The Totally Terrific Tomato Festival


We had  a great day on Sunday 3rd of September 2017 despite the weather trying to dampen our spirits. We are very grateful to all our participants, visitors, sponsors and friends.

The Genetic Diversity display this year was the best yet, reaching 201 different varieties, here’s to 250 in 2018. Jane Powers, Ambassador for the Festival, curated this display with boundless energy. A huge thank you to all the growers who contributed to the Totally Terrific Diversity Display:

Airfield Estate, National Botanic Gardens, Madeline McKeever of Brown Envelope Seeds, Dermot Carey, Derek Dunne, Chris Enright, Jean Perry of Glebe Gardens in Baltimore, Co Cork, Andrew & Jenny Glenn-Craigie, Alan Kennedy, Frank Jesper at Killruddery Estate, Nicky Kyle, Lorraine Marrey, Kathryn Marsh, Aga Mizuno, Wendy Nairn, Aileen O’Meara, Ann O Suilleabhain, Kay Osborne, Alun Owens, Ann Philips, Jane Powers, Medwyn Williams.

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Thank you to our judges Medwyn Williams and Dr Matthew Jebb. We must also thank all the sponsors of our competition classes:  Brown Envelope SeedsHowbert & Mays, Avoca, Irish Seed Savers, White’s Agri, Mermaid Arts Centre & Killruddery.

And most importantly our entrants and our winners.

We’d also like to thank our founder Nicky Kyle, Fionnuala Ardee, and all our wonderful visitors.

All tomato images are with thanks to Jonathan Hession and Killruddery Staff.

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