KINGDOM CELEBRATES THE HARVEST

LORRAINE WALSH

A MASSIVE crowd of around 3,000 people visited the ninth annual Harvest Fair at The Kingdom Mart grounds in Mounthawk, Tralee on Sunday.

They were there to sample the delights of the many displays and stalls which were on show.

"This year's fair was a great success," said Brian Walsh, Chairman of Kingdom Mart.

"The crowd numbers are down on last year due to our inclement weather conditions of late but we were still delighted with the turnout. We had showers between 10 and 12 noon but despite this crowds gathered from 1pm-4pm to view our many attractions," added Brian.

"The tractor pulling event was won by Laura Collins from Kilmoyley, who will be representing Ireland in the tractor pulling championships in Holland next weekend. Laura won in the seven tonne class. Another great attraction was the dog show which saw canine lovers from all over the county turn up in their droves to watch the eight competing classes," added Brian.

"The standard of dislays and shows this year was terriffic and we had stands from Seamus O'Connor, Niall Nolan of Nolan's Garage, Addams Garage, Buckley Agri, Enery Wise, Duropack, along with 22 arts and crafts displays, Helen O'Mahoney of 'Truly Irish' and a cooking display ran by Frank Moynihan of Frankly Cooking," said Brian.

"All the family was catered for on the day as we had a children's corner with egg and spoon races etc, a display of vintage tractors and a working thresher display. We also held a raffle for the Alzheimers Association. Overall we are all delighted with this year's event," concluded Brian.

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