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Margaret’s brown bread is best

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A Westport woman has made it all the way to the finals of the national brown bread baking competition.

‘Wonderful exhibition’ of rural life at Mayo Ploughing Championships

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One of the most highly anticipated events in the local agricultural calendar is taking place this Sunday with the Mayo County Ploughing Championships.

Things to celebrate about Irish food

It would have been hard to live anywhere in Ireland this past week and not know that the National Ploughing Championships were taking place in Athy, Co Kildare. Several radio stations even moved their entire broadcasting base to Athy for the three days. Going to the ploughing is a bit like going to the oyster festival for many people, ie, the main attraction is no longer the centre of attention. Many people I met there this week had absolutely no intention of looking at any ploughing; most were there for a ‘day out’ with no agenda.

Mt Temple farm brings home national award

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Locall farmer Padraig Claffey and his family were awarded first prize in Leinster at the recent FBD National Farmyard awards. The prestigious award ceremony took place last week at the Farmers Journal tent at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy.

Weather smiles as massive numbers visit Ploughing Championships

A further 40,000 vehicles are expected to snake through the roads of county Kilkenny today on their way to the third and final day of the National Ploughing Championships.

Slogan competition for farm safety entices school children

Carlow and KIlkenny kids are being asked to help to design a poster making people aware of dangers on the farm.

Vintage machines and timbersports at Ploughing Championships

Kilkenny is gearing up for a population influx next week as the county prepares to host one of the biggest events on the annual calendar, the National Ploughing Championships.

Tens of thousands converge on Athy for National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships are opening in Athy next week and all traffic will be heading in that direction.

Outstanding response for Midgen at Ploughing Championships

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Midgen, the green energy service company for the Midlands, is delighted with the success of their attendance at the Green Energy Growers’ Association stand in this year’s National Ploughing Championships. The group received an exceptional number of visitors to their stand querying how to become part of Midgen and seeking advice on how to get their own bio energy crops started. This level of interest reflects the need recognised by GEGA for a body to enable crop growers enter the rapidly growing bio energy market.

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