Mick Egan Memorial Busking Competition
All performers were welcome to entertain festival goers, earn a Vintage ‘bob’ and compete for the Pride of Birr Award.
WINNER: ESTELLE KENNEDY
A cash prize
The Mick Egan Memorial Trophy
And a performance slot on Fireworks Night Gig Rig
This year's competition was kindly coordinated by Dickie Donnelly, Miriam Leaver and Garrett Kelly.
A huge thank you to all who participated in 2023!
WINNER: ANN FINANNE
A This was a new Festival Competition this year in honour of Ann O’Meara who was so deeply involved in the festival for over 50 years.
Aprize of a 100 euro voucher for Dooly’s Hotel was presented by Ann's daughter Maria on Vintage Sunday.
WINNERS: ALEX & AMELIA DE CHAUMONT
Alex & Amelia were awarded the brand-new shield for this competition, The Nessa Mc Manus Award on Vintage Sunday.
The shield is in honour of Nessa for all her great work during her time on the Vintage Week Committee
OVERALL WINNERS: BIRR TIDY TOWNS
Community Group Winner: World of Wonder
Sports Group Winner: Birr Rugby Club
Highly commended: Black Bull Threshing
OVERALL WINNER: EUGENE KING
John Malone (right) presenting Eugene (left) with the Damien Deegan memorial cup for 2023 for his 1952 Hillma Minx on Vintage Sunday.
VINTAGE SHOP WINDOW DISPLAY
OVERALL WINNER: W.K FAYLE
Second Place: Fox’s Pharmacy
Third Place: RJ Barber & Sons
This year's competition was kindly judged by Fred Boulton with the inaugural Perpetual Shield (kindly donate by Barbers) presented to Alma Naughton at our Awards Ceremony.