It is with great sadness that we inform you all of the death of Christy Comerford, Knockmahon, Castlewarren, County Kilkenny. Christy was a current member of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society Council, and served as Vice President up until March of this year. Along with his wife Marguerite and his three precious little girls, Cynthia, Colette and Christine, he ran the exceptional Knockmahon herd of pedigree and commercial cattle, for which he was known far and wide.

Christy was a die hard suckler farmer and one of the great advocates of suckler farming in Ireland. Over the years he travelled all over the Country to meetings and events to fight for the rights of the suckler cow. His knowledge of cattle breeding went far beyond most people’s comprehension. Christy enjoyed many highlight’s over the year’s with his excellent cattle, producing some of the best weanling’s in Kilkenny mart year after year. He also enjoyed great success with his pedigree Charolais cattle, winning the Supreme Champion Charolais at the Tullamore National Livestock Show in 2014 with Knockmahon Hyacinth. In 2019 Christy and his family hosted the World Charolais Technical Congress. Those in attendance described it as an unforgettable night.

Anytime you visited Christy and his family you were welcomed by wonderful hospitality, before getting a tour of the tremendous Knockmahon cattle. Christy’s warm personality made him many friends over the years. His love for his family and children shone through every time you met him. His passion for cattle breeding was undeniable. He was a kind hearted, decent, gentleman, who will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. His knowledge and input around the Council table will be greatly missed. The Charolais world has lost one of it’s greats.

The Society would like to express their deepest condolences to Marguerite, Cynthia, Colette, Christine and the entire Comerford family. The Society will be forming a guard of honour before the funeral mass on Wednesday at 2 pm in St. Scuthin’s Church, Castlewarren, Co. Kilkenny, for anyone who would like to attend. Those who would like to take part in the guard of honour are asked to be there at 1.30 pm. Full funeral arrangements can be found here –