All-Ireland Volleyball Champions 2019
All-Ireland Champions - Fethard Senior Girls Volleyball team winners of the senior B All-Ireland volleyball final played in UCD on Thursday, December 12, photographed with their coach Ms Walsh.
Congratulations to the Patrician Presentation Senior Girls’ Volleyball team and to their coach and mentor Ms Walsh on winning the senior B All-Ireland volleyball final in UCD on Thursday, December 12. The final was a hard-won contest against a very competitive and sporting team from Scoil Mhuire in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. The first set commenced with an evenly matched contest with both teams equal at four points apiece. However, a great point scored by Carrie Davey began to eke out a lead which Stroketown never succeeded in narrowing substantially. Fethard won the first set 24-19.
Strokestown commenced the second set very strongly where they went into a 3-0 lead. However, the Patrician Presentation girls settled and a great point by Lucy Spillane levelled proceedings at 3-3. The two teams were level again at 5-5, 6-6 and 8-8. Great composure was shown by the captain, Caoimhe O’Meara; Lucy Spillane, Leah Coen, Nell Spillane, Maggie Fitzgerald and Carrie Davey in building up a lead of 13-8 in the second set before a strategic time-out by Scoil Mhuire. Strokestown, however, began to eat into Fethard’s lead. Ms Walsh introduced Hollie Broomfield to counteract Scoil Mhuire’s run of play in addition to calling for a time-out. Scoil Mhuire was relentless in applying pressure on the Patrician Presentation girls and went on to take the second set by 25-23 levelling the match at one set apiece. Strokestown scored the opening point in the third and final set.
However, the Fethard girls scored two unanswered points off Nell Spillane’s serve. Scoil Mhuire then managed to open up a two-point lead again going 6-4 up. This was turned around thanks to some great serving by Leah Coen which saw Fethard turning the two-point trail into a two-point lead to 8-6 before Strokestown called a time-out. Some great play by Lucy Spillane, Carrie Davey and Nell Spillane saw Fethard open a five-point lead to go 13-7 into the midway stage of the decisive third set. Fethard’s dominance continued thanks to some great serving by Maggie Fitzgerald, Caoimhe O’Meara and Leah Coen. At 24-18, Maggie Fitzgerald served for the match point which eventually after a run of play saw Lucy Spillane winning the point for the Patrician Presentation players much to the delight of all the travelling supporters who made the journey to UCD. Well done to all involved on this great achievement and thanks to Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown for the great match. The Patrician Presentation panel of players included: Alison Connelly, Caoimhe O’ Meara (c), Carrie Davey, Chloe Nolan, Hollie Broomfield, Leah Coen, Lucy Spillane, Maggie Fitzgerald, Michelle Cronin and Nell Spillane.
John Paul II Awards
John Paul II Awards recipients Laura Kiely and Samantha Buckley pictured with Fr Vincent Stapelton, Fr Liam Everard, Mr Pat Coffey, Mr Gerald Harbinson, Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly, Ms Elma Walsh and Ms Marie Maher.
Congratulations to three Patrician Presentation students on recently being awarded with the John Paul II Awards at a celebration in The Anner Hotel in Thurles. The awards are designed for 16 and 18-year-olds living or going to school in participating Dioceses, Pope John Paul II Award enables students to become more actively involved in the life of their parish and community. Laura Kiely, Samantha Buckley and Laura O’Donnell were all recipients of the prestigious awards. This was the first time that Patrician Presentation Secondary School participated in the awards under the tutelage of Ms Maher, Fr Liam Everard P.P. and Fr Iggy O’Donovan OSA were also immensely helpful as was the assistance of Ms Maher and Ms Coffey in the students succeeding in achieving the awards for their outstanding contribution to school, community and parish work.
Ms Raggett pictured with the choir at the coffee morning.
Many thanks to all those who supported our coffee morning in aid of Meals on Wheels and school funds on Friday, December 13. There was a great festive atmosphere in the Horse Country Experience with our school choir under the direction of Ms Raggett performing Christmas Carols. The trophies which the school’s volleyball team had won the day before in UCD, the LGFA cup which Lucy Spillane brought along; and the Bob Church International Cup which Robert Hackett was awarded for his international fishing accomplishments were all proudly on display. Thanks to all those who supported the event, the staff of the Horse County Experience, to Ms Gleeson for organising the baking, and to Mr O’Connor and his students for organising this successful event. We would like to wish everyone in the community a very happy Christmas and every good wish for 2020.
The death has occurred on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, of Gerard Browne, Woodvale Walk, Fethard. Gerard; deeply regretted by his loving sisters Ann and Bernadette (Benny), his nephew Kevin, nieces Tara and Sinéad, relatives and large circle of friends. May he rest in peace
Reposing at his sister Benny's house at Woodvale Walk, Fethard, on Saturday, December 21, from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass in the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Sunday at 11am followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Community Games dates set for 2020
Micheál Maher (right), Tinakelly, Fethard, being congratulated on his Adult Volunteer award by Tony O’Donoghue, RTE Soccer Broadcaster, at the Aldi National Community Games Awards held in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Carlow last week.
Dates for Community Games events for 2020 have now been finalised and competitors interested in any of the following events are asked to please contact Noreen Sheehy as early as possible in January. Area finals of Art will be held in February.
- January 31, 2020: Table Quiz County Finals in the Presentation Secondary
- School, Thurles (entries are taken on the night).
- February 8, 2020: Indoor Soccer County Finals in the Ursuline Sports Arena, Thurles.
- February 16, 2020: Swimming County Finals, in Thurles Swimming Pool.
- February 28, 2020: County Finals of Talent in Boherlahan Community Hall.
- March 6 to March 8: National AGM, Sligo.
- March 3, 2020: County ‘Festival of Finals’ Presentation School, Thurles.
- April 18, 2020: Munster Finals Winter Games, UL Limerick.
- May 29 to 31: National Winter Games Finals, UL Limerick.
- June 27, 2020: Munster Preliminary Summer Games playoffs, UL Limerick
- June 28, 2020: Athletics County Finals, Templemore Track.
- July 4, 2020: Munster Summer Games Finals, UL Limerick
- August 14 to 16: National Summer Games Finals, UL Limerick.
Amy Morrissey, Killusty, accepting the Youth Volunteer Award from Tony Lee, Deputy President of National Community Games, on behalf of the winner, Lucy Murphy, Rosegreen, who unfortunately was unable to attend the presentation at the Aldi National Community Games Awards held in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Carlow last week.. Lucy – a former community games competitor – has assisted with numerous events at area and county level. Lucy is a member of Fethard Ladies Rugby team and also a big help to her mum, Polly, in coaching the ladies teams.
We wish everybody a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year
The death has occurred on Sunday, December 15, 2019, of Joe O'Meara, Canon Hayes Court, Fethard. Joe, deeply regretted by his loving partner Benny, family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his partner Benny's house at Woodvale Walk, Fethard, on Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm.
Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Thursday, December 19, at 11am, followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Augustinian Abbey will launch their Christmas season at Thursday morning mass
The Christmas season will be formally launched at the Augustinian Abbey this Thursday, December 19, at 10.30am mass. The transition year students of the Patrician Presentation Secondary School will formally unveil the Christmas Crib on which they have been working in recent days. The Abbey community are grateful to the young students for giving of their time and energy under the guidance of Liam Cloonan and their teacher Ms Pat Looby.
St. Vincent de Paul
If you've filled up an application form for St. Vincent de Paul assistance and have not received a reply before Saturday, December 21, please call Tel: 085 8086099.
St. Vincent de Paul has operated in this parish since 1895 and our local conference members wish to say a very sincere thanks to all those who continue to generously help us throughout the year. The business people of the parish are extremely good to us and our annual collection is amongst the largest of those held in the parish. May we also wish everybody a Happy and Holy Christmas and a New Year which will be peaceful and prosperous.
Mr Pierce Coady, originally from Killenaule, Fethard, standing beside one of his Exhibits at the Bishopstown (BCA) Photographic Exhibition, held in Cork City earlier this month. Pierce is a leading member of the Ballincollig Camera Club in Cork, and an outstanding Portrait Photographer.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on Sunday, December 22, to the music of ‘Teddy & Cathal Barry’. 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
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto extra draw for ‘Christmas Turkeys and Hams’
The numbers drawn on Wednesday, December 11, were: 2, 14, 24 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners, who received €75 each: Jimmy Connolly, Main Street, Fethard; and Patsy Lawrence, Woodvale Walk, Fethard. The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Rena Sheehan, c/o Esther Breen; Mary Shelly, Moyglass; and Patrick Sheehan, Killusty.
Winners of Hams in the Christmas Special Draw were: Ian Gough, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard; Lisa O'Donnell, Galway; and Ann Marie Kenny, Killusty.
Winners of Turkeys in the Christmas Special Draw were: Mary O'Sullivan, Clerihan; Niall Connolly, c/o Eileen Connolly; and Michael Sheehan, Killusty.
Next draw on Wednesday, December 18, will be our last draw until the New Year so we are including a ‘Christmas Bonus’ for ten €50 ‘Lucky Dip’ free draws. The Jackpot is €10,000 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €1,000. All proceeds go towards community projects in Fethard. We take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our supporters over the past year and wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
The numbers drawn on Friday, December 13, were: 1, 10, 12 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘match three’ winners who received €50 each: Michael Clarke, Clonmel; and Luke Heffernan, Clonmel.
The next draw takes place on Friday, December 20, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €24,500 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 Ballroom hosting Festive ‘Christmas Cracker’ Dance
Members of Fethard Ballroom's ‘Christmas Crackers’ festive dance on Sunday, December 29, featuring Gina and The Champions, and radio star ‘Ronan Collins, special guest on the night. 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.
Fethard Ballroom will again be the focus of the dancing fraternity from Tipperary and further afield when they host their Festive ‘Christmas Cracker’ Dance on Sunday, December 29, featuring Gina and The Champions, and radio star ‘Ronan Collins, who appears as a special guest on the night. The committee are looking forward to a huge crowd and proceeds will go towards the Ballroom’s ongoing renovation programme, which now makes it one of the most popular dancing venues in the county.
All are invited to come along and tickets are now on sale at Fethard Post Office (052) 6131217 and from Marion’s Clonmel at Tel: (052) 6123813. There will also be a Bar Extension on the night followed by a Disco with ‘Mad Mike’ who was extremely popular the last time he played in Fethard! Tickets cost €25 each.
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.
Sacrament of Reconciliation at the Abbey
The annual celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the Christmas season will take place in the Augustinian Abbey on Saturday December 21, at 7.30pm during the vigil mass. Sinners are welcome.
Christmas Carol Service at the Abbey
The annual Christmas Carol Service at the Augustinian Abbey will take place on Sunday, December 15, at 6pm. The service will feature Fethard Choral Society along with the children’s choir from Holy Trinity National School. Additionally, we will have the Drangan Junior Trad Group making their first appearance at the service. All are invited and very welcome to come along and join us in this annual seasonal event.
Augustinian Abbey Novena Christmas Cards
Christmas Cards for the Annual Christmas Novena are available after all masses and at the Abbey House.
Santa lights up Fethard for Christmas
Waiting patiently for Santa to arrive in Fethard on Friday, December 6, are L to R: Tommy Maunsell, Mason Doyle, Saoirse Maunsell, Caoimhe Maunsell and Layla Doyle.
On Friday last, children came from far and near to welcome Santa to Fethard, where he and his many helpers took time to say hello to all his visitors and listen to their singing before switching on the festive lights on the Christmas tree on The Square.
Boys photographed on the Square Fethard waiting for Santa to arrive.
Santa made his way to his grotto at Fethard Convent Community Hall, to give children the opportunity to tell him their wishes’ for Christmas and meet some of his favourite friends, including Minnie and Mikey Mouse, who accompanied him on his sleigh during his visit to Fethard. While people waited for their turn to meet Santa they were entertained by the fantastic ‘Giggles’ group in the hall along with music and refreshments.
Santa arriving at The Square Fethard with his two friends, Minnie and Mikey Mouse
Santa was also delighted with those who helped one of his favourite charities, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, by putting a small donation in the available buckets in the hall.
Helping to distribute free treats for the children who came to greet Santa in Fethard are L to R: Sadhbh Morrissey, Eoin Kelly and Emma Lyons.
Santa photographed with some happy children on The Square Fethard on Friday, December 6.
Carol Service at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland
The annual Carol Service will take place in Holy Trinity Church of Ireland on Sunday, December 22, at 7.30pm. Canon Fryday and the congregation extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to listen to the Christmas story by listening to the selected readings and singing the much loved carols that help to celebrate the festive season. The Fethard Choral Group under the direction of Ann Barry will also attend. Refreshments will be served after the service organised by Heather Bailey. We would love to see you there.
Well done Neilie
Congratulations to Neilie Hall who raised €2,664 for South Tipperary Hospice in the recent Dublin City Marathon. Neilie, from St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard, has run the Dublin City Marathon every year since 1996. Since he first started running the marathon, he has raised a total of well over €40,000 for South Tipperary Hospice Movement. Well done Neilie.
'The Tarantula and The Frog' coming to The Abymill
The short film, 'The Tarantula and The Frog', will be screened in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard on Wednesday, December 18, at 8pm. This will be your last chance to see this little gem before it goes to the film festivals. This short film by Brian Clancy, is produced by the Fionn MacCumhaill Players and directed by Anne Williamson, has it all –laughs, great acting and drama at its best. Tickets are just €10, so come along for a chat and get-together before Christmas.
Christmas Floral Demonstration
A big thank you to everyone who attended and supported the recent Christmas Floral Demonstration in Slievenamon Golf Club. Mandy from Fethard Flowers did a wonderful job of showing us lots of beautiful floral arrangements which really impressed us all. All the money raised will be given to a local charity.
Christmas Craft Fair a great success
Photographed at the Craft Fair at FHC Experience are L to R: Jorg Mille, his wife Sandra Mille and Louis Doyle.
This year's Christmas Craft Fair at the FHC Experience was a great success. With eighteen stalls in attendance, it was our largest fair to date. A diverse range of stalls were in attendance, selling a variety of crafts, antiques and baked goods to suit all tastes and ages. Included among them were students from the Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School and from the Killusty National School. Local groups were well represented with a stall from the Fethard ICA and individuals from the Country Markets also in attendance.
Photographed at the Craft Fair at FHC Experience are Back L to R: Colette Shelly, Ella Shelly. Front L to R: Katie O'Brien and Anna Shelly.
A raffle in aid of the Fethard Critical Illness Fund was held and just over five hundred euro was raised to support this vital local charity. Our thanks to those who donated prizes and to Anna Cooke and Catherine Britton who tirelessly sold tickets throughout the day.
An additional thank you to all the stall holders who made this event such a success and to the attendees who came out to support small local businesses this Christmas.
Photographed at the Craft Fair at FHC Experience are L to R: Jackie Leigh and Anna Condon.
The Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School will be back at the FHC Experience this Friday, December 13, for a coffee morning and some carol singing, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. We hope to see you there.
Fethard & District Day Care Centre
The Fethard & District Day Care Centre are holding a Senior Day on Friday, December 13, from 10am. The chiropodist will be in attendance. All seniors welcome.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors in Fethard & District areas who support our Christmas Bazaar, Table Quizzes, Church Gate Collections and Pink Cycle. We would also like to thank our staff, volunteers and committee who work to make the centre a success. Last, but not least, we would like to thank our clients who attend the centre. We wish all a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.
Sports Achievement Award winner for November
Mary Godfrey (left), representing the selection committee, presenting Sinead Delahunty with the Butler's Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for the month of November. Also included is proprietor, Philip Butler.
The winner of the Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for November was Sinead Delahunty, Castlehiggins, Fethard. Sinead completed an amazing season playing senior ladies football with her Foxrock/Cabinteely club in Dublin, who finished 2019 Dublin Senior Cup Champion; 2019 Dublin Senior Club Champions (5 in a row); 2019 Leinster Senior Club Champions (5 in a row), first team to ever achieve this; and 2019 Division 1 League champions. In 2008, Sinead played at corner-back for Tipperary Ladies Football team when they won their first ever All-Ireland intermediate final.
Mary Godfrey (right), representing the selection committee, presenting the 'Mentor of the Month' Award to Mia Treacy, coach with St. Rita's Camogie Club.
Mia Treacy was presented with the ‘Mentor of the Month’ award for her twenty-year involvement with St. Rita’s Camogie Club. St. Rita’s won their first county title in 1999 when Mia was a player on that team. Mia now coaches the current camogie team that repeated the club’s county success this year, winning their second county Senior Camogie title for St. Rita’s.
Mia’s other interest is horse racing and with their family horse, ‘Fethard Player’, was in the winner’s enclosure four times, winning in Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown.
This month’s awards were sponsored by Heineken and were presented on Friday night last at Butlers Bar. Nominations for the December award are now being taken and can be handed in to Butler’s Bar.
Community Games Cross-Country
Sons of former Fethard competitors, Richie Hayes and Richie Butler, finished 1st and 2nd in the u10 boys cross country event in Thurles. Toby Hayes had an amazing run to take gold for Powerstown Lisronagh area with Tom Butler winning silver for Drangan Cloneen area, out of a total of 19 competitors. The parents of both now reside just outside the Fethard Killusty parish boundary so honours go to our neighbouring areas. Well done boys.
Tom Butler was keeping up the family tradition.
Our president Breda Christie founded the games in Tipperary, along with Brother Joyce, back in 1969. She then brought Tom Butler from Coolanure, Fethard, into the fold. Tom did wonderful work at area, county, munster and national level over the years. Tom is still the country patron even though unable to attend events he knows everything that goes on. He still enjoys a close friendship with Breda Christie.
Over the years his children and grandchildren all participated in the games. Tom Junior is the most recent to join the ranks. He already has an athletics medal under his belt and his grandparents, Tom and Mary, and Parents Richie and Helen are very proud of him.
Athletes from Fethard were among those who competed at the first national finals in Santry Stadium, Dublin in 1970. Richard Fallon, Main Street, was a member of U12 boys relay team that won gold medals. Silver medal won by Conor Lonergan, The Square U14 long jump and Pierce Dillon, Main Street, competed in U10 Athletics.
Senior Girls’ Volleyball Team reach All-Ireland Final
Patrician Presentation Secondary School senior girls’ volleyball team who qualified for the All-Ireland final which will will be played in UCD this coming Thursday, December 12. Best of Luck girls!
Congratulations to Patrician Presentation Secondary School senior girls’ volleyball team and to their coach and mentor Ms Walsh for reaching an All-Ireland final. The girls won both of their sets in their semi-final. The final will be played in UCD this coming Thursday, December 12. We wish everybody involved the very best of luck. Congratulations also to our cadette boys’ team and to their coach and mentor Mr McGree on winning their recent match and for progressing to an All-Ireland semi-final. It’s a great achievement for all involved.
Councillor Máirín McGrath pictured with Ms McKeogh and her Second Year CSPE class and School Principal Mr Pat Coffey.
Many thanks to Councillor Máirín McGrath who recently spoke to Ms McKeogh’s Second Year CSPE class. The class were very engaged in listening to Máirín’s work as a councillor and of all that is involved with both political life and the political system.
Coffee Morning in Fethard Horse Country Experience
The students of Patrician Presentation Secondary School will host a coffee morning in aid of both ‘Meals on Wheels’ and school funds, in Fethard Horse Country Experience, Main Street Fethard this Friday, December 13, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The school’s choir will be performing at the event. Please come along if you are free to support this event.
Bunny Hop back at Fethard Convent Community Hall
Bunny Hop, Music and Movement for babies to four-year-olds is returning to Fethard, starting in January at Fethard Convent Community Hall.
To book for January please contact Nicola 087 6742401 or by email: email@example.com. Parents, Grandparents and childminders all welcome. Bunny Hop classes an idea for Christmas gift.
Emigrants’ Newsletter now on sale
Helping with the packing and posting of this year's Fethard & Killusty Emigrant's Newsletter on Thursday, December 5, were Back L to R: Monica Hickey, Johnny Burke, Brud Roche, Ian O’Connor, Rory Walsh. Front L to R: Carol Kenny, Mary Healy, Margaret Walsh, Margaret O’Donnell and Michael Kenrick.
Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter is now available for sale in the following local shops at €12 each, Centra Supermarket (The Green), Daybreak Supermarket (Kerry Street), Fethard Horse Country (Town Hall, Main Street), Annie’s Grocery (Burke Street), Butler's Off License and Post Office (Main Street). Copies will also be posted this weekend to Fethard emigrants living throughout the world.
We take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the newsletter with donations and help throughout the year that help to make this annual publication possible. The Annual Newsletter is celebrating 60 Years this year and has been posted free of charge to emigrants ever since it first started in 1959.
Shane Kenny with his band of helpers ready to help pack and post this year’s Emigrant’s Newsletter. L to R: Keavy Condon, Ria Kenny , Holly Kenny and Romy Condon.
Fethard ICA December Meeting
Fethard ICA will hold their December meeting on Tuesday, December 10, at 8pm, in the ICA Hall on Rocklow Road, Fethard. Catering in charge of the ‘yellow group’. New members are very welcome.
Fethard Senior Citizens’ Christmas Raffle winners
On Sunday, December 1, Fethard Senior Citizens Club enjoyed their annual Christmas party in The Anner Hotel. Thank you to our loyal supporters who purchase raffle tickets each year. The following were the lucky winners;
- 1st: €200, Nora O’Meara, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard.
- 2nd: €100, Hanna McGarry, Tirry Park, Fethard.
- 3rd: Christmas cake & Bottle of Whiskey, Carrie Kavanagh, c/o Coolmore Stud.
- 4th: Bottle of Whiskey & Bottle of Sherry, Patti Thompson, St. Patrick’s Place, Fethard.
- 5th: Tin of Biscuits, Darragh Callanan, Ballyfoyle, Co. Kilkenny.
The committee appreciate the generosity of the local businesses who kindly donate spot prizes for our Christmas celebration.
Coffee Morning for Hope Foundation at Clonacody House
Ellie Devaney is currently fundraising for the Hope Foundation and to reach her fundraising target she is holding a coffee morning and festive treats. at Clonacody house, Fethard, on December 16, from 9am to 2pm. Ellie would greatly appreciate your support for her trip to Kolkata by coming along on Monday, December 16.
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
Some 'seasonal fun' with photographs taken on December 14. 2002, at Burke's Bridge Bar's annual 'Hat Party' in aid of the CRC Santa Bear Appeal. The event was
co-ordinated by Marianne Shortall and usually held after the Pheasant Pluckers Carol Singing on the streets of Fethard in aid of the same cause.
Photographed at the Christmas Hat Party run at the Bridge Bar on December 14, 2002, in aid of the CRC Santa Bear Appeal are L to R: Seamus Maher, Martin O'Shea and John Shortall.
L to R: Philomena Shea, Phil Shea, Brendan Morrissey and Joan Carroll photographed at the Christmas Hat Party run at the Bridge Bar Fethard in aid of the CRC Santa Bear Appeal.
Brothers Martin Ryan and John Ryan wearing their 'Christmas Hat Trick' hat at the Christmas Hat Party.
L to R: Gerry Fogarty, Mary Fogarty and Annette O’Donovan at the Christmas Hat Party.
L to R: Andy O’Donovan, Sheila O'Donovan and Helena O’Shea.
Richard Cummins and Kay Walsh (Grangemockler).
Emma Morrissey and Edwina Newport at the Christmas Hat Party run at the Bridge Bar Fethard in aid of the CRC Santa Bear Appeal. December 14, 2002.
L to R: John and Alice Bourke, Nicky Sullivan and John Slattery.
L to R: Maree Moclair, Maureen Maher and Rita Kenny.
Michael Heverin and his wife Ann (Shortall)
Liam Cooney and Marianne Shortall (Hat Party Co-ordinator)
L to R: Davy Tobin and Alice Tobin, Jane O'Dwyer and T.J. Tobin.
Marian Gilpin and Johnny O’Connor
Alfie O'Flynn and organiser Marianne Shortall
Mark Tynan and his wife Liz (Thompson)
Photographed at the Christmas Hat Party run at the Bridge Bar Fethard in aid of the CRC Santa Bear Appeal are L to R: Austin O'Flynn, Janneke and Bert van Dommelen. December 14, 2002.
Bill Kennedy with his entry 'Present Time' at the Christmas Hat Party run at the Bridge Bar Fethard in aid of the CRC Santa Bear Appeal.
Liz Newport and John Fogarty at the Christmas Hat Party
Ann Heverin with her brother John Shortall.
Alfie O’Flynn sitting at the bar with Jonathan Gilpin.
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