On Thursday, Nenagh College Transition Year & Agricultural Science students, accompanied by their teachers Ms. Duffy & Ms. Kearney, joined thousands of visitors at this year’s Ploughing Championships in Carlow. The outing afforded students practical insights to accompany the theoretical aspects of their Agricultural Science studies.
This included the opportunity to see first-hand conventional and vintage ploughing. Among the many exhibits were: Livestock breeds/management/housing, farm equipment and machinery. In parallel with the agricultural aspects, was an emphasis on traditional crafts, sports and representation from many third level institutions and government departments.
It was a pleasant and informative day for all and this year experienced the highest ever attendance at the event (297,000).