Dualla Ploughing Association - Threshing and Show Festival Tipperary Ireland


On behalf of Dualla Ploughing Association it is a huge honour for me to welcome you all to our Annual Threshing Show to be held on the 31st of July 2016. 

It is an action packed show with a variety of entertainment including; International carriage driving,  threshing, vintage displays, trade stands, a donkey derby, dog shows,Old fashioned gymkanah and much much more. 

The Festival provides a fun filled traditional day out for all the family with activities for the young, old and energetic. The show is a celebration of bygone years with a deep sense of nostalgia and community spirit. We have played hosts to many great shows in the past and I'm certain this event will be no different. There is something for everyone so come along and relax amongst family and friends and have a fantastic day - William Troy (Chairman)

For more info see Products and Services

The 2006 photo above shows (left to right) - John Leamy, Jenny O Reilly, Sean O Reilly, Michael Looby, Margaret Ryan (on tractor), Pat Ryan, Tom Ryan, Paddy Twoomey, John Heffernan, Edward Kennedy, Ger Gleeson, TJ Shorthall, Liam Grant, Jack Looby. 

Bulletin Board
Post comment

Bulletin Board (geoPush)

marcella molloy

hello , in the horses showing in ring 1 class 4 and class 9 are these classes in hand or ridden classes ? and can i pre register or register on the day ?

Dualla Ploughing

Hi everyone, our up and coming ploughing match is drawing near. It is set to be a great day with heaps of classes for all levels from Senior Match to the Novices. We are also hoping to have both Horse ploughing and also The Loy. See our Products and Services for more info.

Jacky wallace

When is dog show on

Dualla Ploughing

Emma English says:Hi, what time is the horse gate jumping starting at?
Hi emma unfortunately due to us only having one enquiry about the gate jumping we cancelled running it. Sorry its still up here

Emma English

Hi, what time is the horse gate jumping starting at?

dorothy langley

Is the baking comp. just one class with five items or is it five seperate classes?

Dualla Ploughing

TRADE STANDS WELCOME: If you are interested in having a trade stand at this years show please email the committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving full details of what products you wish to sell at your stand or alternatively you can call Ger Gleeson on 087 3170269 or Tom Shanahan on 086 2550144. Further information will be issued on application. Thank you.

Dualla Ploughing

EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO: Sportsman League Showjumping for horses - Dog show - Donkey derby - Vintage display - Cork the bottle - Buzz Off - Beet pulping - All Forms of kids entertainment - Monster auction and much more

Dualla Ploughing

EXHIBITORS - The organizers of this years show are now taking exhibitor bookings for the day. If you are interested in promoting your business then contact Gerald Gleeson on 087 3170269 and Tom Shanahan on 086 2550144

Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local

Dualla Ploughing

SAFETY NOTICE REQUEST: In the interest of safety The committee and organizers of the Threshing festival request the public to obey the direction of the stewards, notices and public announcements on the day of the event. Keep children under supervision at all times, stay off and clear of all prohibited areas. Be aware and stay well clear of any machinery and vehicles.

Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoy the day. Thank you.

Products & services

Dualla Ploughing Association will soon hold its annual ploughing match on Saturday the 1st of November. It is set to be a great day with plenty of local competitors and with ones coming from near and far. The competition is sure to be hot with some serious contenders looking the top prizes. We are hoping to also bring back some tradition to our day with horse ploughing to be brought back and also The Loy. Please do look at the above picture for some information on this really special art form which has been lost and outgrown through time

Please contact Jim on: 0876779742 

Products & services

DOG SHOW - The Dog Show promises to be a wonderful event and day out for all the family. We will have some great breeds of dogs to look forward to big, small, fluffy, energtic, intelligent and friendly. 

Judges will be looking for traits such as agility and temperament, presentation and obedience. All K 9 owners questions will be answered and we look forward to seeing all breeds of the mans best friend on the day. All dogs must be on leads.

The basic purpose of dog shows is to facilitate the evaluation of breeding stock for use in producing the next generations.

Classes for the Dog Show are below as follows the photo

Products & services

DONKEY DERBY - There will be a number of events taking place throughout the day but The traditional contested Donkey Derby is everyones favorite where you may have the opportunity to become a jockey and have everyone shout you on. Who knows Ballydoyle just might have a scout there searching for new talented jockeys.

The Donkey derby is always the peoples favorite at the local festivals providing huge excitement and thrills on the day so bring along your donkey if you think it's good enough to win this esteemed race if you don't have a jockey, never fear, we'll find plenty of enthusiastic riders willing to show case their riding skills 


Products & services

Equine Show Classes  - Starting at 10.00am


See photo for more details



Products & services

Sheep Show and Judging


1. Butchers Lamb      2. Factory Lamb

3. Store Lamb            4. Hogget Ewe

5. Breeding Ewe Any Age

6. Commercial Ram (any breed or age but not open to registered breeders)

7. Suffolk Ram Lamb - 8. Suffolk Shearling Ram  -  9. Charolais Ram Lamb  -  10. Charolais Shearling Ram

Contact:    086-1221781 Mairead or 086-2337798 Richard

All sheep MUST be tagged and proper documentation provided!!!

Products & services

Home Baking Competition

See photo below for more information

Photo Competition
There are Senior (16+) and Junior sections. For the Seniors we have three catego...ries 1) PURPLE, 2)KNOBS & KNOCKERS, 3) WATER. Junior section is OPEN. Entries cost €3 for Seniors, €2 for Juniors. All proceeds go to PEITA HOUSE & TIPPERARY HOSPICE. Entries will be accepted till 12 noon on the day. Any queries call Jackie Murray 0872712070.

Flower Show

All flower arrangements to be in by 12 o'clock.

Catagories are:

1. Posie Arrangement - 2. Any arrangement of flowers - 3.Flowering pot plant - 4. Roses - 3 stems

This will be professionally judged by a qualified Florist. 

Products & services

THE PLOUGH or PLOW - is a tool or machine used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting to loosen or turn the soil. Ploughs where traditionally drawn by working animals such as horses or cattle, but in modern times may be drawn by tractors. A plough may be made of wood, iron, or steel. It has been a basic instrument for most of recorded history, and represents one of the major advances in agriculture.

The primary purpose of ploughing is to turn over the upper layer of the soil, bringing fresh nutrients to the surface, while burying weeds, the remains of previous crops, and both crop and weed seeds, allowing them to break down. It also provides a seed-free medium for planting an alternate crop. In modern use, a ploughed field is typically left to dry out, and is then harrowed before planting. Plowing and cultivating a soil homogenizes and modifies the upper 12 to 25 cm of the soil to form a plow layer. In many soils, the majority of fine plant feeder roots can be found in the topsoil or plow layer.

STEAM PLOUGHING was during the late 19th century, a two engine method of steam cultivating.

The steam threshing process is represented by a threshing machine that would be driven by a traction engine

Products & services

DUALLA VILLAGE - Dualla is a charming village in Co. Tipperary, nestled in between the local Kill Hills, Slieve na Mbhan (the mountain of women), and the distant Galtees. A lovely, modern church, a beautiful Grotto erected by local people, a Community Centre, tennis court, all add to the picturesque village on the road between historic Cashel and Killenaule.


Dualla (Irish: Dubhaille) is a village near Cashel in Ireland in CountyTipperary on the R691. A number of small housing estates have been built in the area in recent years adding to the few scattered houses along the road and parish church that constituted the village. At the foot of the Kill Hills, which was once thickly populated, can be seen the remains of KillballyherbryChurch, built in the 13th century. This church was in use for the locals before Dualla was built. There is a graveyard nearby, where many of our ancestors are buried. There are various interpretations of the origin of Dualla, but a widely accepted one in Duche Ui Cheallaigh - the land of Kelly. A few miles down the road as you approach the main Dublin road can be seen the ruins of a Cistercian Monastery in Ballykelly.

The chief attractions of Dualla are it's unspoiled beauty, and the warm, welcoming and friendly people, who are always ready to greet friend and stranger with a Céad Míle Fáilte.

Products & services

In this photo to your right...

"The curfew tolls, the knell of parting day.

The lowing herd wind slowly ore the lea,

The ploughman homeward plods his weary way,

and leaves the world to darkness and to me"

These lines from Thomas Gray remind us of a time when fields were ploughed with horses, heavy work for both man and horse.

The Dualla Ploughing Association was set up in 1934 the first committee was as follows: Ned Moloughney (Fussough) - Tom Cunningham (Raheen) - Jim Croke (Grallagh) - Denis O Sullivan (Ballinure) - Eugene Sheehy (Erry) - Willie Gleeson (Garrane) - Jim Ryan (Rathclough) Jerome Connelly (Rathmore) - Michael Heffernan (Boun) - Thomas Son Bulfin (Kilcarney) - Thomas Shanahan (Kilcarney)

2014 Committee is as follows: Gerald Gleeson jnr (Charman) - Gerald Gleeson snr (Treasurer) - Jim Leamy (Secretary) - Gus Bulfiin (President)

Products & services

FOR YOUR INFORMATION - Opening Time is 11am & Entry is €5

Parking - Ample and secure Car parking is available in and around the show grounds

Disabled friendly - Disabled parking is close to the main entrance.

Catering & Refreshments - Hot food and beverages will be available on the day.

Toilets - Are available on certain areas throughout the grounds.

First Aid -  Order Of Malta