Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick, former Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, is calling on members of the general public throughout the South Down, Louth and Co Armagh area to visit this year’s ABP Newry Show tomorrow Saturday June 24 at Newry Rugby Club on the Hilltown Road where there will be something on offer for the entire family.

“Newry Show is a tremendous event, which can be enjoyed by everyone,” she said “It reflects the farming and food heritage of this area in a wonderful and exciting way. But, more than that, it is a tremendous family day-out.”

Taking pride of place at the show this year will be its hosting of the All-Ireland Aberdeen Angus Championships.

Reminding everyone that there’s just one day to go till Newry Show 2017!  - The show takes place tomorrow Saturday 24 June at Newry Rugby Club. Included are: Brian Lockhart, Secretary, Newry Show; Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick, Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Roger Sheahan, General Manager, ABP Newry.  Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Reminding everyone that there’s just one day to go till Newry Show 2017! - The show takes place tomorrow Saturday 24 June at Newry Rugby Club. Included are: Brian Lockhart, Secretary, Newry Show; Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick, former Chairperson, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Roger Sheahan, General Manager, ABP Newry. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

“This is a first for Newry,” confirmed show society secretary Brian Lockhart

“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.”

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 Brian.

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.

“Q Radio’s Big O Show will also broadcast from this year’s event,” added Brian. “Newry Show plays 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.” For further information visit the web site: www.newryshow.co.uk