The Clonaslee Show has incredible history, going back over 70 years – and it returned on Sunday with another great family day out.
Having returned last after an enforced three-year break due to Covid, this was the 69th hosting of the show.
The Clonaslee Show has gone from strength to strength from its conception, halting on only a couple of occasions – for foot and mouth, Covid and in 2017 due to poor weather conditions.
Celebrating agriculture, livestock, produce and a little bit of culture and tradition, the Clonaslee Livestock and Produce Show is one of the season’s premier agricultural shows of its kind.
New to the show this year was the Anthony Mahers’ Agri All-Ireland Championship – Best heifer or bullock of any age or breed with a prize fund of €1,500.
Also, the All-Ireland Belgian Blue Junior Bull returned and was among a great selection of commercial and pedigree cattle competitions, with classes for Charolais, Simmental, Aberdeen Angus, Hereford, and Belgian Blue.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s and Irish Shows Association’s Breeder’s Choice Continental 4 or 5-star breeding heifer also took place – which boasts a €750 prize money pot.
In addition, there were have classes for horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep, poultry, and dogs, among others.
Music on the day came from Rock on Paddy and Aishling Rafferty which kept the place hopping.
While there were bouncing castles, face painting, balloon modelling and much more for the kids.
Meanwhile, the Gain Dog All-Ireland Final was still a favourite and the local dog show continued to be a big attraction.
Photographer Alf Harvey was there in Clonaslee on Sunday.
He captured some brilliant pictures and you can check them out below: