There's a full programme at this year's 102nd Clogher Valley Show, taking place next Wednesday, July 27 at Augher.

Covering some 60 acres, the showrings featuring equestrian, cattle and sheep – complemented by trade stands – are set to attract thousands of people as the show makes a comeback after an absence of several years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Show organisers, Clogher Valley Agricultural Society, have both established and new sponsors in place to help overcome the huge costs of staging such an event.

This year's Show will be hosting 15 championships with exhibitors from all across Ireland presenting livestock in the judging rings.

These Show championships include:

– All Ireland Working Hunter Horse Championship

- National Pony Society Pony Championships

- British Aberdeen Angus Cattle Summer Championships

- Gortavoy Feeds National Beef Shorthorn Champion Show

- Fane Valley Dairy Cow Championship

- Northwick House NI Blonde Calf Championship

- NISA/Linden Foods Pedigree Beef Heifer Championship

- United Feeds Coloured Dairy Championship

- Parklands Veterinary Maiden Dairy Heifer Championship

- Bank of Ireland Simmental Cattle Classes

- Aurivo Coloured Dairy Classes and Overall Dairy Champion Animal

- Clogher Valley Credit Union Young Beef Heifer Championship

- Clogher Valley Credit Union Beef Pairs Championship

- ISA/Clogher Valley/Danske Bank All - Ireland Continental Sheep Championship

- Jimmy Johnston's Bar, Augher British and Native Sheep Championship.

- Cydectin Zoetis Sheep Young Handlers Final.

There are also 21 qualifiers for the Irish Shows Association championships. These include classes in the horse and pony section, dogs and Home Industries including the All Ireland Bread Baking Championships, Home Baking Championships and Amateur Painting Competition

The Show is indebted to Mid Ulster Council for supporting the Show again this year.

One of the exciting developments this year is the announcement of a bursary by the Clogher Valley Agricultural Society to a CAFRE student completing their first year. This year's recipient is Erin Marlow, who is studying Sustainable Agriculture.

Erin is well known to the local farming community in the Clogher Valley as she helps out in the local veterinary practice and also works at weekends with a local dairy farmer.

The Clogher Valley Show has been fortunate to secure major sponsors for this year's Show. These include: Mid Ulster Council, Gortavoy Feeds, Donnelly Group, Glanbia, T. J. Booth, ABP/Linden Foods, Bank of Ireland, Fane Valley and DAERA.

This year's Show was launched in early June at a reception for sponsors and the Press in the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown when the Show Chairman, Mr. Nicholas Lowry, welcomed everyone and outlined the programme for the Show.

The new Chairman of Mid Ulster Council, Ms. Cora Curry, addressed the gathering, offered her Council's support for this major rural community event.

Also speaking was Mrs. Fiona Wilson, from the Clogher area Cancer Focus Group – this year's nominated charity at the Show.