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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-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 company in 2015.
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30th Finn Valley Show promises to be ‘the best yet’

Finn Valley Show 2022 

Organisers of the Finn Valley Show have confirmed the one-day event’s hotly-anticipated return after falling victim to the Covid-19 pandemic for two consecutive years.

The agricultural show will take place at Russel Bros Farm, Kilygordon, Donegal, on Saturday, June 18th, 2022, for the first time since 2019.

Among this year’s attractions include:

  • Over 70 sheep classes;
  • Texel Championship in conjunction with the Irish Tecel Society;
  • The All-Ireland Baby Beef Animal with a €1,200 prize fund;
  • Mare and foal class with a €250 prize fund;
  • All new dairy classes, sponsored by Homeland;
  • Tractor Show n Shine judged by ‘Donkey;
  • Kirstie Ward with her K’Chem Products;
  • Live music by David James;
  • Fast n’ Furious Donkey Derby.
Finn Valley Show

Speaking to That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane ahead of the show, its secretary, Edina Duncan, said:

“Our last show was held in 2019. We are anxious about exhibitor entries if the interest is still there after all this time. But we are hopeful that people will come and support us as we shine a light on the agricultural sector.”

“It is a day for the local community and visitors from afar to come together and enjoy different aspects of the agricultural sector.”

“There is something for all the family. This is our first year running a schools’ competition section, which allows our young people to get creative and then see their creations on display on the show day.”

“We, as a committee, have been working extremely hard to put together the best show we have ever yet, to celebrate our 30th-anniversary.”

“The committee would like to thank all of our sponsors as our show would not be able to run without them.”

She said that this year, organisers have introduced new upcoming breeds to encourage new exhibitors. These include Irish Dutch Spotted, Badger Faced, Beltex and Blue Texel.

Furthermore, there is a large range of cattle classes in the commercial and pedigree sections. There will be horse and pony classes and a variety of home industry classes.

Deadlines and admission

Classes are all pre-entry; the deadline for entries is June 3rd, 2022.

The entry fee is €10, and children are free. Follow Finn Valley Show on Facebook to keep up-to-date.

To share your story, email – catherina@thatsfarming.com

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