Disneyland awaits luckiest show attendees this weekend

Donal O'Regan


Donal O'Regan



Disneyland awaits luckiest show attendees this weekend

Martin O’Meara, farrier, is ensuring Aisling Wixted’s trusty steed is in tip-top shape in time for South East Clare Show on Sunday, July 28

LIMERICK visitors to South East Clare Show could end up going much further afield.

The 29th annual event is on Sunday, July 28 in Bridgetown showgrounds, County Clare. It is a guaranteed enjoyable day out for families and friends. 

Admission on show day includes an entry in a competition to win a family trip to Disneyland, Paris. No wonder Minnie Mouse was at the launch.

Yvonne McNamara-Hourigan, show secretary, said: “We had amazing interest in this competition last year and due to popular demand we have included it again in 2019.”

Committee members are feeling positive ahead of this year’s event. A large crowd attended the launch including Irish Shows Association president, David Sheehan.

“Sponsors have been supportive and we aim to have a repeat performance of 2018 if not better,” said Ms McNamara-Hourigan.

South East Clare Show has once again chosen Milford Care Centre as their charity of choice.

“The show committee look forward to presenting a donation post show date into this community which touches the hearts of so many people,” said Ms McNamara-Hourigan.

The South East Clare Show is the chosen venue for many qualifying events plus the All-Ireland championship of a young horse class -  the yearling filly will be announced.

Ms McNamara-Hourigan said they have introduced some additional activity for families, children and patrons both in the leisure and competitive capacity for this year.  

“With a total prize fund of €20,000 and more than 2,500 equestrian, cattle and horticultural entries expected, the 2019 show will draw thousands of people to watch feature classes such as Cavan Equestrian Centre Elite Sales Qualifier and Millstreet Qualifier 2019 for young horses, Champion of Champions in the Limousin Pedigree Cattle Section.

“The show will have something for everyone, including a comprehensive programme of children’s entertainment including bouncy castles, mobile pet farm, face painting and a variety of dog showing classes,” said Ms McNamara Hourigan. A selection of farmers market style stands await visitors with a fantastic selection of artisan goodies. 

Admission for a family is €20. Children go free up to 12 years of age, while students or OAPs can enter Bridgetown showgrounds for €5. Individual adults costs €10. Every €10 admission receives a golden ticket for the Disneyland competition.