Site for County Longford Ploughing match

The 79th Co Longford Ploughing Championships will take place on the land of Mr Anthony Reynolds, Barne, Edgeworthstown on April 14 next at 12 noon.

The 79th Co Longford Ploughing Championships will take place on the land of Mr Anthony Reynolds, Barne, Edgeworthstown on April 14 next at 12 noon.

The Longford Ploughing Association (LPA) committee is delighted to be back in Barne after a 20 year absence when the 59th event was held there in 1993.

“The ploughing site, which is located on the Edgeworthstown to Mullingar Road has the perfect land and road network for the occasion,” a delighted Cynthia Geelan, Chairwoman, LPA said. “The Association would like to congratulate Anthony and his family in advance for staging the event in 2013. There is a fantastic line up of ploughing classes, livestock and machinery displays on the day a dog show, trade stands, entertainment and activities for the children will also be included.”

Meetings to organise the event will be held on Monday nights in Edgeworthstown area. For more information contact Cynthia Geelan on (087) 1341139; Tom Bannon (secretary) on (087) 9691176; John Campbell (trade stands coordinator) on (087) 3626831; Anthony Reynolds (ploughing entries) on (086) 8548115; Coote Geelan (livestock display) on (086) 8249810. God speed the plough!