National Ploughing Championships – Ireland’s Farming Festival
One of Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibitions and Agricultural Trade Shows the National Ploughing Championships attracts on average 1,100 exhibitors and 189,000 visitors. This year’s National Ploughing Championships will take place from September 24th to 26th september
Showcasing Irish Food, Farming and Culture this event incorporates all sectors of agriculture and rural living from the latest development in Agri. Machinery to a comprehensive showcase of Livestock Breeds, Animal Husbandry and Management, Motors, Forestry, Bio Energy, Business Management and Regulatory Bodies.
Visit our Tented Trade Village!
A Tented Trade Village expands the exhibitor profile to cater for every element of rural life including Education, Business, Craft Village, Food Fair, Health, Lifestyles, Home & Garden, Sports and Leisure, Tourism, Fashion and this year for the first time the “Ideal Homes Show”. If it’s relevant to farming its relevant to the Ploughing – topical seminars, information forums, product launches, specialists on hand, machinery demonstrations.
At the core of the event is the National Ploughing Championships where over 330 ploughing competitors will compete over the 3 days to win All-Ireland Titles and qualify for World, European and other International competitions.
And if that’s not enough take some time out to enjoy the packed programme of special events at the Ploughing which include live entertainment all day, Fashion Shows co-ordinated by Celia Holmann Lee, Sheep Dog Trials, Loy Digging, Hunt Chase, Sheep Shearing Competitions, Celebrity Chef Cookery Demonstrations, Meggars, Outdoor Radio Broadcasts, Celebrity Visitors including sports stars and TV personalities. Most Appropriately Dressed Competitions, Craft Demonstrations and much more.
To get a feel for the event, see some of photos from last year CLICK HERE
Some highlights from last year were also capture on video and are available CLICK HERE
The exhibitor profile caters for every element of rural life including: Education, Business, Craft, Food, Health, Lifestyles, Home & Garden, Sports and Leisure, Tourism, Fashion.
If it’s relevant to Farming it’s relevant to the Ploughing! Join us for Topical Seminars and Information Forums. There are Product Launch Specialists on hand and lots of Machinery demonstrations!
Results of the 2012 national ploughing competitions
Tuesday 25th September
Wednesday 26th September