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Tuesday 16 July 2019

Gorey Show is a resounding success!

People and their pets dressed to impress while enjoying the sunshine at the Gorey Show

Siobhan Lawrence with her son, Elliott.
Siobhan Lawrence with her son, Elliott.

Cathy Lee

Rosettes were at the ready as Gorey Agricultural Show celebrated 160 years with the committee on hand to cut the cake in celebration of another successful show, a key event in the Irish show calendar.

'The sun was shining and we had a massive show, it was one of our bigger ones with thousands of people, 550 horse entries, 200 sheep and 100 cattle. With the trade stands and amusements, and the craft tent for the children there was plenty of variety,' said Stella Jones of the organising committee.

'MCs kept up commenting on everything going on and we are thankful for the huge support. There was fun for all the family and children enjoyed the arts and crafts, a puppet show and face painting,' said Stella.

This years dog show included a section on 'rescue dog' classes, and two winners came from Wexford SPCA.

In the children's competition Holly Manning was a winner alongside Tiernan Goff who had the highest amount of placed entries.

Teachers in Tara Hill, Ballygarrett and Gorey Central won a voucher for Stables, Azure beauty and Redmond electric.

Attendees enjoyed sheep and cattle classes, pony games, a pets corner, poultry section and show jumping and the adult show jumping included a popular high jump competition.

The RDS Breeders Championship and two RDS Side Saddle Qualifiers were on site and pony classes included local lead rein and fancy dress.

Theresa and the Stars entertained the crowds alongside Seamus Long, Stuart Moyes, and Louise Morissey throughout the day.

Dancing with Declan was a hit which had a fully complete dance floor, and those in attendance enjoyed samples of nibbles at the popular food village next to the stage.

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