Agri-Aware to host exhibition

James Kelly of Agri-Aware told last week’s launch that they will have a major exhibiition at this year’s ploughing championships.   ‘We have a big role highlighting the role of agriculture in primary and secondary schools.  Our mobile farm will be at the championships on the day and we will have live farm animals on display.  We will be explaining about the animals and animal feeds and we will have lot of educational materials to give away on the day’ he said. Great craft village promised Gerry Browne will be in charge of the craft village this year again. ‘We will have more attractions than ever this year’ Gerry told last week’s launch.    ‘We will have a blacksmith, a wood turner, a basket maker, a dry stone waller and a coppersmith. We will also have horse-drawn vehicles and we also have a rush basket maker, all displaying their trades. That part of the day is always a big attraction’ he concluded. Hodson Bay Hotel  honoured to be involved  Nicola Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the Hodson Bay Hotel, who are one of the  main sponsors of the championships, told last week’s launch that she was honoured to be associated with such a prestigious event.   ‘It’s a great honour for us to be involved and it is a big thank you to the people of this area who have really supported us with weddings and functions, meetings and other events.’  1 Base 4 Building delighted to support event Shane Curran on behalf of the other major spoinsor 1 Base 4 Building told the launch of the championships that he and his business partner Joe McCarthy were delighted to be a main sponsor.   ‘We are a young company and we have got great support from the local community so we are glad to be able to give something back and I can truly say that I am really looking forward to being there on the day of the championships. I wish the committee the very best of luck on the day’ he concluded.