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Kilrea, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Farming & Flax Improvement Society Ploughing Match, February 1846

Extracted from the Londonderry Sentinel February 28, 1846
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia

The second annual ploughing match of this society was held on Friday, the 13th instant, in a field of Mr. Hunter’s at Lislea. The judges, Messrs. Purves, Moies and McElree, rewarded the prizes as follows: -

1st Alexander Clarke, Esq., Upperland

2nd Mr. Robert Smith, Kilrea

3rd Mr. Bernard Rogers, Lisnagrob

4th Mr. Samuel Gilmour, Erganagh

5th Mr. James Henderson, Crossland

6th Mr. William Paul, Moneysally

7th Mr. Patrick McKendry, Gortan

8th Mr. Richard McCotter, Moneygran

9th Mr. Hunter, Lislea

At half-past five o’clock the judges and a number of the members were entertained at dinner, by the president, at the Mercers’ Hotel, Kilrea.