Prize cattle wow the crowds at Cork Show
CORK Summer Show revelled in glorious sunshine, large crowds and a few record-breakers.
An estimated crowd of more than 60,000 attended the two-day event.
The show, founded over 200 years ago and which ranks as Ireland's oldest continually organised farm event, was opened by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney who said it reflected "the vibrancy" of the Irish agri-sector.
"This is a great event not just for Cork but for the entire south-west region," he said.
"It is wonderful to see such large crowds and I think it bears out the confidence within the entire agri-food sector."
The Curraheen fair grounds outside Cork city witnessed a number of 'firsts' last weekend not least the final public appearance in Ireland of the famous Aberdeen Angus champion, Rosemead Karona.
The bull, owned by Albert de Cogan of Castlemartyr, Cork has won virtually honour possible in his glittering show career.
The bull has taken Irish, European and World Championship titles but Cork Summer Show was his last public viewing before being retired to stud.