Mount Briscoe Rare and Traditional Breed Show 2017

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The Mount Briscoe Show
Champion of Champions

All in a day’s work for this Outstanding Champion from Co. Carlow

Martin Kelly Riketstown Rathvilley Co.Carlow (Far Right )Mount Briscoe Show’s Champion of the Day.

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Seamus Holmes from Castlefinn, Co Donegal, was the overall winner of the junior heifer class and then took Reserve Champion of the Day. ( pic below)

Hugh P. Murray & wife Kerrie,  Moate. Co. Westmeath with their class winner Newland Kiwi.

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Reserve Champion, exhibited by Christine Drum and her two daughters Elisa & Tara. Judge Percy Chadwick on right


Mervyn & Henry Parr, Castlecomer Co.Kilkenny with their Champion of the Mount Briscoe Show. Judge Percy Chadwick (second from the right). Along side is their 3rd prize winner exhibited by Elisa Drum.


‘Stars of the Day’ as seen in pictures below.
All were Champions in their own way.







An English Longhorn, Beef Cattle  which originated in Craven, North England. The breed were initially used as a draught animal, the milk was collected and used for butter and cheese due to its high butterfat content. This fabulous specimen was supplied by John Murphy, Kilcock Co.Kildare


Irish Moiled Breed supplied by Margaret Edgill, Mount Briscoe,Daingean. The Irish Moiled is native to Ireland and one of its oldest breeds. Reared for both beef and milk, it originated in County Leitrim, County Sligo, and County Donegal, but the breed is now found throughout Ireland

Angus Cattle are a breed of cattle used in beef production.They were developed from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeenshire and Angus in Scotland and are commonly knows as Aberdeen Angus.
These beauties were supplied by Patrick Ross, Glasson Athlone, Co.Westmeath

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The Dexter bred is the smallest native breed of cattle and originated in the South West of Ireland. They are a dual-purpose cattle, producing excellent beef and milk.

This fine example was supplied by Basil Valentine from Mullacash, Naas Co.Kildare


The Irish Dexter Cattle Group promotes this very versatile breed and supports Irish owners and breeders.

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Blakes Always Organic   originally setup as Blakes Organic Chocolate in Tuam Co. Galway 2008. The company has since moved to Co.Leitrim and  expanded its products.  Now not only does it have its fabulous organic chocolate but also their ‘Culture Blend’ coffee and its Feel Good Kefir.

Naturally good, always organic, always great taste is the motto of Blakes Always Organic

John Brennan (pic above) CEO/Director of Product and Sales
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.

There on hand from the Irish Red Cross were Sheane Doyle, Stephen Molloy, Ken Guilfoyle, Nadine Healio. Thankfully their services were not required on the day.

Trisha Notley and Amanda Doyle from IOFGA. Irish Organic Farmers & Growers Association is Ireland’s leading organic certification body dedicated to certifying organic produce and products throughout Ireland

The Jacob Sheep Society were well represented on the day.Jacob Sheep were kept for centuries as ‘park sheep’ to ornament estates owned by big English Landowners. It is now reared for its wool, meat and skins.


Rodney with his magnificent horns (Jacob Breed)  owned by  Cathal Walsh, Donadea Jacobs .

Champion Kevin Daley and Sam Gogan Reserve Champion







Keeping an eye on proceedings was a tough job but everything seemed in order.






The Galway is a breed of domestic sheep originating in Galway. They have a characteristic bob of wool on  their head and wool on their legs.This breed is primarily raised for meat.

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Fantastic day out for all the family. I am sure our four legged friends enjoyed it as well.

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Written by Mitch Richie, Daingean Online’s intrepid Junior Reporter.

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