Killusty Pony Show on Saturday July 6
Pat Culligan starting preparations for this year’s Killusty Pony Show, which takes place on Saturday, July 6.
A reminder to all our faithful followers of Killusty Pony Show, we are holding our annual show at Claremore, Killusty on Saturday, July 6. This year our schedule contains 102 classes for horses and ponies and suitable for riders of all ages. There is €100 prize for the 1st in show hunter not exceeding 158cm, lightweight class and middleweight/heavy weight class! There is also €200 prize for the Champion Ridden Horse. This a competition not to be missed!
Killusty Pony Show are delighted to announce that we have a qualifier for the Champion of Champions Young Stock 2019. The final will be held at the annual IPS Championship Show in Barnadown, Gorey, Co. Wexford, on August 17, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity for all the young stock exhibitors and breeders coming to Killusty. This show is one of the leading shows in Ireland for promoting young stock which they endeavour to do every year as Killusty Pony Show has always been renowned for its excellence in showcasing youngstock.
As usual we have all our favourite classes, including non-competitive classes for the future stars, handy pony, cob classes, performance jumping, equitation jumping, side-saddle and working hunter. As the young handlers was very popular last year, we have decided to have two categories for the young handlers 7-12, and 13-17. Also, on the day we have the dog show which proves very popular with the young children, not forgetting our fancy dress which is always colourful and attracts an audience to culminate the day. One must ask the question ‘Is our 102 classes a record for a one day show?’
As chairman of the show, I would like to sincerely thank all the organising committee for their dedication in making the show a success. Yours sincerely, Pat Culligan.
Midsummer Rural Ramble to Everardsgrange
Dr. Marie Taylor photographed with the 'Rural Ramble' group with whom she shared her research findings on Cramps Castle, Downey’s Barn, the manorial system and the evolution of the parish system.
On Friday last, June 21, Fethard Historical Society members and friends made three stops along their route to Everardsgrange, where Dr. Marie Taylor, a native of Saucestown, Fethard, now lecturing in University of Limerick, shared her research on the locality to an attentive audience.
Fethard Augustinian Abbey and Hamilton Abbey (Abbey House) on right, now demolished. c1895
At the bridge on the Cloneen Road, Marie spoke about the old Augustinian House, Hamilton Abbey, as described in the sale rental of 4 June 1850 as ‘old fashioned’ but ‘a most romantic and elegant residence’. It contained a ‘fine cellarage, servants apartments and offices, large sized hall, breakfast parlour, dining room and drawing room, ten bed chambers, dairy, pantries, etc.’ and was in the possession of W.H. Latham. It was valued in Griffith's Valuation at £15.3 shillings. This property appears to have originally belonged to Hamilton Lowe. The ‘Limerick General Advertiser’ of May 16, 1820, records the giving of the nearby Augustinian Abbey at Fethard to the Reverend Thomas Condon, Prior, by Mrs Hamilton Lowe and W. Latham.
Our second stop was at Downey's Cross where in near-by Downey's Barn the Irish Volunteers of Fethard and district met for training and drills. People reminisced about the shop and the platform dances of the Downey's Cross of the past.
Patrick Ryan, Kerry Street, Fethard, in his witness statement to the Bureau of Military History 1913-21, records his time with the Fethard Company Irish Volunteers 1917-1921 in the following excerpt.
“On a night in the early summer of 1917, I attended a meeting which was held in a place called Downey’s Barn at Crampscastle, Fethard. This meeting was called for the purpose of organising an Irish Volunteer company in Fethard and district, and, if I mistake not, the late Paddy Hogan of Cashel, Afterwards Commandant of the 2nd Battalion, was one of those principally concerned in arranging the meeting.
In the election of officers which followed, I was elected as Captain of the company, James Keating of Brookhill was elected 1st. Lieutenant. James Tierney of Fethard was elected Company Adjutant and Tommy Lee of Fethard was elected Company Quartermaster.
There was no activity of note at that time. After the company we formed weekly parades generally at Downey’s Barn, and training in foot drill was engaged in. This training was conducted by the company officers. Later the company officers attended training classes given by the late Sean Treacy at a farmer’s place near Ballinure.”
At Everardsgrange cemetery, within the church ruins, Marie explained how the manorial system, under the Everard family, led on to the parish system as the lord of the manor decided to build a small church on his demesne.
At the end of Marie's very interesting and informative talk participants shared stories about the locality, while Catherine O’Flynn and Tony Hanrahan supplied all the ‘ramblers’ with tea, coffee and biscuits. Being midsummer, we had the advantage of walking back to Fethard in daylight admiring Slievenamon and the surrounding countryside as we made our way towards home.
Hillwalking Radio Group’s 'Ramble in The Glen'
The Hillwalking Radio Group’s annual fundraising walk, 'Ramble in The Glen', will take place on Saturday evening, July 6, at 7pm in Lisvernane. This walk is low level along forestry track in the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and takes about one hour. Refreshments and raffle afterwards in the hall. Mass is available prior to the walk at 6pm. Further details at: www.hillwalkingradio.blogspot.com
The Hillwalking Radio Group was formed in 2010 to provide emergency radio communications for events that take place on and along the foothills of the Galtee mountains. All our members are now fully trained as Cardiac First Responders under the guidance of St. John Ambulance instructors.
Postcards of Fethard Town Hall
Here we have two different views of Fethard
Town Hall printed from original mixed media work by Lucy Moore: painting, hand and machine embroidery on Calico. After Lucy completed her first painting, she later realised how much it had changed
since its restoration and produced the second painting.
Each card is priced at €3, each, they are printed on a linen paper, and
come with an envelope. The cards are left blank inside with information printed on back of each card. They are available for sale in Fethard at the FHC Experience (Town Hall), Fethard Post Office, O'Sullivans Pharmacy, Town and County, John Hennessy's Veterinary Clinic, ‘Fethard Flowers by Mandy’, The Clothes Line (Charity Shop), as well as Cloneen Post Office and The Narrow Space in Clonmel.
Fethard Town Hall -
This card is an interpretation of Fethard Mediaeval Town Hall before restoration, built in c.1610 by the Everard family as an almshouse. Post 1770 it was used as a market house, court house, town hall, and in the twentieth century, a dance hall. It now houses the Fethard Horse Country Experience, as well as a weekly country market thus continuing a market tradition initiated here by Olivia Hughes in 1947.
© Lucy Moore.
Fethard Town Hall -
This card is an interpretation of Fethard Mediaeval Town Hall after restoration, built in c.1610 by the Everard family as an almshouse. Post 1770 it was used as a market house, court house, town hall, and in the twentieth century, a dance hall. It now houses the Fethard Horse Country Experience, as well as a weekly country market thus continuing a market tradition initiated here by Olivia Hughes in 1947. © Lucy Moore.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
The next meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will take place on Tuesday night, July 2, at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on Sunday, June 30, to the music of ‘Dermot Lyons’. 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, Email: email@example.com
Cemetery Masses in Fethard
Mass will be celebrated at Calvary Cemetery, Fethard, on Friday, July 5, at 7.30pm. Please come along to this special celebration remembering our family and friends who have passed to their eternal reward. On Friday, July 12, Mass will be celebrated at Red City Cemetery at 7.30pm.
Senior Day at Fethard Day Care Centre
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre are holding a Senior Day on this Friday, June 28, from 10am. The chiropodist will be in attendance. All seniors welcome.
Day Care Centre AGM this Thursday
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 27, at 8pm in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, All are welcome.
We would also like to thank our clients, family members, and friends who joined us on our annual holiday to Galway last month and especially our volunteers who give of their time and pay for the privilege of coming with us year after year. The savings club will re-open in September for next year's holiday.
The death has occurred on Monday, June 24, 2019, of Anne Connolly (née O'Neill),
Post Office, Main Street, Fethard.
Anne, deeply regretted by her loving husband Jimmy, sons Barry, Ted and Jim, daughter Anne Marie, daughters-in-law Julie, Colette, Lauren and Laura, grandchildren Aidan, Jake and Ella, brothers Ken, Jimmy, Hugh, Martin, Hal and Eoghan, sister Claire, her aunt Joan Davin Looby, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
May she rest in peace.
Reposing at her home on Wednesday, June 26, from 5pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass in the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Thursday, June 27, at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery.
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society.
The death has occurred on Sunday, June 23, 2019, of Rev. George Alexander Knowd (Sunhaven), Knockelly Road, Fethard, peacefully at South Tipperary General Hospital. Beloved husband of Gwen for 60 years, dearest father of Tanya and Melissa, sadly missed by his sons-in-law George and Alan, sister June and brother Pat, loving grandad to Cherrelle, Stuart, Andrew, Lauren, Emma and Katie, relatives and friends.
Reposing at O’Donoghue’s Funeral Home, Kickham Street, Clonmel on Tuesday evening from 5pm with removal at 6.15pm to St. John’s Cathedral, Cashel. Funeral Service at 1.30pm on Wednesday with burial immediately afterwards in St. Canice’s Church, Aghaboe, Rathdowney, Co. Laois.
House private please. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to La Cairde (Alzheimer’s Society). Safe In The Arms Of Jesus.
Eoin wins three gold medals at Italian Racquetball Open
Photographed after the presentation of prizes at the Mens Open Racquetball Singles are L to R: Padraic Ryder (runner-up), Marco Arnoldi (Tournament Director) and Eoin Tynan (winner).
Congratulations to Eoin Tynan, formerly from St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard, who continues to reach new heights in his racquetball career, winning three gold medals at the recent 13th Italian Open Racquetball championships.
Eoin will now travel to Korea next month to represent Ireland in the first Eurasia Championship to be held from July 5 to July 7, in Seoul. In September he will travel to Hamburg, Germany, to compete in the European Championships. Well done Eoin and best of luck from all in Fethard!
Ryan Walsh plays for Tipperary Minor Hurling team
Congratulations to Ryan Walsh, son of Eugene Walsh and his late wife Tracy, Kilnockin Road, Fethard, who started at No 7 on the Tipperary Minor hurling team that played Limerick in Semple Stadium on Sunday last, June 16. Although well-beaten on the day, 3-24 to Tipperary’s 1-15, this young Tipperary team, many of whom are underage again next year, will have gained vast experience playing this sharper Limerick side.
Ryan, from an early age, has excelled in all sports that he took part in including, athletics, soccer, football, hurling and was chosen as the overall ‘Young Sportsman of the Year’ at the Butler’s Bar Sports Achievement Awards for 2018. We wish Ryan every success in the future and no doubt, this is just the beginning of this young Fethard man’s sporting career.
100km Louis Coen Memorial Cycle to raise funds for South Tipperary General Hospital
On Saturday, June 29, fourteen cyclists will depart from Killusty to complete a 100km cycle in memory of the late Louis Coen, Killusty. The aim of this event is to raise as much funds as possible for Palliative Care at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. Many of us in recent times have relied on the outstanding Palliative Care team who provide families with assistance, assurances and kindness during very difficult times.
The cycle will be kept local, with a route in and around Killusty, Cloneen and Fethard areas. The cyclists taking part and accepting donations are Michael Quinlan, Gerry Murphy, P.J. Aherne, Mikey Aherne, Liam McInerney, Johnny Neville, Eugene Blanchfield, John Hurley, Chris Coen, Jimmy O'Meara, Tommy Gahan, Tom Anglim, Stephen O'Donnell and Tony Shelly. Donations can also be made to the online ‘Go Fund Me’ webpage called ‘100km Cycle in Aid of Palliative Care Team S.T.G.H.’ or CLICK HERE
The group look forward to a successful event and take this opportunity to thank you for your support. All donations will go directly to the Palliative Care Team at S.T.G.H. Clonmel.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Wednesday, June 19, were: 2, 3, 23 and 34. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Conor Shelley, Moyglass; and Alice Lawrence, Woodvale Walk, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners also received €50 each: Eileen Ryan, Friarsgrange, Fethard; Patrick Lawlor (online ticket); and Marie Allen, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, June 26. 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, June 21, were: 10, 17, 33 and 34. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘match three’ winner. One lucky Dip winner received €50: Linda Aherne, Prospect. Two lucky Dip winners received €25: Teresa Hurley, Strylea, Fethard; and Michael Sheehan, Killusty.
The next draw takes place on Friday, June 28, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €22,000 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.
Faces and Places from the Past
The following are a selection of photographs of faces and places taken in our locality that may bring back memories to many of our readers and visitors to fethard.com Please send any comments or photo information, names and event, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured on the occasion of the visit of the National Youth Information Coordinator to the Clonmel Youth Information Centre on July 8, 1993. Back L to R: Miriam Doyle, Doreen Carthy, Miriam Twomey (volunteers), John Lawless (Youth Information Officer W.R.Y.S.), Breda Hogan, Ann Kearns, Nellie O'Brien, Mai O'Shea, Colleen McCormack (volunteers). Front L to R: Willie O'Donnell, (volunteer), Frances Newman (National Youth Information Coordinator), Eoin O'Neill (Regional Youth Director W.R.Y.S.), Claire Hartley (Youth & Community Worker W.R.Y.S.).
At a gathering of the 'Mockler's Hill, Coolmoyne, Fort Aengus' Bóthar Group on July 8, 1993, in Cashel, they were happy to welcome Dr. Bernard Muyaya from Uganda. Dr. Muyeya, a Veterinary Surgeon, is responsible for the field programme in Uganda, he together with his team selects and prepares families to receive Irish Cows. Dr. Muyeya presented each of the donors with a photograph of heifers with their new Ugandan families. L to R: Julianne Maher, Bóthar; Paddy Morrissey; Fr. Derry Quirke; Dr. Bernard Muyeya; Eamon Quirke, Bóthar; Peter Ireton, secretary Bóthar; Mary Quirke; Dean James Ryan P.P. Cashel.
Talking of times past at Old Bridge, Clonmel, on July 9, 1993, are three of the last Tipperary football team to play in a Munster Final against Kerry in July 1944. L to R: Tommy O'Keeffe, William 'Bunny' Lambe and Jim Williams.
Cllr. Michael O’Brien, Mayor of Clonmel, cutting the tape at the official opening of the new Respond Housing Scheme at Oakland Drive, Clonmel, on July 11, 1993. Included are: Richard Brannigan, chairperson residents committee; Kathy Lanigan, Respond Educational Officer; Jamie Wallace, Director Respond; Fr. Pat Cogan O.F.M., Chairman Respond; Jim Quigley, Quantity Surveyor; Luke Halley, Builder; Jimmy Sweeney, Town Foreman with Clonmel Corporation.
Ladies from Drangan ICA guild pictured at the Drangan Homecoming Festival Fancy Dress Parade on July 11, 1993.
Rachel Outhram (2nd from right) from Killusty, pictured with sisters Stephanie, Susan and Joan O’Shea from Cloran, Cloneen, at the Drangan Homecoming Festival on July 11, 1993.
Ready for the start of the ‘Egg & Spoon’ race at the Drangan Homecoming Festival on July 11, 1993.
Paul Horan, Knockura, Drangan, dressed up for the Fancy Dress Parade on July 11, 1993.
Marie and Máiréad Winters from Hillview, Drangan at the Drangan Homecoming Festival on July 11, 1993.
For Facebook members, many of these photos are also published on Fethard Faces and Places from the Past page. This Facebook page is used for sharing old Fethard photographs with members of the group and is open to anyone interested in joining.
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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