With under 2 weeks to go to the Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show and Entries and Trade Stands at breaking records, Ireland Premier Livestock Show is the place to be on Sunday August 13th. Taking place in the Butterfield Estate, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, this is the summer highlight for the Agri world being Ireland’s Premier Show, with over 60,000 people expected to attend. The show hosts over 1,000 competitions vying for a record prize fund of €175,000, with Ireland’s finest pedigree, commercial and dairy cattle competing for the coveted gold medal awards, alongside wonderful displays and exhibitions of the best produce and home industries in Ireland. Judging for most classes starts at 10:00am.
That’s Farming are delighted to be partnering with the Tullamore show this year and we will be bringing our live tour to the Show wherein we’ll be bringing you a full live 60 minute broadcast show from the event which you can watch on your phone, laptop or wherever you read That’s Farming.
In keeping with great entertainment traditions, the country jamboree returns with Declan Nerney and his Band topping this bill this year, supported by Simon Casey, Joe Wynne and many more. The day is filled with an array of events from the Macra National Farm Skills final, Bord Bia Cooking Demonstrations with Neven Maguire, Sheep and Alpaca Shearing demos, Pig Agility demonstrations, Fashion Shows to the ‘Talks, Tips & Hints’ workshops along with the big screen which will feature the Sunday Game match of Cork V Waterford.
The ’best dressed’ competitions which are free to enter on the day – offer attractive prizes with Best Dressed Lady. There are also a great set of prizes on offer for the Best Dressed Man, Glamorous Granny, Young Mister and Miss Offaly for under 7s, Traditional Farmer and even a Bonny Baby competition. The Fashion Pavilion will be providing array of stand and also Model & Show productions by Catwalk Modelling Agency, Galway & Dublin.
With over 700 trade stands, all your needs are covered. From farm machinery, agriculture and industrial suppliers, cars, garden, home and leisure, food, crafts, travel and tourism, fashion and accessories, new products to the market in every section, and plenty of surprises, your day will be non-stop adventure. Visit the show website for the full listing of trade stands to best plan your day.
The schedule of competitions is available to view online now on the Show’s website. For all the most up to date information and reduced-price tickets, visit www.tullamoreshow.com Connect with the Show on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram to see the show’s developments every day.
Entries that will still be taken on day are in Family Pony, Horticulture, Cookery, Craft & Needlework, Art & Photography, Sheepdog Trials and Fashion Competitions. We can confirm that no late entries will be accepted in any other class. Judging for most classes starts at 10am, with the site grounds open to exhibitors from 7:00am, and the public from 8.30am. With a total prize fund of €175,000, the creme de la creme will be out to compete on Sunday 13th August in Tullamore.
A free shuttle bus will be available running from Tullamore Town Centre to Showgrounds, servicing O’Connor Square & the Train Station. This commences from 9am – 5pm, running all day, for those who wish to commute.
Showgrounds will be open from 7:00am for Exhibitors and competitors and 8:30am for the General Public. Admission fee on the day is €20 for Adults, Students & Senior Citizens €15. Children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult. You can also skip the queue and purchase tickets online at a reduced rate on our website www.tullamoreshow.com
This year sees the launch of ‘Celebrating 25 years book’ which gives an insight to the background of the show and traces its formidable success over the last 25 years. This year’s show sees the launch of this magnificent book.
Tullamore Show Chairperson Brenda Kiernan wishes to thank those who have entered in the show and is looking forward to a tremendous turnout this year. It is set to be the biggest show yet.
Stay tuned to Thats Farming for more info about our special video coverage of this years event!