They came from all over the country and proudly displayed their horses, donkeys, tractors and ploughing skills during the 82nd Co Longford Ploughing Championships in Legan last Sunday.
And, despite the bitter cold weather, it was business as usual as far as the competitors were concerned and the dogs were immaculately turned out for the ever popular dog show!
The day, however, was tinged with sadness as members of Co Longford’s Ploughing Association gathered together for the first time in many years without their dear friend Eamon Murray who passed away suddenly last week.
The celebrity ploughing challenge brought the crowds from far and near and Mick Flavin, TR Dallas, Cliona Hagan and Aidan Quinn failed to disappoint in the entertainment stakes.
There was plenty of entertainment for all the kids and much banter about the brilliance of Edgeworthstown band 4 Degrees West which can be seen on the Longford Leader’s Facebook page.
The band provided the musical backdrop for the occasion and were later joined on stage by the celebrity ploughmen and ….woman!
For more on the ploughing as well as lots of other news and sports analysis check out this week’s Longford Leader on sale Wednesday!