Enquiries to Chief Steward: John Murray 086 8243792

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD –  AN ROINN TALMHAIOCHTA AGUS BIA
Identification
All sheep must be identified individually with appropriate ear tags issued in accordance with the requirements of the National Sheep 
Identification System (NSIS).
Movement Documentation
All consignments of sheep being moved must be accompanied by a completed dispatch document. Individual details of each sheep in 
the consignment must be recorded on the document. Only sheep from non -restricted flocks can be moved to shows. In the case of 
flocks restricted following diagnosis of scrapie, only sheep possessing the ARR/ARR genotype may be exhibited. The movement o f 
these ARR/ARR genotype sheep must be accompanied by the relevant movement permit (SCR/10), which can be obtained from the 
local District Veterinary Office in the County where the flock is located.
Flock Register
All movements of sheep to and from shows must be recorded in the keeper’s flock register.
Exports to Northern Ireland
All sheep must be accompanied by a traces intra trade certificate for ovine animals. A traces message, corresponding with the traces 
certificate, will be sent for each animal or consignment being dispatched to the show (this will be performed by Department o fficials 
of the DVO). Exhibitors are advised to contact the show society at the destination well in advance of any show to determine the 
suitability of the show for return of animals (eg. premises and sheep status), and whether the authorities will have official s and 
veterinary staff present to supervise and process documentation for animals returning to origin.
Agreement for the movement and immediate return of sheep to a show in another country or vice versa currently only 
applies for movements between Ireland and Northern Ireland – it does not apply for movements to Great Britain or further 
afield. Movements to shows in countries other than Northern Ireland, will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and you 
should contact your local District Veterinary Office at least one month prior to the show
Attendance of sheep from scrapie monitored flocks at show and sales in 2017:
Shows between 1st May and 31st October.
Sheep from scrapie monitored flocks will be permitted to attend Agricultural Shows taking place between 1st May and 31st Octo ber, 
without restriction or separation from other categories of sheep.
Enquiries to Chief Steward: John Murray 086 8243792 
Prize Money: 1st€45 2nd €25 3rd €15
Entry Fee: €5
All Sheep MUST be penned by 10.30am
Judging starts at 11.00am
NOTE: Numbers must be clearly displayed by exhibitors
BLUE LEICESTER SECTION
CLASS 150: Blue Leicester Ram – any age 
CLASS 151: Pair Mule Ewe Lambs
BEST BLUE LEICESTER OF SECTION
WICKLOW CHEVIOT SECTION
CLASS 152: Wicklow Cheviot Ram – any age 
CLASS 153: Wicklow Cheviot Ewe – any age 
CLASS 154: Pair of Wicklow Cheviot Ewe Lambs
BEST CHEVIOT OF SECTION 
TEXEL SECTION
CLASS 155: Texel Ram – any age – Purebred
CLASS 156: Texel Ewe – any age – Purebred
CLASS 157: Texel Lamb 
BEST TEXEL OF SECTION 
COMMERCIAL SECTION
CLASS 158: Crossbred Ewe – any age
CLASS 159: Crossbred Ewe Lamb from Blackface Mountain Ewe & Cheviot Ram
CLASS 160: Crossbred Ewe Lamb other than above
CLASS 161: Best Sheep any breed not previously classed
CLASS 162: Butchers Lamb over 45kg
CLASS 163: Factory Lamb under 45kg 
CLASS 164: Connemara/Mayo Light Hill Mountain Blackface Wether Lamb
CLASS 165: Connemara/Mayo Hill Blackface Wether, Shearling & upwards 
BEST COMMERCIAL OF SECTION
ANY CONFINED ENTRIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN OPEN CLASSES 
PROVIDED THEY ARE ENTERED IN BOTH
LANARK SECTION
CLASS 166: Pair of Lanark Type Ewe Lambs
CLASS 167: Lanark Ram – any age
BEST LANARK OF SECTION
CONNEMARA/MAYO MOUNTAIN BLACKFACE TYPE SECTION
CLASS 168: Mountain Blackface Ewe 2 years and over – confined to Connemara
CLASS 169: Mountain Blackface Ewe 2 years and over
CLASS 170: Mountain Blackface Ewe Shearling – confined to Connemara
CLASS 171: Mountain Blackface Ewe Shearling.
CLASS 172: Mountain Blackface Ewe Lamb – confined to Connemara.
CLASS 173: Mountain Blackface Ewe Lamb
CLASS 174: Mountain Blackface Ram Shearling – confined to Connemara
CLASS 175: Mountain Blackface Ram Shearling
CLASS 176: Mountain Blackface Ram Lamb
CLASS 177: Mountain Blackface Ram 2 years and over 
CLASS 178: Pen of 3 Mountain Blackface Ewe Lambs – Just off the hill –
confined to Connemara
CLASS 179: Mountain Blackface Ewe any age with own lamb at foot- Just off the hill –
confined to Connemara 
BEST MOUNTAIN BLACKFACE OF THE SECTION 
Will also receive The Kieran Keane Memorial Cup 
CLASS 180: Young Handler under 14 years.
(Emphasis on presentation and all aspects of correct preparation and showing of livestock. Exhibitor will be asked to answer questions and show 
a good general knowledge of the breed)
NOTE: All sheep must be tagged & dispatch documents handed in & stamped.
SUPREME CHAMPION OF SHOW 
Chosen from winners of each section
Rosette & Thomas Welby Perpetual Challenge Trophy
Working Sheep Dog Demonstration
By Eamon Egan