Minister attends 97th annual Clogher Show

Ian McKee of Comber Potato Company shows Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill (right) and Chair of Mid Ulster Council Linda Dillon (centre) some of his locally grown produce at the Clogher Valley Show in Augher
Ian McKee of Comber Potato Company shows Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill (right) and Chair of Mid Ulster Council Linda Dillon (centre) some of his locally grown produce at the Clogher Valley Show in Augher

Nicholas Lowry, Chairman of Clogher Valley Agricultural Society accompanied Minister O’Neill on a tour of this week’s Clogher Valley Show, now in its 97th year.

The Minister had the opportunity to visit a number of the trade stands and view some of the livestock judging. Minister O’Neill also sampled some of the quality local produce on display in the popular Food Hall, which is supported by the NI Regional Food Programme.

Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill demonstrates her cooking skills at the Clogher Valley Show alongside Sean Owen, local Chef and Managing Director of Montgomery Foods Consulting.

Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill demonstrates her cooking skills at the Clogher Valley Show alongside Sean Owen, local Chef and Managing Director of Montgomery Foods Consulting.

Commenting on the Show, Minister O’Neill said: “I was delighted to attend the Clogher Valley Show, where I had the opportunity to meet with exhibitors and visitors as I viewed trade stands and livestock competitions.

“It is encouraging to see the large number of visitors attending our local shows, with many thousands expected to visit the Clogher Valley Show today. Our shows provide the farming community and the agri-food industry as a whole, with an opportunity to showcase the wide variety of animals and quality, locally produced food, to both rural and urban dwellers.

“I commend the organisers of Clogher Valley Show in delivering such a high quality, educational and enjoyable event.”

Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill meets Antrim Young Farmer Gary McCammond and his Charlois breed of cow at the Clogher Valley Show in Augher.

Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill meets Antrim Young Farmer Gary McCammond and his Charlois breed of cow at the Clogher Valley Show in Augher.

Getting ready for the Clogher Valley Show are (from left-right) Bronwyn McGahan MLA, Kim Ashton, Vice Chair of Mid Ulster Council, Ruth Montgomery, Secretary of Clogher Valley Show, Nicholas Lowry, Chairman of Clogher Valley Show, Linda Dillon, Chair of Mid Ulster Council and Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill.

Getting ready for the Clogher Valley Show are (from left-right) Bronwyn McGahan MLA, Kim Ashton, Vice Chair of Mid Ulster Council, Ruth Montgomery, Secretary of Clogher Valley Show, Nicholas Lowry, Chairman of Clogher Valley Show, Linda Dillon, Chair of Mid Ulster Council and Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill.

Jim Aiken (left) from Dromara shows off his winning Border Leicester Ewe lamb at the Clogher Valley Show to Linda Dillon, Chair of Mid Ulster Council, Agriculture Minsiter Michelle O'Neill (centre) and Bronwyn McGahan MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.

Jim Aiken (left) from Dromara shows off his winning Border Leicester Ewe lamb at the Clogher Valley Show to Linda Dillon, Chair of Mid Ulster Council, Agriculture Minsiter Michelle O'Neill (centre) and Bronwyn McGahan MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.