H4H Updates

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

Nine cuddly black and white, very cute collie puppies born to Meg on the Connor family farm at Lehinch, Clara, are the latest inspiring and positive event on the Hooves4Hospice journey.

The playful puppies, with names including Molly, Patsy, Commet and Bell, were collected by their new owners last week, and all have gone to safe and welcoming homes.

The generosity of the Connor family, the new owners and their vet has resulted in a donation of €2,000 towards the Hooves4Hospice project. When mother Meg, herself a rescue dog, became pregnant the Connor family, who are already rearing an animal they donated to the Hooves4Hospice fundraising project decided on the very generous gift.

“Our first priority was finding good, safe homes for the puppies through friends and farm family contacts. As we feel Hooves4Hospice is such a worthwhile project we decided with the co-operation and generosity of the new owners to give the proceeds of the puppy donations to the project.

“Many of the new puppy owners had already heard about the project and were delighted to have the opportunity to be involved” said Stephanie.

The Connor family vet, Mr. Danny Murray, who runs a veterinary practice in Moate, on hearing of the project and the generosity of the new puppy owners, kindly vaccinated and micro chipped the puppies, free of charge, as his contribution to the project.

Kilcormac/Killoughy Clubs support Hooves4Hospice


Farmers, across the Midlands are very generous in their support of Hooves 4 Hospice and so too are many others.


For example, on the 21st. June, Kilcormac/Killoughy GAA, Camogie & Athletics Clubs joined forces in a fundraising project called “From Dawn to Dusk Run – Kilcormac/Killoughy Community Together for Hooves4Hospice”. Starting at dawn, club members ran continuously until dusk, which was a monumental undertaking on one of the longest days of the year. They succeeded and were handsomely rewarded by the financial support, amounting to more than three thousand euro, their fundraising project attracted.


The Tullamore and Birr Lions Clubs are most grateful to the clubs, the runners, those who made financial contributions and everyone who contributed to the success of the fundraising event.

Included in Photo

Pat Lalor, Tullamore Lions Club receives a check for funds raised towards Hooves 4 Hospice by Paul Craven, Kilcormac/Killoughey GAA; Ray Leonard, Birr Lions Club: Cormac Guinan, Kilcormac/Killoughey Camogie; Deirdre Egan, Kilcormac/Killoughey Athletics Club Fred Boulton, Birr Lions Club and Gerry Fagan, Hooves 4 Hospice Project