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€7,000 for each Agricultural Show in Longford and Wesmeath

€7,000 for all Agricultural Shows in Longford Westmeath

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has announced financial support for shows around the country, seven of which are based in Westmeath.

The Government will give €7,000 to each of the 120 agricultural shows run by the Irish Shows Association (ISA) in the Republic of Ireland, in conjunction with the ISA.

“We have seen over the last few decades the struggle that smaller shows have had with attracting crowds and remaining financially viable. These are the shows that must be supported. Moate, Mullingar, Midland Connemara Pony Breeders Group, Athlone, Longford, Ballinalee and Granard shows will all receive this €7,000 bursary.

“Agricultural shows are a fantastic feature of rural communities and we must support them as a commitment to farming and agriculture.  This pro-rata investment is a welcome move and a good use of government resources, with show management best placed to know where resources are needed.

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PETER BURKE- A NEW TD FOR THESE NEW TIMES Peter Burke represents a new generation of public representatives eager to work for their community and their country and to restore honesty and integrity in politics. Born in Mullingar, and having lived there all his life, Peter knows the challenges and opportunities facing people in Counties Longford and Westmeath.

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