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(all: dĕs`yā), town (1994 pop. 97,314), capital of Wallo prov., central Ethiopia, in the Great Rift Valley. It is an administrative, military, and commercial center. Dessie has an important marketplace dealing in animal skins and agricultural products. The local handicrafts industry is also a significant economic activity.
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LEGEND Dessie Hughes on his way to Cheltenham Gold Cup victory in 1977 with Davy Lad
Burridge added: "Since Dessie, Midge continued to enjoy racing and went whenever she could.
FORMER INLA terror boss Dessie O'Hare is carving out a new career selling crafts.
DESSIE Hughes was described as the "professional's professional" by Willie Mullins as tributes poured in from the racing world following the Kildare trainer's death at the age of 71.
Conor O'Dwyer, who rode Hardy Eustace in both his Champion Hurdle triumphs, also paid tribute, saying: "There's gentlemen and then there was Dessie Hughes.
I've ridden for many good people during my career, but Dessie really stood out as a proper gentleman.
TRIBUTES have been paid to Irish horse racing great Dessie Hughes, who has died aged 71.
The one regret was that Dessie never ran in the Grand National, the handicapper heaping too much weight on to his back on the only occasion his owners might have taken a chance.
I FIND it hard to either slate or congratulate Dublin football star Dessie Farrell.
Ciara - who has been with him for four years - was just 12-years-old when she first met Dessie, who was imprisoned at the age of 20.
This can't be right, Dessie," I said, but what I meant was: Dessie, this is wrong.
I think there was a bit of needle between us and the Pipe yard in 1987 and it was pretty clear they were not going to allow Dessie to front-run," added Burridge.