Monday 5 December 2016

INM's food, music, debate and fashion at Ploughing

Jane O'Faherty

Published 19/09/2016 | 02:30

Independent News and Media are hosting a series of events throughout the week at the Ploughing Championships (Stock picture/Frank McGrath)
Independent News and Media are hosting a series of events throughout the week at the Ploughing Championships (Stock picture/Frank McGrath)

Independent News and Media kicks off its programme for the National Ploughing Championships tomorrow, starting a series of events and discussions that run through the week.

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'Farming Independent' journalist Claire McCormack will host a discussion on the changing roles of women in the Irish farming community tomorrow at 11am. She will be joined by tillage farmer Helen Harris, dairy farmer and Offaly GAA star Lorraine Keena, and author Lorna Sixsmith, who will be launching her book 'An Ideal Farm Husband.'

After a pulsating All-Ireland football final, expert GAA analysts Martin Breheny, Colm Keys and Frank Roche will be debating whether Mayo can end the curse in the replay or if the Dubs will do the double at noon.

And make sure not to miss the 'Sunday World' country music special, hosted by Eddie Rowley, with a mix of songs and conversation from leading country stars Lisa McHugh, Mike Denver and Derek Ryan at 1pm.

At 2pm, food writer Indy Power will chat about her new book, 'The Little Green Spoon', with Irish Independent Fashion Editor Bairbre Power.

Country star Lisa McHugh will be back for more songs and chat at 2.30pm.

Later tomorrow, at 3.30pm, consumer affairs expert Sinead Ryan will present a talk on personal finance with Keelin Fitzgerald of Waypoint.ie and Eoin McGee of Prosperous Financial Planning. This event will provide expert advice for the self-employed and those planning their retirement.

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