154th Strokestown Show officially launched

A two-day show in one!

There was a good turnout for the official launch of the 154th annual Strokestown Agricultural Show at The Percy French Hotel on Friday night last ahead of the event’s post-Covid return on Saturday, September 10th.

Chairperson John O’Beirne said: “This year we are running a one-day show on Saturday, September 10th on the grounds of Strokestown Park House and are grateful to the Callery family for this is a beautiful setting for a show.

“This year we have put all events held over two days in previous years into one day, so we have a very full programme for spectators for just €10 gate entry fee”.

The show chairperson detailed the wide range of classes on offer this year with a fantastic schedule that features animal classes, including cattle, horses, ponies, dogs, sheep, etc.

There will also be a big emphasis on farm and garden produce, flowers, turf, adult and junior cookery, honey, eggs, jam, adult and junior handcrafts, amateur photography and adult and junior art.

This year’s Strokestown Show will also have amusements for children as well as live music and a dance floor.

Entries for this year’s Strokestown Show close on Friday, September 2nd. The show grounds will open at 8 am on Saturday, September 10th and all exhibits must be in by 10 am before judging commences at 10.30 am. The show office is now open and further details about this year’s event are available on 086-4066616 or 086-1079495 (Secretary).

*See special feature in next week’s Roscommon People.