If you know your Suffolks from your Jacobs when it comes to sheep – and even if you don’t – the Kepak All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships 2017 needs ‘ewe’. A meeting will be held on Friday, 12th of May in St. Brigid’s GAA Club at 9 pm for anyone interested in volunteering.
The championships take place in Kiltoom this June Bank Holiday Weekend and organisers are urgently looking for volunteers to lend a hand with everything from general admin and assisting with trade stands to handling sheep and directing traffic.
The 2017 Championships are promising to be bigger and better than in previous years but are relying on local support to ensure this happens. If you can spare a few hours in the run-up to the weekend to help organisers prepare the site or if you are available to help out over the course of the weekend then those behind the event urgently want to hear from you.
The weekend-long championships will be hosted in conjunction with the Irish Sheep Shearers Association on the grounds of St. Brigid’s GAA Club in Kiltoom, and are expected to attract large numbers of visitors and benefit local businesses throughout the area.