77th Anniversary Show

Belgooly & District Agricultural Show is traditionally held on the Saturday of the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  This year Saturday 3rd of June 2023 marks our 77th Show in Belgooly, Co. Cork.   There are showing classes for horses, ponies, cattle and dogs.  There are also domestic classes covering a wide range of arts and crafts, baking, needlework, flowers, photography and much more!

This is a great opportunity to meet up and have a chat with neighbours and friends.  Attractions include Irish Dancing, and prizes for the Most Suitably Dressed Lady and Bonny Baby of the Show.  There will be a display of Vintage Machinery and Vintage Cars.  The Mobile Pet Farm is making a welcome return, and the Mounted Pony Games are guaranteed to entertain.

The year’s show will feature 20 Horse classes, including three ISA Qualifiers: The 3 Year Old Filly All Ireland Championship, the All Ireland Yearling Colt/Gelding Championship and an All-Ireland Ridden Hunter Championship.  In the Pony section there are 19 Pony classes including Confined Local Working Hunter Pony (within 19 km of Belgooly)There are 6 Pony Championships: Led Pony, Ridden Pony, Working Hunter Pony, Starter Stakes, Mini and Supreme Pony.

The Cattle section will feature Holstein Friesian, and Beef classes including Aberdeen Angus, Belgian Blue, Hereford, Limousin and Simmental breeds. Returning this year is a Non-Pedigree Beef Calf Class.  Both Dairy and Beef Classes include a Young Handler Class for 16 year-olds and under, along with the return of the IHFA YMA Showmanship League classes.

New in the Beef classes this year we have an ISA Qualifier for the All-Ireland Junior Young Stockperson Championship for 8 to 12 years-old, and the Breeders Choice Traditional 4* or 5* Breeding Heifer.

Details and entry forms for above are available at the end of this page – also in the DOWNLOAD section of this website.

Entries close Tuesday 23rd May, 2023.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Fun Dog Show has 14 classes including 2 ISA Qualifiers: The Goldspeed Ltd & Kilgarvan Show Munster Dog Championship (Open to all Breeds), & the All-Ireland Gun Dog Championship.

All Dogs Welcome. Entries taken on Show-day. Details available at  www.belgoolyshow.com

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

There are over 50 classes to suit everyone in Baking, Arts, Crafts and Photography.   

NEW THIS YEAR Beginners class for Flower Arranging! New in Baking: Chocolate Cake, Harvest Loaf, & Any Homemade Dessert. New in Photography: Countryside & Summertime classes. Three new Primary School classes: Design a greeting card; design a bookmark, and Design a poster to promote Belgooly Show. Entry forms available at www.belgoolyshow.com

Enquiries contact: Sheila Foott-Kelleher (086-3627490, after 7.30 pm).

Email: foottsheila@gmail.com.   Entries close Tuesday 23rd May, 2023.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

        Belgooly & District 77th Agricultural Show – Saturday, 3rd of June, 2023

  • 10:00 am Show Open to public.
  • 10:00am Domestic Marquee open for admission of exhibits.
  • 10:00am Tea Tent opens.
  • 10:30am Judging of Pony classes.
  • 11:00am Judging of Horse classes.
  • 11:00am Mounted Pony Games commence.
  • 11:30am Domestic Marquee closes.
  • 12:00 noon Judging of Domestic, Arts & Crafts, Horticulture and Art.
  • 12:00 noon Dog Show Enteries Open @ the Dog Ring.
  • 12:00 Vintage Display – until 5pm.
  • 12:15pm Judging of Cattle classes; Beef & Dairy.
  • 1:30pm Domestic Marquee Open to public.
  • 1:30pm Irish Dancing Feis – confined to local children.
  • 1:30pm Dog Show (Enteries close @1:15pm).
  • 1:30pm Mounted Pony Games.
  • 2pm Domestic Marquee opens to public (approx time).
  • 2pm Martial Arts Display. 
  • 2:30pm Free Face Painting & Balloon Modelling.
  • 3:30pm Martial Arts Display.
  • 4:30pm Winners announced: Most Suitably Dressed Lady, Bonny Baby and result of draw on Admission tickets.
  • 5pm Domestic Marquee closes.  Return of Marquee exhibits to owners.

Show Date: Sat June 3rd 2023
New Field at Ballingarry, Belgooly. 
Signposted from Belgooly village. 

 Photograph of ridden horsechampions 2018 at Belgooly Show

We look forward to seeing you again this year!

Please download the entry form and read it so you know what information you need to include in your email entry.



Download Horse+Pony Entry Form Closing Date: Tuesday, 23rd of May 2023.

Download Cattle Entry Form Closing Date: Tuesday, 23rd of May 2023.

Download Domestic Entry Form Closing Date: Tuesday, 23rd of May 2023.

Download Fun Dog Show Entries taken on Show Day.


We would happily welcome more volunteers helping out in the run up to the show and on Show Day itself. If you are interested in joining us for a few hours – we would love to assist.  Bring a friend along! You can message us on our email: belgoolyshow@gmail.com, message us on facebook page or instagram @belgoolyshow 

Interested in having a Trade Stand on Show Day? We would love to promote local food/craft producers at the Show.  Please contact our Trade Stand Officer via email : michaelbarry1601@gmail.com

All emails to belgoolyshow@gmail.com are acknowledged; if you didn’t get a reply we don’t have your entry!


Photographs are reproduced with permission from Valerie O’ Regan.