AN AMAZING STORY
This is a book that epitomises community spirit at its best. It is a book that gives some insight into the creation and development of the great Tullamorc Show, an insight that will entertain and maybe even amuse you. It will take you from the lows to the highs, from 30 trade stands to 700 trade stands, from a voluntary group of can-do people from all walks of life, from humble beginnings to Ireland’s Premier Show. The amazing extravaganza attracts up to 60,000 spectators and exhibitors from every corner of Ireland and Countries around the world to view the creme de le creme of Irish produce and Livestock, at the National Livestock Show.
The Tullamore Show has been innovative in bringing a new dimension to Irish Shows, not only have they created a wonderful unique day out for all the family, they also introduced the gold medal awards, which is now the ultimate accolade in the Livestock industry. We have all had amazing experiences along this wonderful journey.
From the manicured, pedicured and blow-dried animals to the tailored pristine models in the Fashion arenas,
there is a competition for every boy, girl, man, woman, bullock and heifer, just to name a few. Even the prize fund has come from very small beginnings to the now €175,000.
This book focuses on the reality of Show life, from two consecutive cancellations which left grown hulks of men shedding tears to the outstanding success of recent years, centring on the last 25 years of a community intertwining to stage a spectacular extravaganza. Along with our volunteers, great sponsors have stuck with us through thick and thin, some from the very beginning and some who have joined along the way.
The show has evolved so much over the last 25 years in so many areas, including the chairmanship, as on our 26th year we welcomed our first Lady Chairperson, Brenda Kiernan.
`Celebrates 25 years’ is a remarkable book about the remarkable people behind Ireland’s Premier Show.