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A brief History of the Show

The North Sligo Agricultural Show has a long tradition within the local community. The first North Sligo Agricultural Show actually took place on Wednesday, September 12, 1945. However, due to the ‘foot and mouth’ crisis a few years ago, the annual show had to be cancelled. During 1945 Grange village was very much isolated and had no running water or electricity. There were very few cars or tractors. Nevertheless the first show attracted 1,150 entries. There were up to 100 classes for fruit, vegetables, flowers, agricultural produce, woodwork, homecrafts, knitting, needlework, crochet, poultry and eggs, cattle, horses, sheep and donkeys. Since then the show has grown from strength to strength, which has been possible through local community support and participation of volunteers.

Many agricultural shows have run into difficulties in recent years, with some disappearing altogether, but the North Sligo event is continuing to be run very successfully. Last year’s show attracted a great attendance and the committee are hoping that mild weather and the great Gerry Guthrie can bring an equally big crowd this year.

MEMBERS OF THE IRISH SHOWS ASSOCIATION

Entries To: Linda Dolan @ 0872974481

Exhibitors are advised to have all entries with the secretary by friday 22nd july 2017. Entries will be accepted after that date including the morning of the show. Exhibits and entries will be accepted in the show premises located at Grange Business Park on Friday 4th Aug from 6pm to 10pm and show day Saturday 5th Aug from 8.30am to 10am