Everything is now in readiness for the 36th Annual Charleville Show, which will be held this Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June.

Charleville Show, which is now the largest two day agricultural show in the country, was named Show of the Year in 2013, and plans in train for this year include new and more events held over expanded showgrounds.

A wide range of exciting and interesting events will again feature in the Show, including judging of cattle, horses, sheep, horticulture, dogs, goats, fowl, arts and crafts, cookery and numerous children’s competitions.

The organisers of Charleville Show never fail to come up with something new each year, and 2015 is no exception, with a series of interesting and novel events. New to the Show this year will be an Open Forum Discussion chaired by Martin Ryan. This will fittingly consist of a panel of experts who will discuss and answer questions on “The abolition of the milk quota and how best to maximise the potential benefits”. Such a discussion is most appropriate, with milk quotas having been abolished earlier this year.

On Sunday

Kitty Scully, horticulturalist and columnist with the Irish Examiner, will give two talks. In the morning her talk will be about making the most of your crops. In the afternoon she will host a question time and visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions to help solve any potential problems in their plots.

The vintage display is always a huge attraction at Charleville Agricultural Show, and another exciting display of all types of vintage engines will be held over the two days, with Sunday the big day for the vintage rally, which this year will have an added bonus as entrants will be trying to win the newly introduced Dick Bradley Memorial Cup at what is the 36th running of the event.

There is something for everything at Ireland’s largest two day agricultural Show.

See special Show feature on Pages 56-65.