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A day at the National Ploughing Championships

28 September 2013 Last updated at 12:10 BST

The National Ploughing Championships is described by organisers as one of Europe's largest outdoor exhibitions and agricultural trade shows, attracting around 180,000 visitors.

Activities include plough racing, sheep shearing, and climbing wooden poles.

The BBC's Mike Bushell visited this year's event in County Laois in Ireland.