THE Tullamore Show has been presented with the prestigious 2018 Offaly Person of the Year award.

The honour was bestowed on the body at the annual dinner dance and awards ceremony organised by a sub-committee of the Offaly Association [Dublin] in the Bridge House Hotel on Saturday night.

The award was accepted on behalf of the Show by Chairperson, Brenda Kiernan and Operations Manager, Freda Kinnarney.

The award citation said the show “has firmly placed Tullamore on the national and international map since its revival in 1991.”

The inaugural CommunITy/ Unsung Hero Award was presented to James Feighery and the Shinrone Heritage Group who last year organised an ecumenical service to commemorate all those from the area who fought and died in the Great War.

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