Pioneer Excursion

Abbey/Ballinakill/Woodford Group

John Holohan


This photograph was taken in Killaloe when the group embarked from their boat trip from  Portumna to Killaloe.  The occasion was a pioneer excursion in 1958 organised by the local pioneer association.  Our picture shows members of the Abbey Group in the front row left to right:

J J Craughwell, Cepta Holohan, Peggy Larkin, Rita Pierce, Mona Pierce and Naoise Larkin

If anyone can identify anyone in the background we will be glad to hear from you and to update our record.

Another photograph, courtesy Joan Larkin McGreal, shows a group of Pioneers who had participated in a Mummers’ event in Abbey on St Stephen’s day in the 1950s and who obviously organised another outing at a later date to celebrate the success of that event.

Celebrating following a successful Mummers event

Celebrating following a successful Mummers’ event – location not known – Abbey pioneers: left to right: Gerard Dolan, Paddy Lyons, Martin Larkin, John Holohan, John McDonagh and Des Lynch





This page was added on 03/02/2015.

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