What to expect at this year’s classic Clogher Valley Show

The Clogher Valley Show draws in the crowds
The Clogher Valley Show draws in the crowds

This year’s Clogher Valley Show gets underway today (Wednesday) with a strong programme of livestock, horses, home produce, crafts and schoolchildren’s classes.

The show, staged in Augher, will be hosting 12 championships with exhibitors from all over Ireland presenting their livestock in the judging rings.

The show programme will include pedigree and commercial cattle and sheep, horse and pony showing and showjumping, as well as the Glanbia Food Hall filled to capacity with local food producers.

The official opening of the Food Hall took place on Tuesday evening with an invited audience.

New to the Show programme this year will be pygmy goats and the vintage vehicle display will roll back the years with tractors ranging from a 1938 Ferguson Brown to a 1972 John Deere 4020. Vintage cars will range from Austin, Morris and Wolseley models from the 1930’s to a Triumph sports car built up to 1972.

The show will also have a large number of trade displays representing the agricultural industry.