8.00am Showgrounds open
9.00am Home Industries Hall opens Virginia College Hall
10am-12 Live Charlie McGettigan Shannonside Northern Sound Radio Judges Pavilion
10.30am Young Stockperson Judging commences Cattle Rings
11.00am Horse, Pony and Sheep Judging commences Enclosure and Rings
11.00am Cattle Judging commences Cattle Rings
12.00 noon Sheridans: Kids Workshop on Cheese Virginia College Canteen
1.30pm Neven Maguire Demonstration Virginia College Canteen
2.45 pm Sheridans Raw Milk, Butter and Cheese Virginia College Canteen
2.30 pm Presentation of Supervalu ICA Guild of the Year. Virginia College Hall
2.30pm Bonny Baby, Little Miss Virginia, Farmer Boy, Prefab
Little Mister Virginia
3.00 pm Charlie McGettigan, live on the Gig Rig Gig Rig at College
3.00pm Gunne Carnaross Mart Champion Cattle Rings
3.00 pm Liffey Meats Competitions Cattle Rings
4.00pm Presentation of Ann Tully Perpetual Trophy to
Cavan Community Road show best presented exhibition Prefabs
3.30pm Baileys Champion Cow Final Enclosure
3.50pm Line Dancing Exhibition Gig Rig at College
4.00pm Irish Music Gig Rig at College
3.30pm Dog and Pet Competition Enclosure
Tickets from: 049-8547197 www.virginiashow.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
The 70th annual show will draw the crowds on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend with many new events, sights and sounds. On Saturday July 30, the town will explode with all the vibrancy, colours, sounds and smells of all the best that rural Ireland has to offer.
With 70 years of experience and history, Virginia Show invites exhibitors and visitors from the four corners of Ireland and beyond to come to the picturesque town of Virginia which will celebrate 400 years in existence next year. All are welcome to compete in any of the 450 classes in beef, dairy, sheep, horses, home produce, dogs and many more. Together with the attractions on the day for children and plenty to see for the slightly older, Virginia Show is a day not to be missed.
The Show itself is an important agricultural event attracting leading national competitions and exhibitors from the 32 counties. The Show takes place on its own scenic grounds along the shores of Lough Ramor. The Show retains its historic roots but keeps developing to incorporate the traditional rural farming enterprises with the modern lifestyle.
Highlights of the show include the following competitions:
• Baileys Champion €8000 Dairy Cow Competition
• Gunne Carnaross Mart All-Ireland €2000 Male/Female Weanling Champion
• Liffey Meats €2000 Champion Beef Bullock
• Glanbia Virginia €700 Friesian In-calf-Heifer
• McEvoys SuperValu ICA €500 Guild Skills of the Year
• Lakeland Dairy Champion of the Show
• Francie Brady Charolais Champion of the Show
• AW Ennis Interbreed Champion
• North-Eastern Club Charolais Junior Champion Final
• North-Eastern Club Simmental Junior Champion Final
• Fleetwood Pony games
Something for All the Family Including: Last year the Food and Craft Village alongside the Farmers Markets showcased local crafts and produce. Bring a bag so you can stock up on fresh, local, tasty produce until the next Farmers Market. McEvoy’s Supervalu, Virginia, are celebrating 100 years of business in Virginia and sponsored €500 ICA Guild ‘Skills of the Year’ Competition displays the talents of local women throughout the local counties. Baking & Crafts Demonstrations will allow you to try your hand and new and traditional skills.
The show grounds will be buzzing with excitement as radio and TV cameras capture the excitement of the various events including the Fleetwood pony mounted games: an example of the best chase in Ireland with some of the best pony and riders showing their amazing talents. Don’t forget the always popular dog and pet show or along the lake there will be canoeing. Children’s animal farm – get back to nature, the children will enjoy the well supervised children’s amusements. Meet Community organisations from county Cavan under the Community & Voluntary Forum umbrella. Local Business & Business Trade Stands will add to the business atmosphere at Virginia Show where there will be many bargain offers.
Don’t Forget the Dancing Shoes:
Get ready for Fleadh 2011 with the Gig Rig on the show grounds. Musicians from the Fleadh 2010 and others will entertain everybody and there may be an attempt to practice “The Siege of Ennis” or “The Walls of Limerick”.