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Safety Notice

Your safety as an exhibitor at our show is very important to us. We ask for your co-operation in ensuring there is a clear way for emergency vehicles all the way around the show field. Parking restrictions will be in place on the show day, please respect the instructions of our stewards.

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Secretary: Mrs. Anne Lydon, Kiltale, Dunsany, Co. Meath, 046-9025216

 

 

GENERAL RULES OF THE SHOW

 

All classes held in Main Marquee.

Entries must be in place by 10am.

Cars allowed to deliver exhibits at the marquee, must then be removed to car park.

Judging commences at 10.30am.

Marquee opened to the general public after 1pm.

PRIZE MONEY PAID OUT BETWEEN 5pm AND 6pm

Exhibits not to be removed before 5pm.

Prizes will be awarded in all classes where there is sufficient merit.

1st through 3rd prizes will only be paid where there is a quota of at least 5 entries.

For special prizes points will be allocated as follows 1st prize 3 points, 2nd prize 2 points 3rd prize 1point.

EXHIBITS MUST BE REMOVED ON THE EVENING OF THE SHOW AS R.M.S. PERSONNEL CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR GOODS LEFT BEHIND.

Judges decision is final.

 

Prize cards will be given in the Adult Classes, Rosettes will be given in the Junior

classes

 

Entry fee €2 per item for postal entries unless otherwise listed. Entries taken on show day will be €3.

Confined Class

MEATH ICA INSPIRE COMPETITON

Theme       `        Hansel and Gretel

Competition       Confined To Meath I C A federation

Entry Fee             €5 per entry

                            Maximum two entries per guild accepted

Prize                  Trophy for overall winner

                          Plaques for individual items

Craft Item                Character from the story, any medium.

Cookery Item      Gingerbread House

Art Item                Woodland scene in a frame max size 18 x 24 inches

Flowers Item         Floral arrangement 24 x24 inches maximum size

                Accessories Allowed

Home Industry Section

Entry fee for all classes €2

Prizes     1st €10    2nd €7    3rd €5

FARM PRODUCE AND VEGETABLE SECTION

Please display vegetables and fruit on a flat paper plate

Class 1        Two Carrots

Class 2        Two Parsnips

Class 3        Two Heads Cabbage (round or pointed)

Class 4        Five Pods Scarlet Runner Beans

Class 5        Five Onions (large) over 300 grams

Class 6        Five Onions (for table use)

Class 7        Two Beetroots (roots, round)

Class 8        Parsley six stalks (in 1 lb jam jar)

Class 9        Six Potatoes (round variety)

Class 10    Six Potatoes (kidney variety)

Class 11    Any other vegetable, (three pieces)  not already in a class

Class 12    Selection of any six varieties of Vegetables

(suited to domestic use) (three pieces of each)

Display max 2ft x2ft

FRUIT

Class 13    Dish of 3 Dessert Apples

Class 14    Dish of 3 Cooking Apples

Class 15    Six stalks of Rhubarb trimmed

Class 16    Dish of 5 Tomatoes

Class 17    Mixed selection of any other garden fruits ( three pieces of each)

Class 18    Sample of old meadow hay, neatly tied

FLOWERS

Class 19    Roses (hybrid Tea), one vase, 3 blooms (may be mixed)

Class 20    “Rose of the Show”, one Hybrid Tea rose in a vase

Class 21    Roses (Floribunda) one vase, 3 stems (may be mixed)

Class 22    Roses blown, 3 blooms

Class 23    Annuals, one vase, one variety, 6 blooms

Class 24    Gladioli, one vase, 3 spikes

Class 25    Hydrangea 3 blooms

Class 26    Chrysanthemum three blooms

Class 27    Sweet Pea six blooms mixed colours

Class 28    Pot Plant in flower (other than geranium)

Class 29    Pot Plant non flowering

Class 30    Pot plant, Geranium or Pelargonium

DAHLIAS

All Dahlias judged under N.D.S. rules.

∙    The Silver N.D.S. Medal plus Certificate to the best exhibit in the Dahlia Section.

∙    The Bronze N.D.S. Medal plus Certificate to the runner up in the above class.

Class 31    Dahlias, giant or large 1 bloom

Class 32    Dahlias, decorative, medium, 3 blooms

Class 33    Dahlias, decorative, small. 3 blooms

Class 34    Dahlias, Cactus/Semi-Cactus, medium, 3 blooms

Class 35    Dahlias. Cactus/Semi –Cactus, small, 3 blooms

Class 36    Dahlias, Ball,and decorative, 3 blooms

Class 37    Dahlias, collection; different varieties in bowl or vase.

Class 38    Dahlias, Pom-Pom, 3 blooms

Class 39    Dahlias, Dwarf Bedding, 3 blooms

Class 40    Miniature Dahlia 3 blooms

Class 41    Any variety of 3 blooms, may be mixed, for novice exhibitor.

JAMS AND BOTTLED FRUIT

Please attach exhibit number with elastic band or sticky tape.

Class 42      Pot of Raspberry Jam

Class 43    Pot of Strawberry Jam

Class 44    Pot of Blackcurrant Jam

Class 45    Pot of Gooseberry jam

Class 46    Pot of Rhubarb Jam

Class 47    Pot of Jam, any other fruit

Class 48    Pot of Jelly, any fruit

Class 49    Pot of Light Honey

Class 50    Pot of Medium Honey

COOKERY SECTION

Class 51    Traditional Round Brown Soda Bread

Class 52    Traditional Spotted Dick

Class 53    High Fibre Brown Loaf, 2lb tin

Class 54    Plate of Six Scones Plain White

Class 55    Plate of Six Scones Plain Brown

Class 56    Apple Tart (short crust pastry)

CAKES AND SPECIAL CAKES SECTION

Class 57    Decorated cake suitable for afternoon tea

Class 58    Sponge Sandwich (using jam filling only )

Class 59    Mince Pies (six)

Class 60    Harvest Loaf

Class 61    Tea Brack loaf tin

Class 62    Christmas Pudding (3 lbs)

Class 63    Plate of Six Shortbread Biscuits

Class 64    Rocky Road six pieces

Class 65     Six Brownies

Class 66    Carrot Cake, Loaf Tin

Class 67    Banana Bread Loaf tin

KNITTING AND NEEDLEWORK

No previous exhibits allowed.  Include ball bands with entries please.

Please attach exhibit numbers with a safety pin.

Class 68 -76  €100 voucher from the Wool Shop Trim to the County exhibitor with the highest points

Class 68    Child’s  garment knit or crochet any yarn

Class 69    Ladies or gents  garment knit or crochet any yarn

Class 70    Household item knit or crochet

Class 71    Baby Blanket knit or crochet any yarn

Class 72    Novelty Item knit or crochet ( not a soft toy)

Class 73    Article made from crochet granny squares

Class 74    Knit or crochet posy of flowers 6 blooms

Class 75    Any other knit or crochet item not already listed

Class 76    Junior Knitter (under 12 yrs) any item any yarn

HANDCRAFT

Class 77    Soft toy

Class 78    Hand made cushion

Class 79    Patchwork article

Class 80    Tea Cosy any medium

Class 81    Any piece of needlework– framed /unframed

Class 82    Hand made Greeting Card any medium. Max size 21 x 15 cm

Class 83    Craft item in wood

Class 84    Any craft item not already listed (hard material)

Class 85    Any craft item not already listed (soft material)

   

SPECIAL CRAFT SECTION

(Confined to Active Retirement and special needs groups)

Class 86    Picture any medium, 18” x 14” max, excluding mount and frame

JUNIOR  SECTION

Prize money plus rosettes

Special new class

Dress a bale

Class 87    A small bale of straw will be provided.

A team of two people aged between 8 and 18 years will have 45 mins to dress and name the bale with any material of their choice.

Entries for this class will not be accepted on show day

CHILDREN UP TO 8 YEARS OLD.

Class 88    Decorated Box Maximum size 30x30x15 cms

Class 89    Six Rice Krispie Buns, decorated

Class 90    Best Dressed Fruit or Vegetable

Class 91    Decorated stone

Class 92    Picture A4 size Collage of a bird

Class 93    Handwriting

8 to 12 years old

Class 94    Greeting Card any occasion

Class 95    Six Queen Cakes decorated

Class 96    Trim Scene on a base 35x35 cms

Class 97    Friendship Bracelet

Class 98    Handwriting

12 to 18 years old

Class 99    Muesli / Snack Bar

Class100    Design an A4poster to attract tourist to Meath

Class101    A useful item made from recyclables

Class102    Make a cover for a mobile phone (any medium)

Class103    Handwriting

HANDWRITING

For the handwriting classes above please write the following piece

I know a little pussy

Her coat is silver grey

She lives down in the meadow

Not very far away

Although she is a pussy

She’ll never be a cat

For she’s a pussy willow

Now what do you think of that?

ART

Please note picture size

Class 104    Painting, Any subject, Oil (18” x 14” max, excluding mount and frame)

Class 105    Painting, Any Subject, Water, Acrylic or Pastel (18” x 14” max excluding mount or frame)

PHOTOGRAPHY

Max size 21 x 15cm (A5), larger photographs will be disqualified.  Exhibits to be displayed in clear plastic bag, NOT FRAMED.  No responsibility taken for exhibits.

Class 106    Best animal or bird study

Class 107    Funny shot

Class 108    Best agricultural shot

Class 109    Best landscape

Class 110    Best Action Shot

Class 111    Junior photographer (age 7 – 16, must state age)

Class 112    Scenic view in colour