The Irish National Honey Show 2014 - Results


All-Ireland Supreme Honey
Two 454g jars of honey - Any type. Entries in this class shall be the Supreme Honey at FIBKA approved shows from the previous year (A list of those shows is available from the Show Secretary)

1st Place: Emma Williams, Poulaculleare, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
2nd Place: Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda, Trean, Dunleer, Co. Louth
3rd Place: Aoife Nic Giolla Coda, Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Class

Class Description

Prize
1st; 2nd; 3rd

Result

1 24 Jars International Class Taylor Cup and €13; €7; €3

2nd Place: James Power, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
3rd Place: Dennis Ryan, Mylerstown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

2 Three 454g jars of light coloured honey Atkins Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Bill Fisher, Chorleywood, England
VHC: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork

3 Three 454g jars of medium coloured honey Boyne Valley Trophy and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: James Houghton, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
2nd Place: Rebecca Champion, East Sussex TN19 7PJ, England
3rd Place: John Summerville, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
VHC: Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda, Trean, Dunleer, Co. Louth

4 Three 454g jars of dark coloured honey The Galtee Skep Trophy and €7; €4; €3 No Award
5 Three 454g jars of chunk honey Paxton Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Sue Carter, Chorleywood, England
2nd Place: Bill Fisher, Chorleywood, England

6 Three 454g jars of naturally granulated or creamed honey G.V. Poulton Memorial Trophy and €7; €4; €3 No Award
7 Three 454g jars of ling heather honey Sean McGrane Memorial Trophy and €7; €4; €3
Prize Money sponsored by Michael G Gleeson
No Award
8 12 Jars for sale with stand Thorne Trophy and €7; €4; €3 1st Place: John Summerville, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
9 12 jars for sale Maher Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: James Power, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
2nd Place: Gavin Fitzpatrick, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford

- Supreme Honey in Classes 1 to 9 First prize: Irish Mist Trophy and €20;
Second Prize: €13;
Third Prize: €7
1st Place: Sue Carter, Chorleywood, England
10 Display Class. Swinerton Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork
2nd Place: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Comb Honey

11 Two sections of floral honey Carroll Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Tony Lynch, Nutley Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
2nd Place: Bill Fisher, Chorleywood, England
3rd Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork

12 Two Round sections of floral honey Kehoe Cup and €7; €4; €3 1st Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork
13 One frame of comb honey Tweedy Memorial Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Rebecca Champion, East Sussex TN19 7PJ, England
2nd Place: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
3rd Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork

14 Two sections of ling heather honey €7; €4; €3 No Award
15 Two Containers of Cut Comb Cavan Inlay Perp. Marq. Plaque and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Bill Fisher, Chorleywood, England
VHC: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

16 Gift Class Fr. Gahan Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Tony Lynch, Nutley Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
2nd Place: Aoife Nic Giolla Coda, Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
3rd Place: John Summerville, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Collection of Bee-Products

17 Collection of bee-products. The Rowan Cup and €7; €4; €3 1st Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork

Novice Class

18 Novice Class Grealy Memorial Trophy and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Fiona Matheson, Chorleywood, England
2nd Place: Colette O'Connell, Davis Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
3rd Place: Rachel Smith, Rushmere, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
VHC: Dermot O'Flaherty, Westport, Co. Mayo

Honey Cakes

19 Fruit Honey Cake U.B.K.A. President Trophy and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Ger Williams, Gorey, Co. Wexford
2nd Place: Eddie O'Sullivan, St. Ives, Kilcrea Park, Magazine Road, Cork
VHC: Gavin Fitzpatrick, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford
HC: Sue Carter, Chorleywood, England

20 Plain Fruity Cake Eddie O'Sullivan Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Denise Crowley, Killarney, Co. Kerry
2nd Place: Ger Williams, Gorey, Co. Wexford
3rd Place: Eddie O'Sullivan, St. Ives, Kilcrea Park, Magazine Road, Cork

Toffee, Caramel or Sweetmeat

21 Toffee Caramel or Sweetmeat Betty Showler Bon Bon Dish and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: James Power, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
2nd Place: Gavin Fitzpatrick, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford
3rd Place: Irene Power, Annacotty, Co. Limerick
HC: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Biscuits or Cookies

22 6 small biscuits or cookies €7; €4; €3,

1st Place: Rachel Smith, Rushmere, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
2nd Place: Masa Maye, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Mead

23 One bottle of Dry Mead O'Reilly Cup and €7; €4; €3
Prize Money sponsored by Peter O'Reilly

1st Place: Bill Fisher, Chorleywood, England
2nd Place: Paul Abbott, Tyms Way, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8DG, England

24 One bottle of Sweet Mead Brother Behan Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Rachel Smith, Rushmere, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
2nd Place: Aoife Nic Giolla Coda, Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
HC: Colum Harrington, Navan, Co. Meath
Commended: Paul Abbott, Tyms Way, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8DG, England

Home Made Wines

25 One bottle of Dry Red Wine €7; €4; €3

No Award

26 One bottle of Sweet Red Wine €7; €4; €3 1st Place: Rachel Smith, Rushmere, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
27 One bottle of Dry White Wine €7; €4; €3 No Award
28 One bottle of Sweet White Wine €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Emma Williams, Poulaculleare, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
HC: Rachel Smith, Rushmere, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

- Best exhibit in classes 23 to 28 inclusive Dan Deasy Cup and €25 Rachel Smith, Rushmere, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Beeswax

29 Three moulded beeswax candles Karl Showler Silver Bowl and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Fiona Matheson, Chorleywood, England
2nd Place: Gavin Fitzpatrick, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford
3rd Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork

30 Three non-moulded beeswax candles Gerry Murphy Trophy and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Bill Fisher, Chorleywood, England
2nd Place: Sue Carter, Chorleywood, England
3rd Place: Dennis Ryan, Mylerstown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

31 Beeswax Polish The Hughes Challenge Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork
2nd Place: Dennis Ryan, Mylerstown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
3rd Place: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

32 One beeswax model (colour dye permitted). D. J. Deasy Trophy and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Gerry Ryan, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary
2nd Place: John Summerville, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
3rd Place: Emma Williams, Poulaculleare, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

33 Cake of Beeswax Finbar Dineen Memorial Trophy and €7; €4; €3

2nd Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork
3rd Place: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

34 Five 27g (1 oz) blocks of beeswax. €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
2nd Place: Sue Carter, Chorleywood, England
3rd Place: Gerry Ryan, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary

35 Photographic Class - Colour Print (see Rule 22) Kathleen Deasy Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Colette O'Connell, Davis Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
2nd Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork
3rd Place: Paul Abbott, Tyms Way, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8DG, England
VHC: Ruary Rudd, Waterville, Co. Kerry

36 An illustrated poster. €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork
2nd Place: Carol Downer, 15 Kingsley Street, Greylynn, Auckland, New Zealand

37 Primary School Poster. No entry fee.
Michael Byrne Cup and €20; €13; €7

1st Place: Michelle Nganguia, Bantry, Co. Cork
2nd Place: Alanna Willetts, Ballycasey Close, Shannon, Co. Clare
3rd Place: Ella Murphy
VH: Eoin Moore, Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
HC: Ellie Loughnane, Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Commended: Emma Mulcahy, Ballycommon, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

38 Secondary School Poster. No entry fee.
Lisney and Cuffe Memorial Cup and €20; €13; €7

1st Place: Finait Maye, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
2nd Place: Emma Wroblewski, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
2nd Place: Declan Gainey, Gort, Co. Galway
3rd Place: Emma Phair, Garbally, Birr, Co. Offaly
VHC: Katie Phair, Garbally, Birr, Co. Offaly

39 Essay €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
2nd Place: Sue Carter, Chorleywood, England

Miscellaneous

40 Miscellaneous (New Invention) M. Moynihan Cup and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Noel Power, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
2nd Place: Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork
3rd Place: John Kiely, Kilbarry, Bandon, Co. Cork

41 Miscellaneous (Decorative Art) €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Rachel Smith, Rushmere, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
2nd Place: Paul Boyle, Charlestown, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
3rd Place: Denise Crowley, Killarney, Co. Kerry
VHC: Rachel Smith, Rushmere, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

- Best section in the show Bro. Evangelist Trophy and €25 Tony Lynch, Nutley Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
- Best Beeswax Exhibit in the show - Gerry Ryan, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary
- Best exhibit in the show Mrs Poulton Cup and €25 Tony Lynch, Nutley Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
- Exhibitor who obtained most points in the show Digges Cup and €25 Eleanor Attridge, Ballinaskeha, Leamlara, Co. Cork

Confined Classes

(Confined to members of South Tipperary Beekeepers' Association)
42 Three 454g jars of light honey S.T.B.A. Cup and €7; €4; €3 1st Place: Gavin Fitzpatrick, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford
43 Three 454g jars of medium honey S.T.B.A. Silver Tray and €7; €4; €3

1st Place: Gavin Fitzpatrick, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Waterford
2nd Place: Emma Williams, Poulaculleare, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
3rd Place: Gerry Ryan, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary

44 Two sections of honey Bro. Evangelist Memorial Tray and €7; €4; €3 2nd Place: Colette O'Connell, Davis Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

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Entries are now being registered online at www.dublinbees.org Alternatively you can print an entry and post it to the address on the entry form


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The highlight of the show will be an in-depth talk by world-renowned beekeeper, Mark L Winston, who will share insights from his seminal work, "Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive" and world renowned expert on heather honey and Mead, Michael Badger MBE, will be the Chief Honey judge and will also give a presentation on heather honey. The talk will start from 6pm and will be free!


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For anyone looking to get the FIBKA jar lids or tamper proof labels for your honey, we have put together the following guidelines in how to apply for them. The document can be downloaded here


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