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In Pictures: Armagh County Show returns in style at Gosford Forest Park to mark 175 years

The Armagh County Show – one of the longest-running Shows in Ireland – returned to the beautiful picturesque surroundings of Gosford Forest Park on Saturday for its 175th anniversary.

Crowds packed into the Markethill venue in what was the first show since 2019.

While the rain was never too far away there was plenty to keep everyone entertained – and sheltered. We’re thinking digger buckets..(see below).

As always, there was a magnificent mix of agriculture, local foods and drinks, arts, and everything you’d expect from the Orchard county – and beyond – with a plethora of trade stands.

Check out our gallery – kindly sponsored by Fane Valley – below. Photos by Liam McArdle.

Darren and Ethan Liggett give the machinery a good looking over
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Celebrity Chef Paula McIntyre, Joy Rollston, Lord Mayor Paul Greenfield and Kirsty Stevenson of Sally McNallys at the Cookery Demonstration

Lord Mayor Paul Greenfield tries his hand at the Armwrestling with Adam and Andrew Johnston.

Alan Magwood working on one of his walking sticks

Robert Murdock getting a well deserved break

Shannon McCann with Jura Arla

Cameron Barry 1st Prize
Kathryn Barry

Gimme Shelter! Joy, Eva and William Sloan shelter from the rain

Joanne Morrison and Karen Graham in Home Industries

Patrick Heddon working with his hounds

Sharon McMinn and Gillian Graham with Millie

Ashton and Joe Wilson

Frank Kelly with another winner

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Lorraine Burke and John Cantillon

The Toner Family

Gareth and Alison Wilson and the boys

John and Cathal Roche cast an eye over the sheep

Alma Ibarra Aoife Rose Coyle and Rosaleen Coyle

Grace McCrea and Isobel Rea

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A packed Food Pavilion

The fabulous Swinging Starlets

Joanne and Nigel Smith with Gibson their Great Dane

Joanne Morrison, Flo McCall and Karen Graham

All the fun of the fair

Iain Wright, Malcolm Dawson and David Elliot of the Lions Clubs

Daniel Parr Louth Hounds

Tommy Parr and Dymphna Kiernan
Louth Hounds

Becca and Eliza Davidson

The McCone Family

The Burtons and Conns

Alex McCracken Abbey Parkes

Caolan Mcbrien with his champion Angus Old Bar Pitter Patter

Erin and Katie McDonald

Rachel Elliot
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The Grimleys
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Matthew Richardson and Ceara Lemon
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Spirits are not dampened

Eva Mihalovova with Oliver and Lily

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