Judges Eileen Brennan and Noel Hamilton with Eddie Corbett and Toby Corbett, Thurles with the champion champion foal at The Ossory Show. Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Ossory Agricultural Show Society is set to be given the biggest official honour in Laois.
Laois County Council says it is to bestow a Civic Reception on The Ossory Show Society in recognition of his contribution to the development and promotion of Laois as a national and international tourist destination.
The Ossory Agricultural show is ideally located in the heart of Laois. It is a family oriented show and boasts over 280 categories of prizes spread across cattle, sheep, horses, pony's, poultry, crafts, eggs, baking, vegetables and flowers.
Every year the show delivers new and exciting categories for judging. In 2016, it introduced a Truck Show which will continue in 2019.
The society will be honoured in County Hall Portlaoise on Thursday, February 28.