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Holycross Show


Holycross Show


Twenty-One Years of Holycross Show 1970 - 1991


Initially started by a local committee as a fund raiser towards the restoration of the world famous Holy Cross Abbey, Holycross Horse Show soon grew to be an internationally acclaimed show on the annual calendar, attracting all the leading Irish showjumpers. Local volunteers assisted with every aspect from course building to stewarding. Whilst the main attraction was the jumping and the horses, participation by local clubs from dancing schools to sporting clubs and ladies’ clubs ensured the horse show had something for young and old alike. Check if the exhibition awakens any memories for you from fifty years ago!


Kind permission of Tom O'Donoghue


Tipperary Studies


1970 - 1991


Tipperary Studies




Holycross, County Tipperary, Ireland

Collection Items

Holycross Show programme 1991
Programme of events for the 1991 show.

Letters re: Holycross Abbey restoration trophy
Letters from Waterford Glass re the design and cost of the Holycross Abbey restoration trophy

Andy Hughes, Timmy Hyde, Ursula Ryan 1970
Prizewinners 1970, 1st show Andy Hughes, Timmy Hyde and Ursula Ryan .

Capt Larry Kiely and Lough Sheelin 1975
Capt. Larry Kiely riding Lough Sheelin at Holycross

Captain Larry Kiely 1973
Black and white image

Eddie Macken and Kerrygold 1978
Black and white image

Eddie Macken 1974
Black and white image

Eddie Macken and Kerrygold 1978
Black and white image
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