This year’s Clogher Valley Show, probably the biggest one-day show in the country, takes place on Wednesday, July 26 at Augher.

This will be the 103rd Show to be held, this year on the site of over 60 acres adjacent to Augher Primary School.

At the launch of the Show held at the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown, last week, it was revealed that this year’s Show will hosted 15 championships and 18 Irish Shows Championships with exhibitors from all over Ireland presenting their livestock in the judging rings.

As a tribute to the Society’s late President, Captain Robert Lowry, the Clogher Valley Agricultural Society have awarded a bursary to a CAFRE student who is finishing her first year at Greenmount Campus studying Agriculture Technology. This year’s recipient, Jill Liggett, from farming family with her own sheep flock, is a regular attender of the Show.

The Show has a number of new sponsors this year, as well as those expanding into other new classes.

Entries close on July 3 with the show schedule available to view on the website;

This year’s nominated charity by the Clogher Valley Agricultural Society is Guide Dogs for the Blind Association represented at the launch by Gary Wilson. The charity appeals for donations to train the puppies which will eventually be paired with someone with an visual impairment.

Gary, speaking at the launch, outlined the specialist training of the puppies, the need for puppy raisers and the need for the high costs of training the dogs before they are matched with those who need them. He also revealed the life-changing experiences of those who have guide dogs.