For many in East Cork it was a family affair with nine-year-old Patrick O’Sullivan among the youngest exhibitors. He was joined by his father Patrick Sr who was on hand to help with his model truck display. Collecting is a hobby that has been passed down for three generations in the family. Patrick’s collection was a source of fascination for his classmates at Whitegate National School.
Eugene Power and his 14-year-old son Denis were among other father-son duos exhibiting at the event. Eugene’s area of interest focused on military figures while Denis’ collection was based on Lego.
“I’ve been collecting toy soldiers since I was knee high,” Eugene said.