Oughterard Show is '56 years in the making'

Rod Goodall, Nuala Ward, Jane Talbot and Padraig Breathnach, founding members of Galway's First Pride Parade in 1989, at Galway Pride Parade 2019 on Saturday. 			 Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Rod Goodall, Nuala Ward, Jane Talbot and Padraig Breathnach, founding members of Galway's First Pride Parade in 1989, at Galway Pride Parade 2019 on Saturday. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

The village of Oughterard celebrates 56 years of hosting the Oughterard Agricultural Show in Corribdale Park on Sunday.

The popular show, held annually on the last Sunday in August, attracts entries from throughout the county and province in its livestock and horse sections, complemented by the ever popular domestic arts sections at the Oughterard Community Centre.

Top billing will be the Joyce’s All Ireland Championship (formerly Powers Quarry ) and The Boat Inn Western Region Irish Draught Foal finals, in addition to horse, pony, cattle, and sheepdog sections, and every one's favourite, the dog competition.

Sheepdog trials, baking demonstrations, and, new for this year, is a Mad Hatters Tea Party competition with the prize of a family break for four on Inisbofin Island, with ferry and accommodation included in the renowned Inisbofin House Hotel.

Illustrating all that is good associated with farming in this popular village 25 minutes from Galway city, the annual show is one of the highlights of the summer.

For more details, visit www.oughterardshow.com

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