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.
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.”