We are delighted to inform our Clarecastle Show supporters that the Irish Shows Association is holding its first ever
Virtual Show which will take place on the 22nd August 2020. Entries close on Tuesday 4th August 2020 at midnight. Please review the Virtual Show Schedule here and find further details at www.irishshows.org.


We are very disappointed to announce the cancellation of our annual show, scheduled for August 2020.

Due to the pandemic, caused by Covid19, the Irish Shows Association announced the cancellation of all shows in Ireland this year.

In early 2020, we began preparing assiduously for our fifth show.  Our annual 2019 audit was completed in February and we announced a date for our AGM in March.  However, the coronavirus intervened and all work ceased.  New and exciting proposals were being considered, such as a Horse of the Year Show with record breaking prize money, an Amateur Show Jumping League Final, Ridden Hunter Classes, expanded indoor competitions in horticulture, arts ‘n’ crafts, home cooking and photography, not forgetting our hopes for a Best Dressed Lady and Gent extravaganza, Paddy White’s fantasy tent, trade stands, pet farms, show ponies including the famous Connemaras, schoolboy and schoolgirl athletics, rounded off by an enhanced show jumping schedule and valuable cattle events.

No matter.  Should all go well and we emerge unscathed from the Covid19 assault on the human race, we will press on with our plans for a super show in 2021.  We do not know what the future holds.  We can only hope that we remain safe and well in our socially- distanced and cocooned state.

To our patrons, sponsors, exhibitors, breeders, producers, riders, judges and all who have made Clarecastle Show memorable, including the Irish Shows Association, Horse Sport Ireland, the SJAI, the IPC, the breed societies in the Horse and Cattle industry, the doyen of  commentators and writers, Michael Slavin and the walking encyclopaedia, Susan Finnerty, we offer our thanks for your support.  Stay safe and let’s hope we meet again when todays restrictions are but a memory.  We send our prayers – yes, our prayers – and good wishes to you and yours.

Slán agus beannacht,

Non Ducor Duco

Michael Slattery– Chairman, Clarecastle Show Society
Nichola Shannon – Secretary, Clarecastle Show Society

For specific enquiries contact our secretary Nichola Shannon: (nicholashannon02@gmail.com) or at 085 781 6665

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