05 Aug 2020
In 2020, the Bonniconlon Show 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This global pandemic resulted in the deaths of millions of people around the world and caused colossal social and economic disruption with the canceling of thousands of sporting, cultural and religious events. The frontline medical staff were the heroes during this time of crisis and we would like to extend our gratitude to those people and their families.
It was a difficult decision to cancel the show however, to celebrate the success of the show down through the years, we decided to hold an Online Photo Competition with the support of two locals, Anthony Neville and Maeve Upton.
The Photo Competition encouraged the Bonniconlon Show community to share old memories of the show through photographs. During the week, we obtained support from local groups and individuals to help spread the competition across social media platforms by creating short videos. We would like to express our thanks to Fr Peter Gallagher, members of the show committee, Ciara Rouse (Queen of the Show 2019), Bonniconlon GAA club (Cillian Upton), Bonniconlon ICA (Margaret O'Hara, Mary Gallagher, Margaret Upton, Rosie Igoe, Barbara Meer and Maureen Igoe), Kay Devine, Ann Gallagher, Ellie Ginty, Oliver Fleming, Jack Campbell, Jenifer Fleming Mullarkey, Alan Fergusion, Norah Tuohy, Keira Tuohy, Dara Calleary, TD and Elaine Mullarkey.
The Photo competition was a huge success with 100 entries. Thank you all for entering and it was extremely difficult to decide on a winner. Therefore, the show committee gave joint first to Niall Canning from Rosses Point, Co Sligo and Finuala McMunn from Sligo and second place was awarded to Nicolas Foody from Wesport, Co Mayo. The winning entries can be seen in the video below.
Stay Safe everyone and hopefully we will see you all at Bonniconlon Show 2021.