The representatives of the late Fiona Gilsenan (R.I.P.)will offer the entire award-winning Ardglasson Limousin Herd - Kells, Co. Meath for sale this evening.
Six cows; three heifers; one stock bull; two bull weanlings and one weanling heifers will go under the hammer at Granard Farmer's Mart, County Longford this evening (Monday, December 10th) at 8pm.
Pioneer of the Limousin breed
In 1983, after very successfully breeding greyhounds and thoroughbred horses, Fiona embarked on a new chapter - breeding Limousin cattle, acquiring Seabank Tamarind as her foundational female.
Fiona bred Ardglass Highlander - the Reserve Male Champion at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland, and, he went on to win the inaugural Scottish Limousin Grand Prix in Stirling; one of his sons -Westpit Lowry - was knocked down at 18,000gns last year.
Fiona picked up several prestigious prizes at several agricultural shows including Tullamore Show and depended on Aidan Holohan - a noted Limousin cattle expert - to assist in major decisions and the best show preparation.
In 2016, Fiona became the recipient of the Irish Limousin Cattle Society Hall of Fame. Fiona was recognised for her services to the Limousin breed and this was celebrated at a function at the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone - all this at the age of 89, a post on Ardglasson Limousin Herd's Facebook read.
"Sadly, this year the arrival of snowstorm the ‘Beast from the East’ last March meant an urgent trip to Navan hospital as Fiona had become dangerously ill."
"At the age of 91, [she] passed away on May 27th at Blanchardstown Hospice. She continued to be involved in every aspect of the farm right to the end. May she Rest in Peace." The post concluded.
For more information, contact Aidan Holohan - 00353 (0)86 0705065
Image source: Ardglasson Limousin Herd \ Facebook