|Class||1 st||2 nd||3 rd||Very Highly Commended|
|1||G. Clancy||-||J. Summerville||M. Nolan|
|3||J. Summerville||R. Fitzpatrick||G. Clancy||E. Fuller|
|4||J. Summerville||D. & T. O’Brien||E. Byrne||B. O’Reilly|
|5||J. Summerville||H. Martin|
|6||K. Presch||M. Gleeson||-||-|
|7||M. Nolan||R. Fitspatrick||G. Clancy||-|
|8||T. Lynch||R. Breslin||J. Summerville||J. Fuller|
|10||J. Summerville||J. Keogh||-||-|
|11||P. Walsh||G. Clancy||J. Hill||O. Devane|
|12||O. Devane||M. Mathews||B. O’Reilly||-|
|13||O. Devane||S. Murphy||B. O’Reilly||A. Hamilton|
|14||S. Murphy||B. O’Reilly||J. Leonard||J. Cowan|
|15||A. Hamilton||O. Devane||-||B. O’Reilly|
|16||O. Reilly||H. Martin||A. Cullen||-|
|17||A. O’Suilleabhain||O. Reilly||H. Martin||K. Norton|
|18||J. Summerville||D. McCartney||A. Hamilton||M. Mathews|
|19||J. Summerville||D. McCartney||-||-|
|20||D. McCartney||J. Summerville||-||-|
|22||T. O’Brien||Albert Hamilton||S. Mortell||S. O’Hara|
|24||L. McClean||J. Summerville||R. Klee||B. O’Reilly|
|25||C. Merrigan||O. Devane||-||D. Christodoulides|
|26||M. Wall||S. O’Dwyer||M. O’Neill||P. O’Brien|
|27||M. Kelly||V. Groult||J. Thorp||-|
|28||S. Groult||R. Timmins||D. Morris||V. Groult|
|29||S. Mortell||J. Groult||P. Wasylec||S. Groult|
|30||S. Groult||K. Shoebridge||J. Groult||St. Michael’s College|
Here’s the latest update on the County Dublin Honey Show on Saturday 4th November:
Lots of entries already in the honey show competition
If you want to enter the honey show competition, have a read of the competition classes and rules here and here – then you can enter online here. You might like to read Keith Pierce’s tips on preparing your entries for show.
Honey for sale
As usual, we will be selling our own County Dublin Beekeepers’ Association honey at the show. It’s beautiful honey at a good price, so we usually sell out by lunchtime. Once the association’s honey is all gone, our members are permitted to sell their own honey – but even that usually sells out before the show closes!
This year we have a face painter to entertain some of the younger visitors, so bring the children along and get a bee without a sting.
Parking for the show
As the honey show’s in the centre of Rathgar, parking is limited. The main entrance to the Honey Show in Christ Church Rathgar is on Highfield Road. There is parking here but very limited, and we are required to keep the entrance to the inner cap park free for traders who rent spaces there. Here’s where you will find other parking:
- Coming from the village on Highfield Road take the first turn right onto Oaklands Drive, (entrance to St Luke’s Hospital) There is free parking on the right generally quiet on a Saturday.
- Almost opposite the turn for Oaklands Drive is Templemore Ave. This is a narrow road with limited free spaces, just as you turn onto the road.
- Parallel with Templemore Ave is Neville Road and this is free at the weekend. Plenty of spaces here.
- All of these Roads will take a 5 minute walk approx to honey show.
- Coming from Rathmines on the Rathgar Road into Rathgar village, at the traffic lights turn left onto Orwell Road (left at Deli Boutique), Just after SuperValu turn right into a recycling centre with parking. Free on a Saturday. From this car park is the entrance to Rathgar Tennis club and parking here is free.
- If you miss the turn into the recycling centre keep right at the “V” and take the first turn right onto Victoria Road. Free parking Saturday.
All these parking spots are a 5 min walk approx to Christ Church. ( a little quicker if you walk in one entrance of SuperValu and out the other!)
We look forward to seeing you – and your entries – at the Honey Show in Christ Church, Rathgar.
|First prize||Second prize||Third prize||Very highly commended||Highly commended||Commended|
|1||24 jars of light, medium or dark honey.||Powers to bees trophy||Open||-||--||--||--||--||--|
|2||12 jars of light, medium or dark honey. As offered for sale.||Avoca Nurseries perpetual trophy||Open||J. Summerville||E. Attridge||-||-||-|
|3||2 jars light honey.||Chivers trophy||Open||E. Attridge||M.Matthews||-||-||-|
|4||2 jars medium honey. Heather excluded.||Monument Creamery cup||Open||A. Nic Giolla Coda||J. Summerville||N. Robins||E. O'Reilly||-|
|5||2 jars dark honey. Heather excluded.||I.A.C. perpetual trophy||Open||A. Nic Giolla Coda||J. Summerville||A. Hamilton||-|
|6||2 jars heather honey.||C.D.B.K.A trophy||Open||M. Gleeson||M. Matthews||-||-||-|
|7||2 jars granulated or creamed honey.||C.D.B.K.A challenge cup||Open||D. McCartney||E. Attridge||M. Wall||-||-||-|
|8||2 Floral honey sections. Ling free.||Rowans trophy||Open||T. Lynch||P. Mercer||J. Fuller||-||-|
|9||2 Heather honey sections.||Sir James Mackey trophy||Open||-||-||R. Breslin||-||-||-|
|10||2 jars chunk honey.||Tom Kehoe trophy||Open||A. Hamilton||-||-||-|
|11||2 containers of cut comb.||Ned Smyth trophy||Open||J. Summerville||E. Attridge||J. Keogh||D. McCartney||-||-|
|12||1 frame suitable for extraction.||Green Acres cup||Open||E. Attridge||V. Doran||A. Nic Giolla Coda||R. Feighery||-||-|
|13||1 cake of beeswax.||McGrane Apiaries trophy||Open||E. Attridge||M. Matthews|
|14||5 blocks beeswax matching.||Horkan Salver||Open||O. Devane||D. McCartney||B. O'Reilly||-|
|15||6 honey biscuits.||Hans Flohr trophy||Open||K. Norton||O. O'Reilly||A. O'Suillebhan|
|16||Honey cake.||McGrane cake knife||Open||K. Norton||H. Martin||I. Speirs||O. O'Reilly||-|
|17||Beeswax polish in tin or jar.||C.D.B.K.A trophy||Open||M. Wall||A. Hamilton||I. O'Reilly||G. O'Neill-||-||-|
|18||3 beeswax candles all made by moulding.||C.D.B.K.A trophy||Open||E. Attridge||B. O'Reilly||J. Summerville||A. Hamilton||-||-|
|19||3 beeswax candles made any method other than moulding.||N.K.B cup||Open||-||-|
|20||Dry mead.||Grape & grain trophy||Open||J. Summerville||-||-||-|
|21||Sweet mead.||Country cellar trophy||Open||D. McCartney||J. Summerville||A. Nic Giolla Coda||-||-||-|
|22||Metheglin / Melomel.||Donegal Bees cup||Open||D. McCartney||-||-||-|
|23||Photograph. Black and white or colour.||C.D.B.K.A silver frame||Open||E. Attridge||A. Hamilton||-||-||-|
|24||Display class. Collection of bee products consisting of jars of different honey sections, cut comb, mead, beeswax, etc.||C.D.B.K.A display class cup||Open||E. Attridge||-||-||-||-|
|25||Any item related to bees or beekeeping and ineligible for entry in another class.||C.D.B.K.A trophy||Open||R. Smyth||E. Byrne||A. Hamilton|
|26||Covered jar of honey. To be completely covered except cap. Novice class.||Benny Myers trophy||Open||B. McDonald||D. Gleeson||E. Byrne||J. Thorp-||-||-|
|27||1 section (novice class)||Bill Mellon trophy||CDBKA only||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|28||1 jar honey (novice class)||R. Shackleton trophy||CDBKA only||-||-||-||-|
|29||2 jars light, medium or dark honey.||C.D.B.K.A trophy||CDBKA only||O. Devan||-||-||-|
|30||2 containers of cut comb.||Friends of the RHD trophy||CDBKA only||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Supreme run honey||John Kerney Cup||Open||A. Nic Giolla Coda|
|Supreme comb honey||Dan Deasy Cup||Open||T. Lynch|
|Highest points in classes 1-11||Gourmet cup||Open||J. Summerville|
Olly Nolan a member of the Co Dublin Beekeepers just won gold for his entry into the Blas Na hEireann food awards and then some……. Congratulation to him on his success.
As I was picking up the award they announced that I was also ‘Best in #Dublin‘ too, can you believe it, best food producer in Dublin.
Well done to all my busy #bees 🐝🐝🐝💤💤💤💤💤🍯🍯🍯🍯🍯”