The Tullamore Show Returns
The Tullamore Show made a triumphant return, with over 60,000 people attending the one-day event. After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, crowds packed the Butterfield Estate near Blueball, Co. Offaly for the day.
A jam-packed schedule, ranging from fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, and livestock competitions, meant that there was something for everyone to enjoy.
The show was officially opened on the main stage by the Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue. His opening address was positive about the future of Irish farming. According to the Minister he wants to “carve out as many opportunities for farmers as possible into the future” and that hopefully “within the next decade, the Tullamore Show could be powered by energy produced by Irish farms.”
He also assured farmers in the crowd that his “intent is twofold; to support Irish Farmers now and to support Irish farmers into the future.”
Afterward, he was on hand to present awards to the winners in the livestock competitions.
The crowds enjoyed the lovely weather and gathered for live demonstrations, music, and competitions. The FBD National Livestock Show featured classes in dairy, pedigree and commercial cattle. The total prize fund amounted to €175,000.
There were numerous other competitions taking place on the day including sheep, horses, pigs, the National Inventions competition, cookery, arts and crafts. The results of all competitions can be found here on the Tullamore Show website.
Agri Aware attended the Tullamore Show with our Mobile Farm service. It was wonderful to see so many families and children interact with the animals. From ducks, hens, sheep, pigs, a calf, and a goat the Agri Aware Mobile Farm has an animal to interest everyone.
To book or enquire about our Mobile Farm in Leinster and Connacht: https://www.agriaware.ie/events/mobile-farm/