There were over 130 Trade Stands all who work so hard and put in such an effort to show off their wares and picking one over another is a very difficult task for the judge. This year Bolands , who had a very impressive display of cars, Gordan Hegarty and Sons who are always in the shake up, Keogh Brothers, Broughan Engineering who with Joe O Toole and Sons the eventual winners of the large trade stand award had an array of machinery not seen at too many shows.
The local Fire Brigade were on site all day and staged various demonstartions regarding road accidents, fires etc. and had large crowds at each one and were awarded the small stand award.
The food hall had lots of local produce on view and with demonstartions by Edward Hayden a couple of times during the day there was a constand flow of people .
Although cattle numbers were somewhat down on previous years(a trend noted by most shows this year) the standard was very high and the supreme champion for 2013 was awarded to The Pedigree Aberdeen Angus 4 year old bull who was a truly gorgeous animal over a ton weight and thankfully as docile as a pet lamb owned by Joe Moran from Goresbridge. The pairs was won my local man Myles McDermott with two lovely Belgian Blues and sponsor Donal O' Sullivan CEO Of Co-op Animal Healt firsth in Tullow making his first ever visit to Tullow show was on hand to present the lovely Waterford glass Trophy.
A first this year was Tractor pulling which attracted large crowds all day and there was also a very fine vintage diplay. The association with the Gathering was a great success with many overseas visitors signing the book and being offered free refreshments. There were 15 new business's who were awarded free space and hopefully many of them will be back as viable business's next year.
As always the Horse section was a marvellous spectacle with great numbers in all clasess happy with new jumps and ring lay out.
There was live music throughoout the day and well into the chilly August evening where show goers and organisers chilled mixed with old and new faces and helped unwind after a long and productive show,
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