Athlone husband and wife honoured
Athlone potato growers, Noel Higgins and his wife, Kathleen were honoured at the Bord Bia All-Ireland Quality Potato Championships recently.
Ballydangan-based Noel Higgins was awarded 2nd place while his wife Kathleen claimed 3rd place for their local potatoes. The competition, held at the Tullamore Show recently, is designed to increase the level of awareness among growers of what constitutes a good quality potato.
It is estimated that a total of 9,800 hectares of potatoes are grown by an approximate 540 growers in Ireland.