EXPERIENCE the Tinahely Agricultural Show, Co Wicklow, the second-largest agricultural show in Ireland. Over 20,000 visitors and 200 trade stands come through Fairwood Park’s gates every year. The show features the best of rural life with numerous competitions, exhibit marquees, machinery, parade rings, entertainment sections, novelty events and fashion. If you’re looking for a fun-filled day out for all the family, to show your livestock or exhibit your craft or product, the Tinahely Show is the place to be on Monday 5 August. For more information, see www.tinahelyshow.ie.
ATTEND the launch of the inaugural Ballykelly Engine Show, Limavady, Co Derry, a must visit for all machinery fanatics. It features a display of tractors (including the world’s biggest tractor), trucks and other engines as well as children’s entertainment, food stalls and trade stands. There will also be a stage and live country music throughout the day, promising a great day out for all the family. The event takes place on 4 August from 11am until 6pm at the former Shackleton Barracks and visitors are advised to access via Duke’s Lane and to call John Madine (07856894084) for access.