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Tuesday 23 July 2019

Family fun at packed Adamstown Show

Sophie, Kieran, Mary and Patrick Roche
Sophie, Kieran, Mary and Patrick Roche

David Looby

Thousands of people enjoyed an action packed Adamstown Horticultural, Trade and Vintage Show on Saturday.

The 72nd annual Agricultural was held in the Church Meadow area of the village. With 249 classes this year, there was something for everyone to enjoy on a beautiful summer's day.

One of the organisers Eunan Flood said a huge crowd attended the event, with stall holders arriving from as far away as Wales, the west of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

'Everyone was in good humour and in good form. There were people there I never saw before. The show is going from strength to strength and we had thousands again this year.'

Spectators lined the enclosures for the various events which went on throughout the day.

The show, taking place on lands kindly donated by the Cullen, Whelan and Redmond families, will feature all the usual horse, pony and sheep classes, as well as show-jumping and an inter-hunter chase.

There are also numerous horticulture, home-cooking, home industries, arts and crafts classes and a plethora of competitions of all interests for children to enter.

New attractions this year include modern and Irish dancing and singing on stage in the afternoon.

Around 40 trade stands had displays of everything from a needle to an anchor and some of the latest cars and machinery were on show throughout the day. 'It was a lovely day; a great day for the village.'

Among the winners in the brood mares and foals classes were: Class 1: John Roche Bell Ledge Stables, Assagart; Class 2: Terry Keogh Park Cottage, Clonegal, Enniscorthy; Class 3: The Jim Donnolly Memorial Perpetual Cup for Champion Half Bred Broodmare: John Roche Bell Ledge Stables, Assagart; Class 4 Mare Premium: 1 Amy Finn Muckaloe, Ballyfoyle, Co Kilkenny; Class 5: Lisa Comiskey Ballmore Demense, Camolin, Enniscorthy.

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