The 65th Dunmanway Agricultural Show took place on Sunday July 7th 2013 at Dromleena Lawn (Racecourse), Dunmanway.
Walking around the show grounds in the beautiful sunshine is like looking at a slice of country life. From pedigree animals to home-baking; everything is on display.
Apart from the hotly contested classes for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, domestic arts, horticulture and dogs, there are a wide variety of activities to keep the spectators entertained.
Sideshows include Macra na Feirme competitions, most appropriately dressed lady and gent, bonny baby competition and trade stands. Trade stands included food stalls, local businesses and charities.
While the sunshine allowed the crowd to mill around and appreciate the livestock others took refuge in the shade and marveled at the domestic art exhibits. These displays range from baking to flowers to arts and crafts.
The friendly atmosphere and welcoming community spirit is the icing on the cake when it comes to an event like this and it is something that Dunmanway has in abundance.
A great day was had by all!
(Original text and video published in The Southern Star 8 July 2013 http://www.southernstar.ie/News/Friendly-atmosphere-and-welcoming-community-spirit-at-Dunmanway-Show-08072013.htm)