Eamonn Tracey

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World Conventional Ploughing champion Eamonn Tracey, Carlow (right) and World Silver Medalist in Reversible John Whelan, Wexford (left) with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh at Screggan Tullamore for the launch of the 2018 National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alf Harvey

With good weather and interest at an all-time high, the National Ploughing Championships looks likely to break records in Co Offaly later in September(...)

Masters in their field: John Whelan and Eamonn Tracey

A county Carlow man has won first place at the World Ploughing Contest in Germany. Eamonn Tracey took the top prize in the conventional class at the(...)

Ploughing: Large Crowds on the last day of the championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It was a record year for numbers attending the National Ploughing Championships. Despite the general mood of gloom in the farming community and incl(...)

Ploughing champion Eamonn Tracey on the last day of the 2015 National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships has morphed into something so huge that it would be easy to forget its origins. Many of the visitors who arrive (...)

Competitors on the third and final day of Ploughing at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois, this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships will be held in Ratheniska, near Stradbally, Co Laois for the third year in a row next year, the National Ploughi(...)

Tom and John Paul Nolan from Nolan Contractors in Tullow, Co Carlow take a break at the third and final day of  the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co. Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A new record is set to be achieved today as the National Ploughing Championships draws to a close with overall attendance expected to top 250,000. Som(...)

 President Michael D Higgins with “Bud and Michael” during the Horse Ploughing Competition at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships was described as “the most beloved rendezvous in Ireland’s rural calendar” when President Michael D Higgins opene(...)

There’s only one question being asked in farming circles this week: “Are you going to the Ploughing?” The annual pilgrimage to the National Ploughing (...)

Models on a 1967 Nuffield tractor at Ratheniska, Co Laois. The 2014 National Ploughing Championships will be held there this month. Photograph: Alf Harvey

The mud has hardly dried on the boots that returned from the Electric Picnic but Stradbally is already bracing itself for a much bigger influx of visi(...)

Anna Marie McHugh, appointed general secretary last year of the World Ploughing Organisation, the first woman to hold this role

All eyes may have been on Kilkenny and Tipperary in Croke Park yesterday but Carlow and Wexford stole a march on them by coming first and third in th(...)

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