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Died recently

Died recently

The death has occurred on Thursday, February 14, of Tony Tobin, Knockelly, Fethard.

Our sincere sympathy to his parents, Eileen and Pat, sister Patrice, brother Keith, partner Alice, family and friends.

Tony was a very popular member of Fethard community, highly skilled at his craft and an enthusiastic motorbike racing follower. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, may he rest in peace. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.

Community Lotto

The numbers drawn on February 13, were: 8, 13, 20 and 31. We had no jackpot winner and two ‘Match Three’ winners who received €75 each: Vicki Damon, Kilsheelan; and Margaret Carroll, c/o Kitty O’Donnell.

The three following ‘Lucky Dip’ winners won €50 each: Pat Shelly, Moyglass; Tom Kearney, Killusty; Michael Russell & Jim Kenny, Drangan.

Next week’s draw takes place on Wednesday, February 20 and the Jackpot is €7,450 and the Jackpot seller’s prize is €745.

Parent/Minder Toddlers

It was great to see a good turn out for the first meet up of the Fethard Parent / Minder Toddler Group on last Thursday morning. The feedback from the group was all very positive and the children all had a great time playing with the large selection of toys available while the parents enjoyed a cup of coffee and a chat. The group will meet every Thursday morn at 11am in the Convent Community Hall. Children have the opportunity to play in a safe, happy environment, so if you fancy an escape from the house for an hour or so call down to the hall. €2 per adult is asked to help towards costs of the hall.

Community Council

The next meeting of theCommunity Council will take place in the Tirry Centre on Tuesday, February 26, at 8.30pm.

Internet services in the Community Hall

Due to computer classes been run in the hall for the next few weeks on Wednesday and Thursday mornings the computers will not be available for public use during these times. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Free draw

The first winner of Tom Weston’s hardcover signed copy of ‘Feathered: being a fairy tale’ is: Jane O’Brien, 25-40 Shore Boulevard, Astoria, New York. We now have two more copies of his book to give away. The second draw will take place on Monday, February 25. Please enter once only as your entry will be carried forward from week to week. To enter our free draw please email your name, full postal address and telephone number to: competition@fethard.com or post to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Co. Tipperary.

The editor of Tom’s ‘Feathered: being a fairy tale’, is Carmel Trimble (nee Millett), St Johnstown, Fethard, and it was actually stories from Carmel’s childhood in the Castle Inn, on Watergate Street, which inspired this novel. The book is the third in the award winning series called the Alex and Jackie Adventures. Alex and Jackie are two teenage sisters from California, who get involved in mysteries involving ghosts, vampires, etc. The series is targeted to reading ages of 10 and above. ‘Feathered: being a fairy tale’ is set for the most part in our town of Fethard, and many of the Fethard landmarks are referenced in this story of the Book of Kells, Vikings, Banshees and the Tuatha Dé Danann. More details available on the Fethard website or www.tom-weston.com

Classes of interest

Fethard Community Council hope to run the following classes in the Convent Community Hall very soon:

(1) Sewing classes for Beginners – learn the art of sewing, measuring and marking.

(2) Relaxation & Wellbeing – learn how to de-stress and relax using various techniques. This course also takes a look at ways to have more happiness and wellbeing in your life.

If you are interested in doing any of the above classes please phone Joan at Tel: 052 6131000 for further information. Limited places available on both courses.

Fethard News

Items for inclusion on the weekly Fethard News page on The Nationalist can be emailed before noon on Mondays to news@fethard.com or delivered by hand to Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard.