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