Iverk works magic again
Perfect autumnal weather greeted the thousands who flocked to Pilltown, Co Kilkenny, last Saturday for the annual Iverk Show.
The event traditionally attracts visitors from across the southeast and this year was no exception.
Indeed, such was the demand for parking spaces that show stalwart Joe Malone had to call on his son Joseph to open up another field for cars at around 1pm.
Iverk has a reputation for being a broad-based country festival and this was reflected in the range of competitions.
One of the most celebrated events is the Great Cherry Cake competition. This attracted more than 60 entries for the €600 prize fund.
The €200 first prize was won by Aisling Nolan from Dunmore Road in Waterford city.
In contrast, the big winner of the day in the cattle section had a good deal further to travel.
Sean O'Brien from Burnfoot, Co Donegal, wrapped up the Supreme Show Champion title with a Belgian Blue-cross heifer.