Paul Kelly will take on the celebrity challenge at this weekend’s Granard Ploughing.

Paul Kelly to ‘Cut the Grass’ in Granard

Longford Ploughing Championships 2023 is set to take place on Sunday next, March 26, on Sean Donohoe’s farm beside Granard Mart.

Added to the usual ploughing competitions and family fun activities, is a big celebration of outdoor music starting at 12pm noon. Trucking and farming country music star Paul Kelly and his band, will entertain all afternoon. Many local artists are set to join Paul Kelly on stage, including Glor Tire star Brid Shaughnessy, Aisling Rynn, Peter Costello and the John Dungan Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann group.

Paul Kelly is set for a busy day as he and Brid Shaughnessy will also compete in a reality ploughing contest with ‘Farmer Phil’ and Operation Transformation leader Thomas Hynes. ‘Farmer Phil’ will display his new toy, a Kivi Pekka stone picker and a surprise nerve testing challenge.

Everyone can join in the fun, as Thomas Hynes leads a walkabout at the biggest County Ploughing event this spring. We have acres of space with all the ploughing, exhibitions, trade stalls, dog show, family entertainment, music and even jive lessons and a dancing competition.

Join in, get a selfie with your favourite star and enjoy a taste of freedom, fresh Spring air and excellent music in an outdoor setting beside Granard Mart on Sunday afternoon.

Admission is €10 by cash at the gate or you can purchase tickets on Eventbrite. All online tickets automatically enter a draw for dinner for two at The Greville Arms, Mullingar.