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Castlewellan Show Launch 2019

28 May 2019

Castlewellan Agricultural Show were delighted to welcome our sponsors & guests this evening in the most amazing Castlewellan Castle, we as a show feel very honoured to have such a wonderful venue overlooking our show grounds.

After our photographs we had a short speech from our show chairman Mr Alan Cleland, Alan welcomed all our visitors, he told us how sponsorship is the life blood of any show and the importance of volunteers within a show. He particularly thanked Jackie Fitzpatrick our show secretary. Alan made a special mention of Mr Jim Harrison, National secretary of the Irish Show Association.

Our headline sponsors this year are EDA Media & Newry, Mourne & Down District council who have both continued for many years to be very generous to the show and once again 2019. 

Mr Terry Andrews, Deputy Chairman of Newry, Mourne & Down District Council told us about the importance of the show in the council area and that the council were delighted to assist the show with a tourism grant this year. The show provides a lot of bookings for local hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and trade for local businesses especially in such a busy holiday period. The council are honoured to continue to be associated with such a large cross community event attracting such a wide variety of visitors to the area, Terry concluded by wishing the committee every success for this years show.

Our show secretary Jackie Fitzpatrick told us how 51 years ago ( No Jackie is not that old)  a group of friends decided to hold a show, and how 51 years later after numerous volunteers putting their hard work we have the great show we have today and to them all she added her most sincere thank you. Jackie also thanked her show organising committee, finance committee, show office bearers.

Thank you to Mr Andrew Forston & the castle staff for their assistance. 

Castlewellan Show will hold its 52nd Show on the 13th July 2019 in The Forest Park, Castlewellan. Our entries for all sections are open and schedules are available to download www.castlewellanshow.com there really is something for everyone at our show, Cattle, Horses, Pigs, Poultry, Craft, Vintage Tea, Goats, Home Industries & Vintage machinery to name but a few. 

Thank you again to all the companies and individuals who generously support our show without you it really couldn’t happen. We look forward to welcoming you all to this years show.

 

 

 

  



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