Ballycastle and District Horse Ploughing Society will hold their annual ploughing match on Monday, 1st May 2023, after poor wear put off the St. Patricks Day Match this year.
The field is on the Cushendall Road, approximately 1.25 miles from Ballycastle, near the junction with Careymill Road, and off-road parking will also be available in field catering.
Entries will be taken on the day, and all classes are welcome, including single horse class.
This is the only all-horse ploughing match left in Ireland, with its origins as far back as the early 1840s. At that time, the competitions were run by farming societies along with agricultural shows etc. The society in its present form was founded in 1902 and, apart from a break during WW1, has run ploughing matches continuously up to the present day. They aim to keep the old skills alive and pass them on to the next generation.
This makes for an exciting and enjoyable day out for everyone, whether you have any knowledge of farming or not.
For further information, call Gerard Cassley, Chairman 07801015367 or Sean Mc Allister, Sec. 07731567956.