PHOTO GALLERY: Sun shines down on 83rd County Longford Ploughing Championships

Aisling Kiernan


Aisling Kiernan


The 83rd County Longford Ploughing Championships were held on the lands of Noel and Florence Gillanders in Abbeyshrule this afternoon. 

Managing Director of the National Ploughing Association Anna May McHugh was in attendance. 

She said the event was a wonderful tribute to the organisers and the Championships also depicted the rich culture and heritage that the county possessed. 

"There is a fantastic turnout here today," she told the Longford Leader. 

"There are six or seven pairs of horses ploughing here today as well and that is lovely; we are trying to encourage the younger ploughmen and women to come on board and seeing the horse ploughing will help that." 

Ms McHugh also said she was delighted to be at the ploughing championships this afternoon and pointed to the fact that the event was the largest of its kind outside of the national ploughing championships. 

For more on the ploughing, see this week's Longford Leader, on sale Wednesday!