Gallery: New location helps harvest festival grow

Published 24/09/2013 | 05:38

At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday was John Power
At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday was John Power
At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Claire and Mick Kehoe
At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Tomas Jackman, Adam and Stephan O Gorman
Checking the sod at the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday was Jim Larkin
At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday was John Power
At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Cait Bradley and Ellie Walsh
In action at the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday was Tom Walsh
At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Declan Kearns, Seamus Banville and Eamonn O Grady
At the cake stall at the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Dolly Roche and Dorothy Hanley
Stacking up the sheafs at the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday was John O Connor
Making bread at the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Mary Walsh and Seamus Kane
At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Tommy Ryan, Peter Mc Donald and Colin Dier
Making the bread at the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday was Mary Egan
Mogue Curtis in action at the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday
Trying their hand at the Lucky Dip at the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Emily Jordan Shannon and Tara Delaney
At the Vintage Day in Adamstown last Sunday were Erin and Molly Jordan with their teddy bears

A great family day out was enjoyed on Sunday as the annual Adamstown Harvest Festival got into full swing. This year saw the festival move to a new site, situated about 400 metres from the village beside the R735 and it proved to be a great success.

This year's festival saw a great attendance and the large crowd that assmbled enjoyed watching the ploughing and threshing and browsing the old photos, a vast array of stalls and taking part in all the fun and games on offer on the day.

'It was a great day,' said Jerry McDonald, PRO. 'We had a great attendance and I think all the families that came out had an enjoyable time.'

Jerry was also delighted to publish the results from the show and he said that all the events were hotly contested on the day.

The winner of the trailer plough event was Tommy Cullen, closely followed by Kieran Egan. The single furrow saw a dead heat with David Levingstone and Peter McDonald finishing joint first. The ladies class was won by Claire Kehoe, with Chris O'Hara coming second and Lorraine Wickham in third. Paddy Doyle came out on top in the TVO class while the Furrow Diesel class was won by Tommy Colfer.

The Jim McGee Memorial cup was won by Claire Kehoe, while Jim Cullen was presented with the Pat Byrne memorial trophy and Tommy Colfer was the winner of the Byrne Brothers Cup.

Prizes were also given out for fancy dress, guess the weight of the lamb and a variety of other games.

Jerry finished by saying: 'It was a great occasion and on behalf of the committee, I would like to thank the landowners, shamrock vintage club, the ladies committee, the local ICA and all that attended and donated on the day.'

The main benefactors of this year's event will be Adamstown native, Sr Helen Delaney to help her continue her life-saving work in Uganda; Rehab Wexford, and the Irish Guide Dogs Association.

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