Ploughing Ahead for RNLI Lifeboats

Ploughing Ahead for RNLI Lifeboats


The Fivers will be performing live at Stand 622.

Something for you to watch out for and enjoy if you’re heading to the National Ploughing Championships this year.

From their humble beginnings as informal pub singers at O’Loghlin’s Whiskey Bar , Ballyvaughan, Padraig Cleary, Peter FitzGerald and John Hogan (aka The Irish Fivers) are about to take on their biggest RNLI Lifeboats fundraising challenge to date in performing over 3 days at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships.

“The Fivers” bring their “World Tour of Clare & Other Interesting Places 2018” to Screggan and the RNLI Lifeboats stand No. 622, hoping to reach their €20,000 fund raising target by the end of the show.

“With great support around Clare, in Cork City and Port Talbot, South Wales, we’ve raised just over €15,000 since launching our “Singsong Favourites” cd last Halloween at the behest of Clare Lifeboats fundraising supremo, Joe Quelly”.

“We’re delighted and honoured to be invited by RNLI to perform at their strand, helping them raise much needed funds and drawing attention to their great work of saving lives at sea,” says Padraig Cleary.

The National Ploughing Championships will be held from September  18th to 20th at Screggan near Tullamore in Co Offaly.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.