Ballinasloe Show Press Release


179th ANNUAL SHOW 23rd September 2018

Sunday 23rd September, the opening day, will see qualifiers from numerous shows throughout the country congregate in Ballinasloe Show Grounds for 3 All-Ireland Classes.

The first of these will be the Gain All-Ireland Foal Competition followed by the Irish Draught Filly Foal Competition kindly sponsored by Parkmore Stables and finally the Garbally Oil Irish Draught Colt Foal Competition.

Ballinasloe Show Society are proud to host these prestigious competitions but are equally as proud to host a large number of other classes on this, their Annual Show Day.  Other classes include Working Hunter Classes, sponsored by local retailer Cathal Concannon, The Champion Ridden Pony competing for the Fred Kilmartin Memorial Cup, Cattle & Sheep Classes particularly the All-Ireland Championship Saler Bull Calf and the All Ireland Championship Saler Heifer Class.   Both the Saler Classes are sponsored by the Saler Society of Ireland

Cattle Classes will culminate in the AIB sponsored Champion Beast of the Show, while the Sheep Classes will finish with the Brendan Walshe Cup for Champion Sheep of Show.

Fowl & Bantam classes together with Pet classes will be judged at 11a.m with a number of classes including Rhode Island Reds, Various Egg Classes and Most Unusual Pet.

“We are looking forward to continuing to build on the success of our past shows and with all the renovations that have been done on Ballinasloe Showgrounds  in the last two years we feel that we have never been better equipped to deal with what we hope will be our most successful show ever” says Ballinasloe Show Ass. Secretary John Harney.


Closing Date for Entries is:

Friday 14 September 2018. 

All enquiries to Show Secretary, John Harney, Main Street, Ballinasloe.

Tel & Fax  090 9645040.   Mobile 087 2105032



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