October 24, 1964.
So keen was the competition at the Clonaslee Macra na Feirme and ICA 17th annual produce and livestock show at the local technical school on Wednesday that two exhibitors tied for the ICA cup awarded to the most successful exhibitor from the parish of Clonaslee.
Entries standing at 729 created an all-time record, while the standard in the various classes also showed a marked improvement on other years. One exhibitor, already winner of over 60 prizes at various shows throughout the country, described the standard in the roots and potatoes classes as the highest he had ever experienced, while the judges were also loud in their praises of the many exhibits.
A remarkable feature of the cookery and crafts section was the number of junior exhibitors from the various schools in the area.
In the roots classes the standard of the exhibits was very high, especially in the case of the swedes, mangolds and fodder beet. The presentation of ware potatoes was also of a very high degree, but there was a slight falling off in the quality of the barley oats and hay. In the latter, the fact that the hay was allowed to become too mature before cutting was blamed.