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€25,000 In Funding Allocated To 3 Agricultural Shows In Wicklow

The funds will support committees in Carnew, Kilmacanougue and Tinahealy to prepare for the upcoming show season, which takes place over the summer months.

As part of the initiative, each show will receive a grant of €6,000-€11,000 depending on their size.

The funding brings the total brings the total allocated to our Agricultural Shows since 2018 to over €4.3 million. 

Announcing the funding, Minister Heather Humphreys said:

“ A further investment of €1 million will support 122 Agricultural Shows right across the country. Our Agricultural Shows play a vital role in community life and raise awareness of the important role agriculture plays in our society. These shows are the threads that build bridges between our towns and villages, and the hinterlands that support them. They act as a platform for local producers to showcase their products and have become a key date in the calendar for the farming community. Our shows sum up all that is good about country life and I’m delighted to support them, once again, through this substantial investment. This year’s €1 million allocation builds on the record allocation of €1 million made in 2023. The Department of Rural and Community Development will work with the Irish Shows Association (ISA) to administer the Scheme for 2024."

Funding allocation for Wicklow 

Carnew & District Agricultural Show

Sat 20th July

€6,700

Kilmacanogue Horse Show

Sat 27th July

€6,700

Tinahely Agri Show

Mon 5th August

€11,410

 

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