It is amazing how quickly time flies. It appears that it is no time since the 2017
Tydavnet Show and here we are, not out of winter yet, and yet the plans for the 2018
Tydavnet Show in August are well under way. The AGM was held in Urbleshanny Hall
last week and there is plenty of enthusiasm and energy among the committee for the
tasks ahead. Some of the Committee members are pictured and we also see Mary Sherry
handing over the President's Medal to the new President, George McCarron, who has
been a long serving and faithful servant of the Show.
Below we see Heather Stirrat presenting a Bouquet of Flowers to Peggy treanor in
recognition of her committed and great work as Chairperson of the Show Committee.
The 2018 Show was officially launched in Tydavnet Community Centre last week by Mary
Delaney, Glanbia, and all looks set for the 67th annual TYdavnet Show which will
be held in the usual Showgrounds at Drumshevera on August 18th. The big need for
a successful show is good weather but the organising committee has no control over
that. They can have everything prepared and have a wonderful programme but if the
rain comes down it spoils the entire plan. Paula Loughran is the new Chairperson
of the show, taking over from Peggy Treanor who did a wonderful job at the helm.
A past President who passed away during the past year, Margaret Sherry, was remembered.
The Launch opened with entertainment from local young artists and Barry Sherry, PRO
of the Show Committee was MC for the night. The Keynote address was delivered by
Mary Delaney, who is daughter of Gerry Comiskey, Broomfield, but is now married with
three children and helps to run a dairy herd as well as her post with Glanbia. In
her address she spoke of the challenges facing the farming community and the need
for the farming community to be seen to be taking steps to adopt environmentally
friendly farming methods and integrate these with commercial farming. She also stated
that much more needed to be done regarding loneliness and mental health problems
which are increasingly causing major concern among the farming community. She also
touched on other challenges facing farmers in the coming years and Brexit is one
of these. Now is the time to take these on and prepare plans to deal with them. Food
was served and enjoyed. Presentations were made to the top three entries in the Design
a Cover competition which is held each year and the overall winning art work is used
as a cover for the Schedule of the Show. The 2018 winning production was submitted
by Conn Deery from Urbleshanny NS.