Bannow & Rathangan Agricultural Show - Thursday 11th July 2019


Chairperson’s Welcome

You are very welcome to the 70th anniversary of our show. The show started in Littlegraigue on the lands of the late John Joe Furlong in Littlegraigue in 1949. In 1972 it found a new home on lands given by The McCutcheon family. From 1974 to 1979 the show was held in Balloughton on the lands of The Scanlon family. Moving to Killag in 1980 gave the show a new lease of life. It is heartening to see the level of community spirit and community involvement, testament to the success of the show. We are very grateful to James and Veronica White for giving us this superb site for the show.

This year we are delighted to host both the Junior and Senior All Ireland Home Cook Championship, Semi Final Heat, in The Food Village, alongside Chef Adrian Martin and Gopal Kawender. Contestants will cook their favourite main course meal. The theme is ‘Creativity with Irish Ingredients’. Best of luck to all who are taking part.

A big thank you to our loyal exhibitors and sponsors who support us so readily. You help to make our show so successful and we value your support greatly.

We have a wonderful showcase of Trade Stands on the field today. We appreciate the efforts made by all the businesses who are on site today. We wish them continued success in their ventures.

Thank you to our large volunteer work force on the day. Your help is much appreciated, without it we could not function. I also want to thank our hard working committee who work tirelessly to promote and develop the show. Long may that support continue.

Today we host our 70th Show without the presence of a loyal committee member, Larry Fanning. Larry had a huge interest in the show. He was a loyal and dedicated committee member who worked diligently to promote the show.

Our motto is ‘A Fun Day Out For All The Family’. We hope we can deliver on this. Check out all the free activities for children on site today. If you enjoy your day, please tell your friends so that they can join us next year.

Show Chairperson,

Betty Stafford.



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