As the summer draws to a close, in a what has been a tough year for the farming

community, we have been blessed with an’ Indian Summer’ as we move into September.

I am sure many a farmer or contractor would have been dancing in the fields if they got this weather

over the last few months, as they attempted to save crops or making silage.

The weather in Ireland can be  a double edged sword but you need

nerves of steel to survive in this industry. Ask any farmer.

On a positive front the 81st Annual Royal Meath Show didn’t disappoint with another huge attendance. Garden Centre will also be open for the day.

Meath Live sent our photographer out to get a snap shot of the day.

 

Ice cream Sunday! Tom Doyle and his mum Sinead, enjoying the Royal Meath Agricultural Show at Porchfields, Trim

Gus Martyn from Dunderry, Navan, brought a selection of farm animals to the Royal Meath Agricultural Show, including a ewe who lambed triplets over the weekend making it five since last January

Harry Beattie and his prize-winning calf Delasheen Eleanor born last November in Dalgan. The pair took second prize at the Royal Meath Agricultural Show in Handling

Ride’em cowgirl! Fiadh Ryan from Kildalkey was at the Royal Meath Agricultura Show, testing her skills on the mechanical bull

Answering calls for assistance at the Royal Meath Agricultural Show in Porchfields, Trim were Sandra Connolly (l-r), Kat Clarke and Jane McSherry of the Irish Red Cross

The 168 Local Hunter Class included JP Murray, testing well-honed skills in competition with the perfect gray pony at the Royal Meath Agricultural Show

At two years old Francesca Fox (left) was up on her pony Dandy, competing in the lead rein competition with her mum Amy Parsons. The pair from Dunderry wore matching habits in the competition at the Royal Meath Agricultural Show

Turned out in style for the lead rein competition were three generations of the Flood family. Grandmother Barbara (left), five-year-old Arthur Flood and mum Emer along with Dora the pony from Kelly’s Equestrian in Kilmessan at the Royal Meath Agricultural Show, sporting style from the RDS Horse Show, Dunnes Stores and Paris, France

Mother and daughter Louisa (left) and mum Paulina brought their Great Dane friends Tequila and Bueno from their home in Cavan for a day out at the Royal Meath Agricultural Show

Maghera Development Association Chairman Jim Denning (left) was at the Royal Meath Agricultural Show, selling tickets to win a vintage Massey-Ferguson tractor in association with Maghera McFinn’s GFC. In with a chance to win was Charlie Keena from Kilmessan