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Cork summer show rained off

Events planned for Friday and Saturday have been cancelled with 3 inches of rain set to fall in Cork today – but Sunday’s events will still go ahead.

TORRENTIAL WEATHER HAS forced the closure of Friday and Saturday’s events at one of Ireland’s oldest agricultural shows.

“We’ve had non stop rain and thunder showers” a source at the Cork Summer Show told

We can’t set up trade stands so we’ve had no choice.

Met Eireann has forecast that 3 inches of rain will fall in Cork today, with winds of 31 km/h.

All events are still planned to go ahead on Sunday, except for the interschool jumping events and pony club games. Winds are expected to slow to 9km/h.

Organised by the Munster Agricultural Society, the show has drawn crowds since 1842 with a heady mix of machinery exhibits, livestock shows and everything from cookery demonstrations to fruit and vegetable displays.

This years show was planned to take place in Curaheen, a 126 acre farm bought earlier this year from receiver PWC.

According to the Irish Examiner, the farm was bought for somewhere between €3m and €4m, about €24,000 per acre. In 2005, builder John Fleming purchased it for a jaw dropping €17m, just short of €135,000 per acre.

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