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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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Tullamore Show returns to Butterfield Estate in August 2023

Tullamore Show returns to Butterfield Estate on Sunday, August 13th, 2023, with over 1,000 classes, a prize fund of €175,000 and a range of highly sought-after gold and silver medals for livestock competitors.

The Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show will showcase classes in dairy, pedigree, commercial and sheep.

Ireland’s premier show’s pedigree section will play host to the national show for Simmental, Charolais, Limousin and Hereford, with over 12 breeds of pedigree cattle set to compete for the ever-sought-after gold and silver medals.

The commercial cattle section will see the first-of-its-kind commercial Blonde d’Aquitaine-sired calf extravaganza, with a prize fund of €2,000.

Meanwhile, the sheep programme will be expanding this year with the introduction of the Lanark sheep breed All-Ireland classes.

The show’s programme also offers competitions in equine, cookery, poultry, art, inventions and many more.

The show’s launch took place at the Butterfield Estate, with show personnel, representatives of FBD and Avril and William R Gubbins, who are no strangers to the showing ring at Tullamore Show with their commercial and pedigree stock, which they farm under the name of the Cush Herd in Co. Limerick.

FBD Insurance’s support

John Cahalan, Chief Commercial Officer, FBD Insurance, stated:

“FBD Insurance is proud to partner with FBD Trust to support the Tullamore Show for 2023.”

“At FBD, we are extremely proud to be the sponsor of the FBD National Livestock Show at the Tullamore Show, and we are delighted to be working with the Tullamore Show committee in the lead-up to this year’s show.”

“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. We look forward to seeing you all in Tullamore in August.”

The chairman of Tullamore Show, Joseph Molloy,” expressed his delight in having FBD as their title sponsor,

He thanked the Gubbins family for their continuous support of Tullamore Show in many ways, and he looks forward to seeing the Cush Herd in the showing ring this August.


Online entries will be opening shortly, according to show organisers.

The 700 trade spaces are in “high demand and filling up fast”. Any business wishing to be part of the event, should note that Friday, May 19th, 2023, is the closing date for trade stand applications.

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

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