Fethard /Local Amenities
Londus Supermarket In Fethard
Local shop is open from 8:30 – 9:00 (10pm in Summer)
Sells everything you could want – it even does fresh meat if you want to barbeque.
They make fresh brown bread and rolls every day.
Has wine as and beer.
It even has a petrol pub, a banklink machine
Great for morning papers etc.
Also has a good notice board inside door if there is anything on it will be advertised here.
Small shop on road to Hook (Miskellas) – sells papers, break, milk etc.
Supervalu Supermarket in Wellington Bridge if you need to get a big shop. Hardware store, plus haberdashery there if you forgot anything. Lotto also can be done here.
Supermarket in Ramsgrange – another excellent Supermarket where you can do lotto, they have fresh butchers counter, make their own bread, do lotto etc. Head towards Duncannon and take signs for Ramsgrange.
Chemist – Newly opened in Fethard in May 2009 – nice guy Damien owns it.
Hairdresser in Fethard, Wellington Bridge and Campile.
Doctor – note on noticeboard in shop or Post Office will tell you who is on duty and what hours.
Directions are go out of Fethard and take 1st left after the terracotta coloured house (on right hand side of road). Doctors surgery is on right hand side – bungalow 1st or 2nd house on the road.
** Local Market on a Saturday in hall in middle of village for fresh vegetables, plants, eggs, bread etc all local produce – opens at 10:30 – be there on time as all the stuff goes really quickly and there is usually a queue to get in the door from about 10:20 but worth it!. (Market is in Blue Building behind old tennis court)
Massage – Paula – does an excellent 1 hour massage for €40 euros – on main street – ring to book her on 0877547208 HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Does both men and woman, sports, relaxing or physical theraphy.
Beautician – Claire Aulds – brochure in folder – very good – just down side of the shop.
Ferry – Great for going across to Dunmore East etc times are on the noticeboard in the press where the washing machine is.
I think it opens around 7:00 am and last ferry is around 10:00 in summer.
Be careful of time for Ferries in evenings especially at weekends or on really nice days – you could have to wait for 2 or three ferries to go over and back before you get to go. Costs about €8 return I think.
Mass – 10:00 Fethard (the church you pass on way in on the bad bend) and 11:30 in Templetown. Take road up the side of tennis court and it is about 2 miles out that road. Mass only takes about 25 mins.
Church of Ireland in Fethard – is at 10:00 am – church just up from Shop.
In the middle of the village.
Wheelhouse Coffee Shop – local coffee shop with nice homemade produce. Has free wifi for customers.
Lilys Café and Pizza – Takeaway and limited seating in this lovely little café. They do really nice coffee and homemade ice creams.
Hook Lighthouse (A MUST!)
Has Coffee/Shop. Worth doing the lighthouse tour if good day for visibility. Hook Light house is brilliant for a walk – but you have to go round the back of it – actually outside the lighthouse and there is a small car park beside sea. Park here – walk over rocks behind light house and walk along the cliffs – there is a man made path. I love this walk – but hate doing it with kids as you will see if you walk it. you can walk right to end of path and come back by the road which which bring you back to lighthouse or walk back same way – views are breath taking. You can walk to Slade Harbour from here. Approx 2.5/3 miles – takes about 45 mins to 1 hour.
Lotfus Hall has opened its door at last to the public. YOu can do house tours and there is a café. It is recommended to book the tour by calling or going on line at http://www.loftushall.com/ or calling (0)51 397728. There is a small beach here as well. You have to pay €2 euro to go into the car park even if you just want to use the coffee shop. Now also doingTapas in the evenings at weekends.
Pitch and Putt – Par 3 – it is about 5 mins drive from the house (clubs are in under the stairs) – head back up the road as if you are going to New Ross and about 2 miles past the church you will see a sign for it on the left. You can hire clubs as well.
Fish Shop – Local lady sells fresh fish on a Thursday and Friday – go back to main crossroads that you hit on way into Fethard (5 mins away) and take the road to Wellingtonbridge – she is 2/3 miles down there – in a VAN. Her name is Suzie and you can order if you want something special like Lobester/Crab Claws – 051 562158. She always has cod, prawns, monkfish, and it is much much cheaper than in supermarket and is usually fresh out of water. Her dad is catchs some of it. You can also sometimes get fresh fish as they come off from the boats in Fethard Harbour or in Slade Harbour (on way to Hook Lighthouse). Fresh Dressed Crab also sold by lady from her house on way to Hook Lighthouse – she hangs a sign out when she has some – it is just before the small roundabout before you turn up to Hook.
Her Husband is also beside the shop in Fethard on Saturday mornings 9 to 12 am.
Fishing – loads of places to go fishing – Slade Harbour, Fethard Harbour – July usually good time for catching mackerel.
Fethard is 10km – 7 min drive – has supermarket, playground, chemist, doctor, massage, Chinese restaurant, pubs, cafes, post office, hairdressers, church.
Wexford is 25/35 mins drive.
Waterford is 30 mins approx including Ferry – a must do! Head back up as if going to New Ross but at cross roads take left for Waterford, Right for Wexford.
Wellingtonbridge – 20 mins drive, has supermarket, chemist, large petrol station, hairdressers, beauticians, clothes/haberdashery.
Campile – 15 mins – has supermarket, chemist, garden centre, petrol station
Duncannon – 10 mins, has nice restaurants, beach you can drive on, old fort with coffee shop and craft shop, small supermarket, Lotto.
Arthurstown – 15 mins – really has very little – you have to go there to get the Ferry to Waterford/Dunmore East.
Dunmore East – 40 mins – nice restaurants, quaint little village.
New Ross – 25 mins – good for shopping, some nice restaurants. Has a market on a Tuesday. Dunbrody Famine Ship worth a visit. Has huge Tesco, Lidl, and an Aldi and a Supervalu all within 1 mile of each other.
Kilmore Quay – 25/30 mins – on road to Wexford but then you have to run off for it – it is well sign posted. Really lovely little village, loads of nice pubs for food, coffee and a few nice little shops but not much else in it. But lovely for an afternoon out.
Two Catholic Churches – one in Templetown – on road to Duncannon, one at far side of Fethard in Polfur.
Services normally are 10:00 in Polfur, 11:30 in Templetown but check local shop if you want more info.
Church of Ireland – in middle of Fethard Village – Service on Sundays at 10:00 am