A classic, to be fair.

The Hail Mary has been voted as Ireland’s favourite prayer.

It received 61% of the votes in a poll carried out at the National Ploughing Championships. O Angel of God was chosen as Ireland’s second favourite.

Visitors to this year’s Ploughing in County Carlow have been asked to vote for their best loved prayer in a campaign that aims to find new ways for people to explore their faith.

Bishop Denis Nulty from the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin told the Irish Independent why they came up with the idea:

“We had this idea because when our theme for the last Ploughing Championship was poetry, we received poems form all over the country”

“The place here is buzzing and we’re not selling anything, we’re simply giving people an opportunity for space in the middle of a busy field to meet God and to spend time reflecting deeper on the deeper things in life.