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WATCH Now in its 90th year, The Limerick Show brings the people of Limerick City and County together

Pictured at the launch of the Limerick Show 2019 at AIB Bank, O Connell Street Limerick is Shona Keane, Manager AIB Castletroy Limerick, Donie O Connor, Limerick Show Events Coordinator, Helen O Donnell, Limerick Tidy Towns, Leo Walsh, Limerick Show President, and Edel Gupta, Midwest Cancer Foundation. Picture: Bruna Vaz Mattos/ilovelimerick 2019.

WATCH Now in its 90th year, the Limerick Show is a unique event which brings the people of Limerick City and County together

Up to 15,000 visitors, 1,000 competitors and 150 trade exhibitors will descend on Limerick Racecourse on Sunday 25 August to experience the show that offers something for everyone.

Competitors showcase their best cattle, horses, sheep, goats, poultry, dogs, crafts and horticulture. For the first time in Limerick Show history, a showcase of Ireland’s native breeds of farm-animals will take place. 

This is a unique opportunity to see some of Ireland’s oldest inhabitants. There is evidence of the Droimeann cow dating back as far as 920AD. Included in our display is Dexter, Irish Moiled, Droimeann, and Bo Riabhach cattle, as well as Old Irish Game Fowl and Galway sheep.

Donie O’Connor, event manager of the Limerick Show, said, “Now in its 90th year, The Limerick show is a big opportunity for Limerick, not just the county but for the City as well. It’s to bring the two people together and to showcase what’s good about Limerick.”

 

Limerick people love their food and at this year’s show, there will be a wide range of artisan food stalls for you to enjoy. Sample homemade cheese, jam, chutneys, bread and more from local suppliers. There will also be cookery demonstrations where you can get some tips from the experts. 

There will also be plenty of opportunity for shopping, with the retail village having over 150 stalls for you to browse through. You can find something for everyone from jewellery, food, equestrian, children’s books, clothing, the list is endless! The retail village is in the iconic stables of Limerick Racecourse this year so you can enjoy the atmosphere around the grounds while you shop. On the day, there will also be a fashion show hosted by the Holman Lee fashion agency.

Dooneen at the Racecourse, a one mile and 5k fund-raiser for Dooneen AC, run in conjunction with the Limerick Show will also take place. 

The kids will also be entertained with our dedicated Kids Zone with free bouncy castles, face painting, disco dome, balloon making and more. Kids under twelve can go free.

There will also be the annual Limerick dog show, with this year’s dog show promising to be better than ever with a range of classes suiting all breeds.

The Limerick Show chose the Mid-West Cancer Foundation as this year’s charity. Edel Gupta, a board member of the Mid-West Cancer Foundation, said, “We all work totally on a voluntary basis in order to serve the mid-west region which is Limerick, Clare, and Tipperary. we hope to protect and ensure the best possible care for all our cancer patients and their families. We are thrilled that The Limerick Show has selected us this year as their chosen charity.”

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Pictures: Bruna Vaz Mattos/ilovelimerick 2019

 

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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