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Monday 16 September 2019

Record crowds and entries at the 84th Tinahely Agricultural Show

Colm Moules, Reggie Mitchel (who won the Mary Moules Cup for best Rose in the Show), John Moules, Caeric Doyle and Nuala Beaty
Colm Moules, Reggie Mitchel (who won the Mary Moules Cup for best Rose in the Show), John Moules, Caeric Doyle and Nuala Beaty
Tara Murpy with Bella, the overall winner of the dog show
Enda, Micheal, Martin, Des and Angela Morris

Eimear Dodd

A few light showers didn't deter the crowds from attending the 84th Tinahely Agricultural Show.

Instead, organisers said there was a record number of visitors and entries to the livestock and craft competitions at the annual event.

There were stands from local and agricultural businesses and an extra marquee was added to accommodate demand from craftspeople to exhibit this year.

As usual, there was a huge variety of entertainment with something for everyone to enjoy from pony club games, a vintage car show, a dog show and other events taking place across the show site.

Visitors could look at the range of skills on display in the craft tent from photography, lace making, baking, crochet, needlework, knitting and jam-making. The quilt marquee featured entries from across Ireland with over 100 quilts on display to be admired by visitors.

Pets corner and the new everyday wellness tent were also well-attended. The Rathwood fashion show featured fashions from Rathwood, Deirdre Minogue and Oonagh Conroy on the show catwalk.

Thousands took to the giant dance floor to jive and enjoy performances by Irish country music stars including Derek Ryan, dancing with Declan and Stuart Moyles. Tinahely Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann also played and there was Irish dancing with Caroline L. Fleming Academy.

Another highlight was the culmination of the selection process for the Tinahely Show Queen. This year, Sarah Kealy, representing O'Keefe's pub Knockananna, was crowned with the tiara during the afternoon.

PRO committee member Joe Hayden said the organising committee thanked 'those who had supported the show and all those people who travel from all over Ireland' to come for the day. Over 300 members of the local Tinahely community volunteered to assist with the running of the event.

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