70th annual Tullow Show to take place this weekend

This Sunday, August 21, the annual Tullow Agricultural Show takes place at the showgrounds in Coppenagh, Tullow, Co Carlow.

The show has been running since 1946 and like other agricultural shows it has grown and adapted to cater for families and farmers alike.

There will be classes to suit all ages at this year’s show, from cattle to sheep to horses and ponies, to art, flowers, farm produce, home and dairy, photography, crafts and many more.

This year in the horse section there is an all-Ireland final in the “race horse to riding horse” competition and Tullow Show will have many of the same competitors that were in the RDS horse show including the winner “Paddy the Plasterer”.

In keeping with the spirit of supporting enterprise, the Tullow Show wants to promote a new start-up business, so every year the show offers a free trade stand to a new business set up in the Carlow area in the previous 12 months.

As farmers are the primary producers of food, then naturally the Food Hall at Tullow Show is the centre piece of this annual event.

The Food Hall attracts quality culinary businesses that want to promote and sell their produce.

Tullow Show is a trade show that wants to promote local business and in turn helps build a stronger local economy. It is also a family day out with many attractions, such as the Punch and Judy show, the dog show, live traditional music, all Ireland tug-o-war, lots of trade stands and much more.

Admission to this Sunday’s Tullow Show is €10, concessions are €5 and children go free. There is a free shuttle bus from the Square in Tullow town from 12 noon.