Sunday 26 March 2017
Walter Hegarty – Modest Hero
Category: Talking History Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Walter Hegarty was born in Woodquay in June 1932. He was a man of many talents and in his youth, competed as an oarsman and in the sport of fencing. He also won medals for Irish dancing. His brother, Jimmy, is the noted hurler. Aside from sports, Walter read a lot during those times and gained a deep knowledge of the world through his interest in literature. He joined the army in June 1954 and quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant. Walter was an...read more...
Vintage Tractors Collection of Martin Collins
Category: Talking History Posted on 15 Mar 2017
Over the past number of years there has been a major interest shown in vintage cars and farming machinery, such as tractors. Martin Collins from Oranmore has a wonderful collection of vintage tractors that he has painstakingly restored himself. This took a lot of time, effort and money, but the end result has certainly justified his long hours. Some of his tractors were ‘Barn Finds’, this is a term that evolved from machines being found in barns...read more...
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