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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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€175,000 prize fund and over 1,000 classes for Tullamore Show

Tullamore Show 2022

Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show will return this year (2022) with over 1,000 classes carrying a €175,000 prize fund.

The FBD National Livestock Show will feature classes in dairy, pedigree, and commercial cattle.

Also included in its livestock schedule are sheep introducing three new breeds into the showing ring:

  • Blue Texel;
  • Dassenkop;
  • Spotted Dutch.

Organisers have added pigs to their programme, including the All-Ireland Pig of the Year.

The programme offers competitions in equestrian, poultry, home industries and inventions – online entries are now open.

According to the show, 700 approximately trade spaces are “keenly sought after” and are “filling up fast & furious”.

A spokesperson said: “Any business wishing to be part of this great trade event should note that Friday, May 20th, 2022, is the closing date for stand applications.”

“All information relating to trade stand applications, together with the full application process, is also available on the show website.”

Show launch

Organisers recently held its national launch for 2022 at Lisnagree Farm, the property of renowned Charolais breeders and show exhibitors, Jim, and Catherine Geoghegan, Streamstown, Co Westmeath.

Pat Gilligan, head of sales Midlands & West FBD, Joseph Molloy, show chairman, Jim & Catherine Geoghegan, animal handler, Chelsey Cox McDonald, secretary and John Cahalan, Chief Commercial Officer FBD, attended the launch.

At the launch, John Cahalan, Chief Commercial Officer, said:

“FBD Insurance has grown hand in hand with Irish farming over the last 50 years. We are proud to be a partner to the Irish agri-industry through our support of events like the Tullamore Show.”

We are extremely proud to be the sponsor of the National Livestock Show at Tullamore Show. Furthermore, we are delighted to be working with the Tullamore Show committee again this year.”

“On behalf of FBD, I wish everybody involved in organising the Tullamore Show, as well as the competitors, exhibitors, and attendees, all the very best from the team at FBD Insurance.”

“FBD is proud to be associated with this outstanding show. We look forward to seeing you all in Tullamore in August.”

Family day

Joseph Molloy, chairman of Tullamore Show, stated he is “delighted” that FBD is a title sponsor. He said that this continues their “strong and successful alliance”.

“It’s been a long spell with no shows, and people are eager to showcase their wares whether its prize livestock, baking, crafts or trade stands and many more.”

“Tullamore Show is always a great family day out with something of interest for everyone.”

“We look forward to welcoming all urban and rural dwellers to enjoy the diverse attractions and entertainment on Sunday, August 14th, 2022,” he concluded.

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