So much to see and do this year
CHARLEVILLE SHOW is renowned for its animal classes, with very substantial prizes on offer and much sought-after trophies – however, the show goes well beyond purely agricultural attractions.
The much loved baby show will be held on Sunday June 24th and is always a great attraction with prizes in three categories, under 1, under 2 and under 3.
Also this year we will be giving a hamper to the Bonniest Baby Boy and Bonniest Baby Girl as well as the Baby of Show so bring out you little bundles of joy and enter them in this section with lots of lovely trophies, rosettes and prizes to be won.
Also this year we are holding an open dog show on Sunday which will be of interest to all dog owners so get your doggie ready and bring it along for all to see and enter on of the numerous competitions on the day. There are 11 different classes in this section varying from Best Family Pet any Breed to Best Dressed Dog any Breed. We also have a class for the Junior Handler this is new this year and we encourage all Young Handlers to enter with any breed of dog handled by a child under the age of 15 years.
At last year’s show as part of our pets collection we had on display two micro pigs which created great interest amongst both old and young. This year we hope to do even better as we will expand the number of micro and miniature animals which can be kept as pets because of their small stature and placid nature.
This year we will include Shetland sheep also. These are tiny sheep which are extremely hardy and can live on scant food in artic conditions. They can be also crossed with larger sheep to produce extremely hardy lambs.
We will also have a flabella mare and foal. These are tiny horses kept as pets mainly in South America. Some of the aforementioned animals will be for sale at the show also.
Of course the usual display of goats ponies, hens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, bantham hens, chicks, ducklings goslings etc will be there to admire, to swap or to buy.
And that’s just a taster of all that’s on offer this year.
Eugene Madigan and Billy Biggane of Charleville Show with show sponsor Mike Sexton of Byrne’s and Dillon Oil pictured at the 2018 launch.
Charleville show sponsor Noreen O’Leary of O’Leary’s Bar, pictured with Eugene Madigan and Billy Biggane at the 2018 launch.
Charleville show sponsor Fidelma O Leary of Munster AI pictured with Tim Broderick and Ian Whorton of Charleville Show.
Country Music Star Michael English will perform live on Sunday June 24th from 3pm to 5pm.