155th Strokestown Show takes place on Saturday

The 155th Strokestown Agricultural Show will take place this Saturday (9th) on the grounds of Strokestown Park House and will feature a packed programme of classes and events.

Addressing the recent show launch in the Percy French Hotel, chairperson John O’Beirne thanked the Callery family for again hosting the show in such a “beautiful setting”.

He confirmed there will be a “very full programme for spectators” with gate entry fee at just €15.

Among the highlights will be the €6,000 Sweeney family All-Ireland Beef Bullock Final and the €12,000 Angus finals in the cattle section as well as the €17,000 Draught Filly classes in the horse section.

The show also boasts a a huge sheep section as well as classes for farm and garden produce, flowers, turf, cookery, handcrafts, photography and much more.

‘Flavours from the heart of Ireland’ also returns this year with a number of cookery demonstrations and food stalls.

The ever-popular Dog Show also returns with 23 classes and Champion and Reserve of the Show and a prize fund of over €1,000.

The Mid-Roscommon Vintage Club will also be present with a display (see below).

There will be free admission for those under the age of 15 and amusements for children to enjoy.