Dualla Show 2019

Dualla Show 2019 took place on Sunday 25th August.


The All Ireland Aberdeen Angus championship attracted over 100 Angus cattle from the four corners of the country. This was the first time Dualla has ever held an All Ireland Final. Also new for this year was the Hereford Prime carcass bull of the year.

Liam McCarthy Cup Visit

Early arrivals to Dualla Show got a chance to grasp the Liam McCarthy cup!

Stars of Country Music

Live music was the order of the day with some fantastic acts including Declan Nerney, Mick Flavin, Gerry Guthrie, John McNicholl and our very own Trudi Lalor!

Free Circus

The free circus featured acts such as “Marc and Seraina” who performed on the Wheel of Death while Romanian duo “Aurel and Denisa” flew high above the circus ring in aerial straps – their first ever time in Ireland. The incredible Spindler Family horses, dogs and goats also demonstrated their amazing tricks.

Family Fun

An affordable family day out is part of the Dualla Show ethos and our free children’s entertainment is simply unbeatable. This year’s Kids Zone area is back and better than ever, consisting of a secure and supervised play area with NINE completely FREE inflatable castles, slides and obstacle courses.

New this year is the 40ft Inflatable Donkey Derby. The fantastic 100ft Eliminator is back again – the only one in the country. Plus there’s the giant New Holland Tractor Inflatable, the popular Hip-Hip-Hippo Dome, Milk-a-Cow Inflatable, Henry the Rodeo Horse, two Megaslides and a Party Castle. There is also free face painting throughout the day and a tots play area with free toys for the very youngest of our visitors. As usual the Dualla Show barrel train is free as it winds and twists its way around the show and is by far the best way to see everything!

Diesel Fueled Delights

The huge Tipperary Truck Show was back for a sixth year with over 700 trucks making their way to Dualla.

We were also delighted to welcome back the stalwarts of the Irish Tractor Pulling Committee with the biggest number of modified tractors in the show’s history and a fantastic display of superb horsepower. As usual the farm classes were open to everyone.

Promoting Healthy Living

The “Live at the Marquee” event was in association with Affinity Credit Union, Centenary Thurles Co-Op and Tipp FM and had something for all ages with talks and demos throughout the day on cookery, gardening and flower arranging.

Multi award-winning parenting and food blogger “One Yummy Mummy” Jolene Cox shared her passion for making easy, healthy, tasty recipes for the whole family. Jolene has a best selling cookbook “Family Food Made Easy” and writes for the Irish times and Easy Parenting magazine.  Her first demonstration started at 12.30pm with lunch box ideas featuring pizza pins (with cheese and pepperoni). She also showed some great examples of after school light bites, main meals (carbonara) and sweet treats (chocolate muffins).

Tipp FM regular Ultan Nesbitt gave gardening tips on late summer flower baskets, roses, fruit bushes and herb gardens.


For equestrian fans we were proud to host the Connolly Red Mills Munster Grand Prix competition in addition to the normal smattering of SJI classes.

Dog Show

John Smullen and Moyglass Kennels were back again with another great show and selection of classes and are delighted to have two new trophy classes for this year’s dog show: Junior Handler of the Year and Best Puppy of the Year.

Something for Everyone

And if there wasn’t enough free family entertainment already, we also welcomed back the superstars of Wrestling.IE who brought their WWE-style antics to Dualla. The first of two semi-finals had Andy Steele (USA) vs Michael May (Ireland). The second semi-final saw Gunther Issak (Germany) fall to Scotty Davis (Ireland). There was also a special ladies match with Aoife Cusack vs Amy Behan before the tournament final and a surprise tag-team match to round off the day.

Thank You

The Dualla Show committee want to thank all our generous sponsors for their donations, help and support. Without them a show of this size simply could not exist. We also wish to thank the selfless efforts of the countless local volunteers who donate their time and skills every year to make this community show special.