The 37th annual Charleville Agricultural Show will be taking place this summer on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26.

Due to the expansion of the show in recent years, additional lands have been secured and the show grounds were upgraded with new roadways.

This year’s show will be officially opened by the recently appointed Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed. The number of sections in the show is increasing each year and it now covers 70 acres with ample off-road parking and additional car parking for patrons.


Charleville Show is now the largest two-day agricultural show in the country with a number of events such as the judging of cattle, horses, sheep, horticulture, dogs, arts and crafts, cookery and a number of children’s competitions all part of the programme.

When the show first started in 1979, the cost of running the event was €22,000, last year the show cost more than €200,000 to stage, which is testament as to just how much it has grown. Charleville Show was selected   ‘Show of the Year 2013’.

Speaking at the launch of the show in Charleville Golf Club, chairman Cllr Ian Doyle said that the show would not be possible without the support from the sponsors with Kerry Agribusiness as the main sponsor.

Speaking on behalf of the main sponsors, Kerry Agribusiness, John Kerrisk said that the company is delighted to be associated with the show.

“It’s a fantastic show for the community and farmers in the area and I wish the committee and all the people involved every success on the two days,” he said.