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Gorey Agricultural Show - Saturday 18th June 

 

 

FEBRUARY 29TH WAS THE DATE WE HELD OUR AGM AND OFFICIALLY  PREPARATIONS HAVE STARTED FOR GOREY AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2016, THIS WILL BE THE 157TH SHOW, AND INCIDENTALLY ONE OF THE LONGEST RUNNING AGRICULTURAL SHOWS IN IRELAND. 

 

THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE A FEW SURPRISES FOR THE PUNTERS, NEW CLASSES AND A NEW COOKERY COMPETITION, WHICH WE ARE HOPING WILL ENCOURAGE ALL YOU BUDDING 'MASTERCHEFS' TO GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN AND BRING YOUR TALENTS TO THE FORE AT GOREY AGRICULTURAL SHOW.  CHECK OUT THE 'ALL IRELAND COOK OFF' TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.  BASICALLY WE ARE LOOKING FOR 6 COMPETENT HOME COOKS WHO ARE HAPPY TO COOK TO AN AUDIENCE.  THE WINNER WILL WIN A WEEKS COOKERY COURSE IN BALLYMALOE.

OUR 2015 SHOW WAS A MASSIVE SUCCESS, HUGE TURNOUT AND SUNSHINE FOR THE ENTIRE RUN UP TO IT...WE WERE TRULY BLESSED.  HOPEFULLY WE WILL ENJOY THE SAME THIS YEAR.

THIS YEAR WE HAVE SOME BIGGER COMPETITIONS IN BOTH THE SHOWING FIELD, THE RDS BREEDERS CHAMPIONSHIP HAS RETURNED TO US, AND WE HAVE A NEW GAIN FOODS SPONSORED BROOD MARE CLASS WITH A POT OF €600.  SLANEY FOODS INTERNATIONAL HAVE TEAMED UP WITH THE IRISH HEREFORD BREEDERS AND ARE PUTTING UP A MASSIVE €2500 IN PRIZEMONEY FOR THIS SECTION ALONE.  WE ARE HOPING THIS WILL DRAW A LOT OF INTEREST.

SO FAR WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF INTEREST BOTH FROM EXHIBITORS AND SPECTATORS, AND OUR SCHEDULE WOULD NOT NORMALLY BE READY UNTIL MID MAY, BUT REST ASSURED WE ARE NEARLY THERE WITH IT AND IT SHOULD BE UPLOADED THE 2ND WEEK IN MAY, OUR ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM WILL BE OPEN AGAIN THEN TOO.  IT IS MUCH EASIER FOR EVERYBODY IF PEOPLE ENTER ONLINE, AND WE HAVE ALL THE CORRECT INFORMATION FOR THE CATALOGUE.

THE WEEK BEFORE THE SHOW WE WILL HAVE A PRESENCE ON THE MAIN STREET, THANKS TO THE COUNTY COUNCIL.  WE PLAN TO HAVE AN EXHIBITION RUNNING IN THE MARKET HOUSE.

LAST YEAR MUCKY HOUND DOG TRAINING, RAN A DOG AGILITY WHICH WAS VERY POPULAR.  WE ALSO RAN A HOUND SHOW, WHICH WAS AMAZING, AND A GREAT CROWD PULLER.

OUR MAIN SPONSOR WRIGHT INSURANCE BROKERS WILL AGAIN BE THE ANCHOR IN THE MAIN MARQUEE AND WILL BE RUNNING ALL SORTS OF COMPETITIONS AND GAMES.

AGAIN WE WILL HAVE A VINTAGE SECTION, WHICH ALWAYS PROVES VERY POPULAR, AND THESE PEOPLE MUST BE COMMENDED FOR GETTING SO MANY SLOW MACHINES INTO THE FIELD EVERY YEAR!

OUR INDOOR CRAFT AND CHILDRENS TENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS LAST YEAR, WE HAVE SOME NEW COMPETITIONS FOR 2016, AND THESE CAN ALL BE FOUND IN THE SCHEDULE SHORTLY. 

THE PETS CORNER IS RUNNING A NEW CATEGORY THIS YEAR CALLED 'MOST UNUSUAL PET' - THIS MAY MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT FOLK, BUT WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONSIDER BRINGING YOUR PETS TO THE SHOW, AND PUTTING THEM ON DISPLAY IN THE PETS CORNER.

SEAMUS LONG WILL BE ON STAGE AGAIN, SO GET OUT YOUR DANCING SHOES AND PRACTICE YOUR PARTY ACTS.................THIS AREA WILL HAVE TABLES AND SEATING, SO KIDS CAN RUN ABOUT AND THE ADULTS CAN REST AND RELAX.

THE COMMITTEE OF GOREY AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2015 WOULD LIKE TO THANK MOST SINCERELY MICHAEL LACY AND TOM STAFFORD FOR PROVIDING THE MARVELLOUS SITE.  WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN MAKING GOREY AGRICULTURAL SHOW THE SUCCESS THAT IT IS.  AND VERY IMPORTANTLY OUR VOLUNTEERS, WITHOUT WHOM GOREY AGRICULTURAL SHOW WOULD NOT HAPPEN, THESE VOLUNTEERS GIVE OF THEIR TIME FREELY,  MANY SPEND THE ENTIRE WEEK IN THE FIELD PREPARING IT!  THE VOLUNTEERS LEND US THEIR TIME, MACHINERY AND SKILLS WITHOUT FAIL, AND FOR THIS WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL.

 

 

 

 

 

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