Celebration of Mass in the Parish
The public celebration of Mass in the Parish (with the exception of Funeral Mass(es) complying with the maximum attendance of 100) is suspended until and including Sunday, March 29.
While the cancellation of all Masses is regrettable, it communicates to our parish community the serious impact of covid-19 upon the elderly and those with health issues. Mass from our Parish will still go out through Live Streaming on Saturday at 7pm, on Sunday at 11am and Monday to Friday at 10 am. A video link is available at www.parishchurch.net or on the link from Fethard Website.
You can listen or assist the celebration of Mass on EWTN Catholic TV on Sky 588, Virgin Media 815, Eircom eFibre 589 and Online: www.ewtn.ie You can also join in the celebration of Mass on RTE Radio and Television and Tipp Mid-West Radio Sunday Mornings.
Church open for visitation
Holy Trinity Parish Church will be open as normal during the day but will be closed at mass times. Sacred Heart Church Killusty will be open on Sundays and holy days (St Patricks Day) from 10 to 11am.
Also please note that Scripture Reflection that was due to be held in the Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard, on the remaining Monday nights of March has also been cancelled due to the Corona virus situation.
The death has occurred on Sunday, March 15, 2020, of Michael Hall, Slievenamon Close, Fethard. Michael, deeply regretted by his daughter Casey, son Cain, brothers and sisters Margaret, Chris, Caroline, John and Diane, grand daughter Leah, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May He Rest in Peace
Michael's family understand and appreciate that people would like to offer their condolances. However, due to the current situation, the wake and Funeral Mass will be private. The Funeral Mass will be streamed online from the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Tuesday morning, March 17, at 10am on www.parishchurch.net
An online condolence book is available by CLICKING HERE. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Fethard, after Mass. In accordance with Covid-19 restrictions we ask that you refrain from handshaking in the cemetery. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Fethard Ballroom Notice
Please Note that Social Dancing on Sunday nights, dance lessons on a Thursday nights and cards on Friday nights in Fethard Ballroom are all cancelled until further notice.
Suicide Memorial Service at the Abbey CANCELLED
Please Note that the special service of commemoration for all who have been in any way touched by suicide due to take place in the Augustinian Abbey, Fethard, on this coming Sunday, March 15, at 11.30am has been cancelled until further notice.
Information No 3
March 13, 2020
Following on my e-mail of yesterday and consultations throughout the Archdiocese and in in view of the Government Statement and the need to avoid indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people, and the difficulty of guaranteeing this in practice, the following decisions have been taken:
The public celebration of Mass in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly (with the exception of Funeral Mass and the Celebration of Marriage complying with the maximum attendance of 100) is suspended until and including Sunday, March 29, with immediate effect.
It is necessary to cancel both weekend and dally Masses as it is not possible to comply with the public health authority's requirement to have less than 100 people gathering indoors in both town and country churches across the Archdiocese.
Also, while the cancellation of all Masses is regrettable, it will communicate to our parish communities the serious impact of Covid-19 upon the elderly and those with underlying health issues.
The obligation to be physically present at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days (including St. Patrick's Day) is suspended for everybody until further notice. Priests will continue to remember the needs of parishioners at Mass celebrated privately.
The faithful are encouraged to join spiritually in the celebration of Mass, either on parish radio, local radio or on web-cam.
Parishioners are encouraged to visit their local church for prayer, and also to pray at home, especially prayers for the sick, for those who are caring for the sick and for all who are working so hard to protect us. All families are encouraged to celebrate Sunday in a prayerful and meaningful manner at home.
I ask that all modern means of communication - radio, web-cam etc be used to assist our communities to join spiritually in the celebration of Mass. All of these arrangements are under constant review. As the situation evolves you will be supplied with up to date information.
+ Kieran O'Reilly
Sports Achievement Awards for January and February
M.J. Croke, representing this month's sponsor Cashel Motors, presenting the Butlers Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for January to Lucy Spillane, captain of the Fethard Patrician Presentation Ladies Football Team that won the award. Also included are her team mates, Carrie Davey (left) and Nell Spillane (right).
The January and February Butler’s Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Awards were presented at a special function on last Friday night, March 6. From a total of 24 nominations for the two months, the selection committee was busy choosing this year’s first winners to go forward to the annual overall award, which will be decided after the December winner is announced later this year.
The winner of the January award was Fethard Patrician Presentation Ladies Football Team, who had a tremendous season winning the Munster C title following a great victory against Colaiste Treasa, Kenturk, played at Ballygiblin GAA grounds, North Cork. The Fethard girls produced an excellent second half display against the wind to win the Munster Final by 2-12 to 2-5. The girls got vital goals at important times and showed great heart and work rate to overcome a very physical Kanturk team.
M.J. Croke, representing this month's sponsor Cashel Motors, presenting the Butlers Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for February to joint winner, Anthony Wall, who accepted the award on behalf of his daughter Dorothy Wall who won the award.
The February award was shared by joint winners: ladies rugby star, Dorothy Wall, who received three full senior Irish rugby caps playing against Scotland, Wales and England, and two young Fethard hurling stars, Ciaran Moroney and Michael Quinlan, who helped Cashel Community College to win the Munster B Colleges title.
Fethard hurling stars, Ciaran Moroney and Michael Quinlan, who were joint winners of the Butlers Bar Fethard Sports Achievement Award for February.
The awards on the night were presented by M.J. Croke, representing sponsor Cashel Motors. Nominations for the March award are now being taken at Butler’s Bar.
Social dancing at Fethard Ballroom
Fethard Ballroom continues its social dancing on Sunday, March 15, to the music of ‘Declan Aungier’. 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: email@example.com
Fethard and Killusty Anglers AGM
Fethard and Killusty Anglers will hold their Annual General Meeting on this Friday, March 13, at 8pm in the Tirry Community Hall, Barrack’s Street, Fethard. All current members and those interested in joining or receiving information about our club are welcome to come along.
Successful Cookery Course at Convent Community Hall
Participants completed a a very successful six-week cookery course in Fethard Convent Community Hall on Wednesday, March 4. The group are photographed above on the final morning with course tutor Ms Eileen Bowden and Ms Veronica Crowe, Community Education Facilitator with Tipperary ETB, who visited the group to celebrate the Adult Learner Festival. Back L to R: Alice Walsh, Trish Costello, Grace Pollard, Mary Fogarty, Marie Ryan, Josie Costello, Celia Allen, Martina Byrant, Hilary O'Meara, Sheila Butler. Front L to R: course tutor Ms Eileen Bowden, Ellen St. John, Noreen Ryan, Linda Quigley, Una Foran and Veronica Crowe, Community Education Facilitator with Tipperary ETB.
Participants completed a a very successful six-week cookery course in Fethard Convent Community Hall on Wednesday, March 4. The course tutor was Ms Eileen Bowden and it was funded by the Community Education Department of Tipperary Education and Training Board. Ms Veronica Crowe, Community Education Facilitator with Tipperary ETB, visited the group to celebrate the Adult Learner Festival which takes place all across the country during the week. The course itself was organised by Ms Margaret O'Neill, Home-School-Community Liaison Co-ordinator, Patrician Presentation Secondary School Fethard and Scoil Ruain, Killenaule and centred around healthy cooking on a limited budget. It was very well received by all the participants.
New Tipperary Monument Commemoration this Saturday
The annual commemoration held at the New Tipperary Monument will take place at 2pm on this coming Saturday, March 14, at Noan East, Ballinure. How speedily the years pass!
As always it will be a nice short ceremony which will take us back in time to our youth as we can live like the folks in ‘Brigadoon’ for a brief period as we chat about the good old days and long-gone friends. All are welcome to join us.
Jake’s slick performance at Abymill
Jake Carter photographed with Holly Jean Williamson at his concert in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, on Saturday night, March 7.
Fans were treated to a very slick and professional performance by Jack Carter and his three-piece band in the Abymill Theatre on Saturday night last, March 7. The concert in aid of the Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue in Mullinahone had seats available but those who were there thoroughly enjoyed Jake’s energetic performance that was enhanced by a great sound system manned by local sound engineer Pat Doheny.
Jake Carter photographed with Clonmel fans at his concert in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, on Saturday night, March 7. L to R: Alanna O'Keeffe, Jake Carter and Elle Power.
Jake, was reared in Liverpool and moved over to Enniskillen to live with his brother Nathan when he was 18. Jack says, "Having a famous older brother can be both a help and a hindrance. He helped me out a lot but the downside is that people constantly compare me to him — my music is much more pop."
Jake Carter photographed with Fethard fans at his concert in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, on Saturday night, March 7. L to R: Annette Connolly, Jake Carter, Amanda Keogh and Shannon O'Brien.
The concert was opened by actress, singer and dancer, Holly Jean Williamson, who sang two beautiful songs to warm the audience before Jake appeared and gave a memorable performance accompanied by his very talented lead guitarist, bassist and drummer.
Quiz Night at McCarthys
A ‘Quiz Night’ fundraiser for Asante – The Kenyan Eye Project – to help prevent blindness and restore sight in Kenya, will take place in McCarthy’s Bar, Main Street, Fethard, on Monday night, March 16. Table of four will cost €20 with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Edel Power, along with John, Bernard and Dervil are fundraising for ‘Operation Eyesight’ to help eliminate avoidable blindness in Kenya and would really appreciate your support by entering a team. All are welcome to come along. There will also be a raffle on the night.
Fethard Pedallers AGM
Fethard Pedallers will hold their Annual General Meeting in McCarthy's Bar, Fethard, on Wednesday, March 18, at 8.30pm. Please come along and support us (you won't get a job unless you want one) and help get plans underway for another great cycling season.
Died in England
The death has occurred in Birmingham, England on Monday, March 2, 2020, of Michael O'Keeffe, formerly of The Barracks, Kiltinan, after a long illness.
Michael is deeply regretted by his wife Pattie, daughter Karen, son Stephen and extended family.
The late Mick was the son of Pat and Dolly O'Keeffe, Kiltinan, and the older brother of the late Jim O'Keeffe and Maura Phelan. Interment will take place in Birmingham.
May he rest in peace.
Fethard Bridge Club Results
On Wednesday, February 26 we played the third round of the Player of the Year competition and the results were: 1st Gross Margaret Slattery and Tony Hanrahan: 2nd Gross Carmel Condon and Mary Nolan: 3rd Gross Breda O’Grady and Ellen Rochford: 1st Nett Kay St. John and John Woodlock: 2nd Nett Ann O’Dea and David O’Meara: 3rd Nett Anna Cooke and Nora Ryan.
This Wednesday, March 11, we play the first round of the club championship. Bridge starts at 7.15pm. Anyone looking for a partner please contact Gemma Burke 86-6064148.
Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
The numbers drawn on Wednesday, March 4, were: 6, 17, 25 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘Match Three’ winner. Three drawn tickets received €50 each: Elena Regan, c/o Friendship Club; Tom Tobin, Moyglass; and Harry Butler, Kilknockin, Fethard.
The following three ‘Lucky Dip’ winners received €50 each: Seamus Moloney, Cloneen; Stuart Looby, St. Patrick's Place, Fethard; and Noreen Allen, Cashel Road, Fethard.
Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, March 11. 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 6, were: 17, 27, 21 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and one ‘match three’ winner who received €100: Liam Quinn, Clonmel.
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, March 13, in Burke’s Bar at 7.30pm, when the jackpot is €25,500 and the seller's prize is €1,000. The funds raised are used to promote sport in the local community.
Patrician Presentation Secondary School
Patrician Presentation Second and Fifth Year students enjoying surfing classes in Tramore, trí Ghaeilge as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Surfáil trí Ghaeilge
A group of second and fifth-year students enjoyed surfing classes trí Ghaeilge as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. This took place in Tramore, Co Waterford. It was a great experience and a fun way to learn Irish. Many thanks to both Ms Raggett and to Ms Murphy for organising the trip and for accompanying the students on the day.
Congratulations to the school’s senior camogie team on their great victory in the Munster semi-final against Scoil Chríost Rí. A full match report will be in next week’s edition.
Junk Kouture success
This year Patrician Presentation in Fethard were successful in getting one outfit, ‘Titanium’, through to the Grand Final of Junk Kouture which will be held in the 3 Arena, Dublin, on April 30, 2020. Over 1,400 outfits were entered for the competition with eighty chosen from each region, North, South, East-West and Dublin. Patrician Presentation had four outfits from Transition year students for this year’s competition, which was held in Limerick on Friday, March 6, 2020. All students had one minute to take to the catwalk and model their outfit to the music of their choice.
Students focused on the environment and wellbeing, by looking at nature, recycling, gaming and wishes. Materials used were drinks cans, card and newspaper, recycled clothes, plastics and discarded game pieces. The winning team, Titanium, focused on wellbeing. The all-male team of students looked at the positives and negatives of Gaming through online research. it can teach students key life skills, can improve hand eye coordination, as well as raising awareness of its negative impact. The team who worked on this outfit were Michaél Cuddihy and Michael O’Meara and was modelled by Jack O’Donoghue.
A lot to talk about!
Brud Roche captured this photo of his grand-daughter Ruby Kenny having a chat with Georgia O’Brien
Fethard & Killusty Community Council CE Supervisor Vacancy
Fethard & Killusty Community Employment Ltd wishes to appoint a Supervisor to work with their Community Employment Scheme. Candidates must have attained a Major 3rd level qualification (NFQ Level 6 or higher) in Business/Financial Administration, Training, Human Resources, Project Management or related disciplines. ICT skills are also essential, e.g. MS Office.
The Candidate will have at least three years appropriate work experience in Staff Supervision. Previous experience in Supporting Unemployed Individuals to secure Employment and progression to further education would be beneficial. This is a Developmental scheme and the successful candidate would undertake to develop an Individual Learner Plan for each participant employed on the project and to implement same.
The ideal Candidate should have the following:
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have good leadership, facilitation and teamwork skills.
- Good personal motivation and initiative
- A capacity to initiate and develop a strong teamwork ethic and the ability to work on own initiative
- A capacity to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds, agencies and sectors.
Experience of computerised book-keeping and payroll, experience of working in a community setting, a good understanding of adult and community education in a community-based setting and experience of project management including administration and budget management would also be an advantage. A Full Clean Driving Licence and access to own transport is essential. DEASP Supervisor grant rates will apply.
CV and Letter of Application to: Mr Brian Sheehy, Chairperson, Fethard & Killusty CE Scheme, Fr. Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard, Co. Tipperary. Fethard & Killusty Community Employment Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Closing date: March 27, 2020, Garda vetting will apply.
Fethard & Killusty Community Council
Fethard & Killusty Community Council is a local voluntary based community organisation which provides employment resources to Fethard and Killusty, through funding provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. We work in the local community and support Day Care Centre, Meals on Wheels, Community Playground, GAA Club, Rugby Club, Community Ballroom, Parish Churches and Graveyards and Tidy Towns.
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 August 1989 at a Fethard Community Games Fun Sports in the Barrack's Field.
Fethard Community Games Committee August 1989, Tom Marshall, Margaret O'Donnell, Canon James Power PP, Peggy Colville and Joe Keane. Below are some of the boys and girls taking part.
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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