Ratheniska near Stadbally Co. Laois is the venue for the 82nd National Ploughing Championships. Darragh Mc Cullough spoke to organiser Anna May Mc Hugh and Simon Crosse who is a manufacturer of sugar beet harvesting equipment
'A Year on our Farm' is the title of a new book written by Ann and Robin Talbot from Ballacolla, Co. Laois. It's an informative diary of a typical year on their farm. You can buy the book online http://www.talbotsofcoolefarm.comor at the National Ploughing Championships
Sinead Egan spoke to Paschal Egan who is the last permanent resident on Omey Island. He and local photographer Kevin Griffin have put together a book which tells Paschals story and the story of this incredible Island. The book is called 'Last Man Standing' and is available on www.kevingriffinphoto.com
One of the main attractions at the Ploughing Championships is the wonderful display of cattle. If you go to the Aberdeen Angus tent , look out for a bull called Rosemeed Karona who is owned by Jennifer and Albert de Cogan from Castlemartyr in Cork.
Ratheniska near Stadbally Co. Laois is the venue for the 82nd National Ploughing Championships. Darragh Mc Cullough met Lely's Thomas Cooney who tells Damien about the robotic miling demonstration at the Chaptionships this week.