***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***
CLOGHER UNION FARMING SOCIETY
The annual ploughing match of this flourishing Society, took place in a field in the Deanery grounds, Clogher, on Tuesday last. Owing to the wetness of the day, the attendance was not numerous, nor were the ploughers able to get through the work assigned to them in as good a style as they otherwise would have done.
Notwithstanding the state of the weather, however, we observed on the ground –
The Hon. and Very Rev. Dean Maude and family
Captain and Mrs Baird
Whitney Moutray, Esq.
J. W. Ellison, Esq.
Alexander Story, Esq.
Miller Simpson, Esq.
Mr. John Bryan
Mr. John Smith
Mr. C. Burgoyne
Mr. James Ramsay
Mr. William Bryan
Mr. James Scott
Mr. John Roulston
Mr. Wm. Taylor
Mr. Adam Richey
Mr. A. Steen, &c, &c
The dinner took place in the evening, in the hotel, when the usual loyal and appropriate toasts were given and responded to.
The following is the award of the judges:
1st Prize: Mr. John Stewart, Prillisk; plough held by John Stewart, jun.
2nd: Mr. Joseph Trimble, Screeby; plough held by John Trimble
3 rd: Mr. Jas. Scott, Waring Bank; plough held by Francis McCaffrey
4th: Mrs. Eliza Campbell, plough geld by Thomas Campbell, Nurchassy
5th: Mr. Denis Ferney, Cavan; link plough held by self
6th: Mr. William Barnett, Ballagh; plough held by Robert Maynall
7th:Mr. James Ramsay, Donaghmeen; plough held by James Stewart
8th: Mr John McWilliams, Tatnadaveny, plough held by self
9th: Hon. and Rev. Dean Maude; plough held by James Dickey
10th: John Gillespie, recommended
We understand that it was the intention of the ploughers to turn over a large quantity of the land required by the Honourable and estimable Dean on the above occasion; and as they were prevented doing so by the wetness of the day, they are to assemble tomorrow in such numbers as will plough all the land he requires in a few hours.