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29/09/2021

All Ireland senior hurling programme of 1913 - Kilkenny win to be auctioned by Fonsie Mealy

Rare books, GAA medals and collectors' items to be sold in Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny - Paddy Downey collection also

The "Drug" Walsh led Kilkenny senior hurlers to All Ireland victory in 1913 - Here is the front cover of the programme

Programme Souvenir, The All-Ireland Hurling Final at Jones Road, Dublin on Sunday November 2, 1913. Tipperary v. Kilkenny

Book lovers and GAA memorabilia collectors will be in Kilkenny next week for the Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Rare Book and Collectors' Sale. It will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel in the city. It will include a rare programme of the 1913 All Ireland senior hulring final played in Croke Park, which Kilkenny won.
The full catalogue is available on https://fonsiemealy.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Full-Proof-May-2nd-Sale.pdf
It will include pieces from The library of Dr. D.W. Davin Hillsborough, Co. Down and The GAA collection of the late Paddy Downey, The Irish Times GAA correspondent and the late Fred Dixon's Collection of Irish Almanacs and other select items from private clients.
Viewing
viewing at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel: Monday, 30th April: 1 to 6pm  and Tuesday,   10 to 5.30pm 

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