It was all action at the Swinford agricultural show last Sunday. Despite the damp weather, there were sheep, cattle, horse jumping and a dog show.
We’d missed the poultry show earlier in the day but could still view the varied breeds of ducks, chickens and geese. The geese were handsome and well fed; the cockerels and ducks ranged from handsome to bizarre!
And of course there was the craft and collect tent. Cakes, jams, breads all to make the mouth water.
There were vegetable specimens I could only be envious off, though I could have improved on the apples.
Beautiful crafts by adults and children. I was particularly taken by this doll, who looks the image of our Irish president Michael D Higgins (one on left with tufts of grey hair).
And of course lots of colour in the flower section.
A great way to end the summer holiday.