Fethard News in brief....

New business opens!

New business opens!

Trish’s Beauty Salon, Main Street, Fethard, is a new business which is owned by Trish Morris and located above O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy. The salon started business on Wednesday, March 6, and will be open Wednesdays to Saturdays inclusive. Trish’s Beauty Salon specialises in Murad facials, waxing, tinting, tan organic spray tan and several other beauty treatments. For your booking call Trish on (052) 6132484.

Ballroom Dancing

Dancing at Fethard Ballroom next Sunday, St. Patrick’s Night, March 17, to the music of Pat Hogan. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night’s entertainment and social dancing. Dancing 9-12 and admission is €7.

Enrolment at Holy Trinity

Enrolment forms for Junior Infants are now available at Holy Trinity National School. Please call or contact the secretary at (052) 6131493.

Convent Community Hall


The book shelves are now being installed in the Convent Community Hall so if you have any unwanted books in very good condition for our library we would be delighted to put them to good use. Books can be left into the hall any morning from Monday to Thursday or any evening from 7pm to 9pm

Zumba and Pilates numbers dropping

The numbers are starting to drop for Pilates and Zumba classes. These classes are a great addition to our town so if you have started the classes and enjoyed them, it would be great to have you back again as it may not be possible for classes to continue unless numbers pick up. Zumba is on every Tuesday nights at 8.15pm and Pilates on a Wednesday nights at 8.15pm.

What about our mature residents

At a recent meeting it was brought to our attention that there could be more groups or things to do for our middle-aged or over 50s in Fethard. If you feel there is some club or activity that you would like to see started in Fethard please call Joan at the Community Office (052) 6131000 and let her know your ideas or suggestions and we may be able to help.

Parent/Minder Toddler group

The new Parent/Minder Toddler group is going great and due to a lot of requests we are now going to run a second morning. The group will now meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11am, so why not come down and let the children play and get to know each other while you have a cup of tea/coffee and some adult conversation –all for only €2 per adult.

Community Games

Congratulations to John O’Flynn, Knockelly Road who won a bronze medal at the County Final of the Community Games Art Competition, also to Cathal Ryan, Killusty, who put in a fine performance to qualify for the final of the U12 freestyle event at the county final of the Community Games Swimming Championships. Both events took place in Clonmel.

Digital Image Editing

Plans are currently in progress to hold a course in basic digital image editing in the Convent Community Hall in Fethard. The proposed course content
will cover such topics: ‘Before you click the shutter’, ‘Transferring Images to Your Computer’, ‘Organizing Your Images’, ‘Image Editing Tools’, ‘Image Enhancement’, ‘Red Eye Correction’, ‘Look at Layers’, ‘Special Effects’, ‘File Formats (e.g. jpg, pdf etc.)’, ‘Image Size for Printing’, and ‘Image Size for email, web’.

The course is aimed at beginners and those willing to know more about digital image editing on your computer. If you are interested in taking part in this course please give your name to Joan O’Donohoe at Fethard Community Office, Barrack Street, Fethard. Tel: (052) 6131000.

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: johnfgb@eircom.net

Fifth provincial title for Jack

After being crowned county champion in Roscrea last Sunday, March 3, Jack Connolly qualified for the 2013 Munster championships, which were held in Limerick and hosted by Corpus Christi Boxing Club. Saturday, March 9, was semi-final day and Jack’s opponent was Stephen Casey from Rathkeale Boxing Club, Co. Limerick. The Fethard man was on fire for these championships and Casey was no match for Jack, whose experience and difference in class showed when the referee stopped the contest in the third round.

The following day Jack faced Pa Flynn, from Doolin Boxing Club, Co Clare. Just 40 seconds into the second round Casey’s corner threw in the towel and Jack became 60kg Munster champion for 2013.

All roads now lead to the National Stadium in Dublin at the end of March.