Hooves 4 Hospice News

Valuable Animals Sold

Three Hooves for Hospice animals from neighbouring farms in Derrinboy, Kilcormac , Co. Offaly were sold at the Golden Vale Mart in Tullamore at the end of February for €4,800. Farmers, Mr. Joe Deegan, Mr. Aidan Gath and Mr. Joe Molloy very kindly reared the animals and donated the proceeds of the sale towards the cost of building the planned Midland Regional Hospice. The sale price reflected the great job the three farmers concerned did

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Generous Young Moate People

A very gratifying feature of the Lions Clubs promoted Hooves4Hospice fundraising project, in aid of the planned Midland Regional Hospice, is the generosity of young people towards it. A recent example of that generosity was the presentation of a cheque for €1,200 by a group of students at Moate Community School to project chairperson, Pat Lalor. The students, Sarah Murray, Lorna Eagney, Christopher Kerrigan and Conor O’Brien, having competed in a national competition, emerged as

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St Kieran’s NS – Hooves 4 Hospice

St. Kieran’s NS, Broughall is a small rural school located on the outskirts of Kilcormac. Pupils benefit massively from the low pupil teacher ratio which exists within the school. With three full time teachers working in the school, this affords our pupils the opportunity to engage with all elements of the curriculum as well as engaging in various different exciting initiatives and projects. Broughall is a rural community which has lost many of it’s loved

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Auction of purebred unregistered Limousin heifer for H4H

Auction of purebred unregistered Limousin heifer for H4H A purebred unregistered Limousin maiden heifer became the first animal to be sold in aid of the Hooves4Hospice fundraising project. The animal, kindly reared and donated by Mr. J. Colgan from Portarlington, was sold at the Golden Vale Mart in Tullamore. The animal fetched the handsome sum of €1,270 in aid of the building of a Regional Hospice in the Midlands

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Droimeann Bull Joins Hooves4Hospice Herd

The latest addition to the Hooves4Hospice herd is a very special young animal. He is a member of one of Ireland’s oldest breeds of cattle that was endangered as recently as the turn of the century. The stronghold of his breed is in the south of the kingdom of Kerry. At school, we all encountered the poem  ‘An Dromfhionn Donn Dilis’ which in english translates as the ‘The  Faithfull Brown Droimeann’. In the nineteen eighties,

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