The Punchestown Event Centre in Co. Kildare is set to be the venue for the 2015 Emerald Expo which will take place on Saturday, April 11.

Emerald Expo is an all-Ireland dairy event organised in association with the Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA), Alltech Ireland and FBD.

Speaking at the launch of Emerald Expo 2015, show director and IHFA Chairman Richard Whelan stated that there is something quite special about this years’ event.

“The move to the Punchestown Event Centre allows us to increase the scope for patrons and the opportunities for our sponsors with top class facilities for exhibitors and visitors. We are deeply indebted to all our sponsors who have supported us over the past five years.”

Recognised as a top dairy show in Europe, CEO of the IHFA, Charles Gallagher, said the event will form a major part of the IHFA’s 50th Anniversary celebrations and special commemorative IHFA medallions for all class winners at Emerald Expo will be presented on the day.

Now in its fifth year, this all-breeds dairy show of Holsteins, Irish Pure Friesians, Shorthorns and Jerseys attracts visitors from both North and South and aims to be a one-stop venue for dairy farmers.