Flashback from Athlone Agri Show - Emma Hynes from Baylin and Jade Fielding from Moate exhibiting at Athlone Agri Show in recent years.

Countdown begins for this year’s Athlone Agri Show

Athlone Agri Show Chairman John Dolan has said that he and his committee are looking forward to the launch of the 2023 Agri show next week as cattle classes make a return to this year's event. Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, will officially launch the show on Thursday, June 8 at 8.30pm in the Bounty.

"We are meeting weekly as a committee at the moment and we hope to have our official launch of this years show on Thursday, June 8th at 8.30pm in the Bounty and we are hoping that as many as possible can come to the launch. This year sees the return of cattle classes and poultry classes are going to be also available along with all the usual horse, sheep and dog competitions," said Cllr Dolan ahead of the show which takes place this year on June 18 on the farm of Michael O'Donohoe at Garnafailagh, Athlone.

"We hope that there will be something for everyone at this years show. Local band Streetwise are performing along with lots of children’s entertainment including Bozo the clown and various different children’s activities, so there will be something for everyone at this years show," continued Cllr Dolan.

"Also, this year, Rohan Transport are providing a free shuttle service from Athlone, with pickups at Golden Island bus stop and the Fair Green Bus stop every hour on the hour from midday until 6pm. This will hopefully allow more people to come out to the show from the town," concluded the Kilgarvan man.