The town of Fenagh was a hive of activity over three days in September as it welcomed some 297,000 visitors to the 88th National Ploughing Championships – and Music Generation Carlow was at the heart of the action.
Carlow County brass band Boombrasstic drew crowds with energetic performances of pop classics, in addition to playing the Presidential Salute on the arrival of Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins.
On the closing day of Ploughing 19, trad ensembles Reelig and ReelÓg were invited to perform in the Carlow County Council tent, as well as for Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., in the Government Village.
Watch: Music Generation Carlow junior trad ensemble ReelÓg performs at the Carlow County Council tent
Watch: Senior trad ensemble Reelig welcome Minister Joe McHugh T.D. to the Skills, Education and Training stage at the Government Village
ReelÓg were event featured as part of the Irish Government's video round-up of the Championships on 19 September:
Thank you to the countless visitors that called by our 150+ exhibitors in the #GovVillage at the National Ploughing Championships 2019. Check out what we got up to on our last day...#Ploughing19 #BaileanRialtais #GovPloughing19 pic.twitter.com/lxDqhv7OgV— MerrionStreet.ie (@merrionstreet) September 19, 2019