Last year Claremorris Community Radio started work on a major documentary about the Claremorris Show.
We followed entrants going into the 2019 show, and spoke to past and present entrants, volunteers and committee members about their involvement, their memories, and what the show means to them.
Thank you to everyone who gave their time for an interview for this ambitious project. We spoke to more than 20 people, and included as many as we could in the 60-minute programme.
The end result is a moving and fascinating insight into the life of the show – from decades past, right up to the present day.
A musical theme was specially composed for the documentary by local teacher and musician Priscilla Connolly, with additional music provided by local country performer and CCR presenter Michael Fox. The programme is narrated by Mary Costello.
‘The Show: Claremorris Agricultural Show, Then and Now’ will be broadcast for the first time at 7 pm on Sunday, 2nd August – which would have been the date of the 2020 show before it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic – and repeated at 7 pm on Tuesday 4th August.