RTE star Joe Duffy a hit with ploughing crowd
HE’S been there every year for the last 17 years.
But RTE broadcaster Joe Duffy says he’s ‘gobsmacked’ by the size of this year’s crowd at the National Ploughing Championships.
Attendance records for this year’s ploughing are due to break all records, with almost 200,000 people expected to have visited over its three-day duration.
“I’ve been going to the ploughing since the Gay Byrne Show – every year for 17 years. I never miss it.
“I think this year is the biggest ever – I’m gobsmacked by the size of the crowd.
“It’s a combination of the weather and the location. It’s the biggest crowd ever, you can sense that by just walking around,” the RTE broadcaster told Independent.ie.
“I love it and there’s a fantastic atmosphere. People are in great form.”
The Liveline host was there today – the final day of the three-day event - for a live broadcast of his ‘Funny Thursday’ edition of ‘Liveline’.