Special Attractions

Fashion Shows

12.00 noon Fashion Show hosted by Rathwood
2.00 p.m. Fashion Show hosted by Rathwood

Marietta Doran of Ireland AM will compère the Fashion Shows hosted by Rathwood
All who attend will receive a discount voucher to Rathwood
There are also numerous door prizes for all who attend

This year we have an exciting new event for the Tinahely show, fashion shows compered by Marietta Doran of Ireland AM and hosted by Rathwood, featuring Deirdre Minogue, Oona Conroy and Rathwood.

Deirdre Minogue recently celebrated 10 years at Rathwood offering her very distinctive style of clothing. Our clothes are different and unusual, attracting customers time and again.

Oona Conroy has been trading in Rathwood for four years, offering an excellent range of footwear, casual, formal and a wide selection of accessories for all occasions.

Rathwood has a varied selection of clothes, Jack Murphy, Joules and Portwest. Rathwood also offers homewares, gifts, soft furnishing and gardening products.

Shockwaves Tractor Pulling
Shockwaves Presents Round 1 of Irish Tractor Pulling Championship on Monday 6th August @ The Tinahely show.
ITPA are based in the South east of Ireland. The ITPA promotes the sport of tractor pulling.

Bike Trials Ireland
Motorcycle Trials are quite similar to Sporting Trials with the exception of a couple of obvious differences. Trials bikes are used instead of cars, the competitors can be a lot younger and the sections are slightly different.
Motorcycles are factory made specific to Trials, the bikes have no saddles (as they are designed to be ridden standing up) and are very lightweight, with high ground clearance.
The main objective is to ride through a set course without putting a foot on the ground through loss of balance or to correct the bike. Sections have varying levels of difficulty depending on the level of the rider, from novice to expert.

Polocrosse is a team sport that is played all over the world. It is a combination of polo and lacrosse. It is played outside, on a field (the pitch), on horseback. Each rider uses a cane stick to which is attached a racquet head with a loose, thread net, in which the ball is carried.
The ball is made of sponge rubber and is approximately four inches across. The objective is to score goals by throwing the ball between the opposing team’s goal posts.
Anyone who can ride a horse can play polocrosse, which also helps improve riding skills. All ages and abilities are encouraged to play and the Pony Club have recognised polocrosse as a horse sport.
There are many elements of polocrosse which are enjoyed by our players including Horse Care, Riding & Training and the Lifestyle…

Chainsaw Art
The art of chainsaw carving is a fast-growing form of art that combines the modern technology of the chainsaw with the ancient art of woodcarving.

Geese Herding
Specular geese herding by Donie and his dog, a diverse take on sheep herding and keep you amused for the afternoon.

Dog Agility Display
Agility is a fast-paced, exciting dog sport with great spectator appeal. It is an excellent test of the partnership between the handler and the dog.
A judge designs a course with up to 20 obstacles. The obstacles are numbered and the handlers walk the course, to plan the best route. The obstacles can include hurdles, a tyre, long jump, weave poles that the dog has to slalom around, tunnels, and ramps (A-frame, dog walk and see-saw) that the dogs run over. The handler must direct the dog around the course, taking the obstacles in the correct order, without making contact with the dog. Like show jumping, faults are accrued for mistakes and the round is against the clock. The winner is the handler and dog with the least amount of faults in the quickest time.

The Irish Pony Club http://www.irishponyclub.ie
The objectives of the Irish Pony Club are to encourage young people to learn to enjoy all kinds of sports connected with horse riding, to provide instruction in riding and horsemanship and to instil in its members’ the proper care of their animals. It also promotes the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty, thereby cultivating strength of character and self-discipline.
Mounted Games is one of the disciplines of the Pony Club. It is a team competition requiring courage, determination and all-round riding ability on the part of the team members, and the careful and systematic training of their ponies.
During the summer month’s competitions are held at various locations and shows throughout the country at Under 10, Junior and Senior level.
Each team consists of five members who take part in a variety of games where speed, accuracy and breath-taking excitement are the norm. The games are fun to watch and attract large crowds at shows and are one of the top attractions at Tinahely Show.
We are delighted to bring this exciting sport to Tinahely and to be part of your annual show.

Carriage Driving
Carriage driving is a discipline without riders. It consists of a driver who sits on a vehicle drawn by a single horse, a pair or a team of four.
The horse and gig or carriage are reminders of times gone by with ease and elegance, portraying the slower pace of days past, a picture for everyone to see.

Emergency Services Display
The local emergency services are putting on safety demonstrations on show day.
The local Fire Service and the First Responders are working together to provide the public with demonstrations of health and safety throughout the day.

The Wool Corner
Who knew sheep were so clever…..come along to the Wool Corner and find out all about the fleece they produce each year.
Different breeds produce totally different quality wool. There will be shearing demos, spinning, knitting felting and lots more.
This year for the first time there will be a fleece display kindly sponsored by Carnew Mart.