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March 26, 2016

Queen of the Shears

Filed under: — Colm Webster @ 10:56 am

Bringing the FUN back to Castlepollar!


Queen of the Shears Castlepollard 2016 Louisa Markes

Great day in Castlepollar


Excitement is mounting!
Great entertainment planned for
The Square on Sunday. All the fun of the fair and a long awaited  barman’s race as well. Details are a little unclear, but Paddy Power Bookmakers expect the going to be good to soft in places and say that some of the competitors will be carrying extra weight!!QueenBubble

13 Queens entered to date.

More required – Get in touch by Friday 29-04-2016

Dress code: what ever you want to wear but be aware you will be performing FARM tasks on the day. Later on you will be on stage so bring a change of clothes, there will be changing facilities.

Tasks: All farm related and some will be on the clock.
Sheep shearing: By popular demand ! There will be sheep shearing if the contestants wish to participate.
On stage: You will be required to go on stage so you will have time to change. 
Winner will be announced on stage on the evening- you will be judged on your tasks, your interaction with the public, team playing, etc –

The judges will be totally independent of North Westmeath Festival Committee and Townspark Vintage Club and the judges decision decision is final.


All you will have to do is a few different tasks counting sheeplike stack some bales of hay/ reverse a tractor lawnmower with a trailer/ count some sheep/ – things like that

All good fun and please note you don’t have to shear sheep !!!

Huge BBQ planned for the Queen of the Shears weekend in the square Castlepollard as well as the first bar mans race in years !-

All our local publicans will be taking part in a race on the day – not to be missed – Bring the family along for a great day’s entertainment


 Cliona McMahon – Coole
Megan O’Neill – Multyfarham
Edel Moore – Castletown Finnea
Brigid Walshe – Castlepollard
Rachel Grimes – Collinstown
Jane O’Neill – Ballynagore
Ciara Griffith – Castletown Geoghegan
Sarah Louise O’Toole – Dublin
Fiona Lawlor – Castlepollard
Leah Dunne – Cloughlan Mullingar
Karen Gaffeny – Delvin


queen 2  Queen of the shears


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