For the past few months, the Claregalway Agricultural Show Committee have been making preparations and plans for their forthcoming Annual Show. One of the main events, the selection of the Show Queen, has already taken place. The title for 1996 goes to Yvonne Duggan, Lakeview, Claregalway. This will be their sixth show and from all accounts, it is expected to be bigger and more popular than before. It will take place on Sunday, the 18th of August, in Duffy’s Claregalway Equestrian Centre, Rockwood, Claregalway. The show committee are once again indebted to the Duffy Family for the use of their grounds for the show.
There will be over 200 classes this year, consisting of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Dogs, Pets, Home Baking, Crafts, Farm Produce, Photography, Flowers, Art, Jam, Eggs and several classes for children.
Show Grounds open at 9am, and entries are accepted on the day. Admission is very reasonable—£3 per adult with children under 12 free. Students £1.
Several trade stands have already booked spaces for the Show Day. On display also will be a Threshing Machine, which should be very interesting to see at work.
Sponsorship plays a major part in financing all shows and Claregalway Show Committee are deeply grateful to all their Sponsors, who support them every year. All contributions are very much appreciated. The committee wish to convey their thanks also to the Exhibitors. Without exhibitors, there would be no show. Many are local, but several travel long distances to exhibit at the show. Then of course, what would be the point of all the exhibits and displays if nobody turned up to view it all—spectators are required to make it all worthwhile, so do come along
Claregalway Show is a day out for all the family. There will be amusements for the children, and lots of competitions throughout the day for all to enjoy. Why not try to come along and support your local show.
If you are interested in joining the Claregalway Agricultural Show Committee, just contact the Chairman, Mr. Paul Fleming, or any committee member. All are welcome.
Schedules and Entry Forms are now available—tel. 091 798249, 798304 or 798405.
The Show Committee take this opportunity to welcome back Nuacht Chláir, and to wish every success for the future to those who have taken on the task.