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Ossory Show to be hosted again in July after two-year absence

Ossory Show

The Ossory Show, one of Ireland’s longest-running agricultural shows, will be held again this year after a two-year absence.

Cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of Covid restrictions, the Ossory Show will be held in its usual home in Kilbreedy, Rathdowney, on Sunday, July 24.

Having first been held in 1898, this year’s show will be the 122nd Ossory Show.

As was the case prior to Covid, there will be a range of outdoor and indoor attractions.

Show jumping, showing horses, ponies, pedigree and commercial cattle, sheep, goats, poultry and a dog show will all be held outdoors on the grounds.

Various farm machinery businesses will also be exhibiting.

The indoor arena will showcase arts, crafts, flowers and cookery competitions.

The Ossory Show will be one of the first local agricultural shows of the summer.

The Tullamore Show is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 14, while the National Ploughing Championships will be held in Ratheniska on September 20, 21 and 22.

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