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THERE will be a packed sched­ule for this year’s Carnew Agri­cul­tural Show, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Um­ri­gar on Satur­day, July 20.

‘Carnew Show like all shows is or­gan­ised and staged by a vol­un­tary com­mit­tee and a lot of work and ef­fort is put into run­ning as safe as event as pos­si­ble,’ said a spokesper­son for the com­mit­tee. ‘We very much ap­pre­ci­ate the gen­eros­ity of the land own­ers, spon­sors, judges and ev­ery­one who helps to run theshow.’

The show started off as a gymkhana with home pro­duce and craft­ing classes in Septem­ber 1944, so this year’s event marks a spe­cial an­niver­sary cel­e­brat­ing 75 years.

‘De­spite the chal­lenges and changes, Carnew Agri­cul­tural Show has faced over the years it has al­ways re­mained at heart a tra­di­tional ru­ral show sup­ported by its loyal fol­low­ers, who have worked with us year af­ter year,’ the spokesper­son said.

This year classes will be held for horse, ponies, sheep, poul­try, bak­ing, arts and crafts, pho­tog­ra­phy and flow­ers with classes in the ju­nior sec­tion and a ferry wagon where chil­dren can com­pete in a talent com­pe­ti­tion.

Pony club games will make for lots of en­ter­tain­ment and keen com­pe­ti­tion will be cel­e­brated as the last qual­i­fier in the se­nior sec­tion for a place in the final in RDS takes place.

The ewe lambs cham­pi­onship will see all breeds of sheep on display and com­pe­ti­tion is keen for prizes, rosettes and sil­ver­ware.

New ad­di­tions this year in­clude a Handy Work­ing Hunter event and Am­a­teur Wood­work classes for adults and teenagers.

There will be a dog show at 2 p.m., bouncy cas­tles, tram­po­lines and slides through­out the day for chil­dren to en­joy as all chil­dren can en­ter the grounds for free.

Judg­ing starts at 11 a.m. and ad­mis­sion is €5.

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