Game fair doyen in for award
The man behind Northern Ireland's game fairs has been nominated for the prestigious Ireland's Rural Hero award.
Downpatrick businessman Albert Titterington has been shortlisted for the Countryside Alliance Ireland Awards, which celebrate the characters, skills, traditions and enterprise of the countryside.
He is now in contention for the title of Ireland's Rural Hero, a category which pays tribute to those who have gone beyond the call of duty in the countryside.
The honour comes as Albert stages his 50th Game Fair at Shane's Castle in Antrim this year.
He was the first to stage a game fair in Ireland, bringing the concept to Clandeboye Estate outside Bangor. He is the longest serving game fair director in the world.
Albert is also at the forefront of Irish country journalism with his Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine and website, www.countrysportsandcountrylife.com.