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Beidh Aonach Amárach

Thur
8.00pm
     

Witness the excitement, tension and fun as we join the
competitors going for glory at Ireland’s country shows and fairs
Thursday @ 8.00pm

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Parental Rating: G

This week it's Balmoral the biggest Agricultural show in Ireland. Tom Halloran's travelled from Connemara to judge the sheep shearing.

First Shown: 15 Aug

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Beidh Aonach Amárach

Witness the excitement, tension and fun as we join the competitors going for glory at Ireland’s country shows and fairs.

With 140 agricultural shows across Ireland, this scene is hugely popular with competitors and spectators. Every year thousands of people spend months of preparation before travelling the country to take part in the competitions every weekend.

Throughout 2018 our cameras and crews have been capturing the stories of the people of all ages and backgrounds who vie for the top spots in a startling array of classes. We see competitors giving everything to be Best in Show — from cakes to cattle, flower-arranging to sheep-shearing, show-jumping to shiny cars, never mind the best vegetables, dogs, birds, clothes, art and craft.

We join the army of volunteers who organise and judge these events. The pressure is on when several thousand people are going to descend on your village for the “show”. And choosing the top animal or display sometimes isn’t as straightforward as it seems

This series takes viewers into the heart of the country show scene in Ireland, featuring the very big – Balmoral and Tullamore; the very picturesque – West Kerry and Glencolumcille and the traditional – Finn Valley and Clogher Valley.

The show scene is great fun and an opportunity to catch up with friends and fellow enthusiasts. But it’s also seriously competitive and getting to the top demands dedication and devotion in your chosen field.

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