Over 91,000 spectators attended Day 1 of the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska.
It was like old times as thousands thronged to the hugely popular festival.
From politicians to sports stars, TV personalities to business leaders, the event attracts a real cross section of Irish society.
And while it has at its very core a strong farming theme, with the actual ploughing events taking place in a quiet corner of the site, there is so much on offer in terms of entertainment.
Children’s play activities, fashion shows, cookery demonstrations and a range of agri-related activities all on the agenda across the three days.
We were out and about the site with photographer Paul Dargan where we met a range of local people delight to be back.
You can check out the images below.
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