Spectacular Exhibition detailing 150 years of the Clonmel Show 1865 – 2015 now Showing at Tipperary County Museum.
The Clonmel Show which spans 150 years, 1865 – 2015, has put both International and local events in context, covering many genres and making the exhibition accessible to many interested groups. The exhibition details significant events or developments through the Clonmel Show’s history, such as:
- The date when the show was first founded in Clonmel’s Courthouse in 1872.
- When War Horses were sold at the Clonmel Show.
- When civil and world wars broke out or when ‘foot and mouth’ hit the nation, no shows could be held.
- When Ballingarrane House hosted a ‘Charity Ugly Dog Competition’ in the 1931.
Visitors can browse through the decades and discover interesting snippets of information via the extensive timeline created especially for the exhibition. Many visitors are intrigued as to what happened on their birthday! Visitors will also discover that the Clonmel Show was developed by local farmers, landlords and business men who saw the need and urgency in developing land for farming, inventing new farming equipment and raising the standards in breeding pedigree horses, cattle, sheep and pigs.
The research which Marie McMahon, Museum Curator has undertaken, portrays the early committee members of the Cattle Show and later Clonmel District Agricultural Society, as hard working, pioneering innovators. Their meticulous attention to detail can be seen in the many artefacts on display such as the minute books, shareholder books, catalogues, Vintage tractor, 1865 Penny Farthing and the many beautiful perpetual trophies, fine leather saddles and robust riding clothes…
The Clonmel Show’s Exhibition is educational, innovative, fun & vibrant. The Museum would like to extend an invitation to local schools, community groups, active retirement groups, local businesses and visitors to pop along to the museum and see what Clonmel was like 150 years ago.
This year’s Clonmel Show takes place on Sunday 5th July 2015 and should prove to be a fun day out for all the family…