Thousands expected at the Clogher Valley Show

Clogher Valley Agricultural Society Chairman Nicholas Lowry (4th right) thanks David Ferguson from First Trust (Lead Sponsor) to Corick House, with Capt Lowry (CVAS President), Michael Barnett (CVAS Treasurer), Kieran O'Hagan (Agri Specialist, First Trust) and Ruth Montgomery (CVAS Secretary)

Clogher Valley Agricultural Society Chairman Nicholas Lowry (4th right) thanks David Ferguson from First Trust (Lead Sponsor) to Corick House, with Capt Lowry (CVAS President), Michael Barnett (CVAS Treasurer), Kieran O'Hagan (Agri Specialist, First Trust) and Ruth Montgomery (CVAS Secretary)

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Thousands are expected to descend upon the village of Augher on Wednesday for the ninety-seventh Clogher Valley Show.

Agricultural folk from across the country will be present at one of the highlights of the farming calendar when gates open on its traditional date - the last Wednesday in July.

We have 121 trophies up for grabs and over a thousand horses and ponies taking part

The Show grounds covers approximately 60 acres in the scenic Clogher Valley and is eagerly looked forward to by between eight and ten thousand people.

“We have our fingers crossed for good weather,” said Ruth Montgomery, CVAS Secretary. “But the hope is that it will be our biggest ever show. Entries are up on last year and we hope that we will see the same or more people as last year.

“We have 121 trophies up for grabs and over a thousand horses and ponies taking part.

“We thank the owners of the fields for allowing us the use of them. We are greatly indebted to our sponsors who have all given very generous contributions.

“This popular event in the 2015 Agricultural Calendar is host to Fourteen Championships with exhibitors from all over Ireland proudly presenting their livestock in the judging rings.

“We are pleased to host for the tenth year the Charolais Cattle Championship sponsored again by MINSUPS.”

The Cassidy Family have presented a cup to the Home Industries Section in Memory of Mrs. Brigit Cassidy who was an Honorary Life Vice President. Mrs. Ivy McKeown and her family have presented a cup to the Dog Section in Memory of Eric who was on our Management Committee and was involved with the Trade Stands for a long number of years.

Mr. Guy Kirkpatrick together with his family have presented a Cup to the winner in the Young Handler Dairy Section of the Clogher Valley Show, which is growing every year.