The rain held off for most of the day in Co. Laois for Day Two of the National Ploughing Championships, with just one downpour in the afternoon for the 127,000-strong crowd.
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny was on site early having breakfast with the NPA and was joined by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Ann Phelan and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly.
Simon Coveney’s full-day schedule saw him visiting the main farming organisations, lunching in the Fine Gael tent and launching a series of new products and schemes.
While walking around the Ploughing for the day can be tiring for the majority of us, these two had no problem jumping up and down on trampolines!
Once the downpour came however, hoods and umbrellas were put up as the crowds headed for shelter.