Ploughing Championships today remembers those who have lost their lives in farm accidents

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Ploughing Championships today  remembers those who have lost their lives in farm accidents
16:05 Tuesday 18th of September 2018

Embrace FARM founder and Laois farmer Brian Rohan led a walk today at The Ploughing Championships  remembering those who have lost their lives in farm accidents, including his own father.

Following his father's death, Mr Rohan  established  Embrace Farm to offer support to families dealing with the aftermath of farm accidents and those families were a large part of the opening ceremony at this year's Ploughing Championships in Tullamore.

The Ploughing marked the culmination of Embrace FARM's ‘Our Drive to Remember’ 32 county tractor drive campaign in memory of lives lost and seriously injured on Irish farms and in raising awareness for farm safety.

Today President Michael D Higgins  has officially open the 87th National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, Co Offaly today.

The three-day outdoor event, the largest of its kind in Europe, celebrates all aspects of rural life in Ireland with over 1,700 exhibitors and trade stands as well as 350 ploughing competitions.

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