A Packed Furrow


From left: Aine Lawlor, Marty Morrissey, Joe Duffy and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh

The 86th National Ploughing Championships will take place from  September 19-21 at Screggan, Tullamore.

Do you enjoy ploughing?

Do you like it as much as RTÉ?

Via RTÉ:

Both Tracy Clifford on RTÉ 2FM and The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 will broadcast from ‘Ploughing’ for the first time, on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

Aine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey will return to present The Ploughing Live every evening on RTÉ One from 7.00-7.30pm;

Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1 will feature live reports daily, while RTÉ One’s, Six One News will also include live reports from Ploughing 2017;

RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland and Today with Sean O’Rourke will be live from Screggan on Tuesday morning;

Marty in the Morning on RTÉ lyric fm will get things off to a positive start from 10am – 12noon on Wednesday, with The Connor Mc Keon Band and Neven Maguire among Marty’s guests. Marty will be followed by Countrywide live, presented by Damien O’Reilly

The Sunday Game’s live interactive panel event is back by popular demand at 4.45pm on Wednesday;

RTÉ lyric fm Quartet will ease people into the day with a live performance from 9.00 – 11.00am on Thursday;

Joe Duffy will ensure laughs-a-plenty with Liveline ‘Funny Thursday’ from 1.45 – 3pm;

While the Irish language will be well represented with Rónán agus Bláthnaid Beo ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from 4 – 5pm on Thursday.

*kicks telly*

Ploughing Championship 2017 (RTÉ)



Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy is to face off against rugby international Sean O’Brien as the chatshow holds its first ever Plough Off live on Friday night.

Ryan is no stranger to ploughing, of course, having first turned his hand to churning the sod at last year’s National Ploughing Championships.

Christ on a bike.

20 thoughts on “A Packed Furrow

      1. Andrew

        Yes indeed, they should actually increase the licence fee. Then re-hire all those taking voluntary redundancy as ‘consultants’ and use the rest of the money from the sale of taxpayers land to bring all the female presenters wages in line with the male presenters.Upward only of course.
        I wonder will any, or all of the above happen?

    1. Frilly Keane

      The biggest Ag event of its kind in Europe
      and the biggest outdoor event in Ireland this year

      and with Anna May making multiples more per sqm of boggy exhibition space than what Paddy can only whinge about in Dublin 4

      Can’t wait

  1. missred

    That cow looks like it’s been to the taxidermist’s.*

    *The animal, before anyone thinks I mean the women….

  2. Daisy Chainsaw

    It may come as quite a shock to some, but De Ploughin is the largest public event that will be held this year. Well over quarter of a million people will attend over the three days, which puts the music festivals in the ha’penny place.

    I’ve been a few times for work and it’s fantastically well run. You’ll see signage directing you from 50km out and contingency plans for all weather. I’ve honestly never seen a furrow ploughed, but the exhibits and displays are great.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Agree. The event is a great tradition, I’m not cynical about that – but that is some awful lazy promotion for it. Wouldn’t it be better advertised using photos from previous events and a glimpse of some of the shenanigans and treats instead of those parasites?

  3. Rich Uncle Skeleton

    Joe Duffy will ensure laughs-a-plenty with Liveline ‘Funny Thursday’ from 1.45 – 3pm

    Remind anybody else of “Alan’s Funny Stories?”

    1. Frilly Keane

      Tell ya wha’
      They should get Anna May in there to Montrose
      She’d have that place making money hand over fist within a year

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