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RUAS hosts reception at Balmoral Show for Guild members

The 155th Balmoral Show took place in spring sunshine from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th May 2024 at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn. On the Thursday evening, RUAS President, and Guild member, John Henning welcomed members of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists Ireland to a special reception.

Northern members were joined by some southern members who had travelled north to enjoy the largest agricultural event in Northern Ireland. The two course evening meal afforded a welcome rest from a busy week photographing, reporting, filming and recording the livestock class results as well as industry launches and product updates.

Chairperson of the northern section of the Guild, Rebecca McConnell thanked the RUAS for their kind hospitality and wished John every success in his term as President.

RUAS President John Henning greets GAJ Ireland (Northern Section) Chair Rebecca McConnell, ahead of the reception in the President’s Lounge at the 2024 Balmoral Show
esident John Henning chats to Bree and Darryl Rutledge at the reception in the President’s Lounge at Balmoral Show
RUAS Communications Manager Gemma Dickey, Stacey Patterson, Patterson PR, Rachel White, Alltech Ireland Marketing manager, Aislínn Campbell, Alltech Ireland, GAJ Ireland (Northern Section) Chair Rebecca McConnell, and Sara McCracken, RSPB pictured at the RUAS reception during Balmoral Show
Richard Halloran, Tomás Cooney, Agriland’s Commercial Manager, Sara McCracken, RSPB and Agriland’s Managing Director Cormac Farrelly enjoy a catch up at the reception for GAJ at Balmoral Show
mmunications Manager Gemma Dickey with Irish Farmers’ Journal reporter Tom Morrow
Bree Rutledge and Darryl Rutledge chatting with Rachel Martin, IFAJ Delegate
RUAS President John Henning chats with News Letter editor, Ben Lowry
Basil Bayne, Liam De Paor, Brian Donaldson, Impartial Reporter and Kevin McAuley, McAuley Multimedia
RUAS President John Henning makes a speech to the GAJ members gathered on Thursday evening of the 155th Balmoral Show
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