So much to see and do this year

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

BABY SHOW

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.

DOG SHOW

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.

PETS COR­NER

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.

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