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Sunday 21 September 2014

Full steam ahead as Ratheniska plays host to the nation's farmers and more

Published 24/09/2013 | 05:00

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Refreshments: Linda Farrell and Brona McGrath setting up Linda's Food Stalls at Ratheniska
NPA vice-president Maurice McEnery and John O'Shaugnessy from Limerick keep working on preparations at the National Ploughing Championships site
Charlene Crinion and Duncan McHale laying some of over 15km of trackway for TPA on the site for this year's championships at Ratheniska

For the next week, Ratheniska will become the best known parish in the country thanks to the National Ploughing Championships.

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Close to 200,000 people from Ireland and beyond will visit the event, most to browse, some to buy and a few to sell. Getting the site ready is a mammoth task.

Alf Harvey's pictures capture some of the pre-ploughing action and effort.

Irish Independent

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