Dualla Ploughing Festival 2016

Family fun day

Dualla Ploughing Festival 2016

Dualla Ploughing Festival proved to be a great success over the weekend, with a huge variety of events and entertainment to suit all the family.

The annual celebration of rural life kicked off on Sunday at 10.30am , with all proceeds going to Pieta House and South Tipp Hospice. Entry was by charity donation on the day.

Organisers said it was an “absolutely marvellous” community day for all age groups. “We've had a terrific day for two great causes,” commented a spokesperson.

“Thank you to everybody who came, participated, entered and thanks to all our members too numerous to mention for their time, not just today but all year. It makes us proud to be part of such a great bunch and a great community.”

It was an action packed show with a variety of entertainment including; International carriage driving, threshing, vintage displays, trade stands, a donkey derby, dog shows, an old fashioned gymkhana and much much more.

Among the many attractions were Mr. Will Fogarty, described as “an extremely talented chainsaw sculptor. Will was carving on the day and his piece was auctioned at our monster auction.” The Festival provided a fun filled traditional day out for all the family with activities for the young, old and energetic.