The Midland & Western Livestock Improvement Society Ltd has confirmed that it will host its popular Carrick-on-Shannon Winter Fair in November 2022.
Organisers issued a statement earlier today (Tuesday, June 28th,2022), revealing that they will stage the two-day event on Sunday, November 27th and Monday, November 28th.
The show with take place on Sunday, with the sale to follow on Monday.
In a statement, a spokesperson said:
“The date is set. The Carrick-on-Shannon Winter Fair will be held on Sunday, November 27th and Monday, November 28th, 2022.
“The Midland & Western Livestock Improvement Society look forward to the event which showcases top-quality commercial livestock.”
“The schedule of classes will be available from mid-September. Entries must close on October 26th, 2022,” the spokesperson added.
Two rules for prospective exhibitors to note are:
- All animals must be in the exhibitor’s herd 60 days prior to the event (on or before September 26th);
- Also, no more than 5 exhibits will be accepted from any herd owner.
The event returned in 2021 following the fall-out from the global Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement, regarding the cancellation in 2020, a spokesperson for the executive committee said that it was “irresponsible” of them to host this “significant” event as the country battles with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This announcement will disappoint many and, in particular, the exhibitors, who bring their top-quality commercial livestock to show and sell and the prospective buyers and spectators who faithfully travel to Carrick-on-Shannon to enjoy a weekend of great showing and social interaction.”
“In acknowledging all the loyal support of exhibitors and buyers over the years, the committee also wish to acknowledge all their generous sponsors who have made Carrick-on-Shannon Winter Fair the prestigious event it has become.”
“With everyone playing their part, it is hoped that our country will resume events in 2021 and that Carrick-on-Shannon Winter Fair will indeed feature in everyone’s diaries in November 2021,” the spokesperson concluded.