Thousands absorb the 'Tullow Show' magic

Padraig Byrne

Published 23/08/2014 | 00:00

There was a great atmosphere in Tullow on Sunday as thousands of people from all over the south east arrived to take in all that the Tullow Show had to offer.

The show has become a favourite of the agricultural community and a renowned as a great day out for the whole family for nearly 70 years and has grown and grown into one of the best loved shows of its kind in the country.

Once again, this year didn't disappoint as people gathered from early morning to see all the sights and make a day of it.

Proving extremely popular this year were the All Ireland men's and women's tug of war finals which captured the imagination of the crowds as they cheered in support for those taking part. The tractor pulling was also a great draw as people marveled at the mechanical strength on show.

As well as that there were fashion shows, cookery demonstrations, crafts and more trade stands than you could shake a stick at as many people flocked to bag a bargain from local producers.

The event ran from around 10 a.m. right up until 6 p.m. that evening and organisers were said to have been delighted with the support the show received.

Disappointingly, however, the show ended on a negative note for a few people as their cars were broken into while they were inside. 'There were a number of cars broken into,' said a Garda spokesman. 'The owners were attending the show and had parked in a car park adjacent. They returned to find that their windows had been smashed and for the most part the thieves had targeted wallets.'

A similar incident took place at Tinryland GAA Club during the week which saw phones and clothes stolen from parked cars. This type of incident has grown common in Tinryland over the past year and Gardaí are appealing for the public to remain vigilant.

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