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Friday 29 August 2014

Thousands expected at Flavours of Fingal

Published 10/09/2013 | 05:32

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ALL roads will lead to Newbridge Demesne in Donabate this weekend for the second Flavours of Fingal Show which is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the county's only agriculture show.

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ALL roads will lead to Newbridge Demesne in Donabate this weekend for the second Flavours of Fingal Show which is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the county's only agriculture show.

Jam-packed with a wide range of activities for the family, including doggie shows, livestock competitions, arts and crafts activities, cooking exhibitions and cake bake offs, the value for money show is the ideal way to embrace the outdoors this autumn.

The Flavours of Fingal County Show will again play host to Ireland's most groomed cows as Ireland's farmers congregate in the farm area to compete in highly contested livestock competition.

Fans of the movie 'Babe' are in for a treat with sheepdog trial demos and an equestrian fair. Visitors to the show will also have an opportunity to spot colour co-ordinating sheep as they compete to nab a Flavours of Fingal County Show rosette.

The must-attend foodie and family event will showcase the best of Irish food from the Fingal area and beyond. Attendees will have an opportunity to savour delicious dishes as they wonder through a fragrant walled garden kitchen lined with food stalls from top local food producers.

Attendees will also have the chance to watch a blacksmith demo and take in the skills of a traditional hand weaver in the hugely popular arts and crafts corner and biodiversity area. The team will be on standby to help the kids channel their inner artiste and learn a new craft with face painting, bouncy castles, fun characters and sports activities in the family fun area.

One of the top dog-friendly events of the year, The Flavours of Fingal County Show dog show, will have prizes up for grabs for categories such as 'Cutest Couple' and 'Best Dressed'. Dogs Aid will be on hand to entertain the crowd with dog agility and trial shows.

And that's not all, all the family will be entertained with a live stage boasting a bustling line up, including magicians and street entertainers such as Pat Collins Gypsy Jazz act and the comedy talents of west Kerry Italian brothers the Fanzini Brothers.

Peter Counihan, Fingal Farmers said: 'Following on from last year's success, this year is going to be bigger and better with a bustling live music stage, livestock competitions, hugely popular dog agility trials, and mouth-watering food from Fingal food producers.

'Just twenty minutes from Dublin, we look forward to welcoming visitors to Donabate for a weekend of fine food and family festivities.'

With kids' entry free with each adult and prices starting at just €10, The Flavours of Fingal County Show is a value for money day out for all the family to enjoy.

Fingal Independent

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