Munster’s largest agricul-tural show takes place this Saturday and Sunday, 24th and 25th August at Limerick Racecourse in Patrickswell – a venue that has proved highly popular and successful.

The event this year fea-tures a Festival of Irish Breeding, presented by the Traditional Irish Horse Association, on Saturday which incorporates the famous Limerick Lady and Matron Championships, together with a Stallion Parade and new potential sport horse classes for three and four-year-old traditional-breds. Also on this day the 2-year old Filly Irish Draught Final will be held.

The Show Jumping Grand Prix on Sunday will bring riders from all over the country for this prestigious class. Horses will be jumping on both days with ponies on Saturday.

An innovation centre will feature on Sunday from 12 noon – 4pm which is for anyone interested in hear-ing about how a successful business is established and grown. Anyone with new ideas is encouraged to come and hear from those who have done this.

A variety of showing classes, i.e. cattle, horses, sheep and goats takes place on Sunday 24th August.

Plenty of interactive fam-ily entertainment is pro-vided on both days with the usual bouncing cast-les, and other children’s entertainment including bungee jumping, face painting and a fun fair.

Music will be provided by ‘Mighty Mac’s’ on Sunday afternoon. There will also be several motor bike displays on both days.

Other attractions include craft, art, photography and baking classes toget-her with horticulture exhibits.

The pet dog show is an important and popular fixture on Sunday at 1 p.m. and not far away will be a bonny baby competition with two categories plus the Best Dressed Lady Competition.

Inis Artists will present their paintings for show and sale and Limerick Show will also feature a Mobile Digital Planet-arium on Sunday together with live music.

A variety of trade stands and farm machinery will also be on display on both days.

One of the best displays of beef, dairy and com-mercial cattle in the country takes place on Sunday, again with exhibitors from far north as Donegal.

All in all a very lively show is promised. Sincere thanks must go to the sponsors, exhibitors and very hard working voluntary members of all the committees involved who ensure that the long tradition of Limerick Show marches on.

Buses will leave Brown Thomas and Regional Hospital (free) at 12 noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will return by arrangement with the driver. The Show starts at 10 a.m. on both days.

Show enquiries to Angela O’Mara, secretary at 061 355298.