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Entertainment for all ages at Tinahely Show – one of the ‘big 3’

In this article on, a spokesperson for Tinahely Agricultural Show previews this year’s event.

It is nearly show time at the picturesque village of Tinahely in south, County Wicklow as on Monday, August 7th, 2023, all roads will lead to Fairwood Park for an extravaganza of the annual celebration of rural life.

As one of the ‘big 3’ of Ireland’s shows, it boasts the perfect combination of exhibits, displays, musical entertainment, competitions, and events to suit all the family.

The ‘Best of Wicklow’ exhibition which has its inaugural attendance in 2022 is back with an even greater display of all that is great about County Wicklow.

Wicklow’s greatest ambassador and celebrity chef, Catherine Fulvio, will be on the Wicklow Naturally stage to share some of her amazing recipes using Wicklow-sourced ingredients.

Emer O’Gorman, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council said:

“Wicklow County Council is delighted to announce our support for this excellent showcase of all that is great about Wicklow to a captive rural and urban audience at the Wicklow County Show in Tinahely.”

Tinahely Agricultural Show

The show will also feature all the usual attractions that provide the unique blend of agricultural competitions, entertainment, crafts, novelty events and amusements that has made the show one of the most popular in the country, attracting over 20,000 visitors and more than 400 trade stands each year.

Country music star – Derek Ryan & his band will headline a great musical lineout.

The roll call of success for the multi-talented Irish man is long and much deserved – with two Irish number-one albums, sell-out shows at home and abroad and fistfuls of music awards to his name.

The entertainment line-up also includes the ever-popular Stacey Breen, Theresa and The Stars and Neon River.

Key attractions include:

  • Local, national and championship livestock competitions;
  • Massive trade stand display, with over 400 business showcasing their services and products;
  • FBD Belgian Blue finals;
  • Arts and crafts competitions and show case;
  • IFA Food Marquee;
  • Pony games and show jumping;
  • Pet’s corner;
  • Dog show;
  • Vintage display
  • Sheepdog trials;
  • The world of wool;
  • Quilt Marquee;
  • Dog Agility;
  • Junior arts and crafts;
  • Carnival fair;
  • Novelty events and competitions.
Chairman comments

“The show committee would like to thank all of our trade stands, local businesses and sponsors, who have shown such unwavering support through the years, and we are looking forward to welcoming them back in 2023,” said chairman, Thomas McDonald.

“The Tinahely Show is a fun day out for the whole family, with entertainment throughout the day for all ages,” he added.

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