Welcome to Dualla Show 2022

After a two-year break, the best little show in Munster is all set for Sunday 28th August with its incredible mix of agricultural events, horses, machinery, food, live music and free children’s entertainment!

Start Time & Ticket Entrance Fee

Gates open to the public at 10am.

Children aged 16 years and under are FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)

Adult tickets are priced €20

Student entry is €15

Senior Citizens are €15

You can buy tickets online where you will receive an email with your ticket. No need to print the ticket, it will be scanned on entry on the day:

Stars of Country

Back this year is a stellar line-up of country music acts T.R. Dallas, Mick Flavin, Brendan Shine, Paul Kelly, Sabrina Fallon and Aishling Rafferty – compered by the incomparable Trudi Lalor. “The feedback from the previous Dualla Show in 2019 was so great we’ve chosen to double down this year with even more artists” said Ray Hunt, Dualla Show’s chairman, “Having such a professionally-run music stage and acts underscores the show’s relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and really makes it something special”.

Livestock

The livestock event will host both the Munster Aberdeen Angus finals and the Simmental South Eastern Finals. “We’re thrilled to have FBD sponsor this year’s livestock event” said Mr. Hunt, adding that “our livestock show just keeps growing year-on-year, not only due to the quality we attract, but also the hospitality on offer as we strive to make everyone feel welcome at the show”. Other classes of interest will be the Best Traditional and Continental Breeding Heifers, plus the popular Best Matching Pair in Show with a first-place cash prize of €500.

The sheep event this year sees a new Texel class – an increasingly popular breed with Irish commercial farmers in Ireland due to their even temperament, excellent milking and mothering ability. Also running throughout the day are sheep dog trials.

Showjumping

For equestrian fans we are proud to host the Connolly Red Mills Munster Grand Prix league in addition to the normal smattering of SJI classes. Note that all pony classes are qualifying rounds for the Waterford/Tipperary SJI Pony Leagues and the Munster Stars of the Future League.

Free Kids Entertainment

An affordable family day out is part of the Dualla Show ethos and our free children’s entertainment is back and better than ever, consisting of a secure and supervised play area with completely free inflatable castles, slides and obstacle courses including the 100ft “Eliminator”. There will also be a fantastic pet farm that lets kids get up close with rabbits, hamsters and chickens! And don’t forget the famous Dualla Bucket Train will be making its winding journey around the showgrounds throughout the day.

And if that wasn’t enough free family entertainment, we also welcome back the superstars of wrestling who bring their WWE-style antics to Dualla for some entertaining family-friendly fun that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Circus Gebola

Also completely free is Ireland’s best loved big top circus: Circus Gerbola, who bring their exciting Globe of Death, Flying Trapeze, Wheel of Death and High Wire acts to Dualla, all in the company of the fabulous Gerbola clowns, acrobats, contortionists, horses, ponies, dogs and goats. The circus will perform FOUR one-hour shows at 1pm, 2.15pm, 4pm and 5.30pm with a special ticket office of its own to ensure everyone gets an opportunity to experience a slot.

Tipperary Truck Show

It’s impossible to talk about Dualla Show without mentioning the Tipperary Truck Show. The last show saw a record 700 trucks drive through the gates from across Ireland and the UK, and has become one of the highlights of the trucker annual calendar. “I say it every year, Dualla is just a small village but every truck man in the country knows it” said Daire Maher, one of the truck show organizers. “It’s what comes with Dualla that makes the Truck Show special. The massive free kids area means a lot of truckers bring their families down as they can all enjoy themselves while doing something they love”. The competition will be keen this year as they battle it out for prizes for classes ranging from Best New Truck to Best Small Fleet, Best Bullnose and Best Overseas Reg.

Tractor Pulling

The stalwarts of the Irish Tractor Pulling Committee are also returning this year after a long Covid-induced break, giving one of just a few pulls in Ireland this summer. We are guaranteed to see a fantastic display of horsepower. As usual the farm classes are open to everyone so if you’ve got a tractor and wish to enter just bring it along early in order to get registered. Pulling starts at 11.30am.

Live at the Marquee

Ireland AM regular Sinéad Delahunty will demoing her passion for healthy and tasty recipes at this year’s “Live at the Marquee” event. Joining Sinéad in the marquee will be members of the Tipperary Food Group showcasing the best of local produce, including Shannon Forrest from Rivesci with their award-winning Cashew Chilli Crush. First cookery demo starts at 12pm with brunch at home and will continue throughout the afternoon with some great examples of baking with the seasons and family friendly dinners.

Also back in the marquee this year is Tipp FM regular Ultan Nesbitt who will be giving gardening tips on harvesting your kitchen garden, autumn container baskets, caring for your roses and spring bulb planting. Ultan’s slots run at 1pm, 2pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

Food Village

For foodies attending Dualla this year is our incredible food village featuring a diverse collection of quality artisan food makers, including the winner of RTE’s Battle of the Food Trucks, Chris Braganza, aka Spine Genie. Whether it’s hot or cold, spicy or not, all taste buds will be catered for!

Dog Show

The dog show is also back again with John Smullen of Moyglass Kennels overseeing another great selection of dog classes including Junior Handler of the Year and Best Puppy of the Year. The winner of the new Junior Handler of the Year trophy will be chosen from the winners of the Best Boy Handler and Best Girl Handler classes (both under 14 years of age). The Best Puppy of the Year class will look for the best puppy from across all the other classes and in particular pay attention to gait, balance and attitude – an almost impossible task given the high quality seen every year.

The Rest!

As usual there will be a display by Tipperary Emergency Services, plus plenty of trade stands including O’Neills Sportswear shop.

Location

The show takes place in the village of Dualla, located 5km East of Cashel on the R691.

The Eircode is E25 PF74

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Parking

Substantial free car parking is available on site with just a short walk to the show grounds. Stewards will assist visitors on arrival.

Mobility Assistance

Mobility parking is adjacent to the ticket cabin at the main entrance and just a short distance to the show.

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 Killian on 086 074 4735 well in advance to ensure we can adequately meet your needs.

We would like to thank M.D. Burke of Cashel who kindly provide John Deere Gators to pull our mobility assistance trailer and supply our volunteers on the day.

Facilities

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 free kids area.

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Main Schedule

TIME

EVENT

DURATION

10:00

Showjumping commences

Continues all day

11:30

Tractor Pulling commences

Continues all day

11:00

Cattle Judging Commences

Continues all day

11:30

Sheep Judging Commences

Continues all day

12:00

Live at the Marquee Commences

(see marquee schedule below)

15 minutes

13:00

First Circus Performance

1 hour

13:15

Fire Services Demonstration

30 minutes

12:30

First Gardening Demo

45 minutes

14:00

Main Stage – Stars of Country Music

3 hours

14:00

Dog Show Commences

2 hours

14:15

Circus Performance

1 hour

15:00

Cookery Demo

45 minutes

16:00

Truck Show Prizegiving

1 hour

16:00

Circus Performance

1 hour

16:00

Cookery Demo

45 minutes

17:30

Final Circus Performance

1 hour

Marquee Schedule

The main marquee hosts cookery and gardening demos throughout the day.

TIME

EVENT

DURATION

12.00

Sinead Delahunty Cookery Demo

Brunch At Home

30 minutes

12.30

Ultan Nesbitt Gardening Demo

Harvesting Your Kitchen Garden

30 minutes

13.00

Sinead Delahunty Cookery Demo

Family Friendly Meals

30 minutes

13:30

Ultan Nesbitt Gardening Demo

Autumn/Winter Containers, window boxes and hanging baskets

30 minutes

14.00

Sinead Delahunty Cookery Demo

Baking With The Seasons

30 minutes

14:30

Ultan Nesbitt Gardening Demo

Care and Maintenance of Roses

30 minutes

15.00

Sinead Delahunty Cookery Demo

Quick & Easy Dinners

30 minutes

15.30

Ultan Nesbitt Gardening Demo

Autumn planting Spring Bulbs

30 minutes

17.00

Draw for voucher

10 minutes

Pets

Pets are more than welcome at Dualla Show. Note that they must be kept on a lead and  be conscious of other people and their pets. Why not enter them in the Dog Show!

Camping

A family-friendly campsite is available on a first come first served basis.

The camping facility is in a local community sports field where showers and toilets are available in the club house. There is no charge to use the camping facilities, but each adult must purchase the entry wristband for Dualla Show which will be available on arrival to the campsite.

The camping facility is a designated quiet area, any noise, music or any other form of disruption will not be tolerated. Security staff will be onsite throughout the night. In order to re-enter the campsite you will have to have a wristband.

No glass bottles, BBQs or campfires are allowed. Each person is responsible for cleaning their area after use and all rubbish must be disposed of in the allocated bins. All instructions from stewards and security personnel must be followed.

Dualla show reserves the right to refuse admittance to the campsite and anyone who does not comply with the rules and guidelines for the use of this facility will be removed.

Volunteering

From distributing flyers, taking event registrations, helping with social media promotion, traffic stewardship, manning the information point, driving the Bucket Train! – the Dualla Show would not be happening without the incredible work done by the volunteers who give their time and effort on the day or throughout the year. It’s also a fantastic way way to meet people in the community. If you would like to help in any way please contact us on info@duallashow.ie for more details.

Landowners

The committee wish to thank landowners Richard O’Dwyer, Pierce McCan, P.J. Maher and John Magnier (Coolmore Stud) for their continued support of Dualla Show. Without their collective goodwill it would not be possible to host an event of this size.

Beneficiaries

See Beneficiaries for details.