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This year’s Iverk Show is building up to be one of the best ever. All we need now is a few prayers that the weather will be good. We look forward to welcoming you all for this the 190th year since the first show in 1826

Here some reasons why you should not miss this year’s event.

  1. Great family day out. With the end of the summer and school holidays in sight this is the last opportunity for the perfect family day out. There is a lot for all the family – grandparents, parents, children, uncles, aunts and cousins – to see and to do. At the FADO history project you will see and learn how our ancestors lived in 1826.
  2. Meet your friends. Down through the years the Iverk Show has established a reputation as a great venue for renewing friendships. Visitors come ‘home’ from around the country and from abroad just to say hello and enjoy a cuppa with family and old school friends.

Once again the Show is delighted to be part of the Failte Ireland, IPB Insurance and Local Authorities Ireland Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative. The key objective of the Fund is to provide support to local and community event organisers and activities / projects that will harness Diaspora links for the benefit of local and community tourism. So if you are home from or a visitor from abroad please call in to the information stand and say hello

  1.  See the amazing displays. With up to €80,000 in prize money available to exhibitors, it guarantees that the standard of exhibits in all sections will be excellent. Some of the leading producers of cattle, sheep and horse as well as the best growers of fruit, vegetables and flowers will also be there looking magnificent. The vintage cars and machinery will be shinning, the poultry marquee will be heaving with excitement, and the baking will be mouth watering and the crafts stunning. On display will be a winning tapestry from the 1861 show
  2.  Great food.  The Centra food marquee with local food producers is a must to visit with Kells Home Meal one of the local producers. The B of I small business marquee will have something for you all to browse through before going for your lunch.
  3. Free parking, children’s play area and all day entertainment. The good news is that the parking remains free. There will be a special area for disabled parking.

The children’s’ play area with the toy tractors rides is also free. When you have been around the show and want to relax before going home you can sit and listen to music and watch the dancing. Or if you have some energy left shout on your favourite tug-o-war team including a ladies tug for the first time or applause the skills of the Piltown karate club’s demonstration.

So Piltown is the place to be on Saturday the 27th August. See you there!