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Colm Fingleton is a tillage farmer based in Ratheniska near Stradbally. He is well known in farming circles and a regular contributor to farming media. Colm was one of the host farmers for the National Ploughing Championships when they were held in Ratheniska from 2013 to 2015. He has a keen interest in all things motoring from classics to performance, motor events, car clubs and racing.

Colm Fingleton: The harvest situation is becoming more acute

Harvest 2017 will go down in memory as one of very mixed fortune. While yields initially were good for many crops, it was, and still...

Colm Fingleton: It has been a good start to the harvest

Harvest 2017 is well underway at this stage with harvesting kicking off in the middle of July. Weather has been fairly broken but there...

Colm Fingleton: Joshua Tree is 30 years old but U2 still do a really...

Last weekend I was over in Chicago and while I was there I went to see U2 play one of their two shows in...

Colm Fingleton: On the final countdown with winter crops looking good

We're now heading into June with the growing season moving along quickly and good weather at the moment. As regards crops the gate is pretty...

Colm Fingleton: A good weekend for Laois motoring enthusiasts

Motoring enthusiasts were well represented in Laois over the weekend with the launch of The Ace Signs Heartlands Rally and the annual Ballyroan Vintage...

Colm Fingleton: Lots to look forward to at Cereals 2017

Cereals 2017 - and I don't mean the breakfast kind - takes place on June 14-15 at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, UK. Cereals is a specialist...

Colm Fingleton: More research needed if we’re to be serious about producing distilling barley

I attended the most recent Teagasc Spring Seminar, on the farm of David Walsh-Kemis, outside Stradbally in Laois. Shay Phelan from Teagasc was on hand...

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