According to Joan Blackburn last night on RTE’s weather forecast, Cork was the wettest county for the month so far with over 4 times the average rainfall (Tell us something we don’t know Joan !!!)
You can imagine the disappointment of the event organisers, having to make this extremely difficult decision, after the months upon months of organising that goes into running an event like this.
Being involved with the IKC open dog show, that was due to run on the final day of the show, I can empathise with the main event organisers in a small way.
For me what makes it even more disappointing, is that as per the blog we posted back in March, Munster Agricultural Society had purchased a sizeable piece of land, which is now the new home for The Cork Summer Show, and it would have been fantastic to showcase this fantastic venue to all the people that entered the dog show on Sunday.
Coming from the glass half full school of thought (Although the glass was truly overflowing with all this rain recently) there is a positive side to all this.Whilst out at the venue on Friday evening I was walked through the site with former Chairperson, now Vice Chair Gerard Murphy, and he outlined the societies plans for the future, and I can safely say without giving too much away, that going forward this venue, which will be available for any event as long as it fits in with the ethos of the society, will be extremely impressive and in my opinion one of the best locations in the country to hold events such as dog shows etc.
So as the dust settles (if only) and we pick ourselves back up after this minor setback and start planning for the future, at least we know that hail rain or shine next year, the society and all involved are looking forward to a very bright future.
On a final note, I’d just like to thank everybody that supported the IKC Open Dog Show, by entering the show, and supporting our four judges, who I am sure like you are as disappointed as the organisers that this year, we didn’t get to show off our dogs in front of what was expected to be record crowds.