Oughterard 55th Annual Agricultural Show
Sunday 26th August 2018
Show Day arrived and there was a great buzz around the grounds from 7.30 a.m. The show committee were busy putting the last minute preparations in place and the exhibitors were beginning to arrive on the grounds.
The days leading up to the show are somewhat manic as preparation is key to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable day. The volunteers who give up their evenings and Saturday truly have to be commended, without their assistance it would be an impossible task and the Committee and its members are extremely grateful to these people who gave up their time.
Judges and exhibitors came from all parts of the country. The core events, for which the show is renowned for, Powers Quarry in the Performance Section, Western Region Irish Draught Foal Championship and the Pony Section were of a high standard, sheep and cattle sections as well as the very popular Dog categories were a great success. The Working Dog Sheep Demonstration proved popular with the crowd as did the Donkey Derby in the evening. Domestic Arts and Crafts in the Community Hall is always a great hit, if not mouth watering!!
The return of the Ladies Best Dressed, Bonny Baby, Little Miss and Little Master Oughterard were well received. Galway Bay FM broadcast from the show grounds and added greatly to the atmosphere.
The committee and its members would like to thank all the Sponsors for their generous contributions as well as the local community who supported fund raising events throughout the year. We welcome new ideas so if you think something is worth pursuing, let us know by dropping a note into the Show post box or indeed, one of the Committee members.
Thanks again and looking forward to 2019.
Oughterard Show Committee 2018.