in the recent Tipperary Enterprise Competition in LIT Thurles on Thursday last, March 28.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard, who came second in the overall Senior Section with their project 'M&R Frames'. L to R: Ita Horan (Local Enterprise Office), Cllr. Mattie Ryan (Cathaoirleach Tipperary County Council), Rachel O'Loughnan, Sue Anne O'Donnell (SEP Coordinator), Ian O'Connor (Business teacher) and Vincent Cunnane (LIT President).
The TY duo of Michelle Cronin and Rachel O’Loughnan were runners up in the Senior category with their business ‘M&R Frames’. There was strong competition in this category and the company has been inundated with orders for their products since the founding of the company in late 2018. The company produces framed family trees with the aid of the school’s laser cutter and they are then tastefully decorated by hand. Congratulations to the girls on their great achievement. The girls are also involved in the Junk Kouture competition and are testimony to what can be achieved from full engagement with the Transition Year programme in our school.
'Best Understanding of Customer Needs', Junior Section, award presented to Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard, 'Ben & Co. Cakes'. L to R: Ita Horan (Local Enterprise Office), Cllr. Mattie Ryan (Cathaoirleach Tipperary County Council), Ben Ryan, Julianna Collier, Cillian Begley, Sue Anne O'Donnell (SEP Coordinator) and Vincent Cunnane (LIT President).
Well done also to the Junior company, ‘Ben & Co Cakes’ who were awarded 'Best Understanding of Customer Needs', in the Junior Category. First Year, Ben Ryan was ably supported on the team by his classmates, Julianna Collier and Cillian Begley. Well done to all on their great success and thanks again to Enterprise Officer, Ms Sue Ann O’Donnell for all her help with the competition.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard, 'Sweet Candy'. L to R: Aine Connolly, Kaycie Ahearn, Emily Davey and Cllr. Mattie Ryan (Cathaoirleach Tipperary County Council).
Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard, 'Jem Hurley Keyrings'. L to R: Jack Davey, Even Moore and Matt Coen.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on Sunday, April 7, to the music of ‘Peter Burke’. 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. For further information or for booking the ballroom, contact Eileen Coady, Tel: 086 0776420 or Peter Grant, Tel: 087 6180541. Email: email@example.com
Later starting time for Fethard ICA Meeting
Fethard ICA will hold their April meeting on Tuesday, April 9, at 8.30pm in the ICA Hall, Rocklow Road, Fethard. Guest speaker this month is Glynnis, from Dublin Herbalist, Mullinahone. Please note the change of time to 8.30pm for this month due to the Fethard & Killusty Parish Novena in Holy Trinity Church on the same night.
Coffee Morning raises badly needed funds for ‘Grand Final’
Patrician Presentation T.Y. Class held a Coffee Morning at FHC Experience Fethard in aid of their fundraising drive to defray costs travelling to Junk Kouture 'Grand Final' in Dublin. Helping with the catering were L to R: Patrick Shine, Laura Condon (Manager FHC), Nell Spillane, Megan Ryan and Eileen Croke (FHC).
On Friday, March 28, Transition Year students from Patrician Presentation held a very successful coffee morning in FHC Experience, Main Street, Fethard. The event was run to help raise funds for students costs in getting to Dublin for the Grand Final of the Junk Kouture competition which will be held in the 3 Arena on May 2.
Students were very pleased with the amount raised and wish to thank the local community for their great support. Proceeds received will also help towards the cost of bus transport for our student support from the school.
Photographed at the Coffee Morning at FHC Experience Fethard in aid of Junk Kouture 'Grand Final' in Dublin are L to R: Helen Griffin, Noelle Ahearn, Annette Connolly, Sandy Gleeson and Sheila Walsh.
The students also displayed their Junk Kouture outfits at the FHS Experience, where they were available to talk to the public about their construction and the materials used in the assemblage. They also took the opportunity to explain about the voting system again in place this week, April 1 to April 5, which will account for ten-percent of the final voting outcome at the Grand Final. The address for this is the same as for the semifinal in Limerick and is app.junkkouture.com/customer/vote/south
Photographed at the Coffee Morning at FHC Experience Fethard in aid of Junk Kouture 'Grand Final' in Dublin are L to R: Marie Maher, Noreen Hackett and Teresa Hurley.
We would also like to thank all the people who contributed to raffle prizes which included, teachers, parents and students. Also a big thank you to the staff at the FHS Experience and manager, Laura Condon, who helped with the smooth running of everything on the morning. It was a wonderful venue and added to students experience in learning how things work in the hospitality world.
Students from Patrician Presentation Secondary School supporting the Coffee Morning held at FHC Experience Fethard in aid of Junk Kouture 'Grand Final' in Dublin.
Prize winners in the raffle were: 1st Caitriona Davey, 2nd Darragh Fenlon, 3rd Paddy White, 4th Germaine O’Donnell, 5th Bridget Buckley, 6th Laura Condon, 7th Imelda Goldsboro, 8th Breda O Loughnane, 9th Ella Griffin, and 10th Mary Cloonan. Again, thanks to all who supported this event.
Fethard Pedallers Cycling Club’s beginner's group
Reminder that Fethard Pedallers Cycling Club are running a beginner's or return to cycling group starting Sunday 14th April at 9.30 from the car park opposite Dooks. This is a wonderful way of getting fit and seeing this fantastic countryside from a different perspective, you don't just get to see the flowers, but you get to smell them as well.
Fully trained instructors will guide you through the safe practice of cycling, the dos and don'ts. What you need and what you don't. There is also a strict, 'No one gets left behind' policy applied in the club. Bike and cyclist must be roadworthy, and helmets must be worn.
Munster Schools Junior Cup winners
Robert Wall, Fethard, who played on Rockwell College’s first Junior Cup winning side in 22 years, beating St Munchin’s, 23-12.
Congratulations to three Fethard players Shane Neville, Robert Wall and Toby Collier who were part of Rockwell College’s first Junior Cup winning side since the Denis Leamy captained team 22 years ago. In a brilliant game Rockwell saw off a gallant St Munchin’s, 23-12, to claim victory in front of a huge crowd in Independent Park, Cork, on Wednesday last. Shane Neville was awarded ‘Man of the Match’ with Robert Wall getting a Munster Academy call up after a fantastic season. Well done lads.
The ‘4 of Us’ return to Crocanoir
Music lovers will be delighted to hear that hugely popular duo ‘The 4 of Us’ will return to Crocanoir on Friday, April 12. Following last year’s epic performance the band, and the audience, eagerly await another great show. Tickets on sale now and flying out the door.
Thanks for the much-appreciated support. Contact John at Tel: 086 8907329.
Home from Germany
Helena McCormack Euchner, formerly from Kerry Street, Fethard, photographed at home on holiday from Germany with her two children Éinín and Fianna Euchner.
Fethard Text Alert introduce new device to aid crime prevention
Fethard Text Alert Group will introduce new device to aid crime prevention in Fethard at 8pm on Tuesday, April 9, in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard, where Cllr Mark Fitzgerald invites all to an information evening on the newest weapon to aid the prevention of crime in the Fethard & Killusty area.
Working with An Garda Siochana, Local Council and propertymarking.ie, this new method will work by stamping your property items (example smartphone or lawnmower) with your unique Eircode. This meeting will be very beneficial to all householders, farmers and tradespeople. Participating communities to date have notices a significant reduction in crime.
Nominees for March Sports Achievement Award announced
The following twelve nominations were received for the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for March:
- Burkes Pub Darts Team – County Junior A title champions by beating The Punters Rest, from Cahir, in the final which took place in The Pure Drop in Ardfinnan.
- Sam O’Donovan – County Indoor U10 gold medallist for the 60 metre sprint at the Nenagh indoor track.
- Ciara Spillane and Amy O’Donnell – Junior All Ireland schools camogie title winners with their school Cashel Community College.
- Lucy Spillane – A member of the Tipperary Senior Ladies football team that maintained their Division 1 status by beating Monaghan in Thurles.
- Shane Neville, Robert Wall and Toby Collier – These young Fethard rugby players helped Rockwell College to Munster Junior cup success by beating St. Munchin’s in the final.
- Thomas Condon – Thomas plays soccer with Glengoole United, who were recently promoted to the TSDL Premier division, after winning Division 1.
- Hazel Galloway – Hazel competed for Ireland at the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Poland. She finished a very creditable 9th and 10th overall in her two disciplines, the 60 metres and the 200 metres.
- Bernard Feery – At the World Masters Athletics Championships held in Poland, Bernard achieved a top 20 finish in both the 10,000 metres and the half marathon.
- Fethard Ladies U18 rugby – Winners of the U18 Munster Plate title by beating Skibbereen in the final.
- Gary Kavanagh – Recently fulfilled a personal ambition by being picked by Munster Junior panel for 2019.
- Aoife Morrissey and Katie Wyse – These two young Fethard ladies were members of the victorious Clonmel Loreto Secondary School’s Munster Championship winning Ladies Junior Football team.
- Fethard U14 hurlers – Winners of the South Tipperary Feile title by defeating Kilsheelan in the final.
The winner of the March Award will be announced at a special presentation function on Friday night, April 12, at Butlers Sports Bar, Fethard. All are welcome to attend.
Fethard Bridge Club Results
On Wednesday, March 20, we played the second round of the Club Championship and the results were: 1st Gross, Tony Hanrahan and Keith Woodlock; 2nd Gross, Monica Anglim and Betty Walsh; 3rd Gross, Anna Cooke and Bernie O’Meara; 1st Nett, Berney Myles and Alice Quinn; 2nd Nett, Marie Delaney and Ann O'Dea; 3rd Nett, Anne Connolly and Eileen Frewen.
Bridge starts at 7.15pm each Wednesday. Anyone looking for a partner contact Gemma Burke 086-6064148.
The death has occurred on Monday, April 1, 2019, of Anna Marie Morrissey (née Morrissey), Conor's Close, Cashel, and formerly, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
Anna, beloved daughter of the late Paddy and Mary Morrissey, Fethard, sister of the late Bernie and Paddy, and grandmother of the late Kyle, died peacefully at home. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Moddie, daughters Leanne and Michelle and their partners Shane and Ricky, sons Jason and Brian and their partners Shauna and Chloe, grandchildren Lucas, Faye Marie, Mia, Arianna, Aliesha, Aurora and Roseanna, brothers Davy, Danny, Clive, Michael and Joe, sisters Rosie, Breda, Noreen and Vera, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May She Rest In Peace.
Reposing at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour this Wednesday evening, April 3, from 5.30pm with Removal at 7.30pm to St. John the Baptist Church, Cashel. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon followed by Burial in Cormac’s Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to South Tipperary Hospice.
Voting Time for Fethard's Junk Kouture 'Grand Final'
Fethard TY students ask for your support for the two Junk Kouture outfits that qualified for the GRAND FINAL in Dublin on May 2.
The voting system is now open from Monday, April 1, to Friday, April 5, which will account for ten-percent of the final voting outcome at the Grand Final. You can also vote for the two costumes every day at the following link: CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on March 27, were: 1, 4, 6 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘Match Three’ winner who received €150: Abagail Sheehan, St., Johnstown, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Luke Hackett, Strylea, Fethard; Annette Quigley, Killenaule; and Rebecca Bradshaw, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, April 3. 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, March 29, were: 14, 26, 34 and 35. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘match three’ winner who received €100: Breda Kearney, St. Patrick’s Place.
The next draw takes place on Friday, April 5, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €20,800 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.
‘No show like a Joe show’ at Fethard Ballroom
The Drifters showband, featuring Joe Dolan and his brother Ben Dolan, as they appeared in the New Spotlight Annual 1967. Fethard Ballroom welcomes back Joe Dolan’s family and his original band to take the stage again in Fethard on Saturday, May 4, at 8pm, when they proudly present ‘Remembering Joe’ The Joe Dolan Show -As it Was!
Members of Fethard Ballroom's organising committee for the 'Remembering Joe' show in Fethard Ballroom on Saturday, May 4, featuring the original Joe Dolan Band. Tickets at €25 are available from Fethard Post Office and Marian's Clonmel. Bar extension and disco to follow. L to R: Seamus Barry (Chairman Fethard Ballroom), Eileen Frewen, Sean O'Donovan, Anne Nevin and Michael O'Rahilly.
In Fethard Ballroom’s heyday, in the 1970s, there was one popular man who always pulled the crowds, in fact, we’re told by the manager of The Country Club, as it was known then, that Joe Dolan packed in 1,400 supporters to the hall, a record attendance never to be broken. Those who were lucky to be present at that dance will remember, there was no room to dance, and hardly room to move.
Joe Dolan was loved throughout Ireland and broke many hearts when he died suddenly on December 26, 2007. His family and band members have continued to play music in memory of Joe and these touring shows popularity continues to grow wherever they appear.
The Drifters showband, featuring Joe Dolan and his brother Ben Dolan, as they appeared in the New Spotlight Annual 1967. Fethard Ballroom welcomes back Joe Dolan’s family and his original band to take the stage again in Fethard on Saturday, May 4, at 8pm, when they proudly present ‘Remembering Joe’ The Joe Dolan Show - As it Was!
Fethard Ballroom welcomes back Joe Dolan’s family and his original band to take the stage again in Fethard on Saturday, May 4, at 8pm, when they proudly present ‘Remembering Joe’ The Joe Dolan Show -As it Was! Staring, Ben Dolan, Adrian Dolan, Ray Dolan, Sandra Dolan and Karen Carroll. Tickets at €25 are now on sale and can be purchased at Fethard Post Office and Marian’s Clonmel. This show will invoke many memories of the ‘Showband Era’ where romance flourished without a bar extension. But moving on with modern times, Fethard Ballroom will also provide a bar extension on this special occasion, with a disco to follow.
Proceeds of this event will go towards the Ballroom Committee’s maintenance of the roof, leading to many more years’ dancing in our very unique ‘Ballroom of Romance’.
Award winning film ‘Symphony Of The Soil’ coming to Fethard
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting-edge science, the award-winning film ‘Symphony of The Soil’ is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationship and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource.
The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time.
Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers. ‘Symphony of The Soil’ is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil, creating healthy plants, creating healthy humans, living on a healthy planet.
This film will be shown in Butler’s Bar, Main Street, Fethard, on Monday, April 8, at 7.30pm. The film, currently travelling all over the country, will be introduced by Richard Auler, followed by a conversation-discussion afterwards. Admission is free and everyone is more than welcome to come along. Please tell your friends!
Celebrating the bicentenary of Holy Trinity Parish Church
In preparation for our booklet celebrating the bicentenary of Holy Trinity Parish Church in Fethard, we are seeking any early photographs of events at the parish church, such as weddings, first communions, confirmations altar boy groups, Children of Mary and Mens Sodality groups.
All photographs will be scanned and returned. The oldest photos will be included in the booklet and the rest placed on exhibition. Photos maybe also emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for sending photographs is April 15, 2019.
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
These are a selection of photographs taken in 1982 . . .
Group taken at the Fethard GAA Dinner Dance in Cahir House Hotel and 'Player of the Past' Presentation to Bill Connors, November 1982.
Photographed at Fethard GAA Dinner Dance in Cahir House Hotel and 'Player of the Past' Presentation to Bill Connors in November 1982 are L to R: Johanna Bradshaw, Mattie Bradshaw, Kathleen Bradshaw and Rory Bradshaw.
Group photographed at Fethard GAA Dinner Dance in Cahir House Hotel and 'Player of the Past' Presentation to Bill Connors in November 1982.
Group of Moyglass Macra members photographed at meeting in Moyglass Hall in November 1982.
Group at NACA Presentations in Fethard Arms (December 1982) L to R: Fergus McCormack, Roger Mehta, Tommy Sheehan, Joan Shine, Miceál McCormack, Mary McCormack, Chris Coen, Douglas Hannigan, Moira Casey, Jeff Hannigan and Sean Hannigan.
Printers soccer team: Martin Quinlivan, Pat Barry, Larry Fahy, Billy Byrne, Eddie Anderson, Jeddy Walsh, Ernie Maken (capt) and John Hunt photographed at the Killusty Seven-a-side Soccer Tournament Final, August 1982.
Ballylooby seven-a-side soccer team who beat Printers 2-1 in the final of the Killusty seven-a-side Soccer Tournament, August 1982. Ballylooby Team: Pat O’Brien, Mick O'Brien, Pat O’Brien, Tommy Fitzgerald, P. J. Moloney, Dick Doyle, Pat Phelan (capt), Eamon Condon and Eamon Gleeson.
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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