Carving a straight furrow
PEOPLE put on their wellies and endured the mud last Saturday when Roundwood Ploughing Society held their annual ploughing match on Lea Ground kindly provided by John Byrne, Knockatemple.
The NPA added a special Class for Macra na Feirme members this September, any Macra member that wished to represent Wicklow in the All Ireland had to plough and win the Macra Class at the Roundwood Match to qualify.
However, any Macra member who had previously ploughed in an AllIreland was not eligible to plough in this class, in order to encourage new interest.
The Annual County Ploughing Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday March 5, in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow.
' This has become a very popular social event and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support,' said a spokesman.
Michael Shanahan and Liam Hamilton in action.
A traditional touch from Les Hambidge from the Glen of Imall.
The judges examine the furrows.
John Shortt in his John Deere.
Richard Finn with his Massey Ferguson 35.
Leo, Gavin and Stephen Kavanagh and Des Fanning.
Robert Power and John Byrne with the prizes that were won in the match 100 years ago.