Balmoral Show - Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural show - will be the focus of Beidh Aonach Amárach on Thursday (January 31st) at 9.30pm on TG4.
Rhonda Geary - Operations Director of organisers of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) will feature on the show which takes viewers into the heart of the country show scene in Ireland.
For the casual visitor, she recommends that the livestock judging is not to be missed. “There is also national and international show-jumping and the BoldDog Lings- one of the most popular motorcycle display teams.”
Also, on this episode is cattle farmer Henry Savage - a retired primary school teacher who now breeds Limousin cattle.
He shows at Red Ladies in England and sells at local marts and Clogher Valley and will be entering 4 heifers in Balmoral – all from same mother – a former Balmoral Champion.
Jennifer Tweed who is a member of the Women’s Institute, Moneyreagh will also feature in this episode. Jennifer entered her baking and floral arrangements at the Balmoral Show.
Living in Carryduff, Belfast, Jennifer Tweed - a self-titled 'Farmer’s wife' – is a mother to three children and has been baking all her life.
When her children were old enough for school, Jennifer wanted to set up her own business. After being approached by a local butcher who asked her to bake a cake for him, Jennifer realised that she could create a business from her skill.
Others got in touch after that and the business grew to the point where she was able to save for a purpose-built kitchen. It also led to her opening her very own shop on weekends where her Mum helps her.
The Balmoral Show also features Sheep shearing Judge - Tom Halloran - from Gleann Treighthe, Clonbur and a royal visit from Princess Anne.
BEIDH AONACH AMÁRACH was produced and directed by local Bernadette Morris and was Executive Produced by Mairéad Ni Nuadháin & Kelda Crawford-McCann for Crawford McCann Film & TV; Áine Walsh for Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcasting Fund; Deirbhile Ní Churraighín For TG4 and Karen Kirby BBC NI.
The programme was made by Crawford McCann Ltd for TG4 and BBC Northern Ireland and received funding support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.
Image source: TG4