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Wednesday 16 April 2014

All roads leading to Millstreet for Sheep Shearing Championships

There's something for everyone to enjoy at this world class spectacular

ALL roads lead to the Green Glens Millstreet for the All Ireland and International Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships on Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th May 2013.

The event is being hosted by St Johns GAA Club, County Cork's newest GAA club!

This event attracts top Irish and International shearers from Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand who will be in action in both National and International competitions throughout the weekend.

In previous years Punchestown, Kilkenny, Galway and Donegal have hosted this prestigious shearing event with huge attendances. We are hoping to attract over 15,000 visitors to the Green Glens over the course of the weekend.

A busy shedule of events are planned over the Saturday and Sunday. There is something there for all the family, young and old.

The worlds greatest shearers will be in attendance in what promises to be a truly spectacular display of speed and skill. It really has to be seen to be believed in what has been titled "The Olympics of Shearing", particularly as this years event is a qualifier for next years World Championship event in Wexford.

We have Trade Stands, Cookery Demos, Fun Fair, Set Dancing, Schools Competitions, Childrens Fun Zone, Dog Show, Sheepdog Trials, Live Music and Major Sporting Events will be shown on the Big Screen so everyone will be catered for.

This magnificent venue has been the scene of many spectacular events through the years from Eurovision to Disney on Ice and of course the Annual Millstreet Horse Show and is a fully covered arena, so no matter what the weather brings everyone will be protected from the elements.

With secure free parking and free entrance for children this is a recession busting weekend of family fun and activities for young and old.

Doors opening at 7am with competitions commencing at 7.30am on both Saturday and Sunday with excellent on-site facilities including restaurants, shops and bars.

So put the date in your diary and come to the Green Glens Millstreet for a fantastic weekend.

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