Strokestown Show makes welcome return

Members of the Strokestown Show Committee pictured at the recent launch of the Strokestown Show in the Percy French Hotel. Pic: Mary Regan.

The Strokestown Agricultural Show makes a very welcome return to the grounds of Strokestown Park House on Saturday, September 10th following a two-year break due to Covid-19.

This is the 154th annual show to be held in Strokestown and it has been confirmed that the traditional two-day show will take place over one day this year on a trial basis.

Speaking at the recent launch of the event at The Percy French Hotel in Strokestown, Chairperson John O’Beirne assured sponsors, participants and supporters that this year’s show would feature all the usual events and classes.

“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,” Mr. O’Beirne told those in attendance.

The chairperson pointed to the committee’s decision to retain the cost of admission at €10, a move aimed at providing value to those attending amid the current cost of living crisis.

The return of the popular event has been widely welcomed by local public representatives and business people in Strokestown as it is expected to provide an economic boost to the area following two years of lockdowns.

Exhibitors, producers and those involved in local agriculture and industry have been urged to support this year’s Strokestown Show ahead of the final deadline for entries this Friday (September 2nd).