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The 91st Limerick Show returns on Sunday, August 28 after a 3-year hiatus!

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Limerick Show 2022 – Dickie Power, Niall Collins TD, Minister of State, Deputy Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon and Ambrose Downey, at the Limerick Show Launch. Picture Brendan Gleeson.

Limerick’s largest family & agricultural festival takes place at Limerick Racecourse

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Orla Shealy and Laura Mansbridge, attending the Limerick Show Launch. Picture Brendan Gleeson.

Up to 15,000 visitors, 1,000 competitors and 150 trade exhibitors will descend on Limerick Racecourse to experience a unique event which aims to bring the people of Limerick City and County together.

President of the Limerick Show, Leo Walsh, is looking forward to welcoming people back to experience the new and improved show for 2022.

“We’re delighted that Limerick Show is making a return this year after a short break,” he commented. “Limerick Show has always been about showcasing the very best of Limerick and the surrounding areas and we hope that this year, more than ever, people will come out and support the local farmers, producers and exhibitors that will be on display.”

Mr Walsh has also expressed his thanks to local company AMCS which has been named as the lead sponsor of this year’s Limerick Show.

“We’re thrilled to have AMCS on board as our lead sponsors for 2022. Having a connection with a strong Limerick-based company was important for us and AMCS is a great example of a Limerick success story. Limerick Show has been a huge part of the Limerick social calendar since the first show took place in 1929. This tradition lives on today and we’re delighted that AMCS is supporting us and helping keep the tradition alive,” said Mr Walsh.

Like many others in the country, Limerick Show Society have lost dearly cherished members since the 2019 show and their thoughts are with them and their families and friends.

A new addition to the show this year is the Careers Village. Whether you are looking to kick start your career or are well experienced and seeking a new challenge, the Careers Village at the Limerick Show enables you to introduce yourself and chat with some of the biggest employers in the world, who are located here in Limerick.

Another welcome new addition to our Show this year is the Sustainability & AgTech Hub. As the world becomes more aware of the global sustainability challenge, agricultural and sustainability technology is playing a key role in creating a more sustainable environment and food production system. As well as a more sustainable business for farmers by creating new efficiencies and opportunities. The Limerick Show believes it is the perfect time to showcase all there is to offer in this vastly growing industry at Limerick’s largest agricultural festival. Some of the finest livestock in the country of all breeds will be on show.

Limerick Show is renowned for showcasing the best of Irish horse breeding. This year is no exception, as one of the special features is a Festival of Irish Breeding presented by the Traditional Irish Horse Association. This incorporates the famous Limerick Lady and Matron Championships. The TIHA Hunter Equitation class makes a return this year. This is aimed at encouraging a higher standard of production of traditionally-bred horses aged five and upwards.

In addition to the diverse agricultural programme, there are lots of new family-friendly additions to the show- absolutely free! The infamous Kids Zone makes a welcome return with free kids entertainment including kids amusements, face painting, kids disco, pony rides and an animal farm. If the little ones get tired, they can hop on the kiddie’s train and catch a lift around the show grounds. Children under 16 get free entry to the show so there really is no excuse to leave the kids at home!

The Liam McCarthy Cup will be on display on the day, so take the opportunity to celebrate Limerick’s great victory by lifting the cup and capturing a snap!

Enjoy Live Music and dancing at the Limerick Show from 2pm by renowned artists Shaun O’Dowd, The Conquerors, Louise Morrissey, Red Hurley and Keith & Lorraine McDonald. The MC will be Limerick’s Live 95FM presenter, J.P. Dillon.

Celia Holmen Lee is hosting a must-see Fashion Show at 3pm! See the latest fashion trends and styles from local boutiques. Ms Holman Lee will also be judging the Best Dressed Lady competition on the day.

The family Dog Show is always a star attraction on the day, starting at 1pm. Visitors can shop to their heart’s content at the indoor and outdoor retail village, artisan food stalls, farm machinery and more. Other attractions include show jumping, sheep, craft, art, photography, baking classes and horticulture exhibits.

Limerick Show is delighted to provide a complimentary bus ride from the city to and from the showgrounds, departing from the Gaelic Grounds at 10:30am/12:30pm, The Parkway Shopping Centre at 11:00am/1:00pm and The Crescent Shopping Centre at 11:30am/1:30pm. The return journey will commence from 5:00pm.

The Show will be officially opened at 12pm by European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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