Restrictions easing on Monday next, May 18
Restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are due to be eased somewhat on Monday next, May 18, and we found this pictorial illustration published in the Dail Mail on Saturday, May 16, one of the easiest and simplified to understand. In the meantime, wherever you are – Stay Safe!
The Emerald Chinese Takeaway Opening Hours
The Emerald Chinese Takeaway on The Square, Fethard, has reopened since May 2, and is accepting orders by phone for collection or delivery, Tel: (052) 6132914 or 087 3619666. Due to the Covid-19 situation opening hours have changed temporarily as listed below, and will remain until further notice.
Menu available on Facebook Page
- Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat – 4pm to 10pm
- Sundays – 3pm to 10pm
- Tuesdays – Closed
Orders for collection, please ring (052) 6132914 or 087 3619666 when you are outside and our staff will bring your food out to you. Many thanks for your cooperartion. Please stay safe and well during this dificult time, and most of all, enjoy your food.
Augustinian Abbey opens for Private Prayer on May 18
Fethard Augustinian Abbey will also open for Private Prayer on Monday next, May 18. The church will open daily from 10am to 4pm to facilitate those wishing to visit the Abbey for private prayer.
Fethard Parish Church opens on Monday next, May 18
Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, will open its doors for personal visitation from next Monday, May 18, on a daily basis from 11am to 3pm. In accordance with our Health Service recommendations, social distancing and hand hygiene will be implemented inside the Church, which is all so important to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Entry and exit from Side Doors only
The side door on the left-hand side of the church as you approach from Main Street will be used as the main Entrance only. Visitors will then exit from the opposite side entrance as you leave the church, which will be used for Exit only.
We look forward to opening our doors to the public again and thank all who have continued to participate in our online daily Mass Service broadcast at www.parishchurch.net
Fethard food company sold to leading UK group
TippFm News by Pat Murphy - May 12, 2020
A Tipperary food company has been sold to a leading UK group. Fethard-based pork processor, M&M Walshe Holdings, has been purchased by the Eight Fifty Food Group. The Walshe family have been involved with M&M Walshe since the business was founded in 1981 – they will remain involved once the deal is complete.
They have three sites – RibWorld in Fethard, Callan Bacon in Kilkenny and Stirchley Bacon in Redditch in the UK where they produce gammon, bacon and sous-vide meat. With sales of over 100 million per year M&M Walshe employs around 550 people in all.
The acquisition will mean the Eight Fifty Food Group will have sales of around 1.6 billion Euro and employ more than 7,500 people across 19 sites in the UK and Ireland. The Eight Fifty Food Group was created from the merger of UK-based pork processor Karro and the Youngs Seafood brand. The deal is subject to approval from the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
Slievenamon Golf Club preparing to reopen on May 18
TippFm News by Jamie O'Flaherty - May 12, 2020
The green-keeping staff at Slievenamon Golf Club have been working flat out to ensure that the course is in top condition for when it re-opens on Monday, May 18. President of the club Brian Powell told Tipp FM that course staff haven’t had a day off since they closed to the public in March.
He says the course is in supreme condition: “Our maintenance crew, under Paul Kenny our head greenskeeper, and Michael Walsh, have been working flat out all of the time that we’ve been closed. They haven’t had a day off in fact since we closed the club on March 17 or 18. The guys have been working every day since. The course is in superb condition and golfers are going to love it.”
The death has occurred on Friday, May 8, 2020, of Joan Dooley (née Fergus), 'Beaufort', Newtown, Cahir, and formerly Cashel Road, Fethard, peacefully at home.
Joan, much loved wife of the late Garrett, is the cherished mother of Adrian, Caroline, Suzanna and mother-in-law of Corina, Olivier and Ivan. She is sadly missed by her grandchildren Stephen, Tilly, Evan, Lauren, Louis, Alice and Killian; brother Brendan (Derbyshire), sisters Helen (Monaghan) and Ronnie (New York), extended family, relatives and dear friends. 'May the sun shine warm upon your face until we meet again.'
Due to current government restrictions a private family funeral will take place on Monday, May 11, in the Church of Our Lady Queen, New Inn, at 11am. If you would like to leave a message of condolence online for the family please CLICK HERE.
Virtual trip to Fethard!
Tommy Healy’s two granddaughters waiting for Sunday Mass to begin its online broadcast from Fethard Holy Trinity Parish Church.
This photo was sent supplied by Tommy Healy, formerly from The Green, taken of his two granddaughters waiting for Sunday Mass to begin online from Fethard Holy Trinity Parish Church. Both children live with their family in Newton Ferrers, 12 miles east of Plymouth, England, where they are in isolation during the pandemic. They were very thankful to see the morning Mass broadcast from Fethard and the chance to see the church they were both baptised in, when their mother Kathleen (Tommy's daughter), brought them home to Fethard for the occasion after they were born. Best wishes to all the Healys in Plymouth.
Sunday and daily morning Mass from Fetard Parish Church can be watched live, or be replayed, by visiting www.parishchurch.net
'Thank You' from Scotland
Good morning, I just wanted to send a huge thank you for the excellent live stream from Fethard church. Several of my family used it this morning (Thursday, May 7) to watch our Aunt's funeral, and it was massively appreciated to be able to feel connected to the service at such a difficult time.
Please keep up the good work, it's things like this that are making the pandemic a little easier for us all. Best wishes, Sammy Wilson, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Received by email on May 7, 2020)
The death has occurred on Monday, May 4, 2020, of Alison 'Ali' Dowling (née Noonan), Kilnockin View, Fethard. Alison (Ali) is deeply regretted by her loving husband Paul, son Daniel, her father Mike, brothers Michael and Matthew, sister Diane and all extended family and friends. May she rest in peace.
Alison's Funeral is private in accordance with HSE and Government guidelines regarding public gatherings. The Funeral Service may be viewed online on Thursday morning, May 7, by going to parishchurch.net at 11am. Messages for Alison's family can also be left on the online Condolences book by CLICKING HERE.
New welcome addition to our Car Parks
In recent days people using the town's bottle banks will notice a colourful addition to the line-up that will accept your unwanted clothes, including sheets, shoe pairs, blankets, underwear and curtains. Please also note that NO duvets, pillows, carpets, toys, soiled or wet items are accepted. This new venture is in partnership with the Green School’s programme in 2020 to promote active recycling and reuse programmes in participating schools nationwide and proudly supports Tipperary County Council's, 'Sowing The Seeds of Sustainability' project.
Clothespod.ie is a Guaranteed Irish Company that’s been in business promoting and actioning the reuse and re-ware of used clothing since 1992. They are fully permitted and insured to work in partnership with Local Authorities and Licensed Waste/Management Companies throughout the country to ensure that all your unwanted clothing and textiles can be collected in a convenient and efficient manner and that the items collected are recycled and repurposed professionally and correctly. Each Clothes Pod site is maintained efficiently and are serviced on a regular and professional basis.
As well as collecting from our distributed Pods, Clothespod also aims to support local communities by purchasing clothing from local clubs, charity shops and from school fundraising events. As the Number One Collectors and Exporters of second-hand clothing in Ireland we really wanted to collaborate with a nationally recognised project, which is why we are excited to partner with the green school’s programme in 2020. As part of our mission we want to promote active recycling and reuse programmes in participating schools nationwide.
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
We believe the following photographs were taken at a Legion of Mary 'Peregrinatio Conference' held at 8pm in the Convent Hall, Fethard, on Friday, April 14, 1972.
The various groups and individuals appear to be Legion members from various parishes, photographed afterwards socialising in the Convent Hall. Any further information, corrections or names would be greatly appreciated.
Comments or items for inclusion on this website can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.
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