Ahead of their centenary in 2025, Barryroe Co-Op are seeking information on this particular photo that was taken in the Courtmacsherry Hotel in 1954 at the launch of an agricultural advisory service. Former Southern Star correspondent John Sexton has provided information on the service where Galwegian Michael Coppinger was appointed as the first agricultural advisor within Barryroe Co-Operative. Mr Copppinger is pictured to the extreme left of the back row. The next four people are unknown while the final two gentlemen are Michael Holland and Jim Moloney. Front row (left to right): Unknown, Fr Young, PP Barryroe, Con O’Regan, Co-Op chairman, Maurice Collins Co-Op mamager and unknown. The photo is courtesy of Sean Whelton, grandson of Con O’Regan, chairman Barryroe Co-Op. Any person that can help to identify the unknown gentlemen, please contact John O’Brien on 087 2363530, who will also accept any other interesting photographs from the early years of Barryroe Co-Op.
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