On Saturday, September 28, Fethard Historical Society are organising a day long outing to Fethard-on-Sea and Hook peninsula in County Wexford. The trip will also take in the Ros Tapestry in New Ross, an amazing achievement, and The Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown.
The trip is part of the society’s ‘25th Anniversary’ celebration to remember its founding in 1988. The outing is open to all and will be of special interest to those who want to find out more about the Anglo-Norman invading force and followers who landed near Fethard-on-Sea in 1169 and, who thirty years later, had got as far as the Clashawley and began building the walls, church and town of Fethard in County Tipperary.
The coach tour will be joined in the Hook Peninsula by a local historian who will point out the spots where the history of Ireland was changed forever. For good or bad the Anglo-Norman invasion happened and our Fethard soon became an Anglo-Norman outpost in the territory of the McCarthy’s, O’Brien’s and other Irish clans here in Tipperary.
The cost of the coach for the Wexford tour is being sponsored by the Historical Society, so the cost of the day’s outing is €20 which includes all entrance and guiding fees. Arrangements will be made to see the repeat of the Cork-Clare All Ireland Final at 5pm that evening for all the hurling fans on board.
This will be a long day outing, with the coach leaving Fethard at 8.15am and returning to Fethard for about 10pm. There will be refreshment stops throughout the day and people can choose their own food and drinks as they please in the various hostelries.Anyone interested in travelling should phone 052 6131537 or 086 3905373 to book a place as soon as possible as spaces are limited due to coach size.