Glencolmcille Show attracts big crowds

Glencolmcille Show attracts big crowds
The annual Glencolmcille Show has been a great success despite the weather’s best attempts to interrupt the fun.

The annual Glencolmcille Show has been a great success despite the weather’s best attempts to interrupt the fun.

The damp didn’t stop large crowds turning out to enjoy all the fun of the event.

Since the show was resurrected in 2010 the event attracted the largest attendance of recent years.

There was the highest ever number of entrants in the show categories.

There was also a great turn out across the art, craft and bakery sections also.

The show marquee was packed all weekend and there was great music from bands such as Cufflinks where a crowd of up to 700 danced along.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the World Champion Tug’o’War team from Clonmany who travelled to the south west of the county from Inishowen to put on a fine exhibition of their skills.

This proved a popular hit with those in attendance and showed first hand the power of the Clonmany team.

This year 15 local businesses sponsored local ladies to take part in the popular Glencolmcille Show Queen contest.

After much deliberation the winner selected was local woman Hanna McNeilis who claimed the crown of ‘Show Queen’.

Hanna was sponsored by An Chistin.

The Glencolmcille Agricultural Show or Taispeántais Ghleann Cholm Cille was first set up in 1954 by Fr McDyer.

In its heyday, the exhibition featured over 1600 entries in various categories, second only to the Balmoral Show in Belfast. This latest show is the fifth since it was brought back in 2010 and has been the most successful since then.