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The Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place next Tuesday night, March 25, in the Abymill Theatre.

Fethard Historical Society AGM on Tuesday night

The Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place next Tuesday night, March 25, in the Abymill Theatre.

The highlight of the night will be the launch of two computer-based projects that have been organised and financed by the Fethard Historical Society over the past two years.

The Calvary Cemetery project involved two young local graduates photographing every headstone in the graveyard, logging all the vital information from each gravestone and then creating a searchable database that will also direct you to the spot in the graveyard for any particular grave that you wish to visit.

After the launch, the Calvary webpage will become live on the Fethard.com website and so it can then be accessed from anywhere in the world. This should be of great interest for all those searching for their ‘roots’ in the parish and hopefully, finance allowing, that the project could be extended to other local graveyards.

‘Arctic Queen’ selected to go forward for final of Junk Couture

Congratulations to the two Fethard Patrician Presentation Secondary School teams, ‘Arctic Queen’ and ‘Candy Crush’, from Fethard who were among 80 semi-finalists chosen from over 2,500 entries to compete in the Southern Regional Final of ‘Junk Couture’ recycling fashion competition for schools on Friday, March 14.

The two Fethard teams showed their creations to a packed audience and both Kiya Lawrence and Katie Whyte performed superbly on the Catwalk.

The four judges for the event were Model and former Miss World Rosanna Davidson, television presenter Darren Kennedy, Environmental awareness expert Yvonne Holmes and Art and Design educator Tracy Fahy.

Tensions were high at the end of the night when only 20 outfits were announced and chosen to go forward to the grand final in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin on May 2.

Our supporters, teachers and parents were delighted when Fethard’s outfit ‘Arctic Queen’ was among the twenty selected to go forward to the final. ‘Arctic Queen’ entry was modelled and made from hundreds of plastic milk bottles, broken jewellery and old belts by Katie Whyte, Louise Fitzgerald and Orla Walsh. Well done to all.

Fethard Athletic Club

Fethard Athletic Club meet every Monday and Friday evening at 7.15pm in the ballroom car park and new members are always welcome. No previous running experience necessary. Current members please note that 2014 registration is now due.

Fethard AC will again host the county senior road championships on Sunday, April 13, so hopefully we will have a good turnout from club members for this event.

See you at training soon and bring along a friend/relative with any interest in running for fun and fitness. It would be great to see our numbers grow.

 

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