The Glenamaddy and District Ploughing and Agricultural Show will take place this Sunday (October 2nd) and it promises to be the biggest and best show yet!
A hugely dedicated committee and team of volunteers, and generous sponsorship from local businesses – including the main sponsors, the Comer brothers – looks set to ensure that the 2016 event will rival many more established farm shows around the country.
The Glenamaddy District Ploughing & Agricultural Show is highly regarded and is undoubtedly one of the premier farming events west of the Shannon. Organisers have a number of wonderful events lined up this year with the ploughing taking centre stage of course.
Over 200 cattle across different breeds are already booked in to appear, and the dog show, which was a big success last year, will be returning once again.
The show, which will be held this Sunday (October 2nd) in the 40,000 sq. ft. Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre and 30 acres of surrounding lands, will once again play host to a range of attractions including an indoor pedigree and commercial cattle show, an extensive trade show, a dog show, music and dancers, threshing display, a working forge, tractor pulling, ladies tug o’war, sheep display and a free play zone for children. The vintage cars will be revving up again this year and there will be plenty of other vehicles also.
The ploughing championship which is an official National Ploughing Association event, and indoors, the cattle show, will be the feature events on the day.
As always, there will be lots of trade stands indoors and outside and visitors will be able to get all kinds of food including full dinners in comfortable indoor seating.
There also promises to be plenty of craic agus ceoil at the full bar in the music tent with the music provided by plenty of local talent.
There really is only one place to be this weekend and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fun in Glenamaddy!