Monday 23 April 2018

Fun in Fairwood

82nd Tinahely Agricultural Show at Fairwood Park

A very colourful Emily Strong
A very colourful Emily Strong
Garda Chris Murray and Garda Anthony Russell with Wicklow Rose Abby McKenna and Tipperary hurler Lar Corbett
Wicklow Rose Abby McKenna with John Driver and the Shillelagh Pony Club Team
Paul Byrne, Brian Walsh, Angela Tallon and Luke Tallon

The dedicated army of Tinahely Show organisers presented an epic event to be proud of on Monday last.

The 82nd annual show ran from early morning until late into the night and there was quite literally something for everyone.

The committee once again saw the rolling hills of south Wicklow turned into a small town with marquees and stalls as far as the eye could see and crowds to rival those of any summer music festival.

Whether your interest lay in the livestock and agri-machinery sections, or the trade stands showing off the latest in farming technology and brands or you simply sought a fun and entertaining day outm then the Tinahely Show kept its promise to be a day to remember.

From delicious locally-produced food to stunning crafts such as knitting, basket making and quilting the array of talent on display was a sight to behold.

This year's Show Queen title went to worthy winner Shonagh Mulligan, who represented Murphy's Butchers in Tinahely. Shonagh was picked from a very capable line-up of young women all seeking the title, and she will soon enjoy a trip to Wales as part of her prize fund.

Special guests on the day from the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Show in Wales will soon host their own event and Shonagh will be in attendance.

Country music fans were delighted to see their idol Derek Ryan in the flesh and he kept the crowds dancing throughout his set.

Sharon Lyons was the lucky winner of the VIP package to meet and greet music star Derek and was certainly delighted to have been chosen.

Wicklow People