The Bannow and Rathangan Show celebrates its 70th anniversary in Killag, Duncormick, Co. Wexford on July 11. A Fun Day Out For All the Family is guaranteed.
The committee leave no stone unturned in their efforts to bring you a day out to remember. They are continually working to promote and develop the show. The success of the show is testament to the huge volunteer work force who give of their time so freely to work on the day.
This year we will Officially open the show at 1pm on the bandstand in the Courtyard. Mr. John Whelan, World Ploughing Champion will do the honours. This is very fitting as the show developed from the Bannow and Rathangan ploughing matches that started in 1933. Join us for this short ceremony and celebrate with us.
The usual show classes for Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Goats will take place. There is a high standard of competition in these classes. The final of the Three Year Old All Ireland Championship takes place with horses qualifying from shows around the country.
Show jumping starts at 10.00am and continues all day. We have a Dog Show and Sheep Dog Trials also. Entries for the dog show are taken on the day. There will be a vintage display with fine cars and tractors to view. Carriage Driving starts at 4.30pm, this provides a lovely spectacle.
Join us in the vibrant Food Village to sample and buy delicious food from the locality and further afield. The Semi Final of the All Ireland Home Cook Championship takes place in this marquee during the day, with contestants competing in the Junior and Adult competitions. Chef Adrian will oversee these competitions and he also will give some demonstrations of his culinary expertise. He will be joined by Gopal, the talented chef from The Silver Fox Restaurant in Kilmore Quay.
The children are well catered for with free activities on the field through the day. In the Courtyard at 11am, Mr. Cool will have his puppet show. At 12.30 and 2.15pm Joe Daly, The Magician ( RTE Jnr.) will entertain the children. The Jungle Bus will show their exotic animals in The Dog Ring at 10.30am where children can interact with these animals. In the Courtyard, Ballyelland pottery will be painting pottery pieces with the children.
Craft Central, from New Ross will be doing face painting and glitter rtattoos for the children. Spaces will be limited here so the early bird catches the worm.
Musical entertainment will be provided in the courtyard at 11.45 and 1pm by Danescastle Music Group and Tony Jeffers.
The Fashion Show takes place in the Courtyard at 3pm with fashions by Wallaces of Wellingtonbrige. They have a great variety of fashions and cater for many age groups.
The day winds down with The Inter Hunt Chase, always worth looking at.
There will be over 300 Trade Stands on site with something to suit everyone. Everyone gets the opportunity to mingle among the stands to see what is on offer.
The Bannow and Rathangan Show Society are indebted to our exhibitors, our sponsors and our volunteers, all who contribute to the success of the show. It has a fine tradition and is now firmly embedded in the calendar of the South East on the second Thursday in July each year. Long may this tradition continue.