Horse ploughing and country skills day

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Ploughmen from across Northern Ireland will travel to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Saturday (21st February) for the museum’s annual Horse Ploughing and Country Skills Day.

Visitors can watch the magnificent heavy horses, complete with traditional harness and plough, take part in this special competition.

Visitors will also be able to try their hand at straw rope making, horse shoe throwing and loy digging.

Farm Manager Robert Berry said: “This event has become a fixture in the museum calendar and we welcome ploughmen from across Northern Ireland to take part. Traditional ploughing is a real skill and is all about precision and control. Our visitors, particularly our younger visitors, find it really interesting.

“It’s a great day out for all the family and visitors can warm themselves with a taste of homemade broth or taste some traditional home baking in front of the open hearth fire.”