Expo to mark anniversary

THE people of Dundalk are gearing up to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Louth County Agricultural Show.

THE people of Dundalk are gearing up to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Louth County Agricultural Show.

Formerly known as the Dundalk Show, the Louth County Agricultural Show is taking place at Dundalk Stadium on June 19.

Over 30,000 people are expected to attend the much-anticipated event, which will also include the first ever Louth Expo.

Organised by the Town Centre Commericial Manager (TCCM) office, the expo’s theme is “On Your Own Doorstep”.

The Louth Expo will provide businesses in the region with the opportunity to showcase their business in a special marquee.

The Louth County Agricultural Show is a link between the producer and the consumer as it provides a ‘shop window’ for local produce. It also helps to preserve numerous skills, crafts and traditions.

During the show, there will be many classes for cattle, sheep, horses and ponies, Arts, crafts, horticulture, home industries, photography, baking, and flower arranging.

Competitions will be held throughout the day for all ages including photography competitions, and a Hairy Bikers-style competition.

Entertainment for chidlren will also be provided including obstacle course games, and bouncy castles.

Anyone who is interested in taking a stand at the Expo or the Food Hall, or anyone who would like to participate in this year’s show can contact the TCCM Office on 042-9352842 or email info@dundalktccm.ie for further details as places are limited.

“Shows like this one help to preserve traditions handed down through generations which otherwise could be lost forever,” said TCCM Andrew Mawhinney.

“The Expo will allow the many excellent attractions available in our county to be marketed to visitors.”