The 44th Annual Elphin Agricultural Show

Showing classes for Cattle, Sheep, Dogs, Cookery, Farm & Garden Produce, Horses, Ponies, Pets and Poultry, Handcrafts and Photography plus Trade Stands, Novelty Events, and much more.

€40,000 in prizes including:

(Prize Fund in brackets)


  • All Ireland Pedigree Charolais Baby Calf €1,500
  • All Ireland Beef Heifer €1,500
  • All Ireland Commercial Breeding Heifer un-haltered
  • ISA &Dept of Agri Breeders Choice Traditional 4 or 5
  •   Star Breeding Heifer €750
  • North West Limousin Club Classes

Horses and Ponies

  • The Cyril McDermott All-Ireland Broodmare Pony (with foal at foot) Championship (€500)
  • The Elphin Show Mare and Foal Championship (€500)


  •  All Ireland Duck & Drake 
  • All Ireland Male & Female Chicken


  • All-Ireland Jack Russell Male and Female (€100)
  • All-Ireland Male Pup(Non-Pedigree) U-12 months (€100)
  • All-Ireland Female Pup (Non-Pedigree) U-12 months (€100)
  • All-Ireland Male Pup (Pedigree) U-12 months (€100)
  • All-Ireland Female Pup (Pedigree) U-12 months (€100)


  • All-Ireland Under 18 Muffin competition: €100
  • All-Ireland Jam (€100)
  • All-Ireland Treacle Bread (€100)
  • All-Ireland Junior/Under 13 Apple Tart (€60)

Special Events throughout the day including:

Gerard Butler Dance: Jive lessons & Jive Competitions for young. Prizes on the day!

Bouncy Castles | Bonny Baby Competition | Little Miss | Little Master | Parent & Child Look-alike | Miss Teen Elphin 2023 | Most Glamorous Granny | Most Appropriately Dressed Lady | Best Dressed Gentlemen | Exhibitions and Talks

Please note that printed copies will be available for purchase on the day
Entry Form

Online entries no longer available. Enquiries to 087 4746127

One free Exhibitor Pass with €20 Entry Fees paid
Trade/Exhibition Space
Enquiries to 086 8092918 or [email protected]
Important Notices

Please note that all Livestock and Poultry entries must be paid prior to closing date, 25th August, or a 50 % surcharge will be applied.

Entry fees must be paid in advance of September 2nd (Show Day).

No Exhibits to be taken from show before 4.30pm.

Cattle Movement

Ag Food users can log-in to to apply for their cert.
(Logon to and click “Animal identification and movements” followed by “Compliance” and then “Apply for cert of compliance”)

Alternatively you can order the certificate from the Cattle Movement Notification Agency.

Show Dance

In An Bothar Rua.

Music by Regina McDermott.

Dancing from 9:30 pm until late.

Admission €10

Monster Raffle

Over €2,000 in prizes
1st Prize: Weanling Heifer or cash equivilent

2nd Prize: A Kilronan Castle experience: One nights Bed & Breakfast, a six-course evening meal in the award winning Douglas Hyde Restaurant, treatments for two people in the Elemis Spa with compliementary access to the Themal Suites

3rd €200,
4th €100,
5th €50,
6th €50

The Draw will be held at the Show Dance and there’ll be many more prizes on the night

Tickets €10 or 3 for €20