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Moment in Time: Sun shines down on Abbeyleix for their 2004 Fete

The sun was spliting the stones on this Bank Holiday Monday back in 2004 as the annual Abbeyleix Rectory Fete took place for a 42nd year.

Glorious weather helped bring out the crowds to the landmark event.

Canon Patrick Harvey, Rector for Abbeyleix, said: “Every year a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes; running the stalls, the side shows and games and serving the teas.”

Along with the aforementioned events, there were also prizes to be won.

Grainne Coogan won the 500 first prize while the other prize winners were;

Speedy Pigs – Jane Wallace
Bowling – Eoin Fennelly
Skittles-Joe Hutchinson
Lamb – Stuart Graham
Lucky Number – Grainne Whelan
Clock Golf – Stanley Fyffe and Aisling Phelan
Weight of Cake – Linda Claxton
Hoover – Ted Gee
Sweet Stall Hamper – Phyllis Foor
Children’s Tractor – Ann Maher

Bonny Baby Competition – 0-1 year
1st Ella Fitzpatrick
2nd Shane Daly
3rd Louise Moynan

1-2 years
1st Sarah Thompson
2nd Ben Heatherly
3rd Amber Nolan

2-3 years
1st Jade Coleman
2nd Amber Cooke-Allen
3rd Laura Caldbeck

See all this great photos from Alf Harvey below:

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