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AS THE crowds packed into the Bonniconlon showgrounds for one of their biggest shows yet, little did many of them realise that a celebrity was walking amongst them.
Sligo native, Shane Filan, known around the globe for his position as Westlife’s lead singer, returned to his hometown for the August bank holiday weekend, and during his stay took a trip to the show. He also entered some of his family’s horses in the various classes.
It was a real trip down memory lane for the pop star, who spent every summer preparing horses for the showjumping competition in Bonniconlon up until he was 16 years of age. Shane also competed in the show on many occasions.
The singing sensation took his wife, Gillian and their daughter Nicole along with him and they even took away third prize for a foal which they had entered in the best foal class.
With the sun beating down and plenty of amusement to keep Nicole busy, the family thoroughly enjoyed their day out in County Mayo and were more than delighted to pose for photographer John O’Grady when he took their picture for the Western People.Source:Westernpeople