Business as usual at the Augustinian Abbey
Greetings from the Abbey Community. Following several months of viral hibernation we are crawling back out into the light and business as usual will recommence at The Abbey on Monday, June 29.
The normal timetable will apply:
Monday to Friday - Masses at 8am and 10.30am.
The rosary will be recited as usual before the 10.30 mass.
Saturday masses will be celebrated at 11.30am and 7.30pm.
Sunday masses at 9.30 am and 11.30am.
Please note that this year's Knock pilgrimage is cancelled. In line with public policy certain practices will have to be followed in the church. This will involve social distancing etc. Patrons will be advised as to the conditions which apply. These may vary over time in line with the guidelines as laid down by the public authorities. A word of thanks is extended to all for your patience and cooperation over recent months.
– Iggy O'Donovan OSA
The death has occurred on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, of Kathleen McCormack (née Casells), Cashel Road, Fethard. Kathleen, predeceased by her husband Tom; is deeply regretted by her daughters Clare and Rita (and her partner Brian), sister Noel, grandchildren John and Ashley (and her partner Michael), great-grandson Aaron, son-in-law Van, close friend Tony Askins, brothers-in -law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May She Rest in Peace.
In accordance with HSE and Government guidelines, the Funeral will be restricted to Kathleen's family. The Funeral Mass will be streamed live on this Friday, June 26, at 11am from the Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard on www.parishchurch.net. Burial will take place after Mass in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences and messages of support may be left on the online condolences page by CLICKING HERE.
GAA Sports Development Lotto
Fethard GAA Sports Lotto results for Friday, June 19, were as follows: the numbers drawn were: 11, 17, 25 and 31. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘match three’ winner. One lucky dip winner received €50: Micheal Broderick, Kilkenaule Road, Fethard; and two luncky dip winners received €25 each: Mick Grayson, Ladies Football Club; and Caroline Quinlan, Tullamaine, 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, June 26, when the jackpot is €25,900 and the seller's prize is €1,000. The funds raised are used to promote sport in the local community.
Fethard's 'BEST SENIOR FOOTBALL TEAM' of all time?
The Gaelic Athletic Association celebrated the centenary of the GAA in 1984. In that year Fethard were crowned South and County Senior Football Champions. To mark the occasion, team trainer, Jimmy O’Shea, compiled his choice of known players (above) that would be included in his best ever Fethard Senior Football Team of all time (up to 1984 when he made his choice). Now, thirty-six years later, we’d like to know your choice to bring the ‘best players’ list up to date in 2020.
The death has occurred on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, of Hilary Carter (née Taylor), Suir Villa, Cahir, peacefully, in the compassionate care of the staff of Marymount Hospice, Cork. Hilary, beloved wife of Arthur, loving mother of Isabel, sisters Rhoda and Shirley, nephews and nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends, including relatives and friends in Sligo and Mayo. She will be sadly missed by her loving family.
In accordance with current government guidelines, Hilary's funeral will be private, for immediate family only. With a view to celebrating her inspiring life in a Memorial Service at a later date in St Paul's Church, Cahir. Please remember Hilary. Her funeral cortege will leave her residence on Friday, June 26, at 4pm approx. on route for private graveside service and burial at Kilcommon Cemetery for immediate family only, please. For those of you who would like to leave a message of condolence online please CLICK HERE.
The family thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time. Donations, if desired, in Hilary's memory, to the Hospice, please.
'Olde Tyme Music Hall' medley 1990
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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This photograph, reproduced from a publication (date unknown), appears to be taken at a hunting gathering in the townland of Kyleatlea, Mullinahone, and has stirred local interest as many well-known family names were also included with the print.
If anyone has any information about the event or the people in the photograph, Bob O'Shea, formerly from Cloran, Cloneen, would love to hear from you. Bob received this very interesting copy from from Anne Williamson, whose grandfather Mick (O) Brien is included in the print. Any information can be sent directly to Bob O'Shea by email.
Hunting at Kylatlea. Standing L to R: Jack Roche, (?), John Mockler, Paddy Grace, (?), (?), (?), T. Smith, Bill Boland, Ned Connors, Nonie Shea, Bernie Halloran, Tim Shea (Tubber), Catherine Hogan (née Maher), Cis Tobin, John Costello, Dinny Brien, Nicholas Shea (Cloran). Kneeling in front L to R: John Morrissey, Martin Egan, Pat Morrissey, Mrs Will Freaney, Larry Noonan, Ned Egan, Gertie Shea, Sis Shea, Monty Shea (Anner House) and Mick Brien.
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
The following photographs were taken by John Kenrick over the years he lived in Burke Street, Fethard, and include many of the colourful personalities that lived there and others that visited or passed through.
L to R: Claire Coffey, ?, Mary Connolly, Marguerite Lawlor and Yvonne Purcell.
L to R: Boy, Michael Keane and Timmy O'Riordan holding their greyhounds outside Flynn's shop
John Stokes, Nicky Stokes and David Purcell photographed in the 1980s.
L to R: Kathleen Conway and Johanna Stapleton
L to R: Joe Barrett, Pat O’Callaghan and Phil Tobin
L to R: Olly Fitzgerald, Biddy (Fitzgerald) Kearney and Dick Fitzgerald
L to R: Lar Whyte, ? and Gus Maher
L to R: Theresa Cummins and Pauline Coffey
Sisters Bernadette McManus and Kathleen Kenny
Pat Sheehan and Nancy Sheehan visiting The Abbey
L to R: Gus Kenrick, Peggy Kenrick, Percy O'Flynn, Pauline Coffey and Tom Barrett.
L to R: Stan Murphy and John Spillane.
Seamus Cummins outside his pub in Burke Street
Sean Hogan and Gus Kenrick in Burke Street
Pat Mullins and Dinny Walsh
L to R: Peggy Kenrick, Margaret Coffey and Percy O'Flynn.
Girls at play in Burke Street
Dan Morrissey and Phil Tobin outside Carrolls Pub, Burke Street.
outside his house in Abbey Street.
Comments or items for inclusion on this website can be emailed to email@example.com or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.