On the 21st of September a small group of TY students got the opportunity to attend the Ploughing Championships while the rest of the TY students were at Kippure. We had the chance to take part in the joy and educational festivity of the day.
The Ploughing Championships took place in the location of Tullamore in Co. Offaly. We had to arrive at the school gate in the early hours of the morning to leave on the bus for 7:30. Many of the excited students entertained themselves with music and songs for the duration of the hour and a half long journey. Such high-spirited natures were to last for the fun-filled day.
Upon arrival, we quickly took a group photo before we entered the large crowded area. We split into small groups and began to navigate our way through the muddy ground. Good thing we brought wellies!
Our TY group got to experience the brilliant atmosphere and gained knowledge of farming practices in Ireland. We also got to see farm animals such as cows, pigs and chickens. Many stalls provided information which encouraged students to join countrywide challenges such as GAISCE.
To everyone's delight despite the wet weather, we were thrilled to find that there was, in fact, a fun fair set up in the area with many daunting adrenaline inducing rides. To top it all off there were stalls which sold treats like chocolate covered strawberries and ice cream. Of course some of us didn't mind paying some of these stalls a visit!
All in all the Ploughing Championships was truly a successful event!