News has just broken that Tullamore Show 2021 will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exhibitors and spectators were hoping the show would go ahead in August, but it’s not to be.
Show chair Joseph Molloy said: “It is with great disappointment that we won’t be able to host the 2021 event at the Butterfield Estate.
“The risk remained too high, and the safety and well-being of our stakeholders is our top priority.
“I want to take this opportunity to commend the work of our frontline staff and essential workers during this pandemic.”
He also paid tribute to the hard-working members of the executive, past and present, and the numerous volunteers who have given their time to The Tullamore Show.
The Tullamore Show has faced many challenges over the years with cancellations happening due to weather, disease and now a global pandemic.
However, the committee assured the Irish Farmers Journal that 2022 will be bigger and better than ever.
The date set for Tullamore Show and FBD National Livestock Show in 2022 is 14 August.