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Calendar: ISA ag shows taking place in September & October

ISA ag shows in Ireland in September and October 2023

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.

September & October 2023

For the purpose of the article, That’s Farming, has summarised a list of ISA agricultural shows that will take place in September and October 2023.

In previous news articles on That’s Farming, we listed ISA agricultural show dates in August 2023 (37 in total).

  • Beltra Agricultural Show – Saturday, September 2nd, 2023;
  • Elphin Agricultural Show – Saturday, September 2nd, 2023;
  • Ballinrobe Agricultural Show – Sunday, September 3rd, 2023;
  • Scarriff Show – Sunday, September 3rd, 2023;
  • Royal Meath Show (Trim) – Sunday, September 3rd, 2023;
  • Taispeantas Cois Fharraige (An Spidéal) – Sunday, September 3rd, 2023;
  • Strokestown Show – Saturday, September 9th, 2023;
  • Clonaslee Livestock and Agricultural Produce Show – Sunday, September 10th, 2023;
  • Monivea Show – Sunday, September 10th, 2023;
  • Connemara Pony of the Year Charity Show – Sunday, September 17th, 2023;
  • Ballinasloe Horse and Agricultural Show – Sunday, September 24th, 2023;
  • Glenamaddy District Ploughing & Agricultural Show – Sunday, October 1st, 2023;
  • National Dairy Show – Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th, 2023;
  • Irish Pony Breeders’ Show – Sunday, October 22nd, 2023.
Funding for ISA ag shows

122 agricultural shows across the country are set to benefit from €1 million in funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development, following an announcement from Minister Humphreys.

The funding allocation is up by 40% on last year and brings the total allocated to agricultural shows since 2018 to just shy of €3.3 million.

The Department of Rural and Community Development works with the Irish Shows Association (ISA) to administer and distribute financial supports to each show.

The ISA is the officially recognised body representing Irish agricultural shows on the island of Ireland.

Galway-based agricultural shows have collectively been allocated the largest sum – €139,900 – followed closely by Cork at €138,985, while Co Laois is the recipient of the smallest sum – €8,525 – for its sole Clonaslee and District Show.

Read more on this news article.

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