What makes Schull Agricultural Show special is that it attracts people from throughout West Cork to mingle with the many visitors to the area at this time of year and enjoy a truly wonderful rural traditional event.
The day is designed to provide fun for all ages and to display the very best in agricultural and rural life. Schull Town Park, situated in the shadow of Mount Gabriel, is an ideal venue comfortably providing for the large crowds, with three exhibition rings and a jumping enclosure catering for the horse and pony events and an area set aside for the Fun Dog Show.
At the core there is the serious business of the Horse and Pony Section – 40 classes in all. The Schull Country Market relocates from its village setting for the day to provide a vast selection of food, drinks and crafts from West Cork’s artisan producers.
A major attraction for children, especially those visiting from urban backgrounds, is The Pets Corner showing animals and poultry from local farms. The Vintage Tractor Display and parade, the hall exhibits which include cookery, vegetables and crafts and the food stalls ranging from barbecue to fish and chips are other special features.
From 2pm, the much enjoyed Platform Dancing session with Annie and Bertie Moran, now an integral part of the day, will take place. This year’s star attraction will be The Ilen Ceili Band, winners at the Cork County Fleadh Cheoil. There will be Step and Figure Dancing displayed by local dancers together with Set, Ceili and Waltzes for everyone to join in!
A free shuttle service will operate throughout the afternoon from the East End carpark, to and from Schull Town Park. The day’s events commence at 12 noon and continue till 5pm.
We hope to see you all there on Sunday July 27th for what promises to be another most enjoyable day.