On August bank holiday Monday next the quaint village of Cloone hosts its 25th annual agricultural show in Beirne’s Field on the Ballinamore Road.
Each year patrons are welcomed from all over the country and this year Cloone also welcomes visitors from different countries and continents who are home to celebrate the homecoming festival which is held under the banner of the national ‘Gathering’.
There are animal competitions and 126 classes catering for cookery, country crafts and much more. Attractions include best dressed lady, glamorous granny and bonny baby competitions. The committee are indebted to all sponsors and donors, everyone who supported the various fundraisers, church gate collection, all those who assist throughout, judges, civil defence and An Garda Síochána. Thanks also to the Beirne family for the use of the venue.