Sunshine sends Cork Summer Show numbers skyward

Julie Barrett, Natasha Barrett, Jack Barrett - all cousins Fresian January class pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017 Picture Clare Keogh
Danny king of Killeagh pictured at the Cork Summer Show.
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WITH temperatures up to 26 degrees in Cork, Munster Agricultural Society enjoyed record numbers for the Cork Summer Show 2017. It is estimated that 27,000 people attended the show on Saturday and a further 33,000 attended on Sunday.

Cork Summer Show, sponsored by Cork County Council, is the largest show in Munster and has been running for over 200 years. This year’s highlights included a Ford Vintage Factory Recall which saw more than 300 vintage Ford cars, vans and tractors gathering at the original Ford factor site, and travelling in convoy to the Cork Summer Show, at the Curraheen showgrounds to mark Ford’s 100 years in Cork.

Crowds came from all over the county, but also from locations all over the country to participate in the National Agricultural competitions across cattle, sheep, goats and horse breeding. Families enjoyed the farming competitions, festival atmosphere with music and entertainment, as well as Taste Cork demonstrations, Pet Dog shows, gardening, machinery and motoring, and over 275 retail stands and a huge farmers market.

“This year’s Cork Summer Show has been a tremendous success, in no small part due to the good weather. The show is a family favourite though, and with such fantastic entertainment, fun, food and farming, it is a really great event to attend for every age. We were delighted to share the best of Ireland’s agricultural heritage with the large crowds that came this year, and look forward to welcoming them again next year on 15th and 16 June 2018,” said Gerard Murphy, Munster Agricultural Society Chairman and Cork Summer Show organizer.

The Chariman also paid tribute to the working committees of the Society and over 250 volunteers and employees, whose work effort ensures the success of the show each year.

Sunshine sends Cork Summer Show numbers skyward

WITH temperatures up to 26 degrees in Cork, Munster Agricultural Society enjoyed record numbers for the Cork Summer Show 2017. It is estimated that 27,000 people attended the show on Saturday and a further 33,000 attended on Sunday.

Cork Summer Show, sponsored by Cork County Council, is the largest show in Munster and has been running for over 200 years. This year’s highlights included a Ford Vintage Factory Recall which saw more than 300 vintage Ford cars, vans and tractors gathering at the original Ford factor site, and travelling in convoy to the Cork Summer Show, at the Curraheen showgrounds to mark Ford’s 100 years in Cork.

Crowds came from all over the county, but also from locations all over the country to participate in the National Agricultural competitions across cattle, sheep, goats and horse breeding. Families enjoyed the farming competitions, festival atmosphere with music and entertainment, as well as Taste Cork demonstrations, Pet Dog shows, gardening, machinery and motoring, and over 275 retail stands and a huge farmers market.

“This year’s Cork Summer Show has been a tremendous success, in no small part due to the good weather. The show is a family favourite though, and with such fantastic entertainment, fun, food and farming, it is a really great event to attend for every age. We were delighted to share the best of Ireland’s agricultural heritage with the large crowds that came this year, and look forward to welcoming them again next year on 15th and 16 June 2018,” said Gerard Murphy, Munster Agricultural Society Chairman and Cork Summer Show organizer.

The Chariman also paid tribute to the working committees of the Society and over 250 volunteers and employees, whose work effort ensures the success of the show each year.

 

Alana – Rose Steele of Whitegate on
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Ally Rose of Whitegate on Balltle Town Beauty
pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Sophia and Mairead Perez of Ballincollig enjoy the sun pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Riona Ní Chaoimh Ballinora with her puppy pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Abigail Grumnbridge and Charles Grunbridge with their pony Cupcake pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Alfie Foster with Pony Lisa who is a rescue pony Lisa pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Zoe O’Connor of Lehenaghmore after winning Young handler class of the year pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Matthew Jones of Ballincollig pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Samuel Kingston of Ballygarvan Reserve champion jersey pictured speaking with Eddie Barrett
Cork summer show chief Steward at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Shane Kingston and Jamie Dorgan Jersey pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Fionn Mackey Ballygarvan pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Daniel Maloney with commercial and Rachel Maloney with limousine From Co. Clare pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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William Collins from Ballybrown in County Limerick cow called Lynette pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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John Kelleher and his daughter Ashling Kelleher of Macroom with Cosford Pernilla after winning Second place novice pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Emma O’Connor of Carrigtwohill at the Cork Summer Show pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Chloe Hegarty from Bandon who Won best January Commercial heffer calf female her Calf is also called Chloe pictured at the Cork Summer Show 2017
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Crowds picturd at the Cork Summer Show
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Nicola Hurley and Rosemary Chambers of Ballinspittle Crowds picturd with Missy and Rog at the Cork Summer Show
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Sarah Barry with Charlie the Dog from Glenville pictured at the Cork Summer Show
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Cody the dog winner of the Best groomed dog and his owner Ellen Doherty of Halldene pictured at the Cork Summer Show
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Maria and Maggie Mehegan of Spurhill with dog Saoirse pictured at the Cork Summer Show
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Daire Long from Skibbereen age six pictured at the Cork Summer Show
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Miriam and her little sister Annika Pieber of Ballincollig pictured at the Cork Summer Show.
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Tanya Wallace from Wexford with Rossi the lurcher pictured at the Cork Summer Show
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Tug of war competitors from Killoughey Co. Offaly take a break pictured at the Cork Summer Show
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Ciara Byrne from Fermoy with Ruby and Jasmin pictured at the Cork Summer Show
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Leah and Roan and Emma Honohan of Donoughmore get out of the sun with their doggies Brandy, Moses and Whiskey pictured at the Cork Summer Show
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