Pre-booking required for 2023 Tipperary Truck Show entries



In a change from previous years, pre-booking is required for this year’s Tipperary Truck Show which takes place on Sunday, August 27 in conjunction with the Dualla Show.

Due to the terms and conditions of the show’s outdoors event license, the number of entries has been limited to 750, including 20 truck and trailer combinations. While this will come as a disappointment to some, especially in light of last year’s record 1,000-plus entries, the Health & Safety of everyone is paramount.

A key component of the Dualla Show, this will be the eighth staging of the popular truck show (it wasn’t held in 2020 or ’21 due to Covid-19 restrictions) which features custom, vintage and working trucks, and is proudly supported by Dennison Trailers Ltd who are the main sponsors this year. The show field opens at 10am on Saturday, August 26 for truck show entrants only (it is open to the general public from 11am the following day).

Dualla Show is a fun-filled day with events and surprises for all ages. Featuring livestock, show-jumping, machinery, dog show, tractor pulling, food, live music, free circus, free kids’ zone, exhibitors and a lot of trucks, there is something for everyone. With an emphasis on free children’s entertainment, it is unbeatable when it comes to an affordable day for the whole family.

The site is just five minutes from Junction 7 on the M8 (Cashel exit). To avoid congestion, trucks are advised to enter the grounds on the evening before the show. All entrants are given a wristband, while trailer parking facilities are also available. The spectacular Light Show, which includes BBQ, live band and DJs, takes place on the Saturday evening and is restricted to truck entrants. Entry to the main show on the Sunday is just €20 per adult, with U16s going free.

Truck show entrants must register via a link on or on Tipperary Truck Show’s social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram). The €40 entry fee provides a driver and passenger with access to the full show over the two days, including the Light Show and BBQ. All proceeds from the event go to charity and local organisations.

Daire Maher, who is the chief organiser of the show along with Paddy Graham from Paddy Graham Truck & Trailer Repairs & Servicing, is eagerly looking forward to welcoming truck owners and enthusiasts from all over Ireland and the UK back to Cashel for what has become one of Ireland’s premier transport and logistics events.

“We had a massive show last year that surpassed all expectations. We had in excess of 1,000 truck entries and over 30,000 people in attendance,” he says.

“When Paddy Graham and I pitched the idea of a truck show to the Dualla Show organising committee back in 2014, we would never have envisaged it growing to the extent it has. We started with just 140 trucks back then.

“We had a second field as back-up that we were able to put 300 trucks into last year. Unfortunately, we can’t use that field this year for Health & Safety reasons which means pre-booking online is essential. We feel this is the only way to accommodate everyone fairly. We don’t think it will take away from the show in any way as a great weekend is always guaranteed.

“It’s as you were, but with reduced numbers.”

As part of the Dualla Show, the Tipperary Truck Show offers the sort of variety other trucks shows can’t compete with.

“There is not a show in Ireland like it. It’s a gathering more so than a truck show,” Daire points out.

“The Dualla Show has grown into a massive family event and I would go as far as to say that’s our biggest selling point. It’s the variety that makes it. The Big Top Circus and the kids’ entertainment is all free. There is something for everyone and people are now travelling from near and far to make a weekend out of it. You don’t have to be a truck enthusiast to enjoy yourself.

“It’s an easy-going, laid back, enjoyable day out for all the family.”

There are 20 truck classes / categories, including Best Scania, Best Volvo, Best Mercedes, Best MAN, Best Renault, Best Iveco, Best DAF, Best Hino, Best New Truck, Best Small Fleet, Best Large Fleet, Best Livery, Best Combination, Best Pre-2008, Best Pre-1998, Best Custom, Best Lighting, Best Bullnose, Best Light Commercial, Best Pre-1988, Truck of the Show, Best Rigid, Best Overseas Reg and Best Semi-Custom. The show culminates in the awards ceremony which takes place at about 4pm on the Sunday.

Each class / category has its own sponsor and Daire is grateful for their support as well as that of main sponsor Dennison Trailers who have been building high-quality trailers since 1964, with a passion for engineering excellence, continuous product development and the highest standards of customer service. At their modern facility in Naas, the company manufactures skeletals, curtainsiders, tippers, platforms, machinery carriers and drawbar trailers together with a range of specialist trailers, including the innovative sliding bogie.

Still a family-owned and run business, Dennison Trailers is a market-leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, with customers throughout Ireland and the UK, and a healthy export market.

Other sponsors over the years have included TRP Truck & Trailer Parts, MDS Truck Wash, Paddy Graham Truck & Trailer Repairs & Servicing, Delaney Commercials, McCarthy Commercials, Surehaul (IRL) Ltd, Walker Commercial Vehicles, Setanta Trucks, Longhaul Commercials, Bridgestone Ireland (Pat Lyons), P2 Stainless, Crowley Chemicals, Emerald Truck & Van, Moran Signs & Graphics, Ashbourne Trailers, Autochem, Truckbreak, Reflect Auto Care, Grassmen, Tipperary Town Plaza, McCarthy Recovery, Midland Tyres, Hendrick European, Darren Ward, Cahir, Sean O’Donoghue Auto Factors, Clonmel, Andrew Fanning Auto Factors, Cahir and Coolmoyne Transport.

The Dualla Show is proud to have contributed over €120,000 to local charities and organisations since 2014. These include Wee Peter Heart Fund, Order of Malta, CARE Cancer Support Centre, Friends of St Patrick’s Hospital, Suir Haven Cancer Support, Bothar, St Vincent de Paul, Cashel Day Care, Hope Foundation, Irish Cancer Society, Scoil Chormaic, Dualla National School, Cashel Community School, Boherlahan-Dualla Senior Citizens, Boherlahan-Dualla GAA, Dualla Community Hall and St Patrick’s Brass Brand, Cashel.

Located just two hours from Dublin and one hour from Cork, the Tipperary Truck Show caters for everyone. It’s the place to be on Sunday, August 27!

For further details, contact:

Daire Maher 086 2574631

Paddy Graham 086 6862609

The Tipperary Truck Show takes place on Sunday 27 August. To register and get more details visit