Ulster Bank has announced its sponsorship of one of Ireland’s longest running and most loved agricultural shows, The Cork Summer Show, which takes place on 20 and 21 June 2015.
Speaking at the sponsorship announcement in Cork, Ulster Bank Regional Director, Tom Leahy said: “The value and contribution of the agri-sector to the Irish economy cannot be underestimated, with Ireland’s farmers producing over €10 billion worth of food exports annually.
“At Ulster Bank our goal is to work with both existing and new customers in the sector and we are delighted to support the Cork Summer Show 2015, the leading agricultural show in the Munster. We have close relationships throughout the food chain in Cork, including primary producers and small and medium-sized food firms. The Cork Summer Show allows us to highlight and build on those relationships, as well as to help celebrate the importance of the local agri-food industry.”
Running over two days on 20 and 21 June at the Curraheen showgrounds, this year’s Cork Summer Show expects to attract over 50,000 visitors. An incredible line up of livestock shows, sheep shearing, show-jumping, vintage tractor rally as well as farm to fork artisan food markets, craft beer stalls, musical entertainment, home and garden show, petting farm and dog shows will guarantee a great festival atmosphere and a super weekend for all show visitors.
“We welcome the support of Ulster Bank at this year’s Cork Summer Show, and believe that it definitely will be the best year yet,” said Gerard Murphy, Chairman of the Munster Agricultural Society. “It is evident that Ulster Bank really want to support the farming community in Ireland and sponsorship of the Cork Summer Show is an ideal way to communicate that message to the sector.”
Munster Agricultural Society and Ulster Bank are proud to partner on the Cork Summer Show to demonstrate their support of one of Ireland’s most important indigenous industries. Ulster Bank is committed to the agriculture and food sector in Ireland and has a wide range of products and services tailored for farmers and agri-businesses across the country. It is the only Bank in Ireland to have accredited agri-experts who have been awarded the Certificate in Agricultural Finance from Chartered Banker. Since the beginning of 2015 it has introduced new agribusiness initiatives such as farm safety programmes and a new pasture loan.
The Cork Summer Show will take place at the 100-acre showgrounds site at Curraheen on 20 and 21 June, when the area will be home to more than 1,700 animals including 700 horses, 120 sheep, 80 goats, 100 poultry and 400 cattle. There will also be more than 300 dogs competing across 9 categories in the pet and pedigree dog shows. Entry costs just €15 per adult per day, with children entering free of charge. OAPs and Students entry fee is €13 per person per day. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.corksummershow