Big Plans are afoot for Claremorris Show 2023 by the Show Committee and volunteers for the 103rd Claremorris Agriculture Show and Trade Fair on the August Bank Holiday (Sunday 6th). Moving with the times while keeping with tradition this annual community gathering wouldn’t be complete without the sounds of our town being digitally transmitted around the globe and through the air on the day by Claremorris Community Radio, broadcasting live from Claremorris Athletic Grounds, traditionally known as the “Racecourse” from 1.30-4pm.
The Agricultural Show has something for everyone with over 270 show classes including cattle, sheep, horses, vintage, farm and garden, cookery demonstrations and the ever-popular dog show. So you would be barking mad to miss it: There will be show jumping in the arena; a fashion show with Mandy Maher Catwalk Agency; a cookery demonstration with celebratory TV Chef Adrian Martin. Moreover, this year “the Show”, as it is locally known, will be hosting the All-Ireland Junior Home Cook Championship Final on the day, in association with the Irish Shows Association (ISA). All finalists have qualified at shows throughout Ireland over the past number of months.
Trade stands have proven to be a very popular feature of shows throughout Ireland and only a limited number can be accommodated, so if you haven’t booked your place, contact the Show secretary, Maureen Finnerty ASAP: the number is below.
The Show committee are delighted to announce that Heather Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development, will attend to officially open the Claremorris Show at 1 pm. Minister Humphreys and her predecessor Mr. Michael Ring have been great supporters of shows around the country, providing much needed financial support under the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 strategy.
Show Treasurer Michael McGrath reflecting on last year’s great success said; “no doubt […] the ideal weather conditions and it being the first real opportunity after two difficult years for people to gather and mix safely in large numbers both indoors and outdoors” helped. However, from what CCR’s heard around town; the Show’s ongoing success is thanks to the combined efforts of the Show’s committee; generous sponsors; exhibitors; performers; our local and national political representatives, and the many, many volunteers.
Needless to say, there wouldn’t be a show without the community of show goers from all over who come to support as well as participate in the Claremorris Agricultural Show without fail every year. Public presence and active participation is what makes the Show, a show.
And the show must go on! So why not drop in or tune in to CCR 94.6FM or listen in online if you can’t be there in person. Claremorris Community Radio are delighted to be back this year, broadcasting live on Air from 2-4pm. And we’ll be warming up the crowd, playing some music and soaking up the atmosphere, from 1.30pm, so come over and say hello. We’ll be playing requests; interviewing and enjoying the 103rd Claremorris Agricultural Show!
Updates will be available on the show website www.claremorrisshow.com and Facebook platforms.
Contact Show Secretary Ms. Maureen Finnerty on (087) 924 1450 for all enquiries.