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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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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Christmas charity auction in memory of farm accident victim

Aurivo Ballymote Mart is set to play host to a Christmas charity auction in memory of Mark Hargadon, a farm accident victim, at its final sale of 2022 on Thursday, December 15th.

Hargadon, from Corrigeenmore, Ballymote, passed away at Sligo University Hospital in September 2021 following a tragic incident involving a tractor and trailer on his farm.

He worked in Aurivo’s Homeland store in Ballymote and was a “well-known and well-respected” figure within his local community.

Family and friends have organised a charity auction in his memory to raise funds for North West Hospice, Sligo and will present a memorial cup following the general cattle sale.

North West Hospice provides palliative care services for people with life-limiting illnesses in their homes, nursing homes, hospitals and its hospice.

Charity auction

Some of the items catalogued for the auction include:

  • An Angus heifer – Fergus Hever;
  • Lleyn ewe lamb – Gearoid O’Connor;
  • Cross-bred ewe lambs – Trevor Redican;
  • A load of stone – Harringtons Quarry;
  • One Pirate AI straw – Johnny Scanlon;
  • Hamper – John McKim, Collooney;
  • Vet hamper – Teeling Vets;
  • Hamper – CT Electrical;
  • 3-tonne machine hire for one day – Asguard;
  • Pet care voucher – Gallagher and Farrell Vets;
  • Calving bundle – Gallagher and Farrell Vets;
  • 10 bales of silage – Paddy Gallagher;
  • Hamper – Alan McCarrick;
  • 1-tonne bag of decorative stone – Keith Donlon;
  • €100 hamper – Alan O’Sullivan;
  • €300 hamper – Natural Nutrition;
  • €500 voucher and 1 tonne of meal – Nutrias Aurivo;
  • Hammer drill 110Volt – MP Hire;
  • Cattle thriver – FRS Boyle;
  • A hoodie – Cawley Commercials;
  • Tractor battery and two tyres to the value of €200 – Lavelle Garage;
  • Car Care Hamper – One Stop, Sligo;
  • 4 Fiston AI straws – Anonymous donation;
  • €100 voucher – Classic Cleaners;
  • 10 ZAG and 10 GKF AI straws – Progressive Genetics;
  • Sunday lunch for 2 – McDermotts, Castlebaldwin;
  • 12ft heavy-duty gate – Paul McGettrick;
  • 5 BB438 straws, 5 EBY straws, 5 AA 4838 straws and 5 CH Loki straws – Dovea Genetics;
  • Agitating and spreading of a 3-bay shed – Cathal Killoran Agri;
  • 8 bales of silage – Pat Walsh.

The auction will take place at the mart at 1:30 pm with ringside and online bidding via LSL Auctions – register in advance with the mart.

Find more updates on Christmas Charity Auction in Memory of Mark Hargadon on Facebook or the mart’s Facebook page.

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