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Catherina Cunnane
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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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Green light for 2022 Tullamore Show

The Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show will return on Sunday, August 14th, 2022, at the Butterfield Estate, Blueball.

Organisers, have this evening (Wednesday, February 2nd), confirmed that plans are underway for a “special” return of Ireland’s largest one-day agricultural show.

2022 Tullamore Show 

Speaking at the recent Tullamore Show AGM, chairperson, Joseph Molloy, stated that organisers are “very optimistic” the show would return in 2022.

However, he highlighted that given the recent changes in Covid-19 regulations, plans are “fully” underway to ensure that the show “goes ahead as near to normal as possible” this August.

“It has been a tough two years for us. The uncertainty has certainly brought its challenges,” he said.

“We are very grateful to our main sponsor, FBD, who have supported us throughout this pandemic. We look forward to working with them for this coming show and many more.”

Furthermore, the show acknowledged the support from all stakeholders, both national and international.

In a statement, a spokesperson said:

“With the recent announcement of lifting the restrictions, our plans are well underway with the continuous help of our hardworking committee and volunteers. We look forward to working together to once again stage Ireland’s premier show.”

“2022 will see the very best of Irish livestock return to the showing ring. We anticipate very keen competition for a whopping prize fund, along with a range of highly sought-after gold medals and cups to be won on show day.”

Livestock competitions 

Michael Dolan, chairman of its livestock committee stated:

“There is a huge appetite for people to get back into the showing ring, doing what they love best.”

“During the pandemic, he noted that a lot of young people have developed an interest in showing livestock. Some classes may be adjusted to allow for more young stock and young handlers.”

He confirmed that trade stand applications are now open online.

Finally, Molloy thanked the public for their “kindness and messages of goodwill” over the last two years.

He also stated that the organising committee will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation closely while ensuring that health and safety guidelines are the “main” priority.

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