WHILE the crowds came from as far away as Canada and the United States for the Tullamore Show, the people of Offaly were very well represented.
That is particularly true when it comes to winners in the various competitions as locals accounted for a large number of prizes across a wide variety of categories. Offaly winners did well in all sections with Aisling Neville from Ballydaly taking a number of titles in the cattle classes.Brian Matthews from Killeigh swept the boards in the Sheep section where Liam and Eoin Dunne from Tubber also took home some silverware.
But it was in the Horticulture section that local winners really impressed with JJ Mollen, Agall, Screggan (who didn’t have far to go) taking numerous prizes for his carrots, parsnips, onions, potatoes, radishes, runner beans, scallions, shallots, celery, cauliflowers, lettuce, while also winning the Basket of Vegetables section and the Tray of Vegetables section, not surprisingly.
In the Honey section John Summerville from Limefield, Clonminch, Tullamore did extremely well in numerous categories and was also awarded for his mead and his beeswax candles.
Local children scored well in numerous categories with Nel Deegan, Clonminch Road, Tullamore winning a photography section and numerous Poultry award with her brothers Robert and John while twins Roisin and Bronagh Kane, Blueball won awards in a number of categories.
Killeigh teen Conor Lynch showed great versatility taking second place in the Woodcraft competition with his very impressive set of cutlery fashioned from wood.
See this week’s Offaly Express for full list of Offaly winners at the Tullamore Show