Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue declared the National Ploughing Championships a "phenomenal event" at Ratheniska on Tuesday.
He noted that it wasn't the first time that it had been held in Laois, where there is a track record of hosting a successful event under the stewardship of the National Ploughing Association.
Siobhan Donohoe spoke with the Minister and got his thoughts on the hugely successful event.
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