In fair weather the Tydavnet Show for 2018 was held in Drumshevera on Saturday August
18th 2018. Crowds of exhibitors, participants, and on-lookers arrived in to the field
and the the Show Committee had everything in order and running smoothly to make it
a most enjoyable day for all ages and all tastes. Entries in some categories had
increased in number and quality and the judges had a difficult task in deciding winners.
The programme of events was a very full one and very varied with something there
for everyone to take an interest in. A great deal of hard work and many hours of
preparation are spent by the very energetic and committed committee and it is only
right that all should run successfully on the day, which it did. Well done to all
involved. Our selection of photos give a small sample of the activity on the day
but there was much much more going on.
Overall Champion non-pedigree - C & P Lynch
Local businesses were to the fore.
Gary and Evelyn McKernan and their prize winning Hereford Bull with Judge Eric Humphreys,
Gareth Graham, Show Committee; and Minister Heather Humphreys.
A little town of its own - this is where the grooming, cleaning, feeding, admiring,
nerves and excitement can be found on Show Day.
Derek Ormiston, Stradone, Cavan with his Reserve Overall Commercial Champion Non-category.
It was fantastic to see so many young boys and girls involved in the cattle, sheep
and horse. The Coulter family has the next generation involved.
Debbie Atwell-Dennis with Cobbler were winners at the show.
President McCarron surveys the activity.
Andrea Rafferty was a winning Youth Handler.
For piece of mind and at times for immediate medical assistance it is good to know
that help is at hand in the form of the local Red Cross Volunteers. Monaghan now
has its second ambulance (pictured above with the crew at Tydavnet Show) and the
number of calls on the services of the Red Cross has increased greatly in recent
times. Nationally the Red Cross struggles to finance its commitments and the demands
on its services and Monaghan is no different. They don't put a price on their attendances
at events but hopefully organisers will realise the need for their presence at events
and help to continue that service by helping to finance the work. We all recognise
the benefit of having medical assistance near at hand in emergencies and we should
be anxious that the Red Cross will be able to provide for that into the future.