TYDAVNET SHOW

Tydavnet Show Photo: © Michael Fisher

Tydavnet Show Photo: © Michael Fisher

Two months ago I wrote about the preparations for Virginia Show (Cavan) and also the Tydavnet Show in County Monaghan. Junior Agriculture Minister Tom Hayes TD praised the wonderful work and commitment of the various show committees who give their services to the community every year on a voluntary basis. The full extent of the efforts of the show committee became apparent at the showgrounds at Drumshevra between Tydavnet and Scotstown on Saturday 17th August.

Tydavnet Show President Henry Blackburn presents the cups Photo: © Michael Fisher

Tydavnet Show President Henry Blackburn presents the cups Photo: © Michael Fisher

After an early shower, the rain stayed off until the end, when the cups were being presented to prizewinners by the show President, Henry Blackburn. In just over a fortnight’s time, Henry will be losing his beloved tresses in a sponsored headshave in aid of Monaghan Cancer Treatment Support. The barber will be in place at Tydavnet community centre on Friday 13th (September) but hopefully Henry will not be superstitious!

Tydavnet Show Vice-Treasurer George McCarron Photo: © Michael Fisher

Tydavnet Show Vice-Treasurer George McCarron Photo: © Michael Fisher

One of the first volunteers I met at the showgrounds was my wife’s cousin George McCarron, a member of the Irish Farmers Association. This was the 62nd annual show and from what I saw of the exhibits, it was another great success.

Cart at Tydavnet Show Photo: © Michael Fisher

Cart at Tydavnet Show Photo: © Michael Fisher

Monaghan Vintage Club brought a number of exhibits to the show, including an old thresher.

Monaghan Vintage Club Thresher at Tydavnet Show Photo: © Michael Fisher

Monaghan Vintage Club Thresher at Tydavnet Show Photo: © Michael Fisher

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