Record biggest fears for the future of rural shows

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    The farmer, who devoted his entire life to raising community spirit in your area in East Limerick will soon begin work on the organization of local agricultural exhibition as a Secretary for his 60 th year.
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The farmer, who devoted his entire life to raising community spirit in your area in East Limerick will soon begin work on the organization of local agricultural exhibition as a Secretary for his 60 th year.

An absolute record in the history of agricultural fairs in the country was achieved, paddy Ryan, who is completing his 59th year as Secretary, when the curtain comes down on the 64-th annual agricultural exhibition in Cappamore, County Limerick on Saturday evening (18 August).

“Right after we’re done with the show for one year, we start organizing for next year,” he says.

The show broke the record was never a wet day in the first 50 years, while innovations to give the event a wide appeal, is its hallmark.

On Saturday, the Minister of agriculture, Michael creed will join a group including former Ireland Rugby player Tony Buckley and Jim Woulfe (CEO Dairygold) on the forum on feeding and mental well-being.

Paddy, though, fears for the future of agricultural shows.


Paddy Ryan

“I am very concerned that the number of completely unnecessary, the administration and regulations that have been foisted on the rural shows, for no practical benefit that I see may be the death knell in the future,” he says.

“The local agricultural show is vitally important to bring the community together and develop a community spirit, which has long-term benefits for other aspects of the countryside.

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“Losses in rural areas the local agricultural show can be huge, because the community is poorer without the spirit of joint work for the common good, which has many benefits to offer for the benefit of the parish and the community.”

120 Ireland agricultural shows will be able to apply for grants up to 5,000 euros, development Minister of rural communities Michael ring announced.

Minister ring said that the €600,000 allocation to its Department of agriculture shows represents an important contribution to rural communities and agriculture.

Financing the financing of about 120 agricultural shows across the country, to be held in 2019.

Each show has the right to receive €5,000 from the government to support these important rural social events.

This investment is carried out in coordination with the Irish shows Association (ISA) and the recipients are members of the Association.

Last year Minister ring introduced funding to support agricultural show to be held in 2018 in recognition of the difficulties faced by shows in recent years.

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