Sheep classes for everybody
An extensive range of sheep showing classes will take place at Cillin Hill on Sunday.
The Charollais Sheep Society will have a photographic exhibition to celebrate its 21st anniversary, while RTE's Damien O'Reilly is to launch the society's 2011 yearbook at 2.30pm.
Judging of the six sheep classes by Cork judge Albert Ferguson will start at 12 noon and winners will qualify for the Osmonds All-Ireland at Mullingar on Sunday, July 10.
The Irish Vendeen Sheep Society is hosting its six National Championship classes, including classes for senior rams, shearling rams, ram lambs, senior ewes, Vendéen shearling ewe and ewe lambs.
Michael McHugh, head of Teagasc's sheep advisory services, is to judge the classes.
The Texel Sheep Society is to have the biggest display of sheep at the shearing event, with 211 sheep entered into the Growvite All-Ireland Texel Championships on Sunday.