Justin McCarthy, visit this site CEO of The Irish Farmers Journal launches the 74th Virginia Agricultural Show at a press reception in their new Events Centre in the showgrounds in Virginia.
Continued efforts are underway to get ready for this years show which promises to be picture perfect, with over 200 hardworking committee members and almost 500 classes, a lot goes on behind the scene and Chairperson, Sean Farrelly and Secretary, Mary Gaynor work hard to ensure all goes without fault.
The show committee are getting ready for this years show since last year and this is evident in the list of highlights on the table for the 2015 show. Whether its cattle, horses, sheep, poultry, dogs, home industries, childrens classes or art & craft is your thing, there is something for everyone from National Finals to National Qualifiers, this years prize list is available online.
Virginia Show attracts over 15,000 people to Cavan every year, there is an all-encompassing range of events to suits all tastes, near 300 trade stands, live entertainment, artisan food stands, cookery demonstration by Neven Maguire, fashion shows, sheep shearing demonstrations, dog agility competitions and childrens entertainment, it is the definitive lifestyle event.
The importance of shows cannot be underestimated, Virginia Show Society constantly strive for innovative new ideas and are constantly coming up with new ways to move forward, this year more than ever with the daily management of their newly erected Events Centre settled neatly on the Showgrounds. At Virginia Show Society we believe in developing the show constantly and realise that cross border cooperation is key, we need to work together as Team Ireland. We need to be competitive because of economies of scale on the global market. We must identify ways to become larger and more competitive and feel the benefits that arise because of this.