Over two hundred people tried croquet during the huge Flavours of Fingal County Show at Newbridge House last weekend, showing this venue's importance as a showcase for the game. Five further people and one whole family also signed up for the new Newbridge House Croquet Club, and I feel that many more will be forced to buy garden sets at the insistance of their children!
Thanks to John, Peter & Paula Maxwell, Jack Clingan, Anne-Marie McGowan, Alan Looney and Michael O'Mahony, who assisted with the demonstration. The Newbridge lawn is showing a great improvement already during the short time work has been in progress, and more work is planned. Thanks also - as usual - to Ann Brophy, the Park Rangers and the staff at Newbridge House for their help and cooperation.