2013 Tullamore Show takes place this Sunday

Farmers from across the nation will descend upon Tullamore this Sunday, August 11 for the Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show.

Farmers from across the nation will descend upon Tullamore this Sunday, August 11 for the Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show.

Long recognised as the country’s premier show, the event at the Butterfield Estate is also known as ‘The Olympics of Agriculture’ in Ireland, as it hosts six All-Ireland Championship finals, Over 650 trade and machinery stands and more than 1,000 show classes with a combined prize fund of €165,000.

Each year the show attracts over 60,000 people and this year will be no exception, while class entries are also expected to reach a record-breaking 12,000.

The AIB National Livestock Show features dairy, pedigree and commercial cattle and 13 breeds of sheep, and the coveted Gold Medal in each of the cattle categories makes for keen competition between participants. The livestock show will also host the National Shows for the Limousin, Simmental and Hereford breeds.

Some of the other attractions on the day include cookery demonstrations with Neven Maguire and Sheila Kelly, fashion shows, an artisan food fair, art exhibitions, the Macra National Finals, an equestrian programme and dog show.

Admission to the show is €15 for adults, and €10 for students and OAPs. Children under 14 are free when accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit www.tullamoreshow.com.