The North Tipperary Agricultural Show established in 1875 celebrates another year.
This long standing tradition in Tipperary can hardly be rivaled with. Many of your parents, grandparents and even their grandparents will have attended at some point in the 142 years of history. Through tough times and good times the show has survived.
Although essentially an agricultural show with the reliable stalwarts remaining unchanged the show has evolved to become a special day out.
So come and meet the neighbours and put August 7th in your diary for an authentic experience and the kettle will be on.
Notorious Poacher to appear at North Tipperary Agriculture Show
This year’s North Tipperary Agriculture Show plays host to the Notorious Victorian Poacher from the Hills of Donegal. Making his way to North Tipperary with his band of ferrets, nets and dogs is The Victorian Poacher, better known as Steven McGonigal. Steven, who is Ireland’s only full time professional Rabbit catcher, will be making his debut appearance at the North Tipp show, the only appearance outside his Irish Game Fair summer circuit.
The Victorian Poacher takes us into historical Ireland on his old bicycle along with his ferrets and dogs where the rabbit was currency and shows us exactly how the rabbit was caught by many methods including the age old method of Long netting at night and shows us how the rabbit was caught and how the poacher wasn’t!
Steven also will be demonstrating net making, snare making and old trapping methods as well as new on his stand “Ways of the Rabbit Catcher”.
So for a historical and often comical look at times gone by and what the rabbit means to Ireland, come along and catch with Irelands most Notorious Poacher at North Tipperary Agriculture Show, August Bank Holiday Monday.
A Huge Thank You to all who attended our show this year and made it a successful day. A Special thanks to all of our generous sponsors and volunteers who helped on the day. We will be back for 2016 and will welcome anyone who would like to be involved in our show. Please feel free to contact us on our Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get involved in your local show!!!Volunteers needed for all sections of the agricultural show on the 3rd of August 2015.If you want to be a part of this long standing show contact us at email@example.com