Thursday, 5 March 2020

March photo from our 2020 Calendar

Patrick Ahern Gaultier Co-op Manager
1902 - 1940

Patrick Ahern was born in the townland of Knocknabooly West, of which the Irish name is “Cnoc Na Buaile Thiar” which translates to “The Hill of the West Booley” or “The Hill of the West Summer Grazing”. Patrick’s parents, Thomas and Hanora Ahern ran a mixed farm in Knocknabooy West, Loghill, Co Limerick.

Pat as he was known came to Gaultier in 1902 aged only 32 and became the fourth manager of the Creamery. Pat married Julia Maher of Ballyglan in the early 1900’s. Julia had served as dairymaid in Gaultier Co-op since March 1899. Pat and Julia had three children and John the youngest son took over the farm in Ballyglan in due course. When Pat retired in 1940, he went to live with his daughter Una. He died in Dundalk in 1948 aged 78.

Sunday, 1 March 2020

BGHS AGM this Thursday in Woodlands Hotel. All welcome

BGHS AGM this Thursday 5th March at 8pm in Woodlands Hotel, Waterford.

If you would like to influence, inform or support the ongoing work of the society in protecting and promoting the heritage of the Gaultier area we would be delighted to see you.