Venue: Monastery Cross, Enniskerry (next to the Hillside Filling Station)
Time: All day from 9.30am on Saturday 23rd July 2011
Entry Fee: €5 for Adults, Children Free; supporting charities
By Bus: Take the 185 bus to Enniskerry from Bray Dart Station or Diamond Valley Apartments
Don’t deny yourself a visit to a god old-fashioned agricultural show this summer. And what better than the Kilmacanogue Horse Show, located in a large field a short walk outside Enniskerry Village.
With competition classes for horses, sheep and dogs, this is the 38th annual show and proves extremely popular for all ages every year.
Go along and watch the show jumping, carriage driving, sidesaddle riding, dog shows, champion sheep, the full programme of events is here.
Of course part of the fun of a show like this is competing in the classes and hoping to take home a coveted rosette. If you haven’t got a horse or a dog or a sheep living on your balcony then perhaps the best class for you to enter is the photography competition. Entries are taken on the day, in the photography tent, between 10.30am and 12 noon. Judging is from 12 to 1pm. Photos must be collected from the tent between 4.30pm and 5pm. Photos no bigger than 4×6 please. Prizes collected on the day.
Here are the photography classes:
- Class 1 Animal Study
- Class 2 Seascape
- Class 3 Landscape
- Class 4 Sporting Scene
- Class 5 Adult Study
- Class 6 Child Study
- Class 7 Flora/ Fauna
- Class 8 Any photo by a child under 16
Each photo costs €2 to enter or €5 for three photos. Max 3 photos per class per person.
And for a bit of nostalgia for the agricultural fairs of old – check out this description of a Fair Day in Bray in the 1930s http://diamondvalley.ie/GypsiesSlang.html - also featuring a great painting from the mid 1800s depicting a drover and flock of sheep probably on their way to a Fair in Enniskerry or Bray.