The County Louth Agricultural show will take place in Bellurgan Park this year, on Sunday June 16.
The very scenic Cooley Peninsula has always been a major boost to local tourism and the County Louth Agricultural Show aims to be a big part of that.
The Dundalk Show Society Ltd look forward to staging the show in it’s new venue and welcoming everyone to the 122nd Co. Louth Agricultural Show, where there will be a packed programme of events for all and it promises to be a fun filled family day out.
“The County Louth Agricultural Show aims to showcase agricultural practises for all ages, bringing together rural and urban life,” says Carmel Mee, chairperson of the Dundalk Show Society Ltd.
“The show aims to be a shop window for what is produced locally, explaining the process from farm to fork, highlighting best agricultural practise and adherence to quality production.”
Entries are being sought for the show and there are many classes for cattle, sheep, horses and ponies, show jumping, side saddle, poultry, alpacas, dogs and gun dogs, sheep dog trials, arts and crafts, horticulture, baking, flower arranging, photography and home industries.
There are also classes for children and those with special needs such as best dress, bonny baby competitions and trade stands.
As usual new and exciting events are sought to attract visitors and this year the Agricultural Show welcomes the Russian Cossacks who will hold two demonstrations of their activities.
Two sheep dog trial demonstrations will be held with gun dog displays, the Farney Hunt display and the return of the unregistered show jumping will give the horse section a great boost.
The new entertainment venue on the showground is a big top marquee that will feature ‘The Wagtails’, ‘Backpages’, ‘Up The Left’, ‘Booze Brothers’, ‘The Dundalk Brass Band’ and dancing by Gravity Dance School and Line Dancing.
The Dundalk Show Society welcomes all who have supported the show over the years and all first time exhibitors too. They would also like to sincerely thank to all sponsors of the event and of course the judges.
The designated charity for 2013’s show is SOSAD Ireland and the show will support SOSAD Ireland in what ever way possible.
Entry forms for the Co. Louth Agricultural Show are now available at www.thedundalkshow.com, from Dundalk Show Society Ltd secretary Josephine Malone at 087-9594247 and Devenney’s Office Supplies at Crowe Street.Forms can be submitted to Devenney’s or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries close on Monday, June 10 at 4pm.
Home Industry exhibits must be brought to Bellurgan Park on Saturday, June 15 between 9am and 12 noon for judging.
No entries will be accepted on the day of the show.
All show details will be posted on the website and Facebook.