The Oldcastle Agricultural Show is set to return with a bang on Sunday 16th July!

There are substantial prizes in prize money to be won on the day. Entries are now being taken in over 380 classes in the Cattle, Sheep, Horse, Poultry and Home Industry competitions to be found on YouTube singing sensation Fr. Ray Kelly returns to Gilson Park along with local musicians, Line Dancing and Irish Dancing. YouTube star Farmer Phil will also be attending this year!

The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association is holding the ‘Growvite All-Ireland Finals’ in Gilson Park this year. It has a prize fund of €6,000. Clarke Machinery Group sponsors ‘The Best Young Farmer Competition’ who will also be crowned at this year’s show. The contest is open to 16 to 21-year-olds that will take part in a written general agricultural knowledge test, show off their livestock knowledge and tractor skills. There will be a prize fund of €1,500 for the winner of the ‘Oldcastle All Ireland Final Young Beef Bullock Championship’. Traditional Meat Company, Oldcastle, proudly sponsors our new ‘Champion Continental Bullock or Heifer Class’ with a suburb prize list. The North East Texel Society are also holding their Club Championship at Oldcastle Agricultural Show, kindly sponsored by Univet. New Beltex and Blue Texel classes also feature. We welcome sheep from everywhere!

We also have our wonderful Family Riding Pony ring! A range of fun filled events for two legged and four legged super stars! Alongside our usual Horse and Pony classes, back this year is the ever popular Working and Ridden Hunter classes. The ever popular ‘Greatest Cockrel of Oldcastle’ competition will cause plenty of feathers to be ruffled. Our new goat classes will attract some bucks! The Automobile Section will have a large range of vintage tractors and machinery including vintage threshers. From old to new, we have it all!

Shearer’s are flocking to the show to take part in the Sheep Shearing Junior and Senior classes. The Show Hall has every class from turf, jam, cakes and decorated wellies and stones for all the children! The Oldcastle Show Dog Show has classes for every madra, from a purebred to a mongrel with lots of great prizes and rosettes to be won. ‘Little Miss Oldcastle’ and the ‘Young Bachelor of Oldcastle’ will also be crowned on the day. You wouldn’t want to miss the spectacular Birds of Prey which are flying into Oldcastle for the day.

The amazingly talented Joey Burns is back sculpting wood. With every type of trade stand, there will be lots to see and do! The Food and Craft village has lots of bits to nibble and try on! Children’s entertainment on the day, with the Pet Farm and the Native Biodiversity Corner being of particular interest.

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You won’t want to miss the biggest ever Oldcastle Agricultural Show on Sunday 16th July!


Adults – €10, OAPs and Students – €5, Children – FREE


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