Last Thursday evening Gorey Agricultural Show launched their 160th show at the show grounds in Clonattin. This year Glanbia have come onboard as the new main sponsor. This is a very appropriate pairing as Glanbia are synonomous with agricultural. It came about thanks to local man John Murphy, of Craanford who is presently Vice Chairman of Glanbia and our President Lorcan Allen. Gorey Agricultural Show will take place on the 15th June, at Clonattin, Gorey and this year we are hoping to have our biggest and best show ever. Gorey Agricultural Show is one of the longest running shows in the country, and this is testament to the support it receives. As usual we will have a great selection of horse classes, including the RDS Breeders Championship and 2 RDS Side Saddle Qualifiers. Along with sheep and cattle classes we will have show jumping, a pets corner and a poultry section too. The main field will as normal be the trade stand field, with traders and businesses present hoping to meet new and existing clients. Brian Dowley is the man in charge of this section, or you can email 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. The committee of Gorey Agricultural Show decided this year to make all the childrens craft classes FREE to enter, we are hoping this will add to the excitement of the show. All information is available on our website www.goreyagriculturalshow.com, you will find contact details for all sections and as usual you can enter all sections online.
"THE countdown is underway for the 160th Gorey Agricultural Show, and Glanbia Ireland are proud to take over as Main Sponsor of this event that is at the heart of the community. Competitors and exhibitors will travel from all over the county and further afield to the show, which will be staged at Clonattin, on the outskirts of Gorey on Saturday, June 15th. The long-running show has an established and solid reputation as a leading event in the summer show calendar. Glanbia Ireland has a long-standing association with Gorey and North Wexford and is hugely involved with the farming and equine communities. Speaking on behalf of Glanbia Ireland, Vice-Chairman John Murphy of Craanford, said: “Glanbia Ireland is a huge contributor to the rural economy in Co Wexford. We are proud to support Gorey show, which showcases the best of what rural Ireland has to offer.”
A network of Glanbia Agribusiness stores stocking a complete agriculture range from GAIN Animal Nutrition Feeds to farmgates can be found at Inch, Taghmon, Ballycanew, Ballywilliam, Clonroche and Kilmuckridge. In addition to the the core agricultural range, CountryLife stores feature a year-round garden centre and are located at Bunclody, New Ross and Campile. Expert horticulturists can be found in the CountryLife stores, with 90pc of plants sourced from Irish growers and nurseries. In Campile, Glanbia Ireland also operate the Allcare Pharmacy which is community focused and prides itself in providing professional healthcare and advice. Glanbia Ireland is a large employer in the Wexford area, as it operates a state-of-the art Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) certified mill at Clonroche, Co Wexford and the GAIN Feeds brand is the leading animal feeds supplier, catering for ruminants, equine and pets. In addition, Glanbia Ireland has invested heavily in the region as the cheese processing plant at Rocklands in Wexford has undergone a major upgrade. The facility has moved from producing 18,000 tonnes of high quality cheddar cheese to around 28,000 tonnes a year."
We had a great turnout on Thursday night, we are very grateful and hugely excited to have Glanbia as our main sponsor, and thanks to John Muphy and Leslie Rothwell of Glanbia for attending. We would also like to thank our land owners Michael Lacy and Tom Stafford without whom we would be homeless! Many thanks to Philip Jones of the Hallow Herd, Killowen who brought along one of his herd and to Williiam Stedmond who very kindly was in charge of photography.