Welcome to this year's Dualla Show! It's happening on 28th August and takes place just 5km from Cashel in Co. Tipperary. This huge event has been attracting thousands of people yearly from far and wide with its mixture of agricultural events, diesel-fueled delights and special emphasis on an affordable family day out - all set against the beautiful backdrop of the historic 18th century Ballyowen House.
This year the free children's entertainment is simply second to none. The "KidsZone" is bigger than ever with a secure and fully supervised area consisting of 10 totally free inflatables such as the Hip Hip Hippo Dome, Thunder Truck Obstacle Course and the Bungee Run! Throughout the day the superstars of Irish Wrestling will be entertaining kids and adults alike and feature WWE superstar Kevin Owens and Dru Onyx of Canada! This brilliant event has some of the best wrestling action on show in Ireland today and is suitable for the whole family. Free face painting will be available and there's also a play area with free toys for younger children.
This year's livestock section is the biggest to-date with 90 cattle and sheep classes and a total pot of €18k in prize money, with four classes having first prizes of €500 cash! There are also new classes for Salers and Parthenaise breeds, plus a new Best Trio in Show class. In the sheep section, exhibitors will compete in ewe, lamb, hogget and ram classes with a highlight being the Champion Zwartbles.
For equestrian lovers, there will be a fantastic Dualla Show Grand Prix showjumping event running alongside all the usual SJI classes and the always popular Sportsman (amateur hunter) classes.
In the horse showing section there are 18 in-hand classes (no ridden horse showing classes) including a rescue class, plus new classes for registered Connemara mares and foals. There's also increased prize money across all showing classes this year.
The incredible Tipperary Truck Show is also back again. Last year saw over 200 trucks make their way to Dualla and this year looks set to top that by a substantial margin. Two new classes are included in the form of Best Small Fleet (2-5 vehicles) and Best Fleet (6+) in addition to the existing rigid, vintage (pre-1990) and custom classes.
A brand new part of the show this year is the fashion event. The theme is high-end fashion and country clothing and will take place in a large marquee showcasing styles from some of Ireland and UK's best fashion houses such as Holland and Cooper, Fairfax and Favour and South West Ten. An adjoining "fashion village" will have stands exhibiting makeup and cosmetics, health and beauty products, jewellery and crafts. Simply not to be missed!
Another new event is the "show'n'shine" VAG Carfest - a dedicated Volkswagen Audi group car show that also includes Seat, Skoda and Porsche cars. This is a great opportunity to see some of the best in highly modified cars.
And if all that wasn't enough, there will be the regular thrills of the modified tractor pulling, competitive tug of war, auction, vintage machinery display, trade stands, artisan food stands and an impressive crash response re-enactment by Tipperary Emergency Services.
Last but not least, this year's dog show is expected to be the biggest to date with classes open to all canines (mutt and pedigree) and will have two judges on the day to help get through the large number of entrants after things got a bit congested last year.
A special attraction on the day is six-time Irish trial-bike champion Andy Perry and his team of "trialstars" who will perform feats of bravery riding motorcycles over a special Dualla Show obstacle course.
The show takes place in the village of Dualla, located 5km East of Cashel on the R691.
Start Time & Entry Fee
Gates open to the public at 11am. Entry for adults is €10. Children under 16 years are free.
Substantial car parking is available on site with just a short walk to the show grounds. Stewards will assist visitors on arrival.
Disability Parking and Mobility Assistance
Disability parking is adjacent to the main entrance & ticket cabin with a very short walk to the show entrance. There is disabled parking close to the main entrance. In addition our mobility assistance vehicle will be running all day around the main show grounds. Starting from the ticket entrance it will follow a route with a number of drop off / pick up points around the show. If you have any particular requirements please contact Michael on (087) 253 2406 well in advance to ensure we meet your needs.
A food village area provides a wide variety of hot and cold food throughout the day. Toilets are provided on site (refer to the map for details of their location). A baby-changing area is located behind the main stage, near the kidszone.
|09:30||Showjumping commences||Continues all day|
|10:00||Horse Showing commences||Continues all day|
|11:00||Tractor Pulling||Continues all day|
|11:30||Judging of cattle and sheep commences||Continues all day|
|13:00||Tug of War commences||3 hours|
|13:30||Trialstar Bikes||30 min|
|13:30||Fashion Event||45 min|
|14:30||Fire Services Demonstration||30 min|
|14:45||1916 GPO Re-enactment||15 min|
|14:30||Dog Show||2 hours|
|15:00||Trialstar Bikes||30 min|
|15:00||Fashion Event||45 min|
|16:00||Truck Show Prizegiving||30 min|
|16:00||Monster Auction||1 hour|
|16:15||Vintage Momentos Presentation||15 min|
|16:30||Trialstar Bikes||30 min|
|16:30||Prizegiving VAG CarFest||15 min|
The shows fantastic success over the past number of years have raised much needed money for local charities and community groups. Beneficiaries of the 2016 will be announced in the run up to the show.