Dualla Show 2017

Dualla Show 2016 took place on 28th August. It was a great success, attracting its largest crowd to date.

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The free "KidsZone" was 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 entertained kids and adults alike. Free face painting was vailable and there was also a play area with free toys for younger children.

Photos Kids 2016

The livestock section was 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.

Photos Cattle 2016

Photos Sheep Winners 2016

For equestrian lovers, there was a fantastic Dualla Show Grand Prix showjumping event running alongside all the usual SJI classes and the always popular Sportsman (amateur hunter) classes.

Photos Showjumping 2016

In the horse showing section there were 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 was back again with 380 trucks making their way to Dualla. Two new classes were 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 was the fashion event. The theme was high-end fashion and country clothing and took 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.

Fashion Event

Another new event was the "show'n'shine" VAG Carfest - a dedicated Volkswagen Audi group car show that also includes Seat, Skoda and Porsche cars. This brought in over 50 entries and was a great opportunity to see some of the best in highly modified cars.

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As usual there were 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.

Photos Emergency Services 2016

The dog show was the biggest to date with classes open to all canines (mutt and pedigree) and two judges on the day to help get through the large number of entrants after things got a bit congested last year.

Photos Dogs 2016

A special attraction on the day was six-time Irish trial-bike champion Andy Perry and his team of "trialstars" who performed feats of bravery riding motorcycles over a special Dualla Show obstacle course.

 

Beneficiaries

The show's fantastic success over the past number of years have raised much needed money for local charities and community groups. The beneficiaries of the 2016 show are as follows:

  • Cashel Community School
  • Wee Peter Heart Fund
  • Boherlahan Juvenile GAA
  • Order of Malta
  • Cashel RFC
  • Boherlahan Senior Citizens
  • Newpark Riding Club
  • Dualla NS Parents Assoc
  • Bothar

Dualla Show 2017 was another great success with a huge crowd again making their way to Ballyowen House in search of family fun. The sun shone and a great day was had from the huge range of events on offer.

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T he fourth annual Dualla Show was held amidst glorious sunshine on Sunday 31st August.

Events

Once of the main attractions fo 2014 was the Stannage International Stunt team who performed daredevil jumps and tricks on motorbikes and quads. The hugely popular tractor pulling was back again this year drawing a large following from far and wide as all classes of machines tested their horsepower. Also back for its third, and biggest year so far, was the livestock show. This show is now attracting competitors from all over the country with some fantastic classes and breeds on display. Returning also was the gymkhana and horse show.

Also back again in 2014 was the baking competition sponsored by Odlums with a selection of hampers for the winners . Other activities included the dog show, monster auction, fire engine display, vintage cars and the fiercely contested tug-o-war. One of the biggest events of 2014 was the inaugural Tipperary Truck Show featuring custom, vintage and working trucks.

Kids entertainment included a megaslide, rodeo bull, wrecking ball, face painting and a Punch and Judy show! There was also free bouncy castles and a tots area to cater for our smaller visitors.

Beneficiaries 2014

The 2014 show benefited the following local causes and groups:

Scoil Chormaic

Scoil Chormaic, Golden Road, Cashel were the principle beneficiary from the 2014 show.

Scoil Chormaic

Order of Malta

Order of Malta

Disabled Horse Riding School Holycross

Disabled Horse Riding School Holycross

C.A.R.E. Cancer Support Centre

14 Wellington Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

C.A.R.E. Cancer Support Centre

Boherlahan Dualla Senior Citizens Group

Friends of St. Patricks Hospital

Sophie Mulcahy, Boherlahan Dualla

St. Vincent de Paul

Suir Haven Cancer Support

Dualla Show 2015 took place on Sunday 30th August and was a great success, attracting its biggest crowd in its short history.

Dualla Show 2015

 

The livestock section had 72 cattle and sheep classes and over €12,000 in total prize money. Three rings ran throughout the day with the highlight being the All-Ireland Junior Belgian Blue Breeding Heifer championship with a pot of €600 up for grabs. New classes were introduced this year for rare breeds, best breeding female and also a class for local handlers within a 5km radius of the show. In the sheep section, exhibitors competed in ewe, lamb, hogget and ram classes with one of the highlights being the Champion Zwartbles.

In the horse section, a fantastic grand prix showjumping event was one of the highlights of the day. All horses were catered for with classes for tiny tots, sportsmans, ponies and horses. In the horse showing section there was 15 in-hand horse classes and over 20 pony classes both ridden and lead rein (IPS and non-IPS).

Also back again this year was the Tipperary Truck Show. This year the famous "bale truck" was again rebuilt and wrapped in pink plastic in association with Cancer Research Ireland who were one of the charities supported by the show. The truck section itself featured four categories: artic, rigid, vintage (pre-1990) and custom rigs.

The dog show had 14 classes in total including a new rescue class. The fancy dress class in particular attracted huge interest with some exceptional originality shown by both dog and owner.

There was an extra emphasis this year on free kid's activities with a secure "Kid Zone" area consisting of 9 fully free inflatables. Street entertainers mingled with the crowds performing juggling, stilt walking and mime artistry.

A special attraction on the day was six-time Irish trial-bike champion Andy Perry and his team of "trialstars" who performed feats of bravery riding motorcycles over a special Dualla Show obstacle course.

Usual favourites such as tractor pulling, tug O'war, baking competition, auction, vintage machinery display, trade and food stands and an impressive crash response re-enactment by our local Emergency Services entertained the crowds.

 

Beneficiaries

The shows fantastic success over the past number of years have raised much needed money for local charities and community groups. Beneficiaries of the 2015 show were as follows:

Eddie Connolly Trust Fund

Helen & Sean Gleeson Fund

Boherlahan NS Parents Association

Ballytarsna NS Parents Association

Dualla NS Parents Association

Dualla St. Vincent de Paul

Order of Malta

St Patricks Brass Band

Boherlahan Dualla GAA

Rosegreen Tidy Villages

Cashel Day Care

Hope Foundation

Boherlahan Dualla Senior Citizens

Truck run for Katie - Cystic Fibrosis

Irish Cancer Society

Irish Cancer Society

T he third annual Dualla Show was held on Sunday 1st September 2013.

Events

The hugely popular tractor pulling was back again this year drawing a large following from far and wide as all classes of machines test their horsepower. The livestock competition built upon its success from last year by attracting competitors from all over the country with some fantastic classes and breeds on display. Returning too was the gymkhana and horse show which has four rings this year with prizes and rosettes for all classes.

An event making its first appearance this year was the baking competition sponsored by Odlums with a selection of hampers for the winners. One of the more interesting attractions of 2013 was the giant Sonic the Hedgehog hot air balloon display - one of the biggest and most distinctive hot air balloons ever made. Unfortunately blustery winds made it impossible to launch the balloon. Despite this setback however it proved an interesting attraction. Other activities included off-road buggy rides, the ever-popular dog show, threshing demonstration, monster auction, model plane display, donkey derby, emergency services display, vintage cars and the fiercely contested tug-o-war. Throughout the day there was also a celebrity turnip pulping competition and the opportunity to compete with some household names such as Dennis Leamy.

Kids entertainment included a megaslide, rodeo bull, wrecking ball, pony rides, face painting and an on-site magician! There was also free bouncy castles and a tots area to cater for our smaller visitors.

Beneficiaries 2013

The 2013 benefitted the following causes and groups:

Irish Wheelchair Association

www.iwa.ie

Irish Wheelchair Association

The donations received from the Dualla Show were spent exclusively on a new Supported Independent Living Project at St.John's Court, The Steeples, Dualla Rd, Cashel. See the IWA website for more details.

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

www.abiireland.ie

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

Down Syndrome Ireland

www.downsyndrome.ie

Down Syndrome Ireland

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