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North Tipperary Agricultural Show 2011

Nenagh Agri-Show

A large turnout is expected to turn out for the 2011 North Tipperary Agricultural Show taking place in Nenagh this August Bank Holiday Monday. (August 1st 2011)

Nenagh Co Tipperary grew and continues to flourished as an agricultural market town, and its Irish name means “The Fair of Ormond,” a reference to the old East Munster Ormond Agricultural Fairs, of which it was historically the site.

In its 134th year this popular annual show, promises be one of the biggest yet, with side shows which include paint-balling target competitions and a bucking bronco, aside from the many normally expected core animal attractions held at the Borrisokane Road, Showgrounds.

This annual event in North Tipperary, is renowned for being the counties showcase to a large variety of sheep, cattle, and poultry classes.

Comb the hair and wear your best frock, as UTV camera’s will also be present this year making a documentary on the art of cattle judging, focusing on local expert livestock judge David Wilson.

The show will also include craft work, expect to find exotic floral displays, quality baking and cooking demonstrations, needlework, art, photography and of course the much prized fruit and vegetable produce on display.

Overall family  entertainment will be at a premium, with a pet farm on site inhabited by hares, rabbits, snakes, owls, hedgehogs, and even a vulture or two thrown in for good measure.

Other displays at this event will include trade stands selling and displaying their local crafts, a farmer’s market, and an equine store. Keep an eye out also for dog shows, Cossack horse riding, boxing displays, martial arts, horse and pony classes and show-jumping.

To be honest you do not have to come from a farming background be enjoy this event, but good cheap family fun for all, is truly guaranteed.

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