||Fethard Duo to compete in Punchestown Charity Race
The Punchestown Kidney Research Charity Race 2017 now has two local entrants. In recent days, Áine Phelan, Derryluskin, got the call-up to compete in this year’s event. This means that she and Mary Jane Kearney will fly the flag the Fethard in this renowned charity race. A fundraising drive has been setup on Justgiving.com Aine is delighted to be able to support this very worthy cause and any support received would be greatly appreciated. Aine will ride Jack Blue.
||Music program prevents teen addiction
A pioneering approach to drug and alcohol education that uses pop music videos was recently launched in the Patrician Presentation Secondary School in Fethard to the Second and Transition Year students.
||Fethard & District Rugby Club
Wonderful dry weather was the order of the day for Fethard minis who travelled to Thurles for an enjoyable morning of rugby.
||Fethard girls do well at Hip Hop
Well done to Fethard girls who won trophies at the All-Ireland Hip Hop dancing championships, which were held last Sunday at the City North Hotel, Gormanstown, Co. Meath.
||Clodagh highly commended in the EPA Wetlands photo awards
Congratulations to Clodagh Blake whose photo of the ‘Marsh Fritillary Butterfly’ was one of the ‘Highly Commended’ photographs at the EPA Wetlands photo awards in Wexford. The photography competition was organised by Wexford Country Council in partnership with the EPA Irish Ramsar Wetlands committee.
||Fethard Junior Youth Club back up and running
FUSE - Fethard Junior Youth Club is up and running again on February 20, and each Thursday night from 7pm to 8pm. Aimed at children in 4th, 5th and 6th classes, we provide safe surroundings for your children to socialise, make new friends and participate in activities.
||Sonny Condell for Crocanoir, Mullinahone
The Crocanoir concert series for 2014 will kick off on Saturday, February 22, with singer songwriter Sonny Condell. Sonny has been an integral part of the Irish music scene since the early 1970s, a musical career spanning 35 years, from his heady days with ‘Tír Na nÓg’ which landed him on the biggest stages in the world, to the truly fantastic ‘Scullion’.
||National awards for Grove Horse Trials
Grove Horse Trials, established in 2001 in running competitions for Eventing Ireland, has been honoured with two awards in the last ten days.
||Carol Singing this Thursday night 17th December
The annual ‘Carol Singing’ on the streets of Fethard will take place on this Thursday 17th December, commencing at Fethard Town Hall at 7.45pm. All are welcome.
Proceeds will be donated to the Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin to supplement their annual 'Santa Bear Appeal'. This is a very worthwhile cause and the CRC’s ongoing support and help for affected children and families is invaluable.
||Extra Christmas prizes for Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto
Extra draws for Christmas turkeys and hams will take place on 2nd, 9th and 16th December. We will have draws for three turkeys and three hams each week. We then take a two-week break so there will be no lotto draw on 23rd and 30th December.