The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has launched the National Churn Race Championship, a unique race that takes place as part the Tipperary Co-op “It’s a long way to Tipperary” Festival.
The ten-day festival runs from 4th – 14th July with the final of the Churn Race being held in Tipperary Town centre on Saturday, 13th July at 7:00pm.
Throughout the festival there will plenty of family-friendly activity on the streets of the town.
The race’s origins date back 40 years when workers from Tipperary Co-Op decided to race milk churns down the main street of the town. Last year’s exhibition Churn Race drew a huge crowd.
It’s expected that this year will be even bigger as Tipperary Co-Op throws down the gauntlet to other Co-Ops and clubs around the country to show their hand at churn racing.
Minister Coveney and Minister Hayes (right) were given a demonstration by Brian Roche and Johnathan Ryan at the launch.