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From: Alison Causton <>
Subject: [ARMAGH] Armagh Guardian: Ploughing Match near Markethill, Co Armagh - Feb 1845
Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 07:27:03 -0400


Armagh Guardian: FERGUSON, PAUL, PATTERSON, MURPHY, HICKS, SCOTT,
ELLIOTT, SIMPSON, BOBBS, BOYLE, GARLAND, KIDD, MARKLY, HARPUR, GIRVIN,
MARSHALL, TONER - Ploughing Match near Markethill, Co Armagh - Feb 1845
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The following article was transcribed from The Armagh Guardian (25
Feb 1845; microfilm), by permission of The British Library.

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BALLYMOYER, BALLEEK, AND LISSADIAN
PLOUGHING MATCH.
The ploughing match of the above districts took place on
Tuesday last, in a field contiguous to Markethill. The day
was very favourable, and a great number assembled to witness
the contest, which was well competed. There were 30 ploughs
entered, 22 only appeared on the ground--9 in the first class,
and 13 in the second. The ploughing in every instance was
well executed. Nothing was wanting on the part of the
efficient Secretary, Mr. FERGUSON, to afford every accommoda-
tion to the competitors. The prizes were awared as follows:--
Class 1.--Loss Paul; Wm. Patterson; Henry Murphy;
James Hicks; Alexander Scott; Robert Elliott.
Class 2.--Robert Simpson; William Bobbs; James Boyle;
Mr. Garland; Thomas Ferguson; Isaac Kidd; Jas. Markly;
William Harpur.
Judges--Messrs. Girvin, Marshall, and Toner.
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