MulkearLIFE will again attend the Cappamore Agricultural Show, which this year will take place on Saturday, 17 August 2013. This year’s event will be the 59th staging of the Show. The recent fine weather will no doubt bring out the crowds to ensure the success of this year’s Show.
Visitors welcomed to the MulkearLIFE stand in 2012 (Image: Glen Wightman)
The Cappamore Agricultural Show is one of Ireland’s leading One Day Shows and is highly regarded throughout Ireland. The event incorporates both displays and competitions in areas such as cookery, crafts, agricultural and horticultural produce and other areas that draw on the traditional skills, arts and crafts, as well as more traditional show sections such as livestock, horse showing and jumping classes.
Set dancing, fun and games at the 2012 Show (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The Show has become an extremely important part of the social and cultural fabric of East Limerick and West Tipperary. It is one of the biggest local events in the Mulkear catchment. MulkearLIFE is therefore extremely pleased to be in a position to have a stand at the show for the fourth consecutive year. Despite the poor summer last year, The 2012 Show attracted over 10,000 visitors and the project was thrilled to be able to greet hundreds of patrons at the MulkearLIFE stand.
Local farmers greeted at the MulkearLIFE’s stand in 2012 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
The 2012 Show also proved an excellent opportunity for MulkearLIFE to network with project partners and supporters in the Irish Farmers Association, local development bodies and the parents and students of local schools who have been, or who wish to be, part of the project’s Environmental Education Programme. As was the case last year, the Project Team expects hundreds of visitors and, in a similar fashion to last year, will be running a competition for children to identify wildlife images and answer questions on the rich biodiversity of the Mulkear. Some wonderful gifts will be on hand for the children.
At this year’s event, MulkearLIFE will highlight the project’s work in the local community and more especially its work with the local farmers. Free advice will be available to farmers with river frontage at the MulkearLIFE stand and the project will provide an update on the work of the project to date. Details of the project’s environmental education work in local schools and within the wider community will be provided including details of the upcoming events as part of Heritage Week 2013.
If you are at the Cappamore Agricultural Show please drop by and say hello – just like Elvis did last year.
Elvis dropped by the MulkearLIFE stand in 2012 – Please feel free to join us for 2013 Cappamore Show (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)