Heritage Festival & Show 2012

July/August 2012 saw both the second Jamestown Heritage Festival and annual Jamestown Show take place. Programmes for both are preserved below.

Pictures of the events are available under "Photos" above.

We would like to thank our sponsors, without whom the Heritage Festival 2012 would not have been possible.


Albert Marina

Archway Products

National Automation

Bush Hotel

Cottage Restaurant

Mulvey's Arch Bar

Wispy's Discount Stores

McManus Bus Company

Moon River


The Anchorage Bar

Kennedy's Garage

CK Taxis

Cox's Cleaners

Buckley Rent A Van

IWAI Carrick Branch

Heritage Boat Association

Rosderra Meats

Shannon Tackle

We have also received support from the following:

Leitrim County Council

Leitrim County Enterprise Board

Waterways Ireland

Leitrim Development Company

National Development Plan

EU Agricultural Fund


Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Heritage Festival 2012 Schedule

Saturday 14 July 2012


Cake sale and coffee morning, Mulvey's Arch Bar, 12.00pm.

Friday 27 July 2012


Heritage barge and boat arrivals.

Saturday 28 July 2012


Continuing boat arrival.

Provision of bus service to Lansborough, Athlone.


Jamestown Show & Dog Show.

Army vehicle and weapon display.

Shannonside FM outside broadcasting unit, 2.00pm.


Jamestown Show dance with TR Dallas, 11.30pm - 2.00am.

Sunday 29 July 2012


Children’s swim in Aura Leisure Centre. Civil defence under water recovery demonstration.


Concert at Jamestown Quay with Band of the Army Western Command 2.30pm, donations appreciated.

Late Afternoon

Jamestown Community Welcoming BBQ, 6.30pm, sponsored by National Automation Ltd.


Music in Mulvey's Arch Bar.

Monday 30 July 2012


Cookery Demonstration in Cottage Restaurant with Shamzuri Hanifa, winner of The Bridgestone Guide 2012 Taste of the Shannon, 11.30am.


Prop and Shaft check by local Sub Aqua Club.


Table quiz, Mulvey’s Arch Bar, 9.00pm.

Tuesday 31 July 2012


Trip to Lough Rynn Castle, by bus, for one course lunch and tea/coffee, guided tour of grounds at 11.30am. Ticket cost €20*.


Classical Concert in Jamestown Church, 8.30pm, with Sligo Baroque Soloists**. Ticket cost €10*.

Late Evening

Official Lighting of Arch.

Wednesday 1 August 2012


Golf morning at Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club, 11.30am. Ticket cost €20*.


Irish night and céile dancing in Thatch Bar (bus supplied from Jamestown Quay), 9.00pm.

Thursday 2 August 2012


Trip to Arigna Mining Experience by bus, 11.30am. Ticket cost €10*.


Historical Society exhibition in Jamestown Church, 8.30pm, along with short talk and update by Liam McNamee on Arch restoration project.

Friday 3 August 2012


Lecture and advice on fishing techniques, equipment and baits at Terry Mann's fishing shop in Jamestown, 11.30am.

Continuing Historical Society Exhibition in Jamestown Church.


Cinema at Jamestown quay:

7.00pm: Children's movie, title TBC. Ticket cost €2*.

9.00pm: "Waking Ned". Ticket cost €5*.

Saturday 4 August 2012


Lectures by various contributors at Jamestown Quay in cinema all day.

11.30am, Donal Boland: "The Other Ardnacrusha".

1.00pm, Brian Goggin: "Down with Barges, why cots were the really important boats on the Inland Waterways".

3.00pm, Kealin Ireland: "Wildlife of the Shannon Basin".

4.30pm, Dick Warner: "The Royal Canal Trip".

Continuing Historical Society Exhibition in Jamestown Church.


"Crafternoon Tea": Workshop at Jamestown Quay on mosaics and quilting, 2.00pm. Small fee for materials and refreshments.

Air sea helicopter landing and tour, 2.30pm.

Street entertainment all day.


Reception hosted by Boaters at Jamestown Quay, 9.00pm.

Shannon Launch of HBA "River Rats Calendar" in aid of cancer research.


Boat lighting competition sponsored by King and Moffat.

Music with the "Old Gits" at Jamestown Quay.

Sunday 5 August 2012


Children’s swim in Aura Leisure Centre.

Special Heritage church service in Jamestown church marking its 200th anniversary, 12.00pm.


Re-enactment scenes, 10.00am - 5.00pm.

Re-enactment battle in townsfield (beside water pump), 3.00pm.

Street market stalls and craft demonstrations, 1.00pm - 5.00pm.

Street entertainment with Samba Band Ra Louco and Street Entertainers Realta.


Pig roast at Jamestown quay, 6.00pm, donations appreciated.

Live music in Jamestown at Mulvey's Arch Bar.

Monday 6 August 2012


Departure of boats from Jamestown.

* NB: Tickets available in advance from committee.

** Classical Concert Programme:


Water Music (part of).


Oboe Concerto.


Violin Sonata in C major.


Cello Concerto in G minor.


Concerto in G major (part of).


Concerto in C for flute, oboe, two violins and continuo.


Water music (part of).

Other Items

Puppet show

Face Painting

Promotion of HBA 2013 charity calendar

Links to other local activities

Zip It

Moon River

Moorlands Equestrian Centre

Carrick Golf Club

The Dock

Tullyboy Farm

Lough Allen Adventure

Battlebridge Paintball

My Carrick

Drumsna Village

Carrick Indoor Shooting

Kids Kingdom & Bowling

Lough Key

Carrick Cineplex

Carrick-on-Shannon Water Music Festival

Jamestown Show 2012 Schedule

Jamestown Show Annual Fun Day 2012

Affiliated to the ISA

Field Adjacent to Jamestown Community Centre

Saturday 28th July, starting 12.30 pm

by kind permission of J. Byrne

• T.R. Dallas providing the music on the field

and at the Show Dance that night

• Horticultural and Cookery Competitions

• Dog Show

• Cookery demonstration by Shamzuri Hanifa from the Cottage Restaurant

• Puppet Show

• Display of Army vehicles and Artillery

• Shannonside Radio Outside Broadcast.

Also Face Painting, Races, Bonny Baby, Fancy Dress, Little Miss & Mr Jamestown (under 10yrs), Tossing the Sheaf, Bouncing Castle and Much More

Show Social

28th July Night

Music by T.R. Dallas

Selection and crowning of the Show Queen and Jamestown’s most eligible bachelor

Cookery Section

Prizes: 1st €7, 2nd €5, 3rd €3.

Entry fee: €2

Class 1: Homemade white soda cake (not exceeding 3lbs).

Class 2: Homemade brown soda cake (not exceeding 3lbs).

Class 3: Homemade ginger cake.

Class 4: Homemade light fruit cake.

Class 5: Plate of six plain scones.

Class 6: Plate of six fruit scones.

Class 7: Homemade apple/rhubarb tart (plated).

Class 8: Homemade carrot cake.

Class 9: Homemade banana bread.

Class 10: Homemade biscuit cake.

Class 11: Homemade gateaux/cake (any variety).

Class 12: Homemade dessert (any variety).

Class 13: Homemade swiss roll.

Class 14: homemade tea brack.

Class 15: Pot of homemade blackcurrant jam.

Class 16: Pot of homemade gooseberry jam.

Class 17: Pot of homemade marmalade jam.

Class 18: Pot of homemade rhubarb jam.

Class 19: Pot of homemade strawberry jam.

Class 20: Pot of home made chutney.

Class 20a: Qualifying Class

Kids cookery

Prizes: 1st €5, 2nd €3, 3rd €2.

Entry fee: €1

Class 21: Plate of six homemade, decorated queen cakes.

Class 22: Most adventurous rice krispy cake or six adventurous rice krispy buns.

Class 23: Funny face cake.

Photo section

Prizes: 1st €7, 2nd €5, 3rd €3.

Entry fee: €2

Class 52: Best humorous photo.

Class 53: Best scenery photo.

Class 54: Best animal photo.

Class 55: Best child photo.

Class 56: Best family photo.

Class 57: Best scene from a previous Jamestown Show.

Garden Section

Prizes: 1st €7, 2nd €5, 3rd €3.

Entry fee: €2

Class 24: Truss of tomatoes.

Class 25: Two heads of cabbage (boxed).

Class 26: Three parsnips.

Class 27: Three carrots.

Class 28: Two heads of lettuce.

Class 29: Two beetroots.

Class 30: Three onions.

Class 31: Two courgettes.

Class 32: Six pods of peas.

Class 33: Four sticks of rhubarb.

Class 34: Box of mixed vegetables (maximum five varieties).

Class 35: Six brown eggs.

Class 36: Six white eggs.

Class 37: Six duck eggs.

Class 38: Best herb or herbs in a container (small).

Class 39: Collection of cut herbs displayed in a basket.

Flower section

Prizes: 1st €7, 2nd €5, 3rd €3.

Entry fee: €2

Class 40: Rose of the show (one bloom).

Class 41: Pot plant (foliage only).

Class 42: Flowering pot plant.

Class 43: Vase of roses.

Class 44: Collection of dahlias (all varieties, twelve blooms).

Class 45: Hardy herbaceous floral arrangement (three varieties).

Class 46: Floral arrangement of cut flowers.

Class 47: Sweet pea (ten stems, one vase)

Junior floral section

Prizes: 1st €5, 2nd €3, 3rd €2.

Entry fee: €1

Class 48: Best vase of wild flowers (arrangement disqualified).

Class 49: Vegetarian (a decorated vegetable).

Class 50: Fairy garden (exhibits on a tray, confined to children 9years and under).

Class 51: Floral arrangement (any type).

Virginia Agricultural Show Society Presents

A healthy eating food tray competition.

Sponsored by Riverfront Bar and Restaurant Virginia

Rules and conditions

Each entry to consist of the following

A.6 Oatmeal biscuits

B. Brown bread

C. Carrot cake

The entry to be displayed on a tray measuring not more than 20 x 20ins.

Points will be awarded for taste texture and appearance of the entries.

The competition is confined to amateurs.

Entries must be fresh and home baked.

Two entries may qualify from each Show.

The judges decision at all levels of the competition will be final.

All entries are shown at the owner’s risk.

Entry fee to qualifying Show €3 to final €6

Prizes at final 1st €150, 2nd €100, 3rd €75, 4th €50 and 5th €25.

Final will be held at Virginia Show Wednesday 22 of August 2012.

Jamestown Dog show

This section is kindly sponsored by Rosderra Meats Jamestown.

Prizes: 1st €10, 2nd €7, 3rd €3.

Dog food and rosette

Entry fee: €2

Class 58: Puppy any breed.

Class 59: Best gun dog (open, sponsored by Carrick-on-Shannon gun club).

Class 60: Best terrier (open).

Class 61: Best guard dog (sponsored by Daly motors Jamestown).

Class 62: Best rescue dog.

Class 63: Utility/sporting dog (boxer, great dane, st.bernard).

Class 64: Toy dog ( Pomeranian, Pekingese).

Class 65: Best dog shown and owned by a child under 12years (1st prize the Emma Butler memorial perpetual cup).

Class 66: Best dog handled by a lady.

Class 67: Best dog handled by a gent.

Class 68: Best dog of mixed ancestry.

Class 69: Three dogs the judge would like to take home.

Class 70: Best dog that did not win a prize on show day (free class, no entry fee).

Champion dog of the show.

1st prize winners in each class qualify for entry.

Note: Exhibitors are requested to have dogs under strict control, any dog listed in the Government order must be muzzled and on a strong chain.

Safety Notice

Jamestown Show Safety Officers kindly request the co-operation of everybody in the show grounds in ensuring that safety regulations are observed. Children must be accompanied by a parent / guardian or an adult at all times and kept a safe distance from machinery, animals and the River Shannon. Your vigilance in this matter will guarantee a pleasant day for everybody.