30 Nov -0001
The Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock has so much to offer the younger generation on Sunday 10th August that it is a must in the diary for families this summer. The good news is that all children under 12 years of age are admitted free of charge as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
It is one of the greatest events in the country where farmers come together to celebrate the very best of agriculture but it also has lots to interest children and families.
It is a place where children can interact closely with country life, livestock and produce. Many children like to spend hours looking at all the various animals, particularly in the pets corner, where mother hen with her chicks attract great attention or the young pigs turn a green grass area into a ‘ploughed like’ arena, while the pigmy goats dance around and have a very playful time. There are children’s amusement and monster bouncing slide, children’s fun games, music all day on the stage and lots more to see and do.
There are various competitions in many of the areas where children can enter and test their skills. The cookery section has classes for decorated ginger bread men, rice krispie buns, school lunch box speciality class and the Odlum’s Youth All Ireland Home Baking Championships. In the crafts section there is a junior handwriting competition, the best doll or puppet, the best play dough, femo, clay or plaster, and a competition for the best item made from lollipop sticks or matches. The young artist or photographer has classes to interest them also, while the young gardener is certainly not forgotten. Those lovely long summer days can be filled with activities that could reward our youth financially, if they were successful in any of the competitions – a great way to encourage new skills and interest.
The dog show is always an area which attracts huge crowds and the addition of a class this year for a dog in fancy dress should provide some interesting photo opportunities. Other areas with lots to interest our young folk are horse and pony activities, Little Mr Offaly, Little Miss Offaly and the Bonny Baby Competition. As you can see there is certainly something for everyone and with no more wholesome a place in the centre of the country for young people to visit, it certainly deserves a visit this summer. Come early and spend the whole day having fun and excitement at the Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show, on Sunday 10th August.
Full details including the schedule of classes can be viewed online at www.tullamoreshow.com or can be obtained from the Tullamore Show Head Office.
Contact Christy Maye PRO firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 2493111
or Freda Kinnarney email@example.com 086 2210491