Jake Carter is looking forward to his once-off gig in the Abymill Theatre on March 7
Jake Carter photographed in the Abymill Theatre on Monday, February 17, in preparation for his concert on Saturday, March 7, starting at 8pm. Tickets are now available at €25 each. Booking at Tel: 086 0834208.
Jake Carter visited the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, on Monday last in preparation for his once-off intimate concert on Saturday, March 7, starting at 8pm. Jake was very impressed with the Abymill Theatre and is really looking forward to performing in Fethard for the first time.
Jake Carter, younger brother of country music singer Nathan Carter, is aged 21 and has already made a huge name for himself as a singer and winner of the Irish television dance competition, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (2018), alongside his professional partner Karen Byrne. The rising pop star from Liverpool, Jake Carter, has also shown a great love of animals and was very pleased to help Anne Williamson raise funds for the local Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue which was founded by Anne in 2007.
Jake asks you to please come along and support this deserving cause to help fund the only registered horse rescue service in Tipperary that provides rehabilitation of so many horses who would otherwise have no chance of survival. The rescue currently caters for thirteen rescue horses and Anne says her motto for the shelter is, to never turn away an animal - no animal is ever ignored!
Jake Carter photographed with local fans Sarah O’Donnell (left) and Helena O’Shea on his visit to Fethard’s Abymill Theatre last Monday in preparation for his concert on Saturday, March 7, starting at 8pm. Tickets are now available at €25 each. Booking at Tel: 086 0834208.
Concert tickets are now available at just €25 each. Early booking is advised as tickets are limited. Book now by contacting Anne at Tel: 086 0834208.
St. Vincent de Paul
Families that may need help with this year’s First Communion or Confirmation expenses are asked to contact any committee member of the Fethard St. Vincent de Paul or Denis Burke at Tel: 085 8086099.
'Tipperary in 1920' – a day long local history conference’
A Historical Conference entitled, ‘Tipperary in 1920: Raids & Reprisals’, will take place in LIT, Nenagh Road, Thurles, on Saturday, March 28, from 10am to 4pm. This one-day conference will cover Tipperary in the ‘Decade of Revolution’, with speakers, panel discussion and exhibitions.
Following the introduction to genealogy workshops held in Fethard in October 2019, facilitated by Dr. Noreen Higgins McHugh, many progressed with their family trees and joined the Tipperary Genealogy Club to pursue further avenues of research. Founder, Dr Noreen Higgins McHugh, is current secretary of the County Tipperary Historical Society and is the author of ‘Tracing your Tipperary Ancestors’ published in 2018. Noreen is also working on a study of Cumann na mBan in Tipperary, 1916-1923.
Dr Noreen Higgins McHugh is co-organiser of an upcoming Historical Conference entitled, ‘Tipperary in 1920: Raids & Reprisals’, in LIT, Nenagh Road, Thurles, which will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 10am to 4pm. Registration will take place from 9.30am to 10am and the price includes conference, tea/coffee, soup/sandwiches. Booking can be made via Julia Walsh at the Tipperary County Museum in Clonmel, Tel: 0761 065254 Email: email@example.com or on the day.
This one-day History conference will cover Tipperary in the ‘Decade of Revolution’, with speakers, panel discussion and exhibitions. Dr Noreen Higgins McHugh will be the first speaker and will give an ‘Overview of the War of Independence, 1920’. This lecture will focus on reports from the republican newspaper, The Irish Bulletin during 1920.
Other speakers include Dr Denis G. Marnane, editor of the County Tipperary Historical Journal, who will speak on ‘Tipperary 1920: changing tactics and changing targets?’; Daithí Ó Corrái, who will speak on, ‘Separating fact from fiction: the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Irish Revolution in Tipperary, 1916-21; Seán Hogan, who will speak on, ‘The Empire strikes back: retaliatory killings by Crown Forces in Tipperary’.
This is a great opportunity to learn more of our Tipperary history and heartbreak during the War of Independence – one hundred years ago. Early booking is well advised.
The death has occurred on Friday, February 21, 2020, of Catriona Boland (née Hackett), Knockura, Drangan and formerly Fethard. Catriona, pre-deceased by her mother Margaret and her brother Mark, is deeply regretted by her husband Terence, her daughters Chloe, Niamh and Sarah, her father Seamus, mother-in-law Joan, brothers John, Diarmuid, Colm, Luke, Kenny and Paul, sisters-in-law Josephine and Mary and her husband John, uncles George and Jer, aunts Mary, Jane and Eileen, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May She Rest in Peace.
Reposing in McCarthy's Funeral Home, Fethard, on Sunday, February 23, from 5pm with removal to the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am followed by burial in the Assumption Graveyard, Drangan, immediately afterwards. Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to the Irish Cancer Society.
Now is time for action – Community Consultation meeting on this Friday, February 21.
A Community and Councillor Consultation ‘action meeting’ will take place in the Town Hall, Fethard, from 11am to 1pm on this Friday, February 21. Following the very successful Fethard Survey and its results as summarised in last week’s paper and Fethard website, it is now time for ACTION. In order to push ahead with improving Fethard, the Community Council is inviting all interested to come along and take part in the Community Consultation this Friday at the Town Hall from 11am to 1pm. Local Councillors will also be present to hear the views of community members regarding improvements needed in Fethard.
The Community Council wants to hear your voice so please attend this important forum anytime between 11am and 1pm.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its New Year’s social dancing on Sunday, February 23, to the music of ‘Teddy and 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
Bunny Hop at Fethard Convent Community Hall
Bunny Hop, Music and Movement for babies to four-year-olds continues every Monday morning from 10am to 11am, at Fethard Convent Community Hall. For further information contact Nicola 087 6742401 or by email: email@example.com. Parents, Grandparents and childminders all welcome. Bunny Hop is an hour of music with movement for babies and young children.
Another class reunion in the pipeline?
Members of the Patrician Presentation ‘Class of 1983’ are back planning for their next school reunion. The group held a very successful 35th Anniversary Class Reunion on April 7, 2018. Nothing like planning ahead, they said!
Fethard Bridge Club Results
On Wednesday, February 5, Fethard Bridge Club played the second round of our Player of the Year competition, which was a change of partner, and the results were: 1st Gross, Kathleen Maher and Alice Quinn; 2nd Gross, Berney Myles and Mike Burke; 3rd Gross, Yasmin Woodlock and Vincent Cummins; 1st Nett, Bridget Cuddihy and Dena Mulcahy; 2nd Nett, Teresa O’Brien and John Woodlock; 3rd Nett, Joan Hayes and Ellen Rochford.
On Wednesday, February 26, we play the third round of the Player of the Year competition which is a change of partner. Bridge starts at 7.15pm each Wednesday. Anyone looking for a partner contact Gemma Burke 086-6064148.
Fethard Community Games
Calling all Community Games team managers in the Area: Fethard & Killusty Area usually enter teams in the following events. GAA: U10 mixed football, U11 hurling, U12 girls’ football, U14 girls’ football, U14 camogie, U16 girls’ football, Soccer U12 boys and U15 girls, Spikeball U14 boys and girls, Tag Rugby U11 and U14 Mixed. A complete list of all the events is available and posted on Fethard & Killusty Facebook page.
This year the entry fee for teams in the area is €3 per player (individual or team member) example: Panel of 16 will cost €48 total and a Panel of 12 will cost €36 total. This is the same cost as €3 per competitor in Individual events.
The closing date for entries with the County Board is March 4. Please contact secretary, Noreen Sheehy, Garrinch, Fethard, as soon as possible and let her know if you wish to enter. Entry Fees must be paid to Noreen at the time of entry. Please note that team managers must be Garda Vetted to be accepted on the online registration system. Garda Vetting needs to be renewed so if yours is out of date please renew immediately.
The Fethard Area never had to charge for team entries before but, with rising costs – especially referee fees, we have to charge the same fee across the board.
Fethard swimmers win four Community Games medals
Congratulations to the four swimming competitors from Fethard & Killusty area that won medals at the Community Games County finals in Thurles on Sunday. Mark O'Meara won a silver medal in U14 Backstroke; Ronan O'Meara won bronze in U12 Breaststroke; Suzy Murphy won silver in U12 Breaststroke; and Izzy Maher won silver in U16 Butterfly. Well done also to the other two participants Lily Murphy and Lauren Connolly.
L to R: Izzy Maher won silver in U16 Butterfly and Suzy Murphy won silver in U12 Breaststroke.
Isobel Maher was competing for the final time as she will be overage next year. We have great memories of Izzy who has competed every year since she was under eight and brought honour and glory to the area winning several county finals and representing Tipperary at National finals. We recall her having an interesting conversation with rugby star Paul O'Connell in U.L. who also commenced his Community Games experience in U8 Swimming. Izzy also holds national medals for girls football and won medals in Athletics. Outside of community games Izzy has a very busy sporting schedule. One of her great loves in playing football with her club St Pat's. She is now on the county ladies football panel. We wish her well.
L to R: Mark O'Meara won a silver medal in U14 Backstroke and Ronan O'Meara won bronze in U12 Breaststroke.
If anybody is interested in the Talent Competition please contact Noreen Sheehy asap as entries close on Friday next, February 21. County finals take place in Boherlahan on Friday, February 28. If anyone wish to enter GAA, Spikeball, Soccer or other teams please contact Noreen.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Wednesday, February 12, were: 1, 2, 3 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and three ‘Match Three’ winners who received €50 each: Oisín Kenny, c/o Carol Kenny; Seamus Hackett, Strylea, Fethard; and Jimmy Mullins, Knockbrack, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Lil May Purcell, c/o Tom Purcell: Monica O'Shea, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and Pat Looby, c/o P. Lawrence.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, February 19. 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, February 14, were: 2, 7, 19 and 21. There was no jackpot winner and two ‘match three’ winners who received €50 each: Josie Costello, Strylea, Fethard; and Leah Coen, The Green, Fethard.
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 next draw takes place on Friday, February 21, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €25,200 and the seller's prize is €1,000. 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
These photographs were taken in October 1983 at a Fethard Players fundraising 'Supper Dance' for the Abymill Theatre, which officially opened in May 1988. The Abymill project was always well supported locally and is another great example of community driven achievement in Fethard.
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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