Dog shows: choosing winners is a challenge
The Agricultural Show is a traditional part of the Irish rural calendar. When I was asked to judge the Dogs Section at the Gorey Agricultural Show, I was delighted at the opportunity to experience a day of the best of country life. I live in Bray, a suburban town which is too close to Dublin to have a strong rural identity. I looked forward to the experience of a day amongst horses, cattle and sheep, with sandwiches, cups of tea and home produce as refreshments.