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



The Ballinasloe Show September 29th

The Agricultural show takes place this year on the 29th of September with Three All-Ireland Foal Finals takig Place on the day. First the All- Ireland Irish Draught Filly Foal Final which is Sponsored by parkmore Stables , Creagh Ballinasloe and the Irish Horse Board €2,0000. Also the All-Ireland Irish Draught Colt Foal Final which is sponsored by Garbally Oil, Ballinasloe €1,000

The Gain Feed All-Ireland Colt Foal Final which is Sponsored by Gain feeds €2,500. There are also classes for Horses, Ponies, Cattle, Sheep, Poultry and Pet Class for Juniors at the Show. There are 30 Classes for Horses, 38 Classes for Ponies; Cattle 23 Classes, Sheep 15 Classes and 5 classes for Pets.

The Saler All-Ireland Calf Final, Both Male and Female will take place and the AIB  Champion Beast of The Show Over All Winner Competition. On Sunday and Monday of the fair, parking will be available in the Showgrounds for Lorries, Car’s, Jeeps and Horse Boxes. On Saturday 6th of October there will be 2 All-Ireland Connemara Pony Finals. The Connemara two and Three year old Filly and Mare of the Future All-Ireland Final Sponsored  by Ballinasloe Registered Connemara Pony Owners Syndicate €1,000. The Connemara Pony Gelding All-ireland Championship ( To Be Shown Under Saddle) Sponsored by an Garran Syndicate And FR. Christy McCormack €1,000.

The All-Ireland Donkey Mare and Foal Final Sponsored by Gerry Stronge And John  Harney €600. There will also be a food hall on Saturday with Competitions for Baking and Vegtables, a Pets Corner, Children’s Art Competitions and a Counrty Village. There will also be show jumping in October with horse Competitions taking place on Saturday and Sunday, With the final of the Connaught Grand Prox taking place on Sunday at Approx 2pm.

Closing Dates for Entries for the show is the 21st of September and entries should be directed to the Secretary at 090 9645040.


Download the full prize Schedule Booklet Here 2012_Schedule

You can download Entry forms here