Friday 20 April 2018

Growing success leads to space issue

There was a large attendance at the annual general meeting of Charleville Show, which was held at the G.A.A. Centre at Baker's Road on last Thursday night.

The attendance was welcomed by Ian Whortan who thanked everybody who had contributed to another very successful show last year and said they were looking forward to this year's event on the 29th and 30th June at their showgrounds at the Pike Cross, Ballyhea.

Show secretary Eleanor Fleming recorded that 2012 was noted in the showing calendar for the number of cancellations incurred around the country due to inclement weather. However, in Charleville the show was held on the appointed dates due to the hard work the committee had done on the field and in installing the roadways, which had proved to be invaluable and an outstanding success.

"What our next step will be is in the lap of the gods but it is evident that we cannot stand still while each section is looking for more space, both for their rings and for parking of exhibitors' cars, boxes, trailers etc, not to mention parking for trade stand exhibitors and committee members, " she said.

A minute's silence was observed at the meeting in memory of two stalwarts of the show in Dick Bradley and Jack Binchy, who both passed away in the recent past.

Ms Fleming thanked her fellow officers, committee members, their families and friends whose work helps make the show an outstanding success.