Large crowds are expected to attend the 21st annual County Roscommon Ploughing Championships which will take place this Saturday, April 23rd, in Lecarrow, starting at 12 noon. The venue is on lands owned by James and Eleanor Coffey.
The event will be officially opened by local man Michael Brennan of Carnamaddy who will be supported by members of the National Ploughing Association on the day.
On the day there will be a number of events, with something for everyone. Events will include ploughing with horses, vintage ploughing and farmerette.
Sheepdog trials will be held under the watchful eye of the legendary Con McGarry, a former winner of One Man and his Dog.
The event in Lecarrow will also include a variety of rural craft demonstrations by a wood-turner, a blacksmith and a willow craft exhibitor.
To commemorate the 1916 Rising there will be a demonstration of ploughing from that era by the local Historical Society.
The Roscommon Hunt will also be part of the day and there will be bragging rights on the line in the Tug O’War between teams representing the two local pubs, Coffey’s and Kelly’s.
Comhaltas will provide traditional music throughout the day and there will be plenty of activities for children, which will be free of charge.