As we are all about the Ploughing this week, we have created a quiz about the National Ploughing Championship
The National Ploughing Championships, https://www.npa.ie/ , is one of the top agricultural shows in the world and is run by a voluntary organisation.
We have compiled a quiz with 22 questions, to test your knowledge. See how many you guess right? Best of luck!
Which county is hosting the championships in 2022?
In which month is the National Ploughing Championships now held?
What year was the first inter-county ploughing content held?
How many counties took part in this event?
Do you know the cost of running the first event was listed in pounds, shillings and pence? These symbols were a convenient abbreviation for the pre-decimal system of currency used in Britain up until 1971. (‘£’ used for pounds / ‘s’ used for shillings / ‘d’ used for pence). If you would like some more information, here is a link: https://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/journal/history/pounds-shillings-and-pence/
Can you guess the cost of running the first event?
In 1931, two lifelong friends Allen and Bergin had a disagreement about which county had the best ploughmen. Can you name one of the counties they are referring to?
Today, how many acres do the championship require for the ploughing competition?
How many acres are needed for visitor parking?
- 400 acres
- 450 acres
- 500 acres
Today on average how many exhibitors are represented at the ploughing?
In which year was the first tractor ploughing class introduced?
Who was made secretary of the NPA in 1955?
- Anna May McHugh
- Anna May O’Donnell
- Any May McCarthy
In 1956 a new marriage incentive was introduced where the winner would receive £100.00. What was the name of the competition?
- Queen of the Tractor
- Queen of the Land
- Queen of the Plough
Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow hosted the ploughing championship in 1965, but the event was postponed by a week, due to
Just one championship, held in the east, was very badly attended and it was a financial loss for the association. Where was the event held?
In 1974, the numbers attending the event were so vast that a major change took place. What was this change?
- food tents and bars were erected
- bread making competition was introduced
- IC was invited to give demonstrations in cookery and crafts
What year did the National Ploughing Championship become a 3-day event?
Today, how much does it cost to run the event?
- About €4 million
- About €5 million
- About €7 million
How many All-Ireland Ploughing Title Classes are there?
What is the average annual attendance at the event?
In 2022, what price is an entry ticket?
Here is the link to purchase your ticket for this year: https://www.npa.ie/
What time do the gates open for the public to enter?
What time do the ploughing competitions begin each day?
Q.1: Laois is hosting the 2022 championship
Q.4: 9 counties took part
Q.5: the cost was £9/3/5 which is 9 pounds 3 shillings and 5 pence
Q. 6: Wexford and Kildare
Q.7: 170 acres
Q.8: 400 acres
Q. 9: 1700 exhibitors
Q. 10: 1942 was the first tractor ploughing class
Q. 11: Anna May McHugh
Q. 12: In 1956 the Queen of the Plough was introduced
Q. 13: Snow
Q. 14: Finglas
Q. 15: 1974 Food tents and bars were erected
Q. 16: 1988
Q. 17: about €5 million
Q. 18: 19 All-Ireland Ploughing Title Classes
Q. 19: 300,000
Q. 20: €25.00
Q. 21: 9am
Q. 22: 10.30am
Have a wonderful time at the Ploughing Championships.
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