The Irish Shows Association (ISA) – the officially recognised body representing Irish shows on the island of Ireland – has released details of over 130 events that will take place in Ireland across 2023.
The body published details of forthcoming summer and autumn shows in March 2023.
The association, for administration purposes, is divided into five regions; northern, midland, western, eastern and southern and is charged with promoting and assisting in the developing agricultural shows in Ireland and organising and overseeing annual All-Ireland championships for cattle, ponies, horses, sheep, dogs, horticulture and home industries.
Ag shows in April & May 2023
For the purpose of the article, That’s Farming, has summarised a list of ISA agricultural shows that will take place in April and May 2023:
- Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show Society – Sunday, April 30th, 2023;
- Kingdom County Agri and Ind. Show Tralee – Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th, 2023;
- Bandon Show – Sunday, May 21st, 2023;
- IAWPCS Championship Show (Welsh Pony Show) – Sunday, May 21st, 2023;
- Nobber Show – Sunday, May 21st, 2023;
- Glandoran Island Summer Show – Saturday, May 27th, 2023;
- Athenry Agricultural Show – Sunday, May 28th, 2023;
- Marina Fay Memorial Miniature Horse Show – Sunday, May 28th, 2023;
- Midleton Agricultural Show – Sunday, May 28th, 2023.
Separate articles will follow on the remaining show dates.
Ag shows in Northern Ireland
Meanwhile, as previously reported by That’s Farming, the Northern Ireland Shows Association has released its official list of agricultural show dates for 2023.
On December 26th, 2022, it confirmed dates for fifteen agricultural shows.
Show season will kick off in mid-May in Northern Ireland, with the calendar set to draw to a close in early December.
- Balmoral – May 10th-13th;
- Ballymoney – June 2nd(ponies) and June 3rd;
- Lurgan – June 3rd;
- Armagh – June 10th;
- Saintfield – June 17th;
- Ballymena – June 17th;
- Newry – June 24th;
- Omagh – June 30th(equestrian only) and July 1st;
- Castlewellan – July 15th;
- Londonderry/Limavady – July 15th;
- Antrim – July 22nd;
- Clogher Valley – July 26th;
- Fermanagh – August 11thand August 12th;
- Winter Fair – December 7th.