Title: A History of Ploughing in County Galway

Author: Tom Fahey


In this unique book – the first of its kind in Ireland – Trustee and former chair of the National Ploughing Association (NPA), Tom Fahey expolers the rich heritage of competitive ploughing in County Galway.

In addition to tracing the origins of ploughing right back to prehistoric times, Tom tells the fascinating story behind the evolution of the ploughing match from the early nineteenth century right through to the establishment of the NPA and its subsequent growth to the thriving organisation it is today.

The book features a high detailed year-by-year account of ploughing matches held in Galway since the county first affiliated with the NPA in the early 1930s.

It is a carefully researched, richly illustrated treasury of agricultural and social history, loving curated by a man who has spent much of his life following the men and women who follow the plough.

This is a wonderful book and should be read by anyone with an interest in agricultural history

Anna May McHugh