Fair day for a county fair

Noreen and Marion Kennelly and Clodagh Kennelly-McIneney getting their calves ready for the Kingdom County Fair Show at Ballybeggan Racecourse in Tralee on Sunday
Noreen and Marion Kennelly and Clodagh Kennelly-McIneney getting their calves ready for the Kingdom County Fair Show at Ballybeggan Racecourse in Tralee on Sunday
The weather was glorious at the Kingdom County Fair pictured on Sunday
Harvey Brosnan and John Rohan given Will Fogarty (wood carver) a helping hand in making a wooden Owl at the Kingdom County Fair at Ballybeggan Racecourse in Tralee on Sunday
Selling tickets for a refutrbished tractor at the Kingdom County Fair were Risheard Pierse (Chairman) and Mary Dillane (Down Syndrome Kerry) at Ballybeggan Park in Tralee were Kieran, Patrick and Kathy Roberts Patrick and Eileen O'Mahony

Fergus Dennehy

There really was something for people of all ages and interests to enjoy in Tralee at the weekend as thousands flocked to Ballybeggan Racecourse for the 68th year of the famous Kingdom County Fair.

It was certainly a sight to behold with crowds of stalls, tractors, bouncy castles, baby shows, dog shows and music performances dominating the landscape of the racecourse - to top it all off, organisers of the fair have said that they could not be happier with how the day went and that they are already busy planning for next years event.

"It went fantastic, we're honest to god absolutely delighted with how it went - we were blessed with the weather aswell, that was probably half the reason for the success!" said Organising Secretary for the fair, Donna, talking to The Kerryman on Tuesday.

"I'd say that we had about 5,000 people on the grounds on the day - we had the Civil Defence there and they were giving lots of demonstrations on CPR, they brought in their lifeboat and they also brought in their vintage fire truck; the fire service came aswell and they did safety demonstrations on chip pan fires and they did hose target training with the kids where they got to use the fire hose - which they obviously loved," she continued.

"We had a dog show that people are saying was the best dog show that we've ever had - we had over 120 dogs on the day; we had a baby show, we had all the stalls, there was a competition for the best dressed man, best dressed woman - there was just so much happening - a fantastic time."

"I'm already back planning for next years event - I've a list of things that can already be improved on from this year so it's all systems go again," she finished.

Whatever happens, it is going to be hard to top this years event.

Kerryman

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