DUNGANNON AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S HALF-YEARLY SHOW OF LIVE STOCK AND FARM PRODUCE
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The Armagh Guardian 23 September 1845
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Names found on this page- ATKINSON, BOWAN, BRADLEY, BROWN, BUCHANNAN, BURGES, BURGESS,BURNS, CALEDON, CARDWELL, CRAIG, CRANSTON, DARLEY, DAWSON, EVANS, EYRE,
FRIZZELL, GOOLD, GRIBBON, GRIFFIN, HARPER, HAZELTON, HOARE, HOLMES, HUGHES, HUNTER, JACKSON, JOHNSTON, KELLY, KING, LILBURN, LINDSAY, LLOYD, LYLE, M¹CLELLAND, M¹ELHONE, M¹MULLAN, MAGUIRE, MARSHALL, MOON, MORRIS, MULLAN, NEWTON, NORTHLAND, ORR, PEEBLES, PRENTICE, RANFURLEY, RICHARDSON, SCOTT, SEIGNIOR, SLEVIN, SLOAN, SPEER, TENER, TURNER, WILFORD, WILSON, WINNERTON, WOODS, WRAY.
DUNGANNON AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S HALF-YEARLY SHOW OF LIVE STOCK AND FARM PRODUCE.
The second show of this society took place in Dungannon, on Wednesday last, in the extensive market-place of that town.
The dinner was provided by Mr. Lilburn, at the Ranfurley Arms¹ hotel, and covers were laid in the ball-room for 150 persons. Owing to the dreadful severity of the day, however, only about 100 gentlemen were present. The ball-room was tastefully fitted up flowers ; an elegant chair was placed for the noble chairman. ever it was the name ³ Northland,² in gas jets left, the figure of a plough, was also displayed in gas.
The dinner was an excellent one, reflecting the highest credit on Mrs. Lilburn, and the wines were of the highest order.
At six o¹clock, dinner was announced, and Lord Viscount Northland, M.P., took the chair. Around the chair, and in other parts of the room, were Walter Hoare, of Benburb, Esq., Thomas Eyre, of Benburb Castle, Esq., J. E. Jackson, Esq., John Kinley Tener, Esq., Henry King, of Castlecaulfield, Esq., Wm. Holmes, of Barnhill, Esq., Andrew Norton, Esq., J. B. Buchanan, of Omagh, Esq., Jas. Buchannan, Esq., Frederick J. Bowan, Esq., George Slevin, Esq., Valentine Goold, Esq., Robert Lyle, Esq., R. P. Morris, Esq., Jonathan Turner, Esq., Henry Brown, Esq., John Slevin, Belfast, Esq., William Dawson, Esq., M.D., Jonathan Peebles, Esq., David Craig, Derry, Esq., W. M¹Clelland, Esq., Henry Speer, Esq., Andrew Wilson, Esq., Thomas H. Harper, Esq., John Wilford, Moy, Esq., John Johnston, Esq., W. C. Hazelton, Esq., &c. &c.
After the dinner was removed The noble Chairman in proposing the health of her Majesty the Queen, said that no comments were necessary from him. The Sovereign had lately returned from her visit to a foreign land, and that visit must render her the better able to appreciate the value of her own happy country. (Great applause.) He then gave ³ Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen.² (Drank with loud cheers.) ³ The Queen Dowager, Prince Albert, Albert Prince of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family.² (Cheers.) His Lordship, in introducing the next toast, said about to propose the health of that nobleman who holds the most important situation in the country. Lord Heytesbury had always been ready to come forward to the assistance of societies like the present (cheers) his lordship was most anxious to forward every thing tending to the improvement of the country. (Koud [sic] cheering.) ³ The Lord Lieutenant, and Prosperity to Ireland.² (Great applause.) The noble Chairman next gave ³ The Army and Navy.² Dr. King returned thanks. ³ The Farming Society of Dungannon.² (Loud and long continued cheering.) Robert Wray, Esq., the Treasurer of the society, responded to the toast. He regretted the absence of the Secretary, who would have been much better able to return thanks than himself. He felt great interest in the society, and full concurred with the noble chairman in the remarks which he had made.
The following is the adjudication of Prizes, as read by the different Judges :-- Black Cattle. 1st Class. Esq., 1st prize ; Earl Ranfurley, 2d do. 2d Class.year-old Heifers, James G. Richardson, Trewmount, Esq. competition. 3d Class. W. F. Cranston, Cranebrook, Esq., 1st prize; J. G. Richardson, Esq., 2d do. 4th Class. Jackson, Tullydooey, Esq., 1st prize ; James Scott, Esq., 2d do ; J. E. Jackson, Esq., 3d do. ; John Cranston, Esq., merit. 5th Class. Caledon, 1st prize ; J. E. Jackson, Esq., 2d do. ; J. G. Richardson, Esq., 3d do. ; James Scott, Esq., merit. 6th Class. Caledon 1st prize ; W. F. Cranston, Esq., 2d do. ; J. E. Jackson, Esq., 3d do. ; James Scott, Esq., merit. 7th Class. horned Cow or Heifer, Irish breed, Mr. Felix M¹Elhone, 1st prize ; Mr. Felix M¹Elhone, 2d do. ; Rev. J. R Darley, 3d do. ; Mr. Francis Kelly 4th do. 8th Class. other breed, Earl of Ranfurley, 1st prize; Earl of Ranfurley, 2d do. ; Mr. James Burns, Killymaddy, 3d do. 9th Class Extra Stock Heifer ; Earl of Ranfurley, for two-year-old Heifer ; Earl of Ranfurley, for Cows ; Earl of Ranfurley, for three-year-old Devon Bull ; J. Y. Burges, Esq., for Bull 14 months ; Mr. Felix M¹Elhone, for Heifer Calves ; J. Y. Burges, Esq., for Bull Calves ; Robert Wray, Esq., for Twin Calves. Sheep. Prentice, Esq. Ewes, H. L. Prentice, Esq., 1st prize ; J. E. Jackson, Esq., 2d do. Lambs, best pair, H. L. Prentice, Esq. Pair Sheep, William Hughes Horses Prentice, Esq. Extra Stock Henry Atkinson, of Brookfield, Esq., for Colt, 2d do. ; Henry Atkinson, Brookfield, Esq., for three year-old Filly ; John Greer, Esq., for one year old Colt. Pigs 1st Class. Bloomhill, 1st prize ; James Scott, Esq., 2d do. ; James Scott, Esq., 3d do. 2d Class. Gorestown, Esq., 1st prize ; H. L. Prentice, Esq., 2d do. ; Mr. Patrick Gribbon, of Liskittle, 3d do. 3d Class. Mr. Robert Mullan, Dungannon, 1st prize ; Mr. Loftus Wilson, 2d do. ; Earl of Caledon, merit. 4th Class. H. L. Prentice, Esq., 1st prize ; H. L. Prentice, Esq., 2d do.
EXTRA STOCK. black Berkshire Pigs, highly recommended ; Earl of Ranfurley, Chinese white Pigs ; John M¹Mullan, large brood Sow. Poultry 1st Class. prize ; H. L. Prentice, Esq., 2d do. 2d Class. Prentice, Esq., 1st prize ; Mr. James Frizzell, of Lismulready, 2d do. 3d Class. 1st prize ; Mr. James Frizzell, 2d do. H. L. Prentice, Esq. for Malay Cock and Hen ; Thomas H. Harper, Esq., do. ; Robert Wm. Newton, Esq., for Chinese fowls. Butter Lurgaboy, 1st prize ; Mr. Charles Woods, of Moygashel, merit. Quarter-piece Crock, Mr. Thomas Hunter, 1st prize ; Mr. James Orr, of Stagmore, merit. Meskins, Mr. Edward Hazleton, 1st prize ; Mr. James Robinson, highly recommended. Flax H. L. Prentice, Esq., 2d do. ; Mr. Wm. Greer, of Tullaghmore, 3d do. ; Mr. James Robinson, merit. Flaxseed Wm. Swinnerton, of Coolcush, 2d do. Oats Hunter, merit. Long kind, James Scott, Esq., 1st prize ; Mr. William Swinnerton, merit. Barley rowed, Alexander Lindsay, Esq., 1st prize ; Edward Evans, Esq., merit.
Wheat. Harper, Esq., merit ; Richard Lloyd, Esq., do.Cabbages Geese. Farming Implements. made for John Granston, Esq., by Mr.William Cardwell, Balinakelly [sic] The horse-shoes made by Mr. Marshall veterinary surgeon, were also highly approved of. These shoes were considered by the judges, and all by whom they were examined, to be the best description of shoes, both for safety and durability, they had ever seen
Green Crops. Ranfurley, 1st ; H. L. Prentice, Esq., 2d do. Best acre of Swedish turnips, J. Y. Burgess, Esq., of Stewartstown, 2d do. Best two acre, of any kind of turnips, Rev. Henry Griffin, Rector of Clonfeacle, 1st prize ; Mr. Felix M¹Elhone, 2d do. Best rood of turnips, Mr. John Johnston, of Dree, 1st prize ; Mr. Alexander Lindsay, of Dungannon, 2d do. ; Mr. Thomas Hunter, of Cavan, 3d do. Potatoes Wm. M¹Clelland, of Dungannon, 1st prize ; Mr. William Seignior, 2d do. Best rood of potatoes, in holding of not more than fives [sic] acres, Mr. George Moon. Constitution.