Baylin, Athlone, Co Westmeath
The National Hall of Fame Awards is still one of the most popular Agri-Social events of the year where people from the Bovine, Equine and Ovine industries gather to acknowledge the achievements of their respective Nominees. It is a very special night for the Nominees, because, they have been acclaimed by their breed Societies and fellow breeders, as the person who over the years has given their time, expertise, dedication and commitment for the betterment of their breed.The National Hall of Fame Award is probably the greatest accolade a Society and fellow breeders can bestow upon one of its members. This year once again recipients were acknowledge at an awards reception. Well done to all
Back Row Left to Right: Raymond Mc Culloch, Harry Kellet, Andrew Mc Culloch Suffolk Sheep Society, Oliver Flanagan General Secretary Athlone Show, Ray Sweeney Zwartables Sheep Society, Colm Mee Athlone Show Ovine Co-ordinator & Michael Flanagan CEO National Hall of Fame Awards.Front L To R:Lord Mayor Tom Farrell, Mairead Lavery Guest of honour & Editor of Irish Country Living Yvonne Johnston Irish Vendeen Sheep Society and Michael Mc Hugh Irish Texel Sheep Society.
Back Row Left to Right:Michael Mc Keon Irish Shorthorn Society, Basil Bothwell, Irish Charolais, Joe Deverell Irish Hereford, Robin Talbot Irish Belgian Blue, Seamus Neary Commercial Cattle Exhibitors Society, Alfred Melvin Irish Salers and Oliver Flanagan General Secretary Athlone Show.
Front L To R:Seamus Aherne Irish Simmental, Fiona Gilesnan Irish Limousin, Lord Mayor Tom Farrell, Bridie Foley Irish Angus, Mary Rafferty Holstein Friesian, Mairead Lavery Guest of honour & Editor of Irish Country Living & Michael Flanagan CEO National Hall of Fame Awards.