Welcome to Gorey Agricultural Show and our new look website. Gorey Agricultural Show has come a long way in 159 years, this is our 160th show and we are one of the oldest in the country! Its all go again at Gorey Agricultural Show and our volunteer committee are hard at work to ensure that the 15th June is an enjoyable and entertaining day out for everybody.
2018 was a great year for Gorey Agricultural Show, we had a great turnout,despite a late start due to the inclement morning. It is however all about the weather, and we had to be the unlucky ones in that we had a drought all summer except the morning of the 16th June!
Last year Slaney Foods International teamed up with the Irish Hereford Breeders, and we had Hereford cattle coming from as far away as Kerry. We were delighted to see such a massive turnout. This year our Friesian section will be teaming up with the Slaney Friesian Breeders and running an additional calf competition, so watch out for all the Black & Whites in the Show Field.
Our Show Field has the added bonus this year of the RDS Breeders Championship and a Ladies Side Saddle Class and an Intermediate Side Saddle Class, both qualifier for the RDS, these classes add to the the competiton and the excitement, as competitors will travel great distances to qualify for any of the RDS classes. So far, we have had a lot of interest both from exhibitors and spectators, and our schedule is available for download. Entry forms can be downloaded too. However, it is far easier and much more economical to enter online, as well as being better for the environment!
Our Vintage section is always very interesting, with all sorts of machinery and implements on display. Bringing all this machinery to the Show is a huge job, as a lot of these machines don’t travel too fast!
Our indoor craft and children’s tent was an enormous success last year, we have some new competitions for 2019, and these can all be found in the schedule shortly. This year we have decided that all children's craft classes will be free to enter, we are not restricting the number of entries per child so lets hope that out tent will be bursting with entries and excited children.
We launched a new and exciting poultry section last year, this was well subscribed and we would like to thank Tinahely Show for the loan of cages. Due to popular demand we will have a Pets Corner again, this will consist of a Mother & Brood class and Best Furry Pet.
Seamus long will be on stage again, as will Theresa and the Stars. Dancing with Declan will also be there with their Dance Floor, 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 Food Village will be adjacent to the stage, so you can sample all sorts of delicious nibbles.
The committee of Gorey Agricultural Show would like to thank most sincerely Michael Lacy and Tom Stafford for providing the marvelous site, and for their ungoing cooperation over the years.
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, and 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.