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#Ploughing

# ploughing - This year 2022

Taoiseach says there is a 'risk to senior ministers' if Garda drivers not reintroduced
# Security
# Security

Taoiseach says there is a 'risk to senior ministers' if Garda drivers not reintroduced

Updated Sep 21st 2022, 2:00 PM 30,811 Views 39 Comments

‘A lot of ministers don’t want to return to Garda drivers,’ he said.

Taking the wheel: Budding farmers try out tractor simulator at Ploughing Champs
# The Ploughing
# The Ploughing

Taking the wheel: Budding farmers try out tractor simulator at Ploughing Champs

Sep 20th 2022, 3:42 PM 12,371 Views 10 Comments

President Michael D Higgins said it was “wonderful to be back” in Laois for the Ploughing.

World Ploughing Championships coming to Laois after Russia stripped of hosting duties
# Ploughing
# Ploughing

World Ploughing Championships coming to Laois after Russia stripped of hosting duties

Sep 6th 2022, 2:32 PM 38,236 Views 13 Comments

The event was due to be held last month in St Peterburg, Russia, but this was cancelled due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

# ploughing - All time

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 13,752 Views 11 Comments

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

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 24,892 Views 11 Comments

This year’s event was officially cancelled yesterday.

'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 48,596 Views 79 Comments

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

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 11,766 Views 11 Comments

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

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 10,060 Views 6 Comments

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

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 7,064 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 7,617 Views 5 Comments

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

'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 13,399 Views 25 Comments

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

'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 31,294 Views 48 Comments

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

'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 26,302 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 11,342 Views 9 Comments

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

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 17,283 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 3,775 Views 6 Comments

“PAUDIE MAHER, HORSE OF A MAN!”

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 15,590 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 10,321 Views 10 Comments

It’s all a bit mad.

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 19,645 Views 7 Comments

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

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 18,212 Views 10 Comments

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

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 3,710 Views 6 Comments

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

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 12,547 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 8,040 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 20,429 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Oct 12th 2014, 8:45 PM 23,009 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…

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

State of the Nation: Questions for Heather

Sep 26th 2014, 8:55 AM 7,065 Views 32 Comments

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

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 13,903 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 8,814 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 7,386 Views 16 Comments

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

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 22,956 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 7,721 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 24,947 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 9,809 Views 6 Comments

Guess which option TheJournal.ie went for?

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 5,856 Views 1 Comment

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

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 17,962 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Day two of ploughing championships breaks records

Sep 25th 2013, 8:10 PM 14,581 Views 31 Comments

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

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 11,589 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 21,335 Views 59 Comments

Where’s that bull?

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 19,366 Views 22 Comments

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

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 7,812 Views 15 Comments

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

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