Manorhamilton Show 22nd July 2017
In addition to the usual show day attractions and events, this year's show will include the ever popular sheep dog trials and the sheep shearing competition. There are special events for children of all ages and there is sure to be a lot of interest in watching the creation of a sculpture using a chainsaw. (Parents are advised not to let their children try this at home!!!)
Speaking at the launch of the show in the Bee Park Community Centre, this year's chairperson Linda Slevin paid a glowing tribute to all the stewards who annually give of their time to ensure the smooth running of what is Manorhamilton's premier visitor event. “Quite simply, without their tireless dedication there would be no show and our community would be all the poorer without it. It is the one day of the year when we all come together to show our town and its environs in the best possible light,” Linda told the gathering. She also thanked our many sponsors for their continued support and in particular Sean Connolly and Seamus McDonald of Connolly and McDonald Monumental Sculptors for continuing on as the main sponsors of the show.
Linda also acknowledged all those who have exhibited down through the past 17 years of the show. “I know sometimes it isn't easy for people to take the time and effort to enter items for the show but the committee and especially all the visitors are really appreciative of the effort you all make. It is gratifying that people still have a sense of pride in displaying their skills whether in the bakery and cookery sections or in home industries or vegetable or flower growing. I know it is especially troublesome for all those who exhibit livestock but our show would be greatly lessened without the effort you all make. Long may your sense of community spirit continue,” Linda added.
In addition to the events during the day in the Bee Park, the North Leitrim Macra na Feirme branch will have music and entertainment on the street on the evening of the show with something for all the family.
If you haven't already obtained a copy of this year's show schedule you can download a copy from Schedule 2017. And you can download printable entry forms or you can submit your entry online here. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.
Please Note: Closing date for receipt of entries is Tuesday July 18th.