Claregalway's 28th Annual Agricultural Show SUNDAY JUNE 10th

Now Available Online : 2018 results and photos.

What a difference a fine day makes! The show grounds opened at 9 am. There was a great buzz around the grounds as the day was promised dry – all day! The Show committee were delighted. It was overcast and a bit dull at times but not a drop of rain in sight.

Preparations began in earnest on the Friday before the show and although the show took place on Sunday it was all systems go until late Monday evening when Duffys Equestrian was turned back to what it was before the show committee took over.

Duffys Equestrian Centre is an excellent venue for the show providing us with an indoor area, tea room and a massive area outside to cater for all aspects of the show. We are very grateful to the Duffy family for the way they accommodate us year in year out.

Galway Bay FM broadcast from the show grounds all day and Wagon Wheel kept the music and dancing going in the outdoor arena. There were bouncy castles, dinky diggers, face painting and lots more for the children to enjoy.

The Show Queen, Ms. Clodagh Ryan arrived at the show grounds looking like a queen wearing her sash and tiara. Clodagh presided over the presentation of the prizes, smiled throughout the day for the photographs and in the afternoon selected the dog she would like to take home.

Judges and exhibitors came from all parts of the country. There was serious competition in the horse and pony classes with exhibitors having their animals looking splendid for the occasion. The Super Beef Heifers were in a class of their own! Some owners even had their gazebos with them to ensure their heifers had every comfort to hand.

Classes were good in the sheep section and the Working Sheep Dog Demonstrations added a new dimension. The Dog Show and Pet Show were great attractions.

Due to the new date the flowers and home produce classes had to be reduced but nevertheless were well supported. There was an increase in the home baking and competition was stiff.

The Bonny Baby competition was a huge success and the judge had great difficulty picking a winner.

The Viewing Gallery in Duffys Equestrian Centre was all go. Tea, coffee and lots of home bakes were available with great demand for Martina's scones.

Sincere thanks to everyone who helped out in any way – our Show Queen Clodagh Ryan, our exhibitors, our helpers, our sponsors, our invited guests and anyone who contributed in even the smallest way to make the show the great success it was.

Thanks to Michael Hughes ISA National Secretary, Paddy Joe Foy, ISA Regional Chairman and his wife, Noel Grealish, Jim Cuddy, Malachy Noone & Fr. Eugene SMA Fathers who took time out to come to the show. We appreciated your presence.

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Ring Show Secretary Carmel Casserly at 087 9180723 for general enquiries.
For information on entries please ring Entries Secretary Bernie Noone at 091 798931