The All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Competition is where 100 – 130 professional shearers, across 15 categories in male & female sections, battle it out in their classes to ultimately become the All Ireland Sheep Shearing Champion.
There will be trade stands to rent for local entrepreneurs to showcase their produce and goods.
The 2-day event will see the running of an Animal Health Village and a Food Village which will be promoting the best of Donegal lamb and other local produce.
Celebrity chefs, including Brian Mc Dermott, will be attending this event. The Saturday night will see the attraction of a Speed Shear event followed by music in a marquee. Over the course of the 2 days, there will be plenty of fun filled family activities to cater for the whole family.
This event is being hosted in collaboration with Aodh Ruadh CLG and will be held in the local GAA pitch – Fr Tierney Park. The pitch is located on the Rock, central to the town of Ballyshannon.