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Golden Vale hunt at Holycross.jpeg
Black and white image of the Golden Vale Hunt crossing the bridge at Holycross in the 1970s. At the front are joint masters and founding members of Holycross Show, Michael Purcell and Timmy Hyde. Behind (and between) them is Mouse Morris.

Thurles and Kilshane Hounds.jpeg
Photograph of the Thurles and Kilshane Hounds meeting beside the Suir, ruined Holycross Abbey in the background. The Thurles and Kilshane Hounds were in existence circa 1929. Photograph originated in the Old Abbey Inn which belonged to Ann Flynn's…

Black and white photograph of 1909 Tipperary hurling team (Thurles Blues selection) with Tom Semple as captain

Holycross show catering team 1988.jpeg
Colour photo of the catering team at Holycross show 1988, local national school parents. (l-r) Rita Ryan, Siobhan Shaw, Mary Flanagan, Mary O'Donoghue, Aileen Quinlan, Margaret Keating, Lena Slattery

Parents in the catering tent.jpeg
Colour image of parents of Holycross n. school in the catering tent at Holycross show 1988. (l-r) Chris Long & daughter (at front), Rita Ryan, Siobhan Shaw, Mary Flanagan and Mary O'Donoghue

Holycross stewards at the wall.jpeg
Stewards in front of the wall at Holycross Show. 1977. Tommy Voakes of Galbertstown, course builder sitting on wall. (l-r) John Flanagan, Denis Ryan, Seamus Lowry, Tommy Voakes, John Flanagan Snr, Pat Doyle, Johnny Ryan, Billy Fogarty.

Tom O'Donoghue and Greg Broderick 2021.jpeg
Colour photograph of Tom O'Donoghue and Greg Broderick at Ballypatrick stables, Thurles 2021. Greg is an international showjumper whose parents were involved in Holycross Show from it's inception in 1970

Essential repairs Holycross.jpg
Essential repairs Holycross. No date. Black and white image

Harry Johnson and Roland Switzer at the show.jpg
Harry Johnson (Ballagh) and Roland Switzer (The Commons) at the show. 1989. Black and white image

Holycross first mineral bar 1970.jpg
Holycross first mineral bar 1970. L to R Sharon Slattery, Andy Slattery and Noel Slattery. At 1st Gymkhana on the lands of P. J. Fogarty (Graiguenoe). 1970. Colour image
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