Monday, June 22, 2020
Died recently in Chicago
All friends will be received by the Burke/Slosar family on Saturday, June 27, from 2pm to 9pm at Curley Funeral Home (Heeney-Laughlin Directors), 6116 W 111th Street, Chicago Ridge, Il 60415. Covid 19 guidelines for social distancing and masks to be observed by visitors to wake.
Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Christ the King Church on Monday, June 29, will be private for the Burke and Slosar family. Livestream of Funeral Mass will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cormac Burke Scholarship Fund c/o Trinity Sober Living, 111N. Grant Street, Hinsdale, Il 60521 or online at www.trinitysoberliving.com are most appreciated. Funeral info 708-636-5500.
Condolences and messages of support for the family may be left on the online Condolences page by CLICKING HERE
In accordance with Government and HSE guidelines, the Funeral will take place for family members in the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Sunday at 11am. The Mass may be viewed online at parishchurch.net. No flowers please. Donations in lieu to South Tipperary Palliative Service (Home Care Team). Messages of support and condolence may be left on the online Condolence page by CLICKING HERE
Fethard’s East Park Gate to open soon
This excerpt is a medley from The Hogan Musical Society's production of, 'Olde Tyme Music Hall', performed in the Abymill Theatre, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, from March 31 to April 7, 1990. The show was produced by Anne Connolly, assisted by Mary Cummins, Clonmel.
In this clip, Honourable Chairman for the evening, 'William Tierney McLellan', introduces Sean Ward and Gerry Fogarty (Flanagan & Allen) to sing 'Underneath the Arches' and 'Run Rabbit Run'.
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GAA Sports Development Lotto
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, June 19, when the jackpot is €25,800 and the seller's prize is €1,000. The funds raised are used to promote sport in the local community.
Re-Start Grant Scheme for Business
Cathaoirleach Michael Murphy said that “this is good news for over 4,000 small businesses in the county who can now access this grant to help defray ongoing fixed costs, e.g. utilities, insurance, refurbishment or for measures to ensure employee and customer safety. Micro and small businesses are particularly vulnerable to the economic effects of COVID-19. Many businesses, even while closed, continue to incur costs including fixed costs without being able to generate revenues. It is recognised that businesses will also incur costs in preparing their businesses to reopen and meeting the needs of employees and customers. The Restart Grant is designed to alleviate the pressure on businesses in this context”
The grant will be the amount of a business’ rates assessment for 2019 (excluding arrears), subject to a minimum of €2,000 and a maximum of €10,000 (i.e. businesses who paid less than €2,000 are eligible to claim €2,000. The scheme applies to small businesses with a turnover of under €5 million and employing 50 people or less, which were closed or impacted by at least a 25% reduction in turnover out to 30 June 2020.
The grant is intended as a contribution towards the cost of reopening or keeping a business operational and re-connecting with employees and customers, therefore businesses must commit to remain open or to reopen if it was closed and declare their intention to retaining employees that are on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS). APPLY HERE
Europeana Sport - Ireland’s Stories
Europeana Sport - Ireland’s Stories will show the richness and diversity of sporting history in Ireland and amongst the Irish overseas through the collection of stories and memorabilia from fans, players, enthusiasts, past sporting heroes and heroines. These memories will be juxtaposed with those of other countries across Europe showing our similarities and differences but through the decades our mutual love of sport in all its forms.
People can share their stories and memorabilia online or work with a volunteer via the phone or online to tell their stories and send in their photos of past medals, jerseys, triumphs, programmes, hurley sticks, rugby boots, trophies, diaries etc.
In the words of two our Rugby internationals:
Aoife McDermott, Irish National Rugby Team: "I am very excited to experience sport in this way, the memories and stories each item will tell will be incredibly unique. I am particularly interested in the rugby history that will unfold and hearing some of the untold stories”
And Duncan Casey, former Munster and Grenoble player who commented: “I am really looking forward to the Rugby related stories and seeing the objects people have stashed away and love the idea that they will be linked with similar stories across Europe. Sport is so much part of Irish cultural heritage it will be wonderful for us to share our memories.”
Under the common banner of Europeana Sport - Ireland’s Stories, six coordinating partners from across Ireland - Digital Repository of Ireland, EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum, European Expo2020, Hunt Museum, University of Limerick Conference & Sports Campus and Fethard Horse Country Experience (FHCE) - are each undertaking campaigns focusing on specific sports e.g. camogie, Gaelic football, horse-racing, fishing, martial arts, tag rugby, rowing. Campaigns will start in late May 2020. The campaigns will engage with local communities and enhance local archives, at the same time as helping to improve the mental health of all involved.
Over the summer, more partners from galleries, libraries, archives and museums will be asked to take part to increase the speed, breadth and numbers of contributions, including NUIG and the Little Museum. Ireland is the first country to kick off the Europeana Sport Collections. It will boost the Irish presence in Europeana and give us a head start for Europeana’s scheduled Autumn campaign.
Journeys of Faith – Stories of Pilgrimage from Medieval Ireland by Louise Nugent
Medieval Irish pilgrims left their homes and families for many reasons. For the countless men and women who made the trip to St Mullins in Carlow in 1348, a miraculous cure for the Black Death was foremost in their minds. Heneas Mac Nichaill was atoning for the murder of his son when he visited nineteen pilgrim sites around Ireland in 1543. Others were motivated by a quest for salvation, like those who entered St Patrick’s Purgatory at Lough Derg, hoping
Just as the aims of pilgrims differed, so too did their destinations, ranging from holy wells and the graves or statues of revered saints, to specific cathedrals or churches. No matter their goals or destinations, each pilgrim had to navigate the unique practicalities and dangers associated with travel along medieval pilgrim roads.
In this beautifully illustrated book, the reader can follow these Irish pilgrims, along the way gaining fresh understanding of the motivations and experiences that shaped their journeys of faith. CLICK HERE to purchase the book online.
About The Author
Dr Louise Nugent is an archaeologist from County Tipperary, and a graduate of UCC and UCD. Her PhD thesis concerned pilgrimage in medieval Ireland; she continues to research Irish pilgrimage sites and practices and has written, published and lectured widely on the topic.
In addition, she has documented many contemporary patterns and pilgrimages and she authors and curates the popular blog Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland.
Second Phase of easing restrictions is here
Faces and Places from the Past
Following His Grace’s address, there was a procession to the site of the Statue. It was led by a band of young school-children who carried miniature blue and white flags. As the procession wended its way from the main door of the church to the foot of the Statue, the Cahir Confraternity Brass and Reed Band played the Lourdes Hymn.
“An easterly wind, blowing from goal to goal, mitigated against good football, but interest never lagged to the end. The Clonmel team, with the advantage of the wind in the first half and with a slight superiority at centerfield, taxed the Fethard defence. But loose forward work, however, saw Clonmel lose some opportunities of scores that would have left them better fortified for the second half.
In view of the wind, it was obvious that the interval lead of 1-4 to Fethard’s two points would hardly be sufficient to keep ahead of the ‘Blues’ on resumption. On the turn-over, Fethard put all be had into an effort to wipe out the deficit. A goal from a penalty in the last quarter was a big factor in prising open Clonmel’s tenacious report on the game. Now, only a point behind and with possible victory in sight, Fethard attacked with renewed vigour as Dalton, who was always a thorn in the side of the Commercials, sent over the equaliser, with about three minutes to go. It looked as if there might be a second indefinite result, but the man who made the draw three weeks before, came into the picture again – Cly Mullins. Although under pressure, he screwed the ball over the bar for a point that brought victory to Fethard.
As usual, Mick Byrne was consistently sound at full-back for that winners and his work was especially effective in the first half, when his side was under pressure. St. John and McCarthy were also conspicuous in the winner’s defence and the goalie, Tony Newport, was also sound. In attack, the elusive Mullins, though well policed, contrived to get a majority of the winners’ scores. His goal from a penalty was probably the deciding factor in the game. Dalton, as right-half forward, was also a constant danger.
Outstanding amongst a solid Clonmel defence which covered itself with glory, when Fethard tried their hardest in the second half, were Lieut. Roche, Noel Stapleton, Pyke and Meaney. Early in the game Stapleton had played at centerfield and full-forward, and for the losers only goal he boxed a beautiful centre by Johnny Kavanagh to the net. Kevin Burke, at centre forward, played and improved game and notched three points.
Commercials stretched their lead when Stapleton goaled from a centre by Kavanagh. Around the 20th minute mark, Kevin Burke had his third pint, after a ‘50’ by Meaney had been cleared by a hard-pressed Fethard defence. From the kick-out, Fethard broke away and had a short innings on the attack. Dalton wided and when Clonmel were penalised Mullins made no mistake with the kick.
The Fethard men were ‘whistled back’ for rushing at Mullins’ first attempt, but the referee allowed him to have another ‘go’. He beat White for Fethard’s only goal. As already stated, Dalton equalised and Mullins had the winning point in broken time.
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