#WATCH: 20 metre long sword attracts attention at #Ploughing17

Justin Kelly

Reporter:

Justin Kelly


THIS 20 foot long meticulously carved sword has been causing quite a stir at the 2017 National Ploughing Championships in Screggan.

Hours upon hours of work have gone into creating the incredible piece and the story that goes with it is also worth a listen. Make sure to check it out for yourselves in you are in Screggan today or tomorrow.

The wellies are well and truly needed today at the massive event in Offaly, as Met Eireann has forecast some heavy downpours

A record breaking number of 112,500 people attended the opening day this Tuesday - an increase of 12,500 on last year’s figure.

The Limerick Leader has a team based in Screggan this week and would love to hear from local competitors, exhibitors or performers taking part in the annual extravaganza over the next three days.

Let us know where you will be and we will try to catch up with you. Message us on Facebook or Twitter or email us at news@limerickleader.ie.

If you are attending this year’s championships, send us a photo via Facebook or Twitter and we’ll include you in our Ploughing Photo Gallery – use the hashtag #LimerickPloughing.

You can keep up to date with all the latest goings on from the Championships on our special dedicated page on www.limerickleader.ie.