Ploughing

As a background to how this Show was established, Glenamaddy was historically known for its very well attended annual ploughing events in the 1930's, through the 40's and early 50's, but hadn't held a ploughing event for over 60 years. We got together with an energetic group of local volunteers from Glenamaddy and surrounding parishes in North Galway to change that. We reformed the old Glenamaddy & District ploughing club, under the auspices of the Galway County Ploughing organisation and the National Ploughing Association, and the event is now an official NPA qualifier on the annual calendar. Our ploughing championships, coupled with the largest indoor cattle show in Ireland, which takes place in the largest indoor arena in the West of Ireland, will ensure that the Show attracts the public and becomes a fixture on the farming calendar across the region.
Categories 
Tractor Ploughing Class 
Horse Ploughing Class 
Donkey Ploughing Class
Vintage Ploughing Class
Loy Ploughing Class

A loy is an early Irish spade with a long heavy handle made of ash, a narrow steel plate on the face and a single footrest. The word loy comes from the Irish word láí, which means spade. It was used for manual ploughing prior to and during the Irish Potato Famine.
Ploughing Entries can be taken on the day. 
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