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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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€6,000 All-Ireland Irish Aberdeen Angus Association classes among highlights of 33rd Cloone Show

Cloone Agricultural Show is set to celebrate its 33rd anniversary this year on Monday, August 7th in Mulvey’s Field on Ballinamore Road in County Leitrim.

Organisers are hoping that this year’s event will be “one of the biggest and most successful in years” with the new addition of the All-Ireland Irish Aberdeen Angus Association classes, which boast €6,000 in prize money alone.

The competition welcomes competing animals registered in the herdbook of the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association or Irish Angus Cattle Society.

In addition, there will be a pedigree section for Charolais, Shorthorn, Simmental, Hereford, and Limousin cattle, along with a selection of young handler competitions.

Meanwhile, in the commercial beef cattle ring, the Cloone Agricultural Show All-Ireland Suckler Heifer Class is set to carry €600 worth in prize money, with €300 for the female lifting the red rosette that is “likely to breed quality calves”.

The Michael Martin, Creegan Perpetual Cup for the show’s commercial cattle champion, will be among the prestigious accolades up for grabs on Bank Holiday Monday.

Across the showgrounds, there will be showing classes for sheep, goats, horses, and dairy cattle.

Cloone Ag Show

Speaking to That’s Farming ( editor, Catherina Cunnane, ahead of the event, Liam O’Donnell, PRO, said:

“Cloone Agricultural Show promises to be a great weekends, with many attractions for farming and our non-farming visitors and families alike.”

“These include such as cookery demonstrations, local food and craft producers, numerous classes within our marquee such as cookery, arts and crafts, flowers, photography, lego, a Highland cattle showcase, bouncy castles, a mini digger and ball pit, a soccer skills demo, demonstrations By Midland Falconry, a face painting, live music, and a bonny baby show.”

“The closing date for entries is July 29th, 2023, so there is time to get your entries in ahead of the show.”

“Since its inception in 1988, Cloone Ag Show has grown to become one of the premier agriculture shows in the west of Ireland and we aim to showcase rural Ireland in the most traditional way in the picturesque surrounding of County Leitrim,” O’Donnell concluded.

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