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Newry Show was launched in the Canal Court Hotel last week and 2017 promises to be a true spectacular with the hosting of the All Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships taking centre stage.

This year’s show takes place on Saturday June 24 at Newry Rugby Club, Hilltown Road.

This year Newry Show hosts the All Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships as part of the Ireland leg of the Aberdeen Angus World Forum. Pictured front from left are: Kyle Henry, Chairman, Newry Show; George Mullan, Managing Director, ABP Food Group NI, main show sponsors and Alan Cheney, President, Irish Angus Association. Back: Freddie Davidson, NI Aberdeen Angus Club; Niall Kearney, ABP Food Group; Alan Morrison, NI Aberdeen Angus Club and Sidney Cromie, NI Aberdeen Angus Club and Newry Show. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
This year Newry Show hosts the All Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships as part of the Ireland leg of the Aberdeen Angus World Forum. Pictured front from left are: Kyle Henry, Chairman, Newry Show; George Mullan, Managing Director, ABP Food Group NI, main show sponsors and Alan Cheney, President, Irish Angus Association. Back: Freddie Davidson, NI Aberdeen Angus Club; Niall Kearney, ABP Food Group; Alan Morrison, NI Aberdeen Angus Club and Sidney Cromie, NI Aberdeen Angus Club and Newry Show. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

Talking about the Aberdeen Angus Championships, a first for Newry show society chairman Kyle Henry said “It is a tremendous honour for Newry to host what is the most prestigious Aberdeen Angus event to take place on the island of Ireland annually. And adding to the very special nature of the day will be the fact that 100 Forum delegates, from a host of countries around the world, will be with us to enjoy the spectacle and colour associated with what promises to be a wonderful event.”

Newry Show sponsors, committee members and associates at their press launch. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Newry Show sponsors, committee members and associates at their press launch. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

The Show organisers are expecting upwards of 150 Aberdeen Angus cattle to take part in the All-Ireland classes. 

“And this is on top of the large entry of cattle, sheep and other livestock that tradition ally take part in our own show classes,” said Henry.

Newry Agricultural Society held its first show in 1869 and has been providing an annual agricultural event ever since. This year’s show will feature an exciting mix of agricultural livestock classes, trade events, a dog show, a fashion show, an artisan food court, a model aircraft display, tug-of-war, a funfair plus C&J’s Animal Park and many other attractions. It all adds up to an exciting day-out for all the family.

Orla Keenan, right, Dog Section, Newry Show and Annie present a donation on behalf of the show to Roisin Morgan, SARDA Ireland North, the search and rescue dogs association. The presentation was made at the Newry Show Press Reception and also included from left are: Tom Fearon and Brooke, SARDA; Brian Lockhart and Kyle Henry, Newry Show. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Orla Keenan, right, Dog Section, Newry Show and Annie present a donation on behalf of the show to Roisin Morgan, SARDA Ireland North, the search and rescue dogs association. The presentation was made at the Newry Show Press Reception and also included from left are: Tom Fearon and Brooke, SARDA; Brian Lockhart and Kyle Henry, Newry Show. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

“Q Radio’s Big O Show will also broadcast from this year’s event,” added Henry.

The chairman spoke at the recent sponsors’ evening. He said that Newry Show played a key role in profiling the tremendous quality of the food produced on local farms.

“We are helping to get a strong message regarding the provenance of the food produced throughout our catchment area and the exemplary standards achieved by local farmers.”

Tommy Collins, President, Newry Show presented a donation on behalf of the show to the Southern Area Hospice at the show's press launch.  Geraldine Lambe is pictured accepting it on behalf of the Hospice.  Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Tommy Collins, President, Newry Show presented a donation on behalf of the show to the Southern Area Hospice at the show's press launch. Geraldine Lambe is pictured accepting it on behalf of the Hospice. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

The event was marked by the presentation of significant donations form Newry Show Society to two charities, the Southern Area Hospice and the National Search and Rescue Association – Ireland North Region.

 

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