Friday 23 August 2019

Rosettes at the ready for Carnew Show

There will be a packed schedule for this year's Carnew Agricultural Show at Umrigar, Carnew on Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 6pm, a key event in the show calendar.

'Carnew Show like all shows is organised and staged by a voluntary committee and a lot of work and effort is put into running as safe as event as possible. We very much appreciate the generosity of the land owners, sponsors, judges and everyone who helps to run the show,' said a spokesperson for the committee.

Carnew Agricultural Show started off as a gymkhana with home produce and crafting classes in September 1944, so this year's show marks a special anniversary celebrating 75 years.

'Despite the challenges and changes Carnew Agricultural Show has faced over the years it has always remained at heart a traditional rural show supported by its loyal followers, who have worked with us year after year,' the spokesperson said.

This year classes will be held for horse, ponies, sheep, poultry also baking, arts and crafts, photography and flowers with classes in the junior section and a ferry wagon where children can compete in a talent competition.

Pony club games will make for lots of entertainment and keen competition will be celebrated as the last qualifier in the senior section for a place in the final in RDS takes place.

The ewe lambs championship will see all breeds of sheep on display and competition is keen for prizes, rosettes and silverware.

New additions this year include a Handy Working Hunter event and Amateur Woodwork classes for adults and teenagers.

There will be a dog show at 2 p.m., bouncy castles, trampolines and slides throughout the day for children to enjoy as all children can enter the grounds for free.

All are welcome to come along, and judging starts at 11 a.m. and admission is €5.

Gorey Guardian