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Agricultural Show, a first edition of the August Bank Holiday event since before the pandemic began. Photo: Joe Byrne

Agricultural Show, a first edition of the August Bank Holiday event since before the pandemic began. Photo: Joe Byrne

Emma Weekes and Jessica Browne.

Emma Weekes and Jessica Browne.

Peter Behan and Thomas Mc Donald.

Peter Behan and Thomas Mc Donald.

Remi Doyle and Jason Byrne

Remi Doyle and Jason Byrne

Margaret Healy, Aisling Healy, Ann Haskins, Aoife O' Neill and Ann O' Neill.

Margaret Healy, Aisling Healy, Ann Haskins, Aoife O' Neill and Ann O' Neill.

Jennifer Kiersey and Barbara Callaghan.

Jennifer Kiersey and Barbara Callaghan.

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Agricultural Show, a first edition of the August Bank Holiday event since before the pandemic began. Photo: Joe Byrne

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Country music legend Michael English and a 'Best of Wicklow' exhibit are among the new attractions launched last week to celebrate the return of the Tinahely Agricultural Show in 2022.

Following a two-year gap as a result of the pandemic, the Tinahely Agricultural Show returns on August Bank Holiday Monday. with a mix of favourite attractions and some exciting new additions as it prepares to welcome more than 20,000 visitors and 400 trade stands.

The ‘Best of Wicklow’ exhibition is a collaborative initiative that brings together the best that Wicklow has to offer in culture, food, tourism, enterprise and public services under the one roof. This initiative has been developed in partnership with Wicklow County Council through the LEADER programme.

Brian Gleeson, CEO of Wicklow County Council explained: “The Tinahely Agricultural Show provides a perfect platform to

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showcase the best that Wicklow has to offer. It will provide a unique opportunity for our master crafts experts to showcase the best food and drink producers in Wicklow to a local, national and international audience and we are delighted to support this new venture."

The show will also features Kildare musician Michael English, and accomplished songwriter, pianist and accordion player, who is renowned for his lively shows and fills venues all over Ireland and UK. He'll be joined on the entertainment bill by Wexford country music singer Stacey Breen, who released a hotly-anticipated debut albun earlier this year titled 'Where I Belong'. Theresa and The Stars and Stuart Moyles are also in the line-up.

Alongside the exhibit and music will be agricultural competitions, crafts, novelty events, and amusements, including a vintage display, pet's corner, and quilt marquee.

After a long two years of shut-down, the committee took a sigh of relief at last week's launch in Tinahely.

Chairman Thomas McDonald said: “The show committee would like to thank all of our trade stands, local businesses and sponsors, who have shown such unwavering support through the past few years and we are looking forward to welcoming them back in 2022. This has been a difficult time for so many people and we are committed to delivering a top-quality

show that the people of Wicklow and beyond will relish.”

Entries are now open for all categories and can be made online at www.tinahelyshow.ie


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