Riverstown Hosts County Agricultural Show

 

The 2019 Sligo County Agricultural Show takes place on Saturday 20th July in Riverstown Community Park. This annual event, celebrating rural living and our agricultural heritage, has been held in Riverstown since 1994! 

 

The voluntary team of Sligo County Agricultural Show have been busy bees working towards ensuring our 25th anniversary celebration is a very special one.  The County Show was held in Sligo Town for over 90 years and the community of Riverstown have continued to grow the County Show over the last 25 years. 

 

Animal Classes include Horse, Pony, Sheep, Cattle, Poultry, Dog and Cat.  Extra new classes have been added this year in the Dog Section and the Donkey Section has returned due to popular demand. 

 

An additional Culinary and Craft Marquee, kindly sponsored by Connacht Gold with Chef Joe Shannon, of Virgin Media Ireland AM fame, demonstrating his Cookery skills throughout the afternoon.  This marquee will complement the Home Industries and Home Crafts Sections of the Show, and a brand new ‘Afternoon Tea Tray for Two’ is sure to delight our visitors. 

 

Other sections include Bonny Baby, Little Miss Riverstown, Little Master Riverstown, Glamorous Granny, Greatest Grandad, Best Dressed Lady and Dashing Dude. 

 

As well as free entry to the Show, children can enjoy free faceprinting and each child will receive a ticket to enjoy a free pony ride, thanks to Lough Bo Equestrian Centre – please note these free pony rides are from 2pm.  Children can also participate in all the Children’s art, photography and baking sections, as well as our new LEGO Modeling section launched this year. Eight local schools got involved in our new Show Poster Competition, and the amazing artistic endeavors of local children will be on display on the day.

 

This year will see a firm focus on Farm Safety, with the IFA delivering demonstrations and talking to visitors throughout the day. Pat’s Country Roadshow will entertain us on the day and we are delighted to announce MEP Maria Walsh will officially open our 2019 Show.  

 

Last year the Angola goats were a huge hit, the only ones in Ireland! This year we are also delighted to welcome the Sligo Leitrim Beekeepers Association to help is learn more about the importance of bees in Ireland.  Join us and all our glorious farm animals and pets, on Saturday 20th July for a heartwarming day out for all the family.

 

Our Show is always held on the third Saturday in July each year – a definite date for the diary.We look forward to welcoming you all to the picturesque village of Riverstown.

 

Go raibh mile maith agaibh 

 

From the voluntary Show Committee:-

Michael Harte (Chairperson), Imelda Ryan-Jones (Public Relations Officer), Linda Noone (Secretary), Raymond Barlow (Treasurer), Padraig Jinks, Marian Judge, J.P. Higgins, John Lyons, Geraldine Coleman, Tom Bagnal, Ivan Gardiner, Mary Conlon, Fiona Dunleavy, Liam Kelly, Maura O’Connor and Gearoid O’Connor.

 

Special thanks to our main show sponsor, Aurivo