79 years after Patrick Feekery won at the 1935 National Feis when he was in Artane Industrial School, he finally got his medal
Congratulations to Patrick Feekery, who was recently presented with his Feis Ceoil medal, 79 years after his win. Patrick won Gold in the French Horn competition at the 1935 National Feis. He was in Artane Industrial School and never saw his medal, before it was lost in a fire at the Artane Industrial School in 1969.
A replica Gold medal and presentation certificate of achievement were made for Patrick, and the Artane Boys Band were involved in the recent presentation to Patrick of his medal.
Horn player Patrick to get Feis Ceoil medal – 79 years after winning gold
Coverage of Patricks story in the Irish Independent
Coverage of Patricks story on the Artane School of Music web site