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“Show Day” on RTE on Mon 16th July – you’d never know who you might see!


Local eyes will be glued to the RTE TV screens on Monday 16th July 2018 at 7.30pm to watch “Show Day”.  The 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary captures the “excitement” of a Co. Monaghan farmer in the run up to the 76th Virginia Agricultural Show, and showcases the “behind-the-scenes excitement” at the Virginia Agricultural Show. The programme features the efforts and excitement of a Monaghan farmer who has his eyes and animal set on the prestigious Diageo Baileys Champion Dairy Cow trophy. The programme will also resonate with the Tydavnet Community who are currently preparing for their Show on Saturday 18th August. Don’t miss the programme – you never know who you might see!


Producers of the show promise a “heat-warming” and “up-lifting” piece of work which captures the spirit of the agricultural community in rural Ireland. According to producers the “much-anticipated documentary” is set to debut on RTE One on Monday, July 16 at 7:30pm. The piece was co-produced by Cavan native Alan Bradley and Cathy Dunne. This creative duo have worked together on many previous projects and have produced an award-nominated short film, entitled ‘The Long Line’.Funding for the project was secured by the Ramor Theatre, through Cavan County Council and Creative Ireland.


From prize-winning cows to prize-winning wooden spoons, the documentary also follows show preparations of a “charming” five-year-old girl named Penny. Penny’s excitement is almost “palpable” as she creates her potentially prize-winning entry for this year’s ‘best decorated wooden spoon’ competition. The film also follows the lives of some of the show’s committee members as they prepare for the big day. Preparations are underway for this year’s Virginia Agricultural Show, which will take place on Wednesday, August 22.