Rewarding farmyard innovation
The ever-popular Tullamore Show returns to Co Offaly on Sunday August 9 and offers serial inventors a great shot at success.
Incorporating the AIB National Livestock Show, the Tullamore Show seems to gain more fans every year, with around 60,000 visitors set to head for Offaly in a fortnight's time.
One section of the event we love to support here at the Farming Independent is the National Inventions Competition. The inventions arena draws out the curiosity and inventor in every one of us, and it's a must-visit for any one coming to the event.
You are guaranteed to meet some inspiring characters and they all tend to have an infectious enthusiasm in their search for the perfect invention.
This year there are three sponsors WR Shaw, Rosenallis, Co Laois, and Glenngorey Pumps Ltd, Newbridge, Co Kildare and the Farming Independent.
A total fund of €2,000 in prize money is on offer.
All inventions and modifications to existing inventions are eligible and welcome to be entered into competition.
In order to facilitate the judges getting around and assessing the different entrants, judging of the inventions competition now takes place from 10am on Saturday, which is the day before the actual show.