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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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Tansey donates Massey Ferguson 35 to hospice in wife’s memory for fundraiser

A Massey Ferguson 35 vintage tractor is up for grabs in Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation’s fundraiser, which will run until early 2024.

Bernard Tansey and his family have donated the tractor in memory of their beloved wife and mother, Gwen Tansey, who passed away peacefully at her residence, in July 2022.

A spokesperson for Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation told editor, Catherina Cunnane:

“This lovely Massey Ferguson vintage 35 tractor was very kindly donated to Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation by Bernard Tansey in appreciation of the care his wife, Gwen, received from the palliative care team during her illness.”

“Gwen passed away on July 29th last year peacefully at home. Bernard spent many hours restoring the tractor to its original condition,” the spokesperson added.

Martina Jennings, CEO of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, expressed her sincere gratitude to Bernard for his very generous donation in memory of Gwen.

She said: “We can only continue to fund the palliative care service in our community and our hospices with the generous support of the public, and people like Bernard.”

“The demand for the service continues to increase, and we are entirely committed to continuing to fund, support, provide and develop palliative care services in our region.”

The tractor is in full working condition and tickets, having been granted a permit from Claremorris Garda Station, are available to purchase online until January 8th, 2023, via this link.

Tickets are priced at 1 for €10, 3 for €20 or 7 tickets for €50.

Hogget and ewe lamb

Earlier this week, we reported that The Mayo Blackface Group are auctioning a hogget and a ewe lamb at the start of their annual sale this Saturday, September 30th, to lend support to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

The producer group recognises the great work the hospice does and how it helps numerous families around the region in times of stress and sorrow.

The group would like to thank Patrick Gaughan, Bangor Erris, and Noel Gallagher, Furmoyle, Louisburg for the kind donations of the stock.

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