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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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21 key attractions at Tullamore Show 2022

2022 Tullamore Show

All roads will lead to Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show on Sunday, August 14th, 2022.

Organisers are transforming the site into a tented village, and all preparations are “well underway”.

In this article, we summarise twenty of the key attractions at this year’s show:

  1. Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue will perform the official opening;
  2. Olivia Douglas and other musical acts will entertain spectators;
  3. The dairy section has a prize fund of over €21,000. This section hosts a total of 40 classes, including two new classes, across three breeds, Holstein Friesian, Jersey and Dairy Shorthorn. The classes of note include – Class 51: Super €2,500 National Holstein Heifer in Milk and Class 52: €2,500 FBD National Livestock Show Senior Cow in Milk.
  4. The pedigree section has four breeds (Limousin, Hereford, Simmental and Charolais) holding their national show. There are young member’s classes and young handlers’ classes throughout the show;
  5. Commercial cattle boast five new classes
    • Male/female calf class weighing up to 270kg;
    • Calves other than BBX, LMX, CHX;
    • Best Angus beef animal;
    • Factory classes, including Dawn Meats, Kepak, Moyvalley Meats & Liffey Meats;
    • Young handler classes.
  6. The sheep section has the biggest number of entries on record. New classes for Blue Faced Leicester, Irish Dutch Spotted and Dassenkop;
  7. Sheep shearing demos, mental health talks by George Graham and sheep dog demos.
  8. Alpacas;
  9. The Irish Pig Society’s All-Ireland Championship.
  10. Horse classes, including the Ladies Side Saddle.
  11. The fashion arena will have fashion shows throughout the day. Competitions for the best-dressed lady, the most traditionally dressed farmer and bonny baby;
  12. Dog classes, including obedience classes and even a class for the waggiest tail.
  13. Indoors sections: Crafts with the finest of patchwork quilts, horticulture with vegetables and flowers you thought could never be grown so perfect.
  14. Cookery competitions, including cakes, breads, and scones and the final of the Odlums Home Baking Championship. For the first time ever, Odlums will launch The Odlums Pavilion at 10am, with Chef Adrian Martin and Catherine Leyden giving talks and demos throughout the day. Also, at 4 pm, Maria Harte will give a cookery demo on quick smart, healthy and money-saving baked lunches.
  15. The junior final of the All-Ireland Home Cook Champion;
  16. Art & photography will have works of art and photography on show;
  17. The Poultry Competitions and some of these may even have been to the beauty parlour;
  18. Farm Safety demos and Macra Farm skills;
  19. Workshops to help you gain the skills to be prize-winners at shows.
  20. Hundreds of trade stands offering all you will need for home, business, garden or farm, children’s entertainment and food village;
  21. National Inventions: No less than 7 classes this year from renewable energy, labour-saving devices, student class, modification to farm machinery & farm equipment.

Tickets are on sale now via this website – – online for €20 or on the day for €25.

Why not skip the Q and scan it through? Free entry for children under 12.

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