The death has occurred on Monday, July 6, 2020, of Brendan O'Donovan, Coolmoyne, Fethard, and formerly of Bantry, Co. Cork, at South Tipperary General Hospital, in his 89th year.
Brendan, pre-deceased by his wife Teresa; is deeply regretted by his son Sean, his daughters Mary Maher (Moyne), Liz Kavanagh (Urlingford), and Patricia Cummins (Rahealty, Thurles), his sister Maureen Reynolds, sons-in-law Billy, JJ and Jim, grandchildren Jennifer (and her husband Tom), Henry, Teresa, Mark, Aisling, Edel, Matthew, Joey, Ciara, Pierce, Sinead, Mollie, Katie, Emily, Lucy, Aoife, Lily, great-grandchild Tess, brother-in-law Sean and his wife Mary, sisters-in-law Peg and Mary, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.
Reposing at his son Sean's house in Coolmoyne, Fethard, on Friday, July 10, from 4pm to 8pm (Eircode E91 R663). Funeral Mass will take place in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Fethard, on Saturday, July 11, at 11am. Due to HSE restrictions, the Mass is for family only, but may be viewed live on parishchurch.net. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery after Mass. Condolences and messages of sympathy for the family can be left online by CLICKING HERE.
The death has occurred on Sunday, July 5, 2020, of Mary Murphy (née Hall, Rathmoley, Killenaule, Tipperary, peacefully,In her 96th year, in the loving care of her family at home in Rathmoley. Predeceased by her husband Tom, Mary is deeply regretted by her ten children, Jack, Eddie, Tom, Pa, Mollie (Standbridge), Lily (Murphy), Bunny (Hurley), Mick, Mark and Bridget 'Biddy' (O'Dwyer), their partners, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother-in-law John Murphy, sister-in-law Hannah Murphy, cousins, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. May she Rest in Peace
Private Family Funeral Mass on Tuesday, July 7, in St. Mary's Church, Killenaule, at 11.30am, followed by burial in Crosscannon Cemetery. House private, please. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Fethard & District Day Care Centre. Mass can be viewed at St. Mary's Killenaule Facebook live. Please feel free to leave message of condolence online by CLICKING HERE.
Fethard Rugby Club 'Return to Play'
Pictured above is Don Maher of Maher Plant Hire, Clonmel, making a presentation to Fethard Rugby Football club of a sponsored Sanitation Unit. Also included are Louise O’Donnell (left), Club Secretary & Assistant Safety Officer; and Anne Maher, Youth Girls' Compliance Officer.
Fethard Rugby Club are pleased to confirm we have completed All Requirements and have put the necessary Protocols in place for the 'Return To Play' under the IRFU and Government Guidelines. Whilst it is the summer months, we are always thinking of some Rugby fun and we are pleased that we can now re-commence Tag Rugby activities for Adults on Monday eve 8pm to 9pm. Please contact Pat O’Donnell 087 625 6542 to register in advance of attendance.
Our Senior Men are commencing back Pre-Season on Friday evenings and if you are interested please contact Paul Kavanagh 086 838 8205 in advance of attending training. Our Youth Girls are returning too onMonday evenings with Summer Tag at 7.30pm to 8.30pm (13yrs plus). If you are interested in joining please contact Polly Murphy 086 339 495 or Louise O’Donnell in advance of training for more details.
We hope you are keeping well during these strange and uncertain times. The COVID-19 outbreak has affected all of our daily lives in ways we could have never imagined, but the light at the end of the tunnel is now in sight as the country slowly begins to open up. The Health, wellbeing and everyone's safety are at the forefront of our thoughts at this time and the Fethard Committee members have been working tirelessly in the background to ensure that we 100 percent implement all Government and IRFU Return To Play protocols before we resume rugby activities.
Crooning for Fethard Cocooners supplied in safe surroundings with some live music from 'Fran and Muriel' at Fethard Rugby Club
We were delighted to be asked to help facilitate with the recent “Crooning for Cocooners” with the fantastically talented duo of Fran Curry and Muriel O’Connor to entertain The Cocooners in their cars for the hour on their wonderful Surehaul Trailer. It was a brilliant socially distance distraction and all made possible by the very kind sponsorship of John Nallen of Hotel Minella, following important similar events that John had arranged for Cocooners and their carers for valuable safe entertainment in these unprecedented circumstances. It brought greatjoy and happiness to all that attended. Special thanks to Kenny’s Centra for their support on the night also. The work behind the scenes by the organisers Maurice Moloney of Coolmore with Sinead Hyland Lee and team was very much appreciated.
We would like to extend special thanks to Maher Plant Hire in Clonmel for their extremely generous sponsorship of 2 Hand Sanitation Units and Sanitation Liquid supplies recently. Further Thanks to O’Donnell Fencing for important refurbishment of vandalised fencing in several places at Fethard RFC’s Community Field.
Click picture (centre) to go to Fethard Rugby Club 'Go Fund Me' support page.
As with all sports cubs in the country we have lost all our normal fundraising abilities. These funds keep our lights on in the winter, heat the water, maintain the grounds, provide us with the training equipment, insurance costs we need for training and now the added cost of ensuring we are completely prepared to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our Rugby Family. If you are able to donate or in a position to share,please do so. We are very aware that all our households have been financially affected by the outbreak and there is a lot of uncertainty in the future so a donation of any size would be accepted and very much appreciated. Thank you from Fethard and District RFC. Please click THIS LINK to help support and continue great Rugby Fun in Fethard.
Also, those that had ordered Club Clothing earlier in the season it is due to be delivered early next month. We will be in touch with you.
If you would like to find out more about joining in the fun at Fethard RFC please make contact via the Fethard RFC Facebook page or contact any of the above Paul, Pat, Polly, Louise or Committee members. — Polly Murphy
GAA Sports Development Lotto
Fethard GAA Sports Lotto results for Friday, June 26, were as follows: the numbers drawn were: 6, 30, 31 and 33. There was no jackpot winner and no ‘match three’ winner. One lucky dip winner received €50: Steph McCormack, Woodvale Walk, Fethard; and two lucky dip winners received €25 each: Ailish Sheehan, Garrinch, Fethard; and Siobhan Maher, Tinakelly, Fethard.
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, July 3, when the jackpot is €26,000 and the seller's prize is €1,000. The funds raised are used to promote sport in the local community.
'Big Picture' – Were you there in 1985 ?
This photograph, taken on November 19, 1985, was taken of Cllr. Willie Ryan presenting the County Council Tidy Schools award to Bro Raymond, Principal St. Patrick's Boys School. Also included are Fr. Tony Lambe and teachers Ms Alice Stapleton, Ms Eileen Fitzgerald, Ms Ann O'Riordan and Mr Eamon Dwyer. You can zoom in closer to see faces more clearly by clicking to zoom-in and double-clicking to zoom-out.
Position available at Fethard & District Day Care Centre
Fethard & District Day Care Centre CLG are hiring for the following position on a fixed term contract (August 31, 2020 to December 31, 2020) – Cook (5 hours per day Monday to Friday).
The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing 30-40 meals daily meeting the nutritional needs of our elders subject to Covid19 guidelines. Successful candidate will be Garda vetted. Applications by Monday, July 15, 2020, to our manager Ms Geraldine McCarthy, Fr. Tirry Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard, E91 X2W9.
Fethard & Killusty Masses Resuming
The parish churches in Fethard and Killusty will resume normal services from this Monday, June 29.
We are delighted and grateful that so many people continued to connect with us during the sixteen weeks of shutdown by means of the online ceremonies, visiting the churches and supporting the parish financially.
Anyone that considers themselves to be in a risk category should note that the dispensation from the Sunday and Holyday obligation is extended for the time being. We are asking parishioners to consider attending mass at a quieter time in the coming weeks, such as a weekday at 10am or 8.30am on Sunday morning, to lessen the risks relating to social distancing.
We have waited with patience and longing for this time, understanding the importance of protecting the health of everyone in our parish. Now we are full of anticipation that we will be again able to celebrate the Eucharist together, which lies at the centre of our faith.
– Fr. Liam Everard P.P.
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.
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 email@example.com
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: John Joe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.