UUP MLA John McCallister has congratulated Rathfriland woman Violet Bell on winning the “unsung farming hero” in the Farming Life Awards.
“Violet is totally deserving of this award for her fantastic 28 years’ service to Castlewellan Show. I am delighted for her and her family whom I all know very well.
“She is a remarkable woman and always goes about her job with a smile on her face. 28 years is a long time to give to any organisation and she should be extremely proud of her achievements.
“I hope she can now sit back and take a well-earned rest from the stresses and strains of event management. Castlewellan Show is what it is today thanks to Violet Bell.”