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Monday, 7th August 2017

Baltray Summer Fair – Photo Special

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Flower power – Oonagh Rath of Big Tree Nurseries with helpers Jane Smith and Sophie Sheridan at the Baltray Summer Fair. Photo: Andy Spearman.

The seaside village of Baltray was buzzing yesterday with locals and visitors alike enjoying the second Summer Fair organised by the Baltray and District Residents Association in conjunction with the 19th Pub.

The weather looked a bit iffy at first but the organisers had the foresight to erect a futuristic looking dome where people could take shelter if the rain came - which it did. But only light showers.

We were there early as all the various stalls were just setting up. Oonagh Rath of Big Tree Nurseries had a colourful display of flowers and shrubs and had great help from Jane Smith and Sophie Sheridan. Peter and Marita Collier of Drummond House told us about their 100 acres of garlic and asparagus– there’s enough for a full article on this on the near future.

Other stalls included Bric- a- Brac, Home Produce, Handmade Cards & Gifts, the ever popular Jo Callaghan was transforming Baltray’s younger generation into a selection of action heroes and exotic creatures with her face painting.

There was music, games, a barbecue, book stall, tea and cakes, Terry O’Brien had a stall of his wonderful wood carving, and of course a raffle, no village fair would be complete without a raffle.

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