The death has occurred on Sunday, April 19, 2020, of Michael Burke, Farranshea, Fethard, and formerly of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Michael, died in the care of the staff of St Benedict's, Cashel, and is deeply regretted by his loving wife Frances, his sons and daughters Patrick, Michael, Peggy, Brian, Kevin and Elizabeth, his brother Patrick, his sisters Nellie, Biddy and Mary, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Due to current Government and HSE restrictions on public gatherings, Michael's funeral will take place in private. You may view the Funeral Mass online at www.parishchurch.net at 4pm on Monday. You may also sign the online 'Condolence Book' and send messages of support to the family by CLICKING HERE.
Remembering Michael Burke, Farranshea, Fethard
following video snapshot of the Burke family from Farranshea, Fethard, was compiled by the late Michael Burke's son, Patrick and his partner Caly, who live in Milwaukee, USA.
Michael Burke died on Sunday, April 19, 2020, and is deeply regretted by his loving wife Frances, his sons and daughters Patrick, Michael, Peggy, Brian, Kevin and Elizabeth, his brother Patrick, his sisters Nellie, Biddy and Mary, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Contact local Garda if you need help If you have any concerns for the elderly or vulnerable people living alone or yourself, please contact An Garda Siochana at Clonmel at any time Tel: (052) 6177640. You may also contact local Garda Shane O’Neill at Fethard Station on Mobile: 085 8859244.
If you have recently noticed some colourful rocks laying around in unusual places, they are the results of a delightful project, 'Fethard Rocks!' by Joseph and Kate. The children created a trail of colourful rocks and had a rock hunt where others could join in the event on their Facebook page.
Basically, the children pick a flattish stone, or shells decorate them and leave out for people to find out walking. Then when you find a stone/ shell they photograph it. Then display them on the group's Facebook page. Then they can move them, and all see how far the stones/shells travel. Hopefully they can make people smile while out walking and give the kids something to do.
Happy hunting everyone and remember to tell your friends about this group. 'We Rock together!' Well done to the Facebook page administrators Sorcha King and Marieclare McNicholl and all the participants. It definitely cheered up many people as they took their daily exercise and were greeted with a friendly colourful stone – Fethard Rocks!
The death has occurred on Sunday, April 19, 2020, of Michael 'Mick' Quinn, Moyglass, Fethard, after a long battle with cancer, bravely borne. Mick is deeply regretted by his loving wife Jacquie, daughters Susan, Fiona, Jacqueline and Marian, his brothers Hugh and Joe, his sisters Marie, Kathleen, Lil and Breda, sons-in-law, grandchildren Gavin, Jamie, Cillian, Ciara, Aaron, Cathal, Aoife and Oisin, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.
Due to the current Government and HSE guidelines on public gatherings, Mick's Funeral will take place privately. The Funeral Mass can be watched online at www.parishchurch.net at 11.30am on Monday.
You may also sign the online 'Condolence Book' and send messages of support to the family by CLICKING HERE
Fethard doing well in the 'Lockdown'
In these rather unusual times, there appears to be nothing happening in the social and sporting life of Fethard but behind the scenes there's a great community effort working tirelessly to help all our most vulnerable residents cope with the ongoing effects of the current Covid-19 pandemic.
The offering of help from community volunteers exceeded all expectations and has been a fantastic help in getting delivery services organised from local shops up-and-running in all areas, inside the town and surrounding areas. This is extremely important for those living alone and particularly those senior citizens who are ‘cocooning’ as a recommended precaution.
Other voluntary services to be highly commended are the local Meals on Wheels, who are now operating seven-days a week to cover the extra demand for hot meals delivered to the door of those using the service. The members involved are also very grateful for the support of Coolmore Stud at this time.
The local Post Office is also a vital link with those living in isolation. An Post has introduced new services to support communities during the current Covid 19 crisis. ‘Request a Check-In’, is a facility for family members to request a specific ‘An Post Check-In’ by the local postman or postwoman for an older or vulnerable person during the current ‘Cocooning’ period. Family members can register for the free ‘Request a Check-In’, service by completing the postal address and eircode of the customer. These details will be relayed directly through An Post’s digital network to the customer’s local postperson who will call to the address. Should the customer have any specific needs for groceries or prescription, the postperson will provide them with details linking them to the Local Community Response Forum. For full details of all services visit An Post Website CLICK HERE.
Keeping within the 2km distance from home
The Irish government have implemented further social restrictions in an effort to combat Covid-19. Any non-essential movement beyond your home is limited to a 2km radius for exercise.
This BOUNDARY MAP (click to enlarge) will give you an idea of a 2km radius from Fethard Town centre. To get an exact idea of 2km from your own home there is also an online site that will show you the radius from your home by draging a pin to your exact location on the map for a precise measurement from your door. FIND YOUR OWN AREA TO EXCERCISE
If the map doesn't show; enable location services on your phone and for your browser, allow the site permission to your access your location.
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
Remember a time when one could freely go for a drink at any time you choose – the pubs were open – and no such thing as 'maintaining a social distance of 2 meters', well here are some photographs from a time that was quite the opposite in Fethard, back in February 2001.
McCarthys Bar, February 26, 2001. L to R: Suzanna Manton, Philip Carroll, Mary Carroll and Maureen Maher
McCarthys Bar, February 26, 2001. L to R: Pat McDonnell, Marie Holohan, Marjorie Ahearne, Mary Hanrahan and Jimmy O'Sullivan.
McCarthys Bar, February 26, 2001. L to R: Finola Horan, Pat White, Austin Godfrey, Mary Godfrey, Donal Leahy and Tess Leahy.
McCarthys Bar, February 26, 2001. L to R: Ger Manton, Kate Phelan, Eamon Phelan, Sally Hayes and Jimmy Hayes.
McCarthys Bar, February 26, 2001. L to R: Philip de Coursey, Conor McGuire, ?, ?, John Ward and Liza Ward.
McCarthys Bar, February 26, 2001. L to R: Sean Ryan, Assumpta Coffey, Niall Hickey and Annette Hickey.
McCarthys Bar, Fethard, February 26, 2001. L to R: Rita Kenny, Mary Delahunty, Helena Delany and Martha Sheehan.
McCarthys Bar, Fethard, February 26, 2001. L to R: Frank Wyatt and Jack Moclair.
McCarthys Bar, Fethard, February 26, 2001. L to R: Noel Morrissey and Eoin Whyte.
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.
Munster Arts - promoting awareness of emerging artists
Munster Arts are presently promoting awareness of emerging artists. We have run a few programmes over the years in Fethard, Co Tipperary. The six county councils in Munstera have also agreed to promote the event through their newsletters. Munster colleges, art groups etc have been informed of this event which will take place on May 18th and 19th. The deadline for entries is May 1st, 2020.