Welcome to the Official website of the Iverk Show
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Next Show: Saturday 22nd August 2015
Venue: The Showgrounds, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny
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Sponsors, supporters and committee at the Launch and Sponsors reception of the show 2014
The Greatest Show in Town
It is that time of the year again when all roads lead to Piltown in Kilkenny for the annual Iverk Show. Celebrating its 188th birthday the show promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Entries are coming in thick and fast in all classes from livestock to poultry, crafts, flowers, vegetables and baking. Entries for the dog classes including the fun agility class with fabulous new jumps, show jumping, the best dressed lady and bonny baby competitions will be taken at the show. There is no need to pre enter these events.
As a follow up to last year’s very successful All Ireland Irish Angus Bull Calf championship there will be two finals this year. Sponsored by Aldi, ABP and the Irish Angus Cattle Society the ‘All Blacks’ will be sharing a €20,000 prize fund.
There will also be All Ireland finals for Broodmares and for the first time at Iverk Show a Carriage Driving championship. This promises to be spectacular and well worth seeing.
The Iverk Show committee are always striving to introduce new events and this year will be no exception. There will be flower arranging classes for adults and for children, a junior baking competition for primary and secondary schools and photography classes for the young and the not so young.
Pairs mounted games are new and returning after an absence of a number of years will be tug of war for local sporting clubs.
Trade stand numbers will reach record levels. From the big machinery outdoor stands to the small indigenous indoor exhibits and the food marquee will for the first time be sponsored by Centra (Hickson’s), Piltown.
Have you ever seen a hen with her chickens like the good old days around a farmyard? Amongst the 200 to 300 poultry exhibits will be a brood hen with her day old chicks – we hope as they are still hatching.
The Health and Safety Authority, Farm Relief Service along with Brett’s of Callan and Kilmacow Fuels and Agri have come together in a health and safety exhibition and demonstrations. Unfortunately farm accidents have been making headlines of late so this exhibit will highlight safe farm practices and promote healthy living.
Last year the great cherry cake competition topped over 100 entries. Will we beat that this year – come and see?
When you have seen all that and are feeling tired you can sit down, have a bite to eat with a refreshing drink and listen to the live music. The children can play in the free, safe play area. They can try and identify the rare breeds of animals on display beside the garden area.
The new information marquee will give you all the details of the activities and the times the highlights will be taking place. Give us a call as we would love to chat with you.
The show takes place on Saturday the 23rd August in the showground in Piltown from 9 am till late. Parking is free adjoining the show ground.
The Iverk Show
Attracting over 20,000 visitors, the Iverk Show is Ireland's oldest and one of the largest one day agricultural and family shows. There is something for everyone from Bonny Baby to Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and four show jumping arenas featuring International Show Jumpers. There are All Ireland Championship finals and classes in cattle and horses/ponies including the richest cattle class (€20,000) in Europe. A poultry marquee features over 300 birds. There are fruit, flower, vegetable and honey classes. The cake, jam and savoury section garners huge support while the Great Cherry Cake competition attracts over 100 entries.
The adults and schools arts and crafts are exceptional. The dog show caters for all breeds with over 10 competitions and a fun agility class. With over 400 trade exhibits the outdoor machinery and commercial stands create a wonderful atmosphere. The vintage machinery, cars, garden displays and rare breeds attract large crowds.
The food hall and the small industry marquees are great places to tempt the palate. There is a free play area for children. Relax and meet old friends at the live music and dancing plaza. There is free parking with a special parking area for the disabled and coaches.
New Logo, Identity and Signage for the Iverk Show
For more information browse this website or contact:
Republic of Ireland
Tel +353 51 644621