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Michael’s Munster Macra campaign

Michael’s Munster Macra campaign

The Michael Moclair campaign had a wonderful night at the Ballylanders Irish Night on Friday, March 15, in Gallahue’s Hall, Ballylanders, Co. Limerick. There was plenty of ‘craic agus ceol’ and a great night was had by all.

In the run up to the Macra election day a number of hustings will take place at which candidates can speak directly to members outlining the details of their campaign. Fethard and South Tipp Macra would like to wish Michael the best of luck at the regional hustings in the Vienna Woods Hotel, Co. Cork, which takes place on this Tuesday, March 19, at 8pm where he will be voicing his proposals and answering any questions related to potential candidacy. Anyone is welcome to come along and support.

The rescheduled Clonoulty Rossmore Macra is holding an Irish themed quiz night on Friday, March 15, in Kennedy’s pub, Gooldscross. Music and raffle on the night with a €5 per person entry.

Volleyball continues in Clerihan Hall every Thursday night at 8.30pm, new members are very welcome to come along.

Macra is a wonderful organisation for individuals aged from 17-35 and has something for everyone including social events, travel, farming and competitions including sports, public speaking, debating and more which give you skills for life. For more enquiries or if you are interested in joining South Tipp Macra contact Laurann on 085-7337432 or Una 087-4165826 or on Facebook under South Tipp Macra.

Community Council AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Fethard & Killusty Community Council will be held next month on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the Tirry Community Centre at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Open at weekends

Country-Life Garden Centre in Fethard would like to advise all their customers that they will now be open every Saturday from 9am to 6pm; Sundays and Bank Holidays from 1pm to 5pm, commencing March 16.

Social Dancing at Ballroom

Dancing at Fethard Ballroom next Sunday, March 24, to the music of Dave Rea. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing. Dancing 9pm to midnight and admission is €7.

Community Lotto

The numbers drawn on March 13, were: 13, 17, 22 and 29. We had no jackpot winner and three ‘Match Three’ winners who received €50 each: Majella Daly. Cedargrove, Fethard; Cathy Trehy, Kilnockin, Fethard; and Anne Foley, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Mary O’Dwyer, Kilnockin Road; Keenan Aherne, Prospect; and Patricia Maher, Kilnockin.

Remember you can purchase your lotto ticket online at Buy seven weekly tickets and get one free! Check on the website for lots of special offers.

Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, March 20 and the Jackpot is €8,050 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €805.

Genealogy – Tracing Your Ancestors Workshop

A one-day workshop on ‘Tracing Your Ancestors’ will be held at Crocanoir, Mullinahone, on April 13, which might be of interest to those involved in family research. This workshop is aimed at those that have ‘dabbled’ in family history but have never made the time to structure their research. At the end of the workshop, hosted by Hibernia Roots genealogy services, you will have identified the resources that could lead to you producing a family report for a special occasion gift or to present to visiting relatives.

For further information contact John at Phone (052) 9153117 or 086 8907329, or email:

Died recently

The death has occurred on Saturday, March 16, of Mrs Phyllis McDonnell, The Square, Fethard.

Funeral took place to Calvary Cemetery.

Fethard News

Items for inclusion on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.

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