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The final reason why you must come to the show tomorrow is

FREE parking, childrens' play area and all day entertainment

The good news is that the parking remains free. There will be a special area for disabled parking.

The children’s’ play area with the toy tractors rides is also free. When you have been around the show and want to relax before going home you can sit and listen to music and watch the dancing. Or if you have some energy left shout on your favourite tug-o-war team including a ladies tug for the first time or applause the skills of the Piltown karate club’s demonstration.

The fourth reason - see the amazing displays

With up to €80,000 in prize money available to exhibitors, it guarantees that the standard of exhibits in all sections will be excellent. Some of the leading producers of cattle, sheep and horse as well as the best growers of fruit, vegetables and flowers will also be there looking magnificent.

The vintage cars and machinery will be shinning, the poultry marquee will be heaving with excitement, and the baking will be mouth watering and the crafts stunning. On display will be a winning tapestry from the 1861 show


The third reason why you should not miss Iverk 2016 is

 Meet your friends

Down through the years the Iverk Show has established a reputation as a great venue for renewing friendships. Visitors come ‘home’ from around the country and from abroad just to say hello and enjoy a cuppa with family and old school friends.

Once again the Show is delighted to be part of the Failte Ireland, IPB Insurance and Local Authorities Ireland Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative. The key objective of the Fund is to provide support to local and community event organisers and activities / projects that will harness Diaspora links for the benefit of local and community tourism. So if you are home from or a visitor from abroad please call in to the information stand and say hello 

This is the second reason why you should not miss this year’s show.

 Ladies Tug–O-War

The ladies are mad to get into the act and show off their skill and prowess at Tug-o-War.

There are now four ladies teams entered so that promises to be fantastic. The teams are Right4UFitness, Gaelic4M&O, Kilkenny Macra and the Iverk Show Ladies.

So we are appealing to you all to come along to Piltown to kick start what could become an ‘Olympic’ sport in a couple of years. It’s all happening at Iverk Show on Saturday the 27th August. Thank you ladies and we wish you all the best of luck and look forward to meeting the ‘GOLD’ medalists.

Here is the first reason why you should not miss this year’s show.

Great family day out. With the end of the summer and school holidays in sight this is the last opportunity for the perfect family day out. There is a lot for all the family – grandparents, parents, children, uncles, aunts and cousins – to see and to do.

At the FADO history project you will see and learn how our ancestors lived in 1826.

Trade stand's reach maximum capacity 

All trade stands spaces have now been filled and allocated.  All applications received after today - Wednesday the 17th August - will be returned to the applicant in due course. 

The Iverk Show Committee would like to thank all who applied for a trade stand space and wish all traders at our 190th Show, a prosperous day's trading.

1861 Tapestry on Display

Making a return to the show for the first time since 1861 is a tapestry that won a prize that year. It is a privilege for the show to have it and a credit to the ‘owner’ to have it so well preserved. Thank you. It is a magnificent piece of tapestry, stitched without the use of a pattern. It is just over 600 mm square and will be on display in the history marquee

The Morris Oil arts and crafts marquee hosts a magnificent display of traditional and modern home based industries.

There are classes for knitting, patchwork, crochet, soft toys, embroidery, painting and Christmas decorations to name but a few.

If you think these skills are dying then think again as the schools section is also full of similar classes.

Ladies Tug-O-War

 Yes it is another first for Iverk Show. The ladies will be taking up the Tug-o-War rope. Two teams will be competing in this spectacular.

 The Iverk Show committee are putting forward a team to do battle with Right 4 You fitness club. The club, known locally as the ‘Pink Ladies’ because of their pink track suit running tops, are looking forward to the challenge.

 The ladies are asking everyone to come and show your support. ‘This will be one of the most exciting events of the show’ said organiser Sara Conlon. ‘With or without a sponsor we are going ahead and want you all to come and support us. If there are any more ladies teams out there who would like to compete with / against us do let us know’.

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Iverk Produce Sponsored Great Cherry Cake

With a prize fund of €600 including €200 first prize and prizes going down to 10th the entries are flying in

It is not too late for you to get your entry in as the closing date is not till the 19th August. 

Annually this class has around 100 entries. Wouldn't it be great if we had 190 this year to help us celebrate 190 years since the first show was held in 1826

So we appeal to you all - young and old, men and women - to get baking. Can you imagine 190 cakes. Would you like to be the judge/s?


Sliabh na mBan on display at Iverk

The Irish Army will have a huge presence at the show again this year. Their latest armoured vehicles and equipment will be on display. Pride of place this year will go to ‘Sliabh na mBan’.

Sliabh na Mban is one of the armoured Rolls Royce cars acquired from the British by the Irish Free State after the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. 

The armoured Rolls Royce cars were deployed in Ireland, in the same theatre as the Peerless and Lancia armoured cars, but were seen as having the edge in terms of mobility, their slim line design later earning the nickname ‘the Whippet’ in Ireland.

What has assured Sliabh na mBan’s special place in history is the fact that it formed part of General Michael Collins’ convoy which was ambushed on 22nd of August, 1922 at Béal na mBláth in West Cork. The ambush resulted in the tragic death of General Collins, who was then Commander in Chief of the National Army (with General Richard Mulcahy as Chief of Staff).


Ireland Newfoundland Festival 2016

Iverk Show is delighted to be included in the itinerary for the Ireland Newfoundland Festival 2016. This is the 11th year of the festival and their second time to visit Iverk. Over 80 visitors from Newfoundland will visit the show. 

We look forward to some members of the group - the Newfoundland Entertainers - singing and performing for us during the day.

This is the oldest Irish Diaspora group. About 16% of the Irish migration to Newfoundland came from the South Tipperary area with 4% from Carrick-on-Suir town itself.


Most Appropriately Dressed Lady at Iverk

 Come on ladies - the prizes are fabulous.

1st Prize is a one night's dinner, bed and breakfast in the 5* Merrion Hotel in Dublin plus a €400 gift card for Louise Kennedy's fashion shop at 56 Merrion Square with a glass of champagne and a personal shopping experience

2nd Prize a €150 voucher from 'A Slice of Heaven' - Mary McEvoy

3rd Prize is a three course meal for two and bottle of wine at Anthony's Inn, Piltown



Iverk Show Prize List 2016 - Download Now

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While we are getting ready for this August we invite you to see a short video from Iverk Show 2015.



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