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Sunday 16 June 2019

160th Gorey Show to celebrate rural life

Lorcan Allen, President of Gorey Agricultural Show; David Grandy, Treasurer; Willie Cecil, Chairman; John Murphy, Vice Chairman, Glanbia; Lesley Rothwell, Glanbia and Stella Jones, Show Secretary
Lorcan Allen, President of Gorey Agricultural Show; David Grandy, Treasurer; Willie Cecil, Chairman; John Murphy, Vice Chairman, Glanbia; Lesley Rothwell, Glanbia and Stella Jones, Show Secretary

Cathy Lee

The countdown is under way as Gorey celebrates 160 years of Gorey Agricultural Show, which will take place at the Show Grounds in Clonattin on Saturday, June 10 from 9.30 a.m. and looks set to include plenty of competitions and exhibitions.

'This year we are hoping to have our biggest and best show ever. Gorey Agricultural Show is one of the longest running shows in the country, and this is testament to the support it receives,' said Stella Jones of Gorey Agricultural Show.

'Our indoor craft and children's tent was an enormous success last year and this year we have decided that all children's craft classes will be free to enter, we are not restricting the number of entries per child so lets hope that out tent will be bursting with entries and excited children,' she added.

Highlights will include live music from Theresa and the Stars, food tent, amusements, a vintage display, horse and pony showing, dog show, cattle rearing, poultry show and sheep sheering classes.

Entry is free for children at the gate, while adult entry is €8.

'Our Vintage section is always very interesting, with all sorts of machinery and implements on display. Bringing all this machinery to the show is a huge job, as a lot of these machines don't travel too fast,' said Stella Jones.

There will be a selection of horse classes, including the RDS Breeders Championship and Side Saddle Qualifiers.

The main field will contain a trade stand field, with traders and businesses present.

The main sponsor of the event is Glanbia Ireland, and the team are looking forward to attending the long running show, along with many other attendees from across the country.

'We are proud to support Gorey show, which showcases the best of what rural Ireland has to offer,' said John Murphy, a farmer based in Craanford and Glanbia group Vice Chairperson.

The show is also supported by Wright insurance brokers and Wexford County Council.

Schedules for the day and entry forms are now available online at www.goreyagriculturalshow.com or you can contact Brian Dowley by email tradegoreyagriculturalshow@gmail.com to enter the trade stand field.

Gorey Guardian

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