Tipperary Archive

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Trevor Coyle, Eddie Macken and Capt Con Power 1978

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