Dualla Show 2013
Dualla Show 2013 took place on Sunday 1st September.
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 also was the showjumping 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.
The Dog Show was kindly sponsored by O’Connor & Julian Vetinary, Moyglass Kennells, Star Fuels and Equine Warehouse. Best in Show was won by “Ruby”, a beautiful red Irish Setter.
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 Denis 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.
The 2013 show benefited the following local causes and groups:
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.