26 May 2022
Tullamore Show Executive committee were delighted to hold the Sponsors Night last night for our 2022 Show on Sunday 14th August including the launch of our programme of classes. Covid might be losing strength, but Tullamore Show are working full steam ahead. After two years with no show its great to be back and to see so many familiar faces and new ones on what a great night it was.
Joe Molloy Chairman welcomed Minister Heather Humphrey’s, John Cahalan and all the FBD team and the many sponsors who travelled from all over Ireland some who have been with us since 1991 and others who have just come on board. We also acknowledge our hundreds of Volunteers for their dedication year after year. To our executive team, who give up their time so freely all through the year, also the office staff for all their hard work. Joe highlighted some new classes which were added to our programme such as the highest EBI Animal, the robust dairy heifer calf, three new sheep breeds including Blue Texel, Spotted Dutch and Dassenkop. As renewable energy is so topical, we have added a renewable energy class in inventions, the pigs are back including All Ireland Pig of the year, an action-packed agenda for the beef section across the board. The equine section has added the classical ladies side saddle, and introduction to working hunter to name a few.
John Cahalan, Chief Commercial Officer, FBD Insurance
“After 2 challenging years it is testament to the ambition, determination, and hard work of the organising executive team that we are here tonight, and we thank them for their hard work and dedication. We are delighted to continue our relationship with The Tullamore show this year. As Ireland’s only truly Irish Insurance company, FBD Insurance is proud of our farming heritage and our support of the agri sector, and we are proud to be the title sponsor of the National Livestock Show”
Minister Heather Humphrey’s was guest speaker for the night and concluded the night stating:
“Tullamore Show, along with all other Agricultural Shows has been sorely missed, and its return is warmly welcomed. I commend the hard work of the local organising committee. The organisers have shown great initiative and enterprise in the quality of the programme for Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show set for August 14th. It won’t be long coming around. I was absolutely delighted to attend the Sponsors night in the Bridge House Hotel meeting up with colleagues, old and new. I was also particularly pleased to announce €700,000 in funding for 2022 – which I know will be of huge help to the shows and the committees themselves”.
Don’t forget to check out our website for full details of online competitions at www.tullamoreshow.com Entries will close the 1st July for postal and 6th July for online entries.
We look forward to seeing you all on Show Day Sunday 14th August 2022 at the Butterfield Estate, Blueball.