Another year over....
Well folks that's it for another year! The sun shone, the crowds came out in force and lots of rosettes were awarded.
Roll on 2019!!
Meath Environmental Network Talks
The Meath Environmental Network will be presenting an exciting series of environmental talks at the Royal Meath Show which is taking place in Porchfields, Trim, on Sunday, the 2nd of September. A diverse range of speakers will give presentations on pressing environmental issues such as climate change and the impact of invasive species.
The programme of speakers will be as follows:
10:00 Introduction to Meath Environmental Network and the inaugural Eco-tent talks
10:15 'Climate Change: The Challenge to All of Us' - Seán MacDonagh, Eco Theologian with the Columban Fathers
10:45. 'Stop Food Waste - The Brown Bin' - Percy Foster, Cré Composting Association of Ireland
11:15 'The Circular Economy and the market potential for refurbished goods' - Joanne Rourke, Waste Prevention Officer EMWR, Dublin City Council
11:45 'Waste Prevention and Recycling - what materials are recyclable?' - Rebecca Flanagan, Voice Recycling Ambassador Programme
12:15 Q & A session
13:30 'Climate Change: The Challenge to All of Us' - Séan MacDonagh, Eco Theologian with the Columban Fathers
14:00 'The Right Tree in the Right Place' - Crann
14:30 'The impact of Invasive Species & how to minimise it' - Kieran Cummins
15:00 'Wildlife Crime' - Emma Higgs
For those interested in putting some of these ideas into practice we have some great competitions in our home industries marquee this year:
- Children up to 6 years old - Class 103 decorated scene made from recyclable items.
- Children up to 8 to 12 years old - Class 105 decorated collage Trim scene made from recyclable items.
- 12 to 18 years old - Class 108 Best poster A4 advertising Trim as a tourist area made on the computer.
- 12 to 18 years old - Class 109 A useful item made from recyclables.
The Celtic Blondes
The Celtic Blondes are a nationally known ‘traditional Irish dance duo with a modern twist’ consisting of sisters Rose-Elizabeth Carey and Daisy Carey. Throughout twenty years of competitive and performance experience, the Celtic Blondes have achieved many awards and performed on stages around the world, some of which include the N.E.C in Birmingham, the Science Museum in South Kensington (London), the Irish Entertainment Awards, the Nathan Carter Stage at Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival, John Joe Nevin’s Olympic Homecoming Celebratory Concert and in Auditorium Orpheus - Educatorio Della Provvidenza in Turin, Italy. The Celtic Blondes have also appeared on Irish TV (Sky Channel 191), TG4's 'An Jig Gig' and 'Feis And Blood,' and on TV3’s ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Ireland AM,’ and they describe their greatest achievement as receiving three gold stars on Sky Television’s hit dance show “Got To Dance,” whilst reaching the judges' shortlisted selection. The Celtic Blondes hold Honours Degrees in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, and their ultimate aim is to open their own Irish Dance Academy to aspiring young dancers.
“What makes our act unique is that we are both accomplished Irish Dancers, and we both have very long, natural blonde hair, which enhances the visuals of our act. We choreograph all of our own routines to specifically tailored music tracks, and we strive for perfection in all that we do. We are dedicated to performing, and we cannot wait to see you all at the Royal Meath Show in Trim on the 2nd of September.”
The Royal Meath Show is part funded by the EAFRD (European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/rural-development-2014-2020/index_en.htm
The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht affairs