29 May 2013
AIB to continue their Sponsorship contract with Tullamore Show – as a further 3 year Sponsorship deal is announced.
AIB have announced the renewal of their title sponsorship agreement with Irelands’ Premier Show, the Tullamore Show & AIB National Livestock Show. The Sponsorship deal was announced in Agriculture House, Dublin on Thursday last, when the Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mr Simon Coveney, welcomed AIB representatives, including John Webb, Head of Business Banking in AIB and members of the Tullamore Show Executive, including Chairman, George Gill and Freda Kinnarney, Secretary, to his headquarters. Celebrating its 21st year, the show is scheduled this year for Sunday 12th August at the Butterfield Estate, on the outskirts of Tullamore.
AIB as title sponsors, have had a long and successful association with The Tullamore Show, first becoming involved with the event in 2003. Situated on 250 acres of show grounds with 20,000 free car spaces, this years’ show promises to break the phenomenal records achieved in 2011, where over 650 trade stands and 60,000 people attended this major national event.
Speaking at the launch, Tullamore Show Chairman, George Gill, said that they were ‘‘delighted to be continuing their wonderful association and continued support from AIB’’.
John Webb, Head of Business Banking at AIB said ‘AIB are delighted to commit our support to the Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show, for a further three year period. We are looking forward to working with the Tullamore Show Executive to further develop the show over the next three years. We have a long and proud association with the agri sector and we are committed to supporting the sector into the future.’
Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, followed by stating that ‘‘the show was a thriving example of the spirit of Irish Agriculture and success of Agri-business, in challenging economic times’ Minister Coveney went on to state that he ‘‘greatly admired the effort and work that went into organising such a large scale event and praised the committee, volunteers and local community for their tireless effort and innovation to ensure the success of the show, year after year’’
Despite the current economic trials, agriculture has bucked the trend, performing well despite the many challenges farmers and processors face. The show is a special place for the farming community, visitors, children, young & old, who gather to enjoy the country air and the very best of Irish culture and Agriculture.
On-line entries will be an option again this year as they proved to be a great attraction last year when initiated. All information will be available at www.tullamoreshow.com. A full schedule of classes will be available from Show Headquarters or online after 14th June. The closing date for competition entries is Friday 20nd July. Trade Stand applications are filling up fast at present, with the closing date for trade applications being Friday 6th July.
For further details please contact the Show Headquarters on (057) 9352141. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.