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Francis A. Fahy

Connacht Tribune, 13th October, 1967

The unveiling of the memorial to Francis A. Fahy at Kinvara on Sunday last led to a large turnout.  A son of the Kinvara-born poet, Mr. Dermot A. Fahy, from Cambridge, travelled from England to be present.  With him were cousins of the poet, Mr. James Quinn and Miss Bofey-Quinn (Corofin), Mr. and Mrs. Marlborough(Corofin) and Mr. George Marlborough (Corofin). 
The local branch of Muintir na Tire organised the erection of the memorial and the County Executive of Muintir na Tire were represented by Mr. Peter Moylan, Loughrea, Mr. Joe Lally, Manager, Ireland-West was also present.
The late poet’s son, Dermot, unveiled the memorial and addressed the attendance.  Mr. Thomas Donlon, N.T., Dr. Francis Greene, Mr. Patrick Diskin, M.A., and Very Rev. B. Mulkerrin P.P., also spoke.
Fifteen year old Geraldine Quinn from Crushoa, Kinvara, presented Mr. Fahy with her own oil painting of the scene of the “Old Plaid Shawl.”  Mr. Richard J. Johnston, recited his own verse composition, “To Francis A. Fahy, Poet and Patriot: a Tribute.”

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Kinvara Races – 1920


Photo: Norma Scheibe

Officials—Dr. T. J. Connolly,
Judge. B. J. Winkle
Starter. M. J. Leech
Clerk of Scale and Course. P. Kilkelly,
President. P. C. Feeney,
Treasurer. J. B. Davenport, Hon.
Sec. M. Valentine

  1. B,. Dunbar, Secretary of the Irish Racing _Association , Handicapper.

Stewards—P. J. Flatley, F. J. Johnston, M. Staunton, J. Burke, M. Hynes, E. Connors, M. Greene, C. St, George, W. Hynes, T. St. George.

First Race, 1.30 .p.m.—THE VOLUNTEER PLATE. A Hurdle Handicap of £15. Distance about 2 miles. The second horse to receive £2 out of Plate. Entrance Fee, 7s 6d.

Second Race 2.30 p,m.—TRADERS’ PLATE. A Hurdle Handicap ot £12. Distance about 2 miles. Tho second horse to receive £1 out of Plate. Entrance Fee, 7s. 6d.

Third ‘Race, 3.15 p.m.—KINVARA PLATE A Handicap Steeplechase of £25 Distance about 2 and a half miles. Second horse to receive £2 out of Plate. Entrance Fee, 10s.

Fourth Race, 4 p.m.—STEWARDS’ PLATE. A Flat Handicap Race of £10. Distance about 1 and a half miles. The second horse to receive £1 out of Plate. Entrance Fee., 7s. 6d.

Fifth Race; 4.45 p.m.—GORTSHANVOGH PLATE. A Flat Race of £8. Distance about l and a half miles. Second to receive £1 out of Plate. Catch Weights at 9st. 71bs. and over. Entry 5s. To close at scales with Mr. Leech.


The decision of the Stewards to be final in all cases. No appeal to a court of law-All Entries to be made with Sir. Valentine J. R. Dunbar, Handicapper, 28, North William Street, Dublin. Three horses the bona-fide property of different owners to start or no race. All Jockeys must wear colours. All accounts due by Race Committee to be furnished to the Hon. Sec. within one fortnight after Races.
Entries Close September 16th.

Tariff — Tents, £1; Motors, 5s.; Vehicles, 2s. 6d. Steamboat and Char-a-banc services from Galway arranged for. (Char a banc is an early type of bus service used for pleasure trips. It was usually open topped.)

A Pipers Band will be in Attendance.