Bannow & Rathangan
2020 Bannow & Rathangan Agricultural Show
With the ongoing crisis across the globe due to the coronavirus, the organising committee have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Show due to take place on July 9th. With such uncertainty about the virus, we couldn’t ensure the safety and wellbeing of all involved with our show. As our show date draws nearer, it was impossible for the committee to meet safely to prepare and plan for the event. It was not a decision that we made lightly, but we feel it is the correct one at this moment in time.
At the moment, all of our wonderful volunteers and committee are cocooning and self-isolating to keep safe. Our show depends on this volunteerism to continue and to prosper. I wish them all well as they do their utmost to keep loved ones safe.
Our Sponsors play an important part in the success of our Show. So many businesses are now in lockdown and waiting to see when they can reopen. We hope all goes well for them. We wish them well. To all the businesses who support our show, our thoughts are with you.
So many businesses showcase their business on Show Day by taking a stand on the field. This is an important part of the show. We hope to see you in 2021. We think of all the people who are working so diligently in a very difficult situation, in retail and in health care, so that our needs are met. We salute you for your courage in these unprecedented times.
We hope to see you at our Show next year. In the meantime, Stay Safe. Let’s do what is asked of us so that we can see our way forward. Let’s look for something positive to take from this crisis.
Betty Stafford (Chairperson)
9.00am Dressage Classes.
9.30am Judging of Pony Classes – Ring No’s. 6 & 8.
9.30am Judging of Riding Horses Ring No’s 4 &5.
10.00am Judging of Pony Classes Ring 7
10.00am Judging of Led Pony Classes – Ring 9 (Galway Crystal Ring).
10.00am Judging of Mares Classes and Led Horses. Rings 1 – 3.
10.00am Arena 1 – Show Jumping. Event 1,2 & 3.
10.30am Arena 2,3 & 4 – Show Jumping. Events 4-22.
10.30am The Jungle Bus (In the Dog Show Ring)
11.00am Working Hunter Horses Ring 5
11.00am Sheep, Poultry & Pets Corner Judging.
11.30am Judging of Young Handlers in Cattle Section
11.30am Cookery, Crafts, Flowers, Photography Judging.
12.00 noon Judging of Cattle and Goats.
12.30pm Sheep Dog Trials.
1.30pm Final of “The €6,000, 3 Year Old Horse All Ireland Championship”, Class 28. Ring 9.
2.00pm Dog Show.
4.00pm approx. Parade of Vintage Machinery (after 3 yr. old Horse Final)
4.30pm approx. Carriage Driving (Ring 9)
5.30pm Inter Hunt Chase.
11.00am Puppet Show With Mr. Cool.
11.45am Danescastle Music Group.
12.30pm Joe Daly The Magician (RTE Jnr).
1.00pm Music by Tony Jeffers.
2.15pm Joe Daly The Magician, (RTE Jnr).
3.00pm Fashion Show – with fashions by Wallaces of Wellingtonbridge.
4.00pm To be confirmed.
10.30-11.15am Junior Cook Off with demonstration by Chef Adrian.
11.45-12.30pm Junior Cook Off with demonstration by Gopal Kawender,
Silver Fox Restaurant, Kilmore Quay.
12.45pm Results of Junior Cook Off announced.
1.30-2.15pm Senior Cook Off.
3.00-3.45pm Senior Cook Off with demonstration by Chef Adrian.
4.00pm Results of Senior Cook Off announced.