Ploughing Championships Finally Lifts Ban On Dubliners Attending


PRAISE has been heaped upon the Ploughing Championships by equality and human rights groups after the archaic ‘Jackeen ban’ was lifted for the first time in the Ploughing history.

The anti-Dubliner ban, which has been in place since the first iteration of the festival, which was held in a field in Laois in 789BC, was only lifted after years of pressure from outsiders, including the UN and Amnesty International.

While most people have welcomed the admittance of Dubliners into the Championships, not everyone is happy.

“Stupid city heads on them, their eyes nearly exploded from confusion when they caught sight of a tractor, I’d prefer if we kept them out to be honest” shared Clare farmer Sean Kilguff who went on to bemoan the number of non-farming conversations he could overhear.

Much work has been carried out by farm-loving Dubliners to dispel their reputation as urbane and sophisticated city dwellers over the years, and many have credited these outreach campaigns as the reason organisers have finally given in to pressure.

“These are outdated and harmful stereotypes which Dubliners have been unduly subjected to. We like marrying our sisters and eating turf as much as you culchies,” Dublin man Ciaran Tracey said as he became the first Dubliner to legally enter the festival of farming and rural culture.