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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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IMNDA fundraising night in memory of late Claremorris vet

A night in memory of the late renowned veterinary surgeon, John Gayer and in aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association will take place in the Dalton Inn, Claremorris, County Mayo, this weekend.

The fundraising event (auction and raffle), which will kick off at 8 pm on Saturday, March 11th, is armed with the support of local businesses, fellow veterinary colleagues and practices, farmers and the wider public

In the summer of 2017, the married father-of-three experienced “some” problems; his symptoms quickly escalated, and in January 2018, he received the diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

He was confined to a wheelchair and required full-time care, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, which his wife, family, neighbours, and friends provided at his home in Claremorris.

The veterinary practitioner, who lived and worked in Claremorris, County Mayo and was originally from Co Cork, passed away from MND in 2019.

Family and friends have since held various fundraising events – including an online auction, as previously reported by That’s Farming – for the charity, which played a “vital” role in helping others who suffer from the debilitating disease.

2023 fundraising event

Speaking about the latest fundraising initiative, veterinary practitioner, Sarah Ryan, MVB of DKD Veterinary Services, in Claremorris, County Mayo, told That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane:

“All proceeds from the door (€10), auction and raffle will be going to the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association.”

“The night is also to remember our dear friend, colleague and local veterinary surgeon, the late John Gayer.”

“All items have been kindly donated by the amazing farming community of Claremorris and surrounding areas.”

“Music will be kindly provided by Concorde, and also there will be some surprises on the night. This will be a night to remember,” Ryan concluded.

The fundraiser follows on the heels of last year’s event at Aurivo Ballinrobe Mart on March 2nd, which raised €32,455.50.

Auction items

Some of the auction items catalogued to date (total list pending finalisation) for the 2023 event are listed below:

Cattle items:
LOT ITEM SPONSOR
C1 Simmental in-calf heifer
C2 Irish Moiled-cross in-calf heifer
C3 Pedigree FR heifer weanling Brendan Gildea
C4 FR heifer 9 months
C5 FR heifer 9 months
C6 FR heifer 9 months
C7 FR heifer 9 months
C8 AA heifer calf Ml Gibbons
C9 FR bull calf Ml Gibbons
C10 AA bull calf Mark Devane
C11 Bull calf Ml Rattigan
C12 AA heifer calf Jim Egan
C13 AA heifer calf Jim Egan
C14 AA heifer calf Jim Egan
C15 AA heifer calf Jim Egan
C16 AA heifer calf Summerhill Livestock
C17 AA heifer calf Summerhill Livestock
C18 AA heifer calf Summerhill Livestock
C19 AA heifer calf Summerhill Livestock
C20 AA heifer calf Summerhill Livestock
C21 BB calf Malachy Morris
C22 5 X Fiston straws Martin Regan
C23 5 X Ewdenvale Ivor Sean Prendergast
C24 5 X Pottlereagh Mark Sean Prendergast
C25 2 X CXY (CH) Padraic Tougy
C26 2 X Ivor (LM 2014) 90% female John McGreal
C27 2 X EBY (LM) 90% female John McGreal
C28 5 X 4159 – Loki (CH) John McGreal
C29 5 X 2188 – Joskins (LM) John McGreal
C30 5 X LM 7416 – Powerful Proper Progressive Genetics
C31 5 X CH 8262 – Oak Progressive Genetics
C32 €50 Voucher Joyce Hoof care Ger Joyce
C33 €50 Voucher Joyce Hoof care Ger Joyce

Horse lots:

LOT ITEM SPONSOR
H1 Connemara mare covering

Lourigan Windy Rebel or Kilmaine JJ

Mary Connelly
H2 Connemara mare covering

Rogaire na Locha or Abbeyside Silver

Padraic Hallinan and Kate Daly
H3 Garryduff Jar of hearts James Joyce
H4 €100 voucher LC Photography Lorraine Cribbon
H4 €100 Chloe Goggins Photography

 

Chloe Goggins
H5 2 horse or pony clippings Colm Flynn
H6 Welsh pony covering

Airy Hope Moonlight

Cloonan Horses (Tom Fitzgerald)
Forage: 
LOT ITEM SPONSOR
F1 3 X round bales hay Paul Mullins
F2 3 X round bales straw Paul Mullins
F3 3 X round bales haylage Christy Rattigan
F4 3 X round bales hay Peter Kelly
F5 3 X round bales straw James Hession
F6 2 X round bales haylage Peter McHugh
F7 10 X round bales hay Patrick Duffy (The Neale)
F8 4 X round bales silage Ml Bowens
F9 4 X round bales silage Tim Lavin Snr
F10 4 X round bales silage Tim Lavin Jnr
F11 4 X round bales silage Mtn Ger Delaney
F12 2 X round bales hay Mtn Ger Delaney
F13 2 x round bales silage Paddy O’Malley
F14 2 X round bales straw Paddy O’Malley
General: 
LOT
ITEM
SPONSOR
G1 Hyraulic log splitter Malones Machinery
G2 €250 Voucher nutrias feed Aurivo (Joe Slattery)
G3 €100 voucher western Co-op Padraig Dolan and family
G4 €250 BER Energy rating assessment Mike Trench
G5 3 X day and night gurteen cattery and kennels Maud Henry
G6 €100 Voucher Dalton Inn Hotel James and Ann McArdle
G7 2 tonne bags of timber plus delivery Martin Heaney and family
G8 2 tonne bags of timber plus delivery Martin Heaney and family
G9 2 tonne bags of timber plus delivery Martin Heaney and family
G10 Puppy portrait Marian Shally
Sheep:
LOT ITEM SPONSOR
S1 Ewe in-lamb
S2 Ewe in-lamb
S3 Ewe in-lamb Liam Coen
S4 Texel-X hogget Ger Vahey
S5 Texel-X hogget John Campbell
S6 Texel-X hogget James Hession
S7 ½ lamb for deep freeze Joe Ryan
S8 €100 scanning voucher John Scarry
S9 2 X pet lambs 5 weeks Ernest Prendergast

More information:

Updates and preview images of lots on DKD Veterinary – John Dixon’s Facebook page.

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