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#Ploughing

# ploughing - Friday 28 August, 2020

The Ploughing: Plan to hold spectator-free events scaled back again as organisers cancel most contests
# Ploughing
# Ploughing

The Ploughing: Plan to hold spectator-free events scaled back again as organisers cancel most contests

Aug 28th 2020, 8:57 AM 13,738 Views 11 Comments

The National Ploughing Championships were cancelled in May this year due to the pandemic.

# ploughing - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about the National Ploughing Championships?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the National Ploughing Championships?

May 9th 2020, 9:00 PM 24,851 Views 11 Comments

This year’s event was officially cancelled yesterday.

# ploughing - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
# Beef Protests
# Beef Protests

'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships

Sep 17th 2019, 3:51 PM 48,572 Views 79 Comments

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President Higgins have also weighed in on the farming dispute today.

# ploughing - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Ireland's first catnip farm: 'Irish cats need good quality catnip'

Ireland's first catnip farm: 'Irish cats need good quality catnip'

Sep 20th 2018, 7:30 PM 11,690 Views 11 Comments

We caught up with the woman behind Fred’s Catnip Farm at the National Ploughing Championship.

# ploughing - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Do I need a brolly? How many Áras hopefuls will I meet? ... Everything you need to know about the Ploughing
# WALK THE LINE
# WALK THE LINE

Do I need a brolly? How many Áras hopefuls will I meet? ... Everything you need to know about the Ploughing

Sep 18th 2018, 6:20 AM 10,037 Views 6 Comments

(Quick version: Yes, you will need a brolly – possibly a big one).

# ploughing - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Scoring all over the field: Irish ploughing experts share their tricks of the trade
# WALK THE LINE
# WALK THE LINE

Scoring all over the field: Irish ploughing experts share their tricks of the trade

Sep 23rd 2017, 10:00 PM 7,053 Views 2 Comments

350 competitors made the trek to Offaly this week. Why do they return each year?

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing
# Starter's Orders
# Starter's Orders

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:40 AM 7,603 Views 5 Comments

‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.

# ploughing - Friday 22 September, 2017

'Tinder for bulls' made its debut at the Ploughing. But what do farmers think of it?
# Bovine Intervention
# Bovine Intervention

'Tinder for bulls' made its debut at the Ploughing. But what do farmers think of it?

Sep 22nd 2017, 12:45 PM 13,385 Views 25 Comments

The newly-developed BullMatch app garnered plenty of attention in Offaly this week.

# ploughing - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'You could grow rice in the field': Scramble to clean up Ploughing site after yesterday's flooding
# Overnight Effort
# Overnight Effort

'You could grow rice in the field': Scramble to clean up Ploughing site after yesterday's flooding

Sep 21st 2017, 9:00 AM 31,270 Views 48 Comments

New carparks have been set up for the final day of the Ploughing.

# ploughing - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

'A completely different beast': A Met Éireann forecaster on how hurricanes can impact Irish weather
# Storm Warnings
# Storm Warnings

'A completely different beast': A Met Éireann forecaster on how hurricanes can impact Irish weather

Sep 20th 2017, 8:00 PM 26,294 Views 15 Comments

We spoke to Met Éireann’s Alan Hally at the National Ploughing Championships.

The epic story of the Vikings in Ireland - as depicted on a 23-metre chainsaw-carved tree
# Record Breaking
# Record Breaking

The epic story of the Vikings in Ireland - as depicted on a 23-metre chainsaw-carved tree

Sep 20th 2017, 3:56 PM 11,332 Views 9 Comments

Professional tree carver John Hayes is out to impress at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

# ploughing - Thursday 22 September, 2016

This little Tipp lad's hurling rap was the highlight of the Ploughing yesterday
# Puck Around
From The42
# Puck Around

This little Tipp lad's hurling rap was the highlight of the Ploughing yesterday

Sep 22nd 2016, 2:02 PM 17,256 Views 39 Comments

“PAUDIE MAHER, HORSE OF A MAN!”

This little Tipp lad's hurling rap was the highlight of the Ploughing yesterday
# Puck Around
From The Daily Edge
# Puck Around

This little Tipp lad's hurling rap was the highlight of the Ploughing yesterday

Sep 22nd 2016, 9:15 AM 3,771 Views 6 Comments

“PAUDIE MAHER, HORSE OF A MAN!”

# ploughing - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

How Marty Morrissey and his cardboard cut-out own the Ploughing
# Lookalike
# Lookalike

How Marty Morrissey and his cardboard cut-out own the Ploughing

Sep 21st 2016, 5:44 PM 15,559 Views 16 Comments

What does the real Marty make of it all?

We asked a Tractor Football referee to explain Tractor Football
# Ploughing16
# Ploughing16

We asked a Tractor Football referee to explain Tractor Football

Sep 21st 2016, 1:47 PM 10,294 Views 10 Comments

It’s all a bit mad.

# ploughing - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Heading to the Ploughing? Here's everything you need to know to plan your day
# Give It Some Welly
# Give It Some Welly

Heading to the Ploughing? Here's everything you need to know to plan your day

Sep 20th 2016, 6:05 AM 19,630 Views 7 Comments

With over a thousand stands and hundreds of events, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start…

# ploughing - Sunday 18 September, 2016

National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'
# Anna May McHugh
# Anna May McHugh

National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'

Sep 18th 2016, 9:30 PM 18,198 Views 10 Comments

After four decades at the helm of Europe’s largest outdoor festival, Anna May McHugh shows no signs of slowing down.

# ploughing - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Marty Morrissey had the 'best ride he's ever had' at the Ploughing Championships...
# Get The Ride
From The Daily Edge
# Get The Ride

Marty Morrissey had the 'best ride he's ever had' at the Ploughing Championships...

Sep 24th 2015, 10:05 PM 3,672 Views 6 Comments

“That was the best ride I’ve ever had.”

# ploughing - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Mud, showbiz and ENDLESS cups of tea: We've been sunning ourselves at 'The Ploughing' all day
# Marty Party
# Marty Party

Mud, showbiz and ENDLESS cups of tea: We've been sunning ourselves at 'The Ploughing' all day

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:55 PM 12,537 Views 13 Comments

A certain two-dimensional RTÉ star ruled the roost in Ratheniska – and we learned quite a bit about Country n’ Irish.

12 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships
# Keep Calm And Plough On
From The Daily Edge
# Keep Calm And Plough On

12 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:35 AM 8,000 Views 4 Comments

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again.

From shorn sheep to stripped-off farmers: We're at 'The Ploughing' - and here's what's happening
# Dawn Of The Mud
# Dawn Of The Mud

From shorn sheep to stripped-off farmers: We're at 'The Ploughing' - and here's what's happening

Sep 22nd 2015, 10:09 AM 20,423 Views 29 Comments

You probably won’t be able to move for the number of politicians pressing the flesh…

# ploughing - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Oct 12th 2014, 8:45 PM 23,003 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Ebola patient in the US, water charges and the remote control for the Sean O’Casey Bridge that went missing…

# ploughing - Friday 26 September, 2014

State of the Nation: Questions for Heather
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Questions for Heather

Sep 26th 2014, 8:55 AM 7,058 Views 32 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ploughing - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Sorry, but the 'F*** Her Right In The P****' meme has reached Ireland
# Stupid Memes
From The Daily Edge
# Stupid Memes

Sorry, but the 'F*** Her Right In The P****' meme has reached Ireland

Sep 25th 2014, 11:46 AM 13,889 Views 3 Comments

Was it for this? Was it?

Marty Morrissey says his eyebrows are 'all natural'
# Just Brow-sing
From The Daily Edge
# Just Brow-sing

Marty Morrissey says his eyebrows are 'all natural'

Sep 25th 2014, 9:07 AM 8,785 Views 13 Comments

Finally, he addresses the question.

State of the Nation: This McNulty scandal is really building up a head of steam...
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: This McNulty scandal is really building up a head of steam...

Sep 25th 2014, 8:58 AM 7,373 Views 16 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ploughing - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Straight lines, traffic jams and Garda fans: Here's 8 things we learned at the National Ploughing Championships...
# Live From Laois
# Live From Laois

Straight lines, traffic jams and Garda fans: Here's 8 things we learned at the National Ploughing Championships...

Sep 23rd 2014, 11:31 PM 22,947 Views 10 Comments

It’s closing time in Ratheniska — but 82,000 people have been wandering the fields and checking out the sights since early this morning.

Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?
# Housing
# Housing

Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?

Sep 23rd 2014, 3:00 PM 7,714 Views 32 Comments

President Higgins has made public statements on the issue at several events in recent weeks…

13 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships
# Furrowed Brows
From The Daily Edge
# Furrowed Brows

13 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships

Sep 23rd 2014, 1:03 PM 24,925 Views 9 Comments

Wellies! Wellies everywhere!

Dried locusts and breakfast rolls top the menu as Ploughing 2014 kicks off...
# Live From Laois
# Live From Laois

Dried locusts and breakfast rolls top the menu as Ploughing 2014 kicks off...

Sep 23rd 2014, 9:45 AM 9,794 Views 6 Comments

Guess which option TheJournal.ie went for?

# ploughing - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Lowry, emigration and Arthur's Day: The week in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Lowry, emigration and Arthur's Day: The week in numbers

Sep 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,850 Views 3 Comments

Plus: How many €50 notes were discovered in developer Tom McFeely’s former home on Ailesbury Road?

# ploughing - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Ploughing championships to return to Laois in 2014 after smashing records
# Ploughing
# Ploughing

Ploughing championships to return to Laois in 2014 after smashing records

Sep 26th 2013, 10:25 PM 17,955 Views 50 Comments

Over 228,000 people flocked to the National Ploughing Championships, more than any other single year.

# ploughing - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Day two of ploughing championships breaks records
# Ploughing On
# Ploughing On

Day two of ploughing championships breaks records

Sep 25th 2013, 8:10 PM 14,559 Views 31 Comments

The National Ploughing Association estimated 190,000 visitors over three days. After two, 171,000 have shown up.

# ploughing - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships
# Plough On
# Plough On

In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships

Sep 24th 2013, 3:57 PM 11,575 Views 10 Comments

The National Ploughing Championships got underway today, here are the pictures from day one.

10 signs you grew up near a farm
# Slurry Smell
From The Daily Edge
# Slurry Smell

10 signs you grew up near a farm

Sep 24th 2013, 1:04 PM 21,316 Views 59 Comments

Where’s that bull?

# ploughing - Monday 23 September, 2013

Going to the ploughing? Don't bring a sat-nav say gardaí
# How's She Cuttin'?
# How's She Cuttin'?

Going to the ploughing? Don't bring a sat-nav say gardaí

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:39 PM 19,353 Views 22 Comments

With 200,000 people set to descend on Stradbally, gardaí are asking motorists to trust the signage, not the sat-nav.

# ploughing - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Enda at the ploughing before championships draw to a close
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

Enda at the ploughing before championships draw to a close

Sep 27th 2012, 8:36 PM 7,804 Views 15 Comments

Photos of the Taoiseach on this walkabout, meeting and greeting the patrons and participants in New Ross.

The Evening Fix...now with added 'Wake the F**K up'
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added 'Wake the F**K up'

Sep 27th 2012, 7:50 PM 9,697 Views 7 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# ploughing - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships
# Ploughing
# Ploughing

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships

Sep 25th 2012, 10:20 AM 6,920 Views 13 Comments

After spending the last three years in Kildare, the 81st National Ploughing Championships has moved to the (hopefully) sunny South-East.

# ploughing - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

CAP reforms propose new focus on 'green' farming
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

CAP reforms propose new focus on 'green' farming

Oct 12th 2011, 3:58 PM 708 Views 2 Comments

Proposed reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy will cap farm subsidies and link payments with environmental measures.

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