Big crowds are expected as Newry Show marks 150 years

Michael Scott


Michael Scott


Wednesday 20 June 2018 9:48

IT is a landmark year for the ABP Newry Show as they celebrate 150 years this Saturday, June 30, at Newry Rugby Club.

The grounds on Hilltown Road are sure to be packed with people as the annual event celebrates the milestone.

Show vice president, Tommy Collins, said: “This is a very special year for Newry.

“We want as many people as possible to join us for what promises to be an unmissable event.

“The Newry area has a very special farming and food heritage. The Show has always managed to reflect this in a way that brings our entire community together.”

Naturally, the show organisers are expecting an exceptionally large turnout of visitors this year.

Society secretary Brian Lockhart is already confirming a large entry of cattle, sheep and other livestock on the big day.

Meanwhile the Ulster Aberdeen Angus Championships come to Newry on this special 150th anniversary year.

This follows the very successful Irish championships held at Newry Show as part of the World Angus Forum in 2017.

This year’s Show will feature an exciting mix of agricultural livestock classes, trade events, a dog show, a fashion show, an artisan food court, Kidz Farm, tug-of-war, a fun fair, Silverstream Sheepdogs and many other attractions. It all adds up to an exciting day out for all the family.

‘The Big O Show’ leads the entertainment on stage with Big O, Country Harmony and magician Johnny Kielty contributing to this year’s event.

For further information contact Newry Show Society on 07808 803 306 or visit

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