Eighteen agricultural shows have fallen victim to the worst summer weather in living memory, making 2012 the worst year on record for the rural event organisers.
The latest cancellations are next weekend's North Tipperary Show at Nenagh, Castleblaney, and Tydavnet, although the latter is going ahead without the livestock in the GAA grounds.
One show that has escaped all the elements for over half a century is Cappamore show in Co Limerick, which goes ahead this Saturday.
Pictured are two men with 114 years of service to the show, Jimmy McCarthy, president (left), and Paddy Ryan, secretary (right), with Thomas Allen, Irish Shows Association.
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