The Haymaking Festival in Trim was a very successful & enjoyable event last Sunday despite heavy rain showers at 5.00am & 8.00am.during the preparations. The teams of horses & vintage tractors were in action by 1.00pm mowing & turning the hay & TG4 began filming the numerous characters & events for Guth an Phobail (next Sun. night).
Dan O’Hara’s Farm & the ‘old village’ areas were full of great displays of art, crafts etc.The dog ,goat & donkey shows brought enjoyment to young animal lovers. The big crowd puller events were the Play in the Hay, Donkey Derby Races, Roll in the Hay, Scythe Cutting & Sheaf Tossing Competitions.Music was provided by Tara Ceili Band,Matt Leavy, Mary O’Connor & the CCE Óg.
Great traditional food was served up at Martina’s Kitchen all day.
A special thanks to James McManus of Silverline Catering who filled the void left when the caterer originally booked informed the committee at a very late hour they could not be present.
Thanks to all our sonsors, patrons & voluntarily workers & media.
Trim Haymaking 2015 Festival Results
Roll in the Hay (Francis & Sharon,same winners as 2014)
1st) Sponsored by Knighsbrook Hotel Francis & Sharon Ford, Navan
2nd) Sponsored by Body & Soul Summerhill. Henry & Claire Barry ,Fordstown
Scythe Cutting Competition sponsored by Tara Steel & Engineering
1st) John Mullins, Mitchelstown
2nd) Paul Cotter, Ennistymon (outgoing Champion)
3rd) Pat Mullins, Mitchelstown
4th) Donal Maloney, Co.Clare
Sheaf Tossing Competition sponsored by Tara Steel & Engineering
1st) Michael O’Brien, Clare (63ft.)
2nd) Martin Greally, Mayo (58ft.)
3rd) (16 year old) Gary Carey, Templemore,Co. Tipperary(54ft.)
Goat Show Pygmy Goat
1st) Eugene Kelly Overall Champion
2nd) Martha McNally Reserve Champion
Best Vintage Tractor for the Pat McGrath Cup sponsored by Pat Farrelly
Winner Paddy Reilly Kilcloone for his Internaional Cub Tractor
Winning donkeys, of five races, Alfco Star,Padraig Farrell,Scurlogstown Flyer,The Stag & Frank O’Sullivan qualified for the Trim Credit Union Derby.
Derby Winner donkey- Padraig Farrell, owner- Eddie O’Gorman,Clonmel, jockey – Aine Regan
Winners of Dog Show
Large Breed Class
1st) John Matthews Spencer; 2nd) Isabell Leonard –Jenny; 3rd)Adrienne Dorman – Hector
1st) Lily Ann Curran – Alfie; 2nd) Ann Leonard – Rex ;3rd) Niamh Polean – Skippy
Dog I’d Most Like To Bring Home
1ST) Bernard McEntee –Shreder; 2nd) Alex Kenny –Fleur; 3rd) Maura Hyland –Lucky
1ST) dog name – Nancy; breed – Fox Terrier
Winner - Alex Clavin with Jess