All smiles for 75 years of Carnew Agri Show
IT was a time of family fun for all ages for those who attended this year’s Carnew Agricultural Show and the committee are already thinking ahead to next year’s plans.
Carnew Agricultural Show started off as a gymkhana with home produce and crafting classes in September 1944, and year’s show marked a special anniversary celebrating 75 years.
‘A great day was had by all and we want to say big thank you to everyone who came out to support Carnew Agricultural Show. To the many volunteers who helped make the day happen, we want to say well done and thank you to our loyal exhibitors, as we would have no show without them, and finally to our many sponsors who each year support us with fail,’ said a spokesperson for the committee.
‘Carnew Show like all shows is organised and staged by a voluntary committee and a lot of work and effort is put into running as safe an event as possible. We very much appreciate the generosity of the land owners, sponsors, judges and everyone who helps to run the show,’ they said.
New additions to the show this year included a Handy Working Hunter event and Amateur Woodwork classes for adults and teenagers.
But the ever popular dog show was again a hit and children enjoyed the bouncy castles, trampolines and slides throughout the day.
The ewe lambs championship saw all breeds of sheep on display, and the pony and horse rings got competitive for prizes, rosettes and silverware.
Michelle O’Reilly with her champion suffolk, 1st in show. Victoria Scully in the small hunters class. Doreen and John Tobin.
Sara, Charlie, Harry and Glen Stephens with their 1st and 3rd places best suffolk cross ewe two shear and upwards.
Chief steward in the sheep section, Edward Dowse.
Peter Cooper with his sons Padraic and Cillian.
Tommy Blake and John Driver.
Bridget Whelan and Paddy Morrissey.
Graham Murphy and Shauna Rothwell.
Sarah Donohoe in the small hunter class.
Michelle O’Neill with her son Hugh.