Cork Summer Show going strong after 107 years

NOW in its 107th year at its present location, the Cork Summer Show starts at 11am on Saturday.

The Association of Irish Riding Clubs stage a showjumping and dressage competition starting at 11.30 am, this will run in parallel with a hound show.

On Sunday, the judging of horses, cattle and sheep is expected to attract up to 1,000 entries from all 32 counties, competing for more than €20,000 in prizes.

Rare breeds of cattle, horse and poultry, and a gathering of foxhounds and foot beagles, will have special appeal for children.

An exhibition of vintage tractors will include competition winners from Ireland and Britain.

Car dealers in Cork return to the Summer Show in 2008, with many of the city’s key dealers exhibiting.

The children’s play area and amusements will operate over the two days, as will catering and refreshment facilities on site.

The entry fee to the Show on Saturday will include free entry on Sunday.


Wesley O’ Regan is the General Manager of Popscene in Voodoo Rooms, Cork city. Popscene opened last November and is Cork’s only themed bar that is dedicated to celebrating the best of the 80s and 90s.'ve Been Served: Wesley O'Regan, Popscene

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