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Clogher Union Farming Society Ploughing Match, February 1870

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Clogher Union Farming Society Ploughing Match, February 1870
Extracted from the Tyrone Constitution February 11 1870

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia



The annual ploughing match of the above society was held on Tuesday, the 1st inst., on the lands of JAMES RAMSAY, Donaghmeen, Clogher. The day was highly unfavourable, as it rained without intermission, during the whole proceedings. There were nineteen ploughs on the ground; the turn out exceeded that of former years, for which the society is so much celebrated. The following is the award of the judges: -




1st prize – MR. JOHN CURRY, Halftown, Ballygawley; plough held by son JAMES CURRY.

2nd prize – MR. JOHN BRYAN, Lungs, Clogher; plough held by son WILLIAM BRYAN.

3rd prize – MR. ADAM RICHEY, Froughmore, Clogher; plough held by son, WILLIAM RICHEY.

4th prize – MR. JOHN SMITH, Cavanakirk, Clogher; plough held by servant, FRANCIS OWENS.

5th prize – MRS. R. W. MAXWELL, Killyfaddy, Augher; plough held by man, ANDREW CRAWFORD.

6th prize – MR. JOHN BUCHANAN, Annahilla, Ballygawley; plough held by self.

7th prize – MR. JAMES RAMSAY, Donaghmeen, Clogher, plough held by son, JAMES RAMSEY, JUN.




1st prize –MISS ELLEN MITCHELL, Cam, Ballygawley; plough held by servant, MARTIN BYERS

Turn Out, including horses, harness &c. (previous winners debarred from competing). Premiums given by the President, SIR J. M. STEWART, BART., - 1st prize, MR. JOHN WOODS, Donaghmeen, Clogher; 2nd prize – MR. MUNGO SLOAN, Girlaw, Clogher.

It is right to state that so close was the competition between the 1st and 2nd prizes awarded in 1st class, the judges had to decide same by lot. The Judges were – MR. GEORGE SCOTT, Broomhill, Glasslough; MR. ALEXANDER ROBINSON, Colebrook, Brookeborough; and MR. JAMES LITTLE, Cleffeny [Divinagh], Fivemiletown.

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