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Significant funding allocated to agricultural shows

Senator Frank Feighan

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Ploughing all the way to Colmcille

Rory Cullen, Esker South, Killoe Co Longford pictured at Ballinrobe Agricultural Show recently with his prizewinning Charolais Pure Bred Reg. Heifer born after January 1, 2017.

Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed significant funding for agricultural shows which take place across County Leitrim every year.

“Ballinamore, Jamestown, Manorhamilton and Mohill shows will receive up to €7,000 each to help with the staging of their event next year.

“This funding is part of a national allocation of €812,000 by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, which will benefit agricultural shows across Leitrim in 2018.

“Agricultural shows are hugely important to the rural economy. We know the economic benefit they bring to our local economy here in the county, with surrounding towns and villages benefitting hugely from each show.

“The Government considers this funding an important investment in rural communities and I am delighted that my colleague Minister Ring has granted this funding for Leitrim shows.

“This funding allocation takes into account the fact that smaller shows have particularly struggled in recent years. This funding will be a great boost to these events and I commend the dedicated volunteers who work so hard on making the shows happen every year.”