Bannow & Rathangan Agricultural Show - Thursday 11th July 2019


Chairperson’s Welcome

Seventy years a growing. The Bannow and Rathangan show celebrates it 70th anniversary on the 11th July. The show started in Littlegraigue on the lands of the late John Joe Furlong in Littlegraigue in 1949.The Show was always a popular event in the social calendar. In 1972 it found a new home on lands given by The Mc Cutcheon family. From 1974 to 1979 the show was held in Balloughton on the lands of The Scanlon family. Moving to Killag in 1980, the present home of the show, gave the show a new lease of life. Our sincere thanks to James and Veronica White for this wonderful site. It is heartening to see the level of community spirit and community involvement, testament to the success of 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. Join us in our Food Village throughout the day to see these contestants cook up their meals alongside the chefs.

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 this year. We appreciate the efforts made by all the businesses who are coming on site. 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.

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 the field. 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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