Tullamore Student is Queen of the Throne

Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly

Tullamore Student is Queen of the Throne

Megan Jones (17) from Geashill near Tullamore, pictured at the recent FTMTA Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown

Megan Jones (17) from Geashill near Tullamore, pictured in the 'throne' at the recent FTMTA Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown.

A pupil at Sacred Heart School, Tullamore, Megan was pleased to support a charity founded to benefit those who have lost loved ones in farm accidents by being one of many who were pictured on the ‘throne’, a specially fabricated feature piece made entirely from Krone farm machinery parts by distributor Farmhand. A sit or photo opportunity in the unique throne was free to all, but those who chose to do so were invited to make a small donation to Embrace FARM, the charity founded to support those who lost loved ones in farm accidents. 

The brainchild of Farmhand’s Marketing Manager, Stephen Scrivener, the aptly named 'Game of Krones' throne took a Farmhand fabricator hundreds of parts and many painstaking hours to complete. Apart from attracting interest amongst visitors to the show last week, its purpose was to highlight the long-standing relationship that exists between the German manufacturer and its Irish distributor and to emphasise the importance that both place on the parts and components side of their operations.

The FTMTA show took place at Punchestown Racecourse last week over three days from Thursday, February 9, to Saturday, February 11, attracting up to 20,000 farmers, contractors and machinery enthusiasts from all over the country.