11:00 - 16:00, Sat 18 Feb 2017
Watch the magnificent heavy horses, complete with traditional harness and ploughs, as ploughmen from across the country compete.
Try your hand at straw rope making, horse shoe throwing and chat to skilled craftsmen. Warm yourself with a taste of home made broth or taste some traditional home baking. We have lots of country skills & activities planned in the rural area so wrap up warm and join us.
- Farrier & blacksmith work
- Open hearth baking
- Traditional threshing
- Horse grooming & donkey work
- Loy digging
This is a short montage showing some of the activities on offer during the 2012 Horse Ploughing and Country Skills Day. The event is run in February each year so why not sit back and enjoy this selection. The music is played by Cathal Hayden and Séamie O'Dowd and was recorded at the museum's Christmas concert in 2012. This recording is held within the museum's sound archive.