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Castlewellan events were a real triumph

I'd like to thank the committees, organisers and volunteers behind a terrific weekend of events at the Castlewellan Agricultural Show on July 19 and the Castlewellan Soma Festival, from July 18-22.

Credit and congratulations to everyone involved in making these two terrific tourism attractions, activities and competitions such a professional and tremendous success.

It was a delight to see many thousands in Castlewellan Forest Park for one of biggest agricultural shows to be hosted in Ireland against the backdrop of Castlewellan Castle.

And the many cultural, family, historical, agricultural, musical events, walks, talks and exhibitions hosted by the Castlewellan Soma Festival showed the rich, colourful and diverse heritage and culture which Castlewellan has to offer.

I've no doubt both events are set to become even bigger in 2015.

COUNCILLOR PATRICK CLARKE

Alliance Party

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