If you don’t fancy going to see the Pope, Dualla Show is the place to be on Sunday, 26th August, says organisers.
Located on the grounds of the historic Ballyowen House, 5km outside Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Dualla Show is a large and growing agricultural show. Over 10,000 people attended the show last year.
The livestock section is growing year on year, with over 70 classes scheduled on the day. This year Dualla Show will host the final of the Munster Aberdeen-Angus Junior Bull and Female of the Year competition.
A significant amount of the proceeds always goes to charity and this year the chosen charity for the livestock section is Embrace FARM, a national organisation that provides a support network for farming families who have experienced a farm accident.
The livestock committee also made the decision to have a farm safety event present on the day, a new addition to the show line-up.
Speaking with That’s Farming, farm safety event coordinator, Mary Newman Julian, highlighted the high-risk nature of farming.
“The number of deaths on farms is just too high in Ireland. It is only through education that we will increase awareness of the risks associated with farming and hopefully, in time, reduce the number of farm accidents and fatalities,” Newman Julian explained.
She stressed the importance of educating particularly children and young adults about safety on the farm and believes that the demonstrations on the day will be of great value to the whole farming community.
Various elements of farm safety will be covered at the event. Farm Relief Services will conduct quad bike safety demonstrations.
Peter Gohery of Embrace FARM will carry out a PTO and haybob demonstration, highlighting the risks associated with farm machinery.
Former world sheep shearing champion, George Graham, will also be present on the day, speaking on mental health and raising awareness of the topic within the farming community.
There will also be a livestock handling demonstration, involving the safe loading and unloading of cattle and working at the crush.
Dualla Show promises to be a great family day out. With the Tipperary Truck Show, the Munster Grand Prix showjumping competition, cookery demonstrations and a free big top circus, it has something for everyone.
Further information about the event can be found on the Dualla Show website.