Organisers of the 70th Ballinrobe Agricultural Show say that this year’s event is “back with a bang”.
The one-day show will return to Ballinrobe Racecourse, Co. Mayo on Sunday, September 4th, 2022, for the first time since 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
The show is “a celebration of the richness of rural Ireland’s traditions, its people and their way of life”.
The 2022 “jam-packed” show includes classes for cattle, sheep, horses, ponies, dressage, show jumping, dogs, fowl, farm and garden, cookery, flowers and home craft.
The breeders’ choice traditional four or five-star breeding heifer, sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Irish Shows Association with a prize fund of €750, is a new feature in this year’s show.
Entries are now closed; however, the show will accept entries for sheep classes, pet corners, and the dog show on the day.
Entries for show jumping are still open on the SJI Live website until Saturday, September 3rd, 2022.
Ballinrobe Agricultural Show
Tomás Grimes, acting chairman of the Ballinrobe Agricultural Show, commented:
“We are delighted to be back in Ballinrobe Racecourse this Sunday for our 70th show. There has been an increase in entries this year, and we look forward to a great day.”
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our sponsors and contributors who have helped make the show possible, as well as our hardworking committee and volunteers.”
“It promises to be a great day out for all the family. There will be a free children’s area with bouncing castles, face painting and a children’s playground.”
“In addition, there will be trade stands, a football blitz and tug of war to keep all entertained. There is no increase in ticket prices this year as they remain at €10 with free admission for kids.”
“It is a welcome return to all within the show committee and has been a sorely missed feature of the Irish summer,” he concluded.
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