Large crowds expected at the annual Granard Show this weekend

A large crowd is expected this weekend at the 68th annual Granard Show, which takes place today and tomorrow at Higginstown, on the outskirts of the town.

The show features a wide range of animal classes, as well as activities for all members of the family.

One of the highlights of the show is the non-pedigree suckler cow and calf championship, with a prize fund of €2,000.

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There are also a number of new horse classes this year, including working hunter, show pony, and Connemara.

The horse jumping show takes place on Sunday beginning at 11am, with a total prize fund of €1,400.

It’s the second year that the show has expanded to two days, having had a two day event for the first time last year.

Chairman of the show committee, Gerry Tully, says the reason Granard show has been able to survive and even expand is all down to great community support.