WELLIE WINNERS IN BEAUTIFUL BRUGES
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:59
Mayobridge dairy farmers Gary and Mairead O’Hagan clearly enjoyed their luxury weekend in Bruges won in the Bekina Wellington boot company’s 50th anniversary competition carried by FarmWeek.
 
Welcomed to Bruges, the capital of west Flanders by Iris Temmerman, left, of Bekina the Co Down couple were full of praise for their Belgian hosts.
 
  “Bekina is a family owned firm producing wellies for working farmers, boots that are a real treat for farm feet and our hosts certainly gave us a real treat, a brilliant weekend break,” Mairead noted.
 
   One highlight of the weekend was a walking tour of Bruges that included visiting chocolate and sweet shops plus an introduction to some of the 1000 beers produced in Belgium. A medieval city surrounded by canals and whose early prosperity was founded on the wool trade Bruges is also home to fine restaurants, world class art galleries and museums.