12 May 2021
The Executive of the Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show has been watching the ever-evolving situation regarding Covid 19 including the latest government advice. After several executive meetings regarding the future of the event, it is with deep regret that the decision had to be taken to cancel this year’s Show.
Preparations for The Tullamore Show that we have all become accustomed to, takes months of planning and this has not been possible due to the high levels of uncertainty that remain. All options had been examined to run the National Livestock element of the Tullamore Show however after consultations with the dairy, beef and sheep breed societies whose feedback was positive some concerns were raised due to a lack clarity and unclear guidance from the Government around outdoor events.
The Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show wishes to thank the various sponsors, traders, exhibitors, competitors, stewards and supporters for their continuous support during these difficult times. We acknowledge and value the loyalty of our many and long-term stakeholders and realise that their contribution and cooperation has led to the success of the Show, making it the biggest one-day agriculture event in Europe. As always, the landowners, The Department of Agriculture, An Garda Siochána and other service providers were very understanding and helpful in the decision-making process.
We look forward to seeing you at The Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show on the 14th of August 2022.