Claregalway Agricultural Show, Sunday August 21st 2016

*****Now Available Online : 2016 Schedule and Entry Forms******

The Claregalway Agricultural Show Queen 2016 is Karen Fox from Carnmore. She was crowned in the Arches Hotel on Saturday night August 6th.

The schedule is ready and it’s all systems go as the preparations for Claregalway’s 26th  Agricultural Show get underway.  It will take place, as always,  on the second last Sunday in August, in Duffy’s Equestrian Centre, Rockwood, Claregalway.  The date for your diary is Sunday 21st August 2016.

The show committee are getting ready for this year’s show for the last number of months and this is evident in the list of classes on the table for the 2016 show. Whether its cattle, horses, sheep, donkeys, poultry, dogs, home baking, jam, eggs, farm produce, children’s art, photography or craft is your thing, there is something for everyone at this year’s show - animal classes in the outdoor arena, horticulture & domestic arts in the indoor arena together with children’s entertainment, bouncy castle, face painting, donkey derby, tug-o war as well as a large dog show, poultry show and lots more outdoors.

The importance of shows cannot be underestimated. Claregalway Show committee constantly strive for innovative new ideas and are constantly coming up with new ways to move forward. We believe in developing the show constantly and we try to add something new and interesting every year. Claregalway Show promotes all that is good in rural Ireland.  

With Chairman Val Noone at the helm, the dedicated committee will weather whatever storms they meet as they set about organising and running a show that will interest all the family. On the day the loyal hardworking helpers arrive and without these people the show could not be run.

The Novelty Scarecrow Competition will be held again this year and we are intrigued to find out who will show up on the day – Donald Trump maybe??

The side shows attract great interest every year especially the Bonny Baby Competition and this year again there will be €100 up for grabs for the Best Dressed Lady!  The style was superb last year and the ladies looked fantastic.

The Donkey Derby will round off the day.

The Show Committee is indebted to those who advertise in our catalogue and sponsor our classes - our financial backbone. Likewise those who participate and take the time and  make the effort to bake a cake, paint a picture, get their cattle tested, set vegetables, knit a jumper, groom the dog,  take photographs, plait the pony’s mane  etc. all contribute to making the show possible.

We hope to see you at the show this year.  If you’ve never been at the show before we hope you will enjoy the experience.  Spectators and exhibitors come back year after year to a friendly, warm welcome.   

Date for your diary – Sunday August 21st  Duffys Equestrian Centre. Don’t miss it.

For further information visit our website:                          
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Telephone Show Secretary Carmel at 087 9180723 for general enquiries.
For information on entries please ring Entries Secretary Bernie at 091 798931

Thank you for your support at the Race Night

A big THANK YOU to all who supported Claregalway Show's Race Night on Sunday June 5th 2016. The Arches Hotel was indeed a great venue and provided us with delicious finger food thank you so much! The auction race was the highlight of the night - the deafening roars of the crowd could be confused with Plate Day at The Galway Races.

Congratulations to the Go Badly syndicate who won the weekend away in the fabulous Hotel Westport.

Runners up received hampers and various other prizes.