On Thursday, the 22nd of September, Transition Year students, 6th Year Agricultural Science and Construction students went to the annual National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Although it was a long bus journey, students kept themselves entertained with music and banter along the way. On arrival, students quickly realised the importance of the wellie boots! Students were mesmerized by the colossal size of the event and the variety of stalls and activities. Everyone was eager to explore the range of farm animals, machinery and exhibits available including live sheep shearing displays.

Agricultural Science students were assigned the task of collecting images of various animals and machines used in the farming industry. Numerous breeds of animals and all kinds of machinery were photographed and filed away ready to be used throughout the year for coursework. The event helped students to explore the many aspects of country and farming life. Thanks to the teachers Mr. Barrett, Mr. Graham, Ms. Hayes and Mr. Cassidy for guiding students through the event.


Megan & Olashile

6th Year Students