||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.
||Fethard Youth Centre
Youths from Fethard and district aged 14 to 16 are invited to come along and register for membership on Saturday next 21st February at Fethard Youth Café between 2pm and 4pm. Intending members are asked to bring along a €5 registration fee and proof of age. Membership forms are available from the Community Office in Barrack Street, Newport’s Newsagency, Patrician Presentation Secondary School (after midterm break) and can also be downloaded from the Fethard website.
From Nashville, Omagh and the Lee Valley
Music fans in Tipperary are in for a rare treat, when Jim Rooney, Mick Daly and Arty McGlynn play a gig in McCarthy’s in Fethard coming soon after Christmas.
Jim Rooney is doing a small tour of Ireland with his friends Mick and Arty. Jim is a highly rated producer from Nashville who has worked on Grammy nominated albums with John Prine, Iris De Ment and Nancy Griffith. He is probably best known to Irish audiences for producing Mick Hanly’s song ‘Past the
EMIGRANTS NEWSLETTER — Now that the expected summer has come and gone and the evenings begin to close, we ask for your photographs and articles to be submitted for inclusion in this year’s annual emigrants newsletter. We especially appeal for new contributors to take pen to paper and write about their thoughts and memories of Fethard and its people — whether it be short or long, funny or sad, simple or complicated — we know our many readers at home and throughout the world will really appreciate
Slievenamon Golf Club is the place to be on Saturday night, 4th October, especially if you’re an ABBA fan. Local fans have organised an ‘ABBA Extravaganza Mamma Mania’ night in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, Tipperary Branch, and are busy making costumes to look the part on the night. Tickets at €10 each are available from Liz Newport Tel: 087 2792889 and Fancy Dress is encouraged. The ‘Mamma Mania’ commences at 8.30pm with lots of spot prizes distributed throughout the night. Be there to meet your ‘Wa
Medieval Tourism boosted by Walled Town Festival
The Walled Town Festival which took place last weekend brings very much to the fore the Medieval heritage of Fethard. This heritage is well acknowledged and appreciated locally but the events of last weekend provide an ideal opportunity for it to be introduced to a much wider audience. There was a magnificent turnout on Sunday afternoon with a crowd exceeding the numbers last year. It is estimated that about 1400 people attended. The community
This years Walled Towns Day Medieval Festival Fancy Dress Parade will be led by five Irish Wolfhounds — a massive, muscular dog, the Irish Wolfhound is one of the tallest breeds in the world. This gentle giant can reach the size of a small pony. Standing on his hind legs the Irish Wolfhound can reach up to 7 feet tall!
The parade will start from outside the Town Hall at 2pm on Sunday 24th August, where local bands ‘Zero Tolerance’ and ‘Naked Mr America’ will also play their music from 12 noon