If Ireland had the weather it would be the best country in the world. A lot of Ireland's
events depends on having good weather as they are outside events and if there is
a drop of rain, or a continuous deluge, people are loathe to attend the event. The
Tydavnet Show is one of those outside events which needs fairly good weather but
this year it was the worst kind of bad weather - looking like it was going to pour
all the time, even though it only came in showers. It did frighten many as the crowds
were smaller than normal and a heavy shower showed up now and again. It also caused
the pony and horse jumping to be cancelled as under hoof conditions were dangerous.
It did not stop the businesses coming to display their wares and cattle owners, sheep
owners and horse owners were there for the judging. All the usual fare was there
and the huge number of competitions and activities for all ages. Monaghan Veteran
and Vintage Club members arrived with their tractors and there were other vintage
displays in the field. There was a Heritage Display and craft display. The massive
number of competitions in all sorts of activity had a very big number of entries
and the judges had a very busy morning deciding on the winners in each of the categories.
It would be impossible to name everything that happened and everything to be seen
but it was another packed Tydavnet Show and the organising committee are to be commended
for the work, time, energy and skills they invest in putting on this Show each year
and implementing the programme on the day, irrespective of weather. It was a pity
that the weather made their job that much more difficult and great praise is due
to the manner in which they adjusted everything so that things would proceed as much
near normal as possible. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone
who participated in any way.