Santa coming to Fethard on Friday, December 6
Children having a 'selfie' with Santa at The Square, Fethard, December 7, 2018
Breaking news! We’ve just received the official red envelope to say that Santa and his sleigh will be calling to Fethard on Friday, December 6, and will turn on the town’s Christmas street lights at 3pm on The Square. This will be followed by a big party in the Fethard Convent Community Hall, where Santa will meet the boys and girls in his grotto.
Santa is also bringing along some of his favourite friends, like Minnie and Mikey Mouse, and the fantastic entertainers, ‘Giggles’, will also be joining them on December 6.
As with previous years, this is a free event for children, but we would really appreciate your support for the children’s hospital in Temple Street, by putting a small donation in the available buckets in the hall, for one of Santa’s favourite charities.
This year is slightly different, as there is no primary school on that day, but we would ask you all to please still bring your children down to this event, starting with Christmas Carols sung at the Christmas Tree on The Square at 3pm.
Please spread the word about this event and let’s help make Santa’s visit a huge success for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The following piece, written by Temple Street Children’s Hospital, about our Santa’s helper, John Holohan, who won an award at the Kilkenny 'People of the Year' awards recently. “John is extraordinarily special to us, as our annual Temple Street Santa, who travels around the country in his sleigh raising funds for Temple Street. John is a proud Route 66’er and has travelled many miracle miles for Temple Street over the years and is the purest example of, ‘the true spirit of giving’, he empowers others to help him as he spreads laughter, cheer and hope to many people throughout the month of December. We are beyond proud to have this man as our friend and part of our ‘Circle of Care”. Well done John! We look forward to seeing you and supporting you in Fethard on Friday, December 6.
Fethard Survey to let us know your thoughts! Still Time!
Fethard Community Council wish to gather the opinions of the residents of Fethard with a view to further improving the Town. While a lot has been achieved over the years, we now consider it an opportune time to plan for the future. In order to do this we want to involve you from the start. As a first step, we invite you to take a few minutes to complete our short survey. Forms will be delivered to your home by a member of the Community Council or a person from your area. You can also access the form through any of the Fethard Clubs and Organisations.
We hope that each person in your household will fill-in an individual form. All answers will be treated as anonymous. We aim to collect the forms in the coming days. If you would prefer, you can access the Form at the Town Hall or submit the form below from Fethard.com
All we are asking you to do is to list the following:
- Things I DISLIKE about Fethard;
- Things I LIKE about Fethard;
- My IDEAS TO IMPROVE Fethard.
All these opinions will be collated and based on this. After further consultations we can start planning for new projects for the Town.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on Sunday, December 1, to the music of ‘Finbar Dennehy’. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing from 9pm to midnight. Admission is €10, which includes tea and cakes. For further information or for booking the ballroom, contact Eileen Coady, Tel: 086 0776420, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget our ‘Christmas Party Night’ takes place on Sunday, December 8, music by ‘Checkers’, which promises to be a great festive night!
Christmas Cracker fundraiser for Fethard Ballroom featuring Gina & The Champions with special guest Ronan Collins on Sunday, December 29, at 8pm. Tickets €25 available from Fethard Post Office (052) 6131217 and Marions Clonmel (052) 6123813 or online at www.eventbrite.ie Bar Extension with Disco with 'Mad Mike' to follow.
The death has occurred on Saturday, November 30, 2019, of Bernard Walsh (Peace Commissioner), Retired Detective Officer An Garda Síochána, ex Bulmers, Abbey Grove, Burke Street, Fethard, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Bernard will be sadly missed by his loving wife Kay, his daughters Maura, Elaine, Anne, Karen and Lisa, his sister Rita, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sons-in-law, ten grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at home on Monday, December 2, between 5pm and 8pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday in the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. Family flowers only. House private on Tuesday morning. May he rest in peace.
The death has occurred on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, of Joan Browne (née O'Brien), Woodvale Walk, Fethard. Joan, deeply regretted by Ann, Gerard and Bernadette, her grandson Kevin, granddaughters Tara and Sinéad, brother Liam, Alice, relatives and friends.
Reposing at her daughter Bernadette's residence at Woodvale Walk, Fethard on Thursday, November 28, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. May she rest in peace.
Fethard ICA ‘Mystery Night’ cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances our ‘Murder Mystery Night’ due to be held on November 30, must be cancelled. We hope to arrange it for another date in the New Year.
Christmas Bazaar this Thursday, November 28.
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre are holding their Annual Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser on this Thursday, November 28, in the Tirry Community Centre from 11am. Cake Sale, Raffle and Crafts on sale. Your continued support is much appreciated.
Died Recently in Scotland
The death has occurred at St. Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh, on Sunday, November 24, 2019, of Mildred ‘Mil’ Morrison (née Lawlor), South Queensferry, Edinburgh, and formerly Fethard.
Mil, aged 48 years, beloved wife of Kenny, a devoted mum of Erin and Abbie, and dearly loved daughter of Murt and Margaret and a loving sister of Teresa, John, Pamela, Marguerite, Deirdre and Kevin, sister-in-law and aunt who will be sadly missed by all the family.
Funeral service will take place in South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland. May she rest in peace.
St. Vincent de Paul help for Christmas
Fethard St. Vincent de Paul society invite applications for those who may need help for Christmas this year. Application forms will now available at the back of both Churches and from Centra Supermarket. Please return same to any member of the Fethard Conference before November 30.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School Open Evening
Photographed at Patrician Presentation Secondary School Open Evening on Monday, November 25, are L to R: Lynn Cummins, Rachel Lyons, Pamela O'Donnell, Teresa Hurley and Noreen Hackett.
On Monday night, November 25, parking spaces on Rocklow Road were scarce as a large attendance of prospective pupils, and their family members, attended Patrician Presentation Secondary School’s Open Evening in Fethard.
School Principal, Mr Pat Coffey, addressed the attendance giving a brief summary of the long-established secondary school that was officially opened by the Patrician Brothers on October 3, 1946. Since then, many changes and developments have taken place, and the school can now offer a choice of subjects, encouragement and holistic support to cater for the many needs our present-day pupils may need to flourish in their educational development.
Photographed at Patrician Presentation Secondary School Open Evening on Monday, November 25, are L to R: Jane Ryan, Emily Mai Ryan, Fiona Barry, May Casey, Brianagh Casey and Róisín Slattery (teacher).
Photographed at Patrician Presentation Secondary School Open Evening on Monday, November 25, are L to R: Conor and Bernie Luttrell with their children Corie and Evan (right).
The potential pupils were then taken on a tour of the school’s facilities where all questions were readily answered by teachers, board of management, pupils and members of the parents’ association, who also supplied lovely refreshments for all present. For further details the school can be contacted at Tel: 052 6131572 or through their website: www.fethardsecondardaryschool.ie
‘November Rosary’ at Kilmaclough Graveyard
A group of hardy souls that braved the elements on Sunday, November 24, to recite the ‘November Rosary’ at Kilmaclough Graveyard on Grove Estate, Fethard
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Wednesday, November 20, were: 3, 7, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners, who received €75 each: Noreen Allen, Cashel Road, Fethard; and Yvonne Arrault, Coolmore Stud, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Pat Culligan, The Valley, Fethard; Jimmy Mullins, c/o Tom Purcell; and Derry Curran, c/o Friendship Club.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, November 27 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.
South Tipperary U13 development squad
Mark Neville and Oisín Ryan, Fethard GAA, and members of the South Tipperary U13 development squad that won the Dom Browne Cup Final on Saturday beating West Tipperary.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
The numbers drawn on Friday, November 22, were: 4, 7, 9 and 33. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘match three’ winner who received €100: Pat Sheehan, Garrinch, Fethard.
The next draw takes place on Friday, November 29, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €24,200 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.
Christmas Flower Demonstration
Mandy Quigley looking forward to her Christmas Flower Demonstration on Thursday, December 5, at Slievenamon Golf Club, startring at 7.30pm
A Christmas Flower Demonstration by Mandy Quigley of ‘Fethard Flowers by Mandy’ will take place on Thursday, December 5, at Slievenamon Golf Club, at 7.30pm. Admission is €10 and tickets are available from Slievenamon Golf Club. Refreshments and raffle on the night.
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 email@example.com
Some photographs taken in and about our area twenty-five years ago . . .
Pat O’Gorman (centre) pictured in Fethard after his family arranged a surprise visit to his native town. Pat worked at Rice’s farm in Brookhill, Fethard, until he was 17 years of age, he then left for England and wasn't back home since. On his arrival met many of his old friends and neighbours and was also brought on a tour of the farm where he worked and the house where he lived. L to R: Mrs. Susan Carol Rogers, Pamela and Pat O’Gorman, Janice Maureen May (daughter), Dermot Rice, Brookhill, and Chris Nevin, proprietor of The Gateway B&B where he stayed while in Fethard. (Photograph taken May 26, 1994)
Two local lads on a bicycle made for two cycling on Main Street, Fethard on June 6, 1994.
Fr. Denis Shanahan and Mrs Frances Harrington pictured with the six boys who received their First Holy Communion after Sunday Mass in Killusty on June 12, 1994.
Photograph taken from Fethard Ballroom balcony of a large crowd at 'The Paddies' during the London-Fethard Reunion Festival Dance held on June 24, 1994.
Community Council chairman Bernard Walsh presenting award and bouquet of flowers to Ann-Marie O’Meara, Fethard, who was chosen as the 1994 Festival Queen at the Fethard-Killusty London Reunion Festival Dance in Fethard Ballroom on June 24, 1994.
Together again after 25 years are these Fethard Patrician Presentation School classmates pictured at their Leaving Cert Class of 1969 Reunion held on June 25, 1994, after taking part in a tour of the old and new secondary school in Fethard. Back L to R: Michael Smith, Martin O’Mahoney, Vincent Woodlock, Jimmy Hayes, Michael O’Sullivan and Abe Kennedy. Middle: Kathleen (Keane) Maher, Carol Cross, Peggy (Delahunty) Fox, Ann (Tierney) Boyle, Seamus Maher, Frances (O’Flynn) Ryan, Eva (Hackett) O’Keeffe, Patsy (Sayers) Kirwan. Front: Gemma (Kenny) Burke, Matthew Tynan, Anne (Shelly) Fortune, Gerry O’Riordan and Patricia (O’Connor) Clear.
Celebrating their 50 anniversary on June 26, 1994, were the members of Fethard Macra Na Feirme club and to mark the occasion their entry in the 1994 Fancy Dress Parade won the ‘Best Group’ award.
Members of Juvenile GAA Club photographed at Fethard Killusty London Reunion Festival Fancy Dress Parade held in Fethard on June 26, 1994.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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