Access & Parking

Parking at the Ploughing is free!

Car Parking (Download the Car Park Map)

Car parks are colour coded according to the route you take to the event. Please see 2016 Traffic Plan(coming soon) for recommended route details. On arrival to the event you will be directed into the closest car park to the trade arena available at that time. There are images of animals and car park numbers on display at the entrances/exits of every car park to assist you in locating your car park when leaving the event. Please take note of the animal and car park number upon entering the car park. If you have an Exhibitor Car Park sticker please display clearly on your window screen.

Wheelchair Parking
There are wheelchair / disability parking spaces allocated in all car parks as close to the event entrances as possible. Please display the official Government issued Disability Car Parking pass in your vehicle upon arrival to the event to be directed to the appropriate car park.

Bus Parking
Bus parking facilities are provided at the event. If you are arriving on a group organised bus please contact the NPA office before had so we can issue you with the official NPC Bus Parking sticker. Details of Bus Parking site will be detailed in the 2016 Traffic Plan.

Entering and parking at the National Ploughing Championships is at your own risk.

Entry to the grounds of this event constitutes acceptance of the Rules of Entry to the venue, which will be on display at every entrance.

All ticket / badge holders agree that:

  • they enter the grounds at their own risk and
  • due to the uneven terrain of this venue they are advised to where suitable footwear as it may at times be difficult to move around freely and easily, and as a result, it may not be suitable for those who suffer from certain medical conditions.
  • the organisers of the event and their representatives, agents and licensees accept no liability for any injury of any nature or any loss of, or damage to property suffered whilst at the Championships.

  • 1700 Exhibitors
  • 291500 Visitors
  • Over 300 Competitors
  • Almost 2 million feet of Trade Space
  • Economic Impact of over €35 million
These figures refer to an economic report carried out in 2011. In 2017 over 100,000 more visitors attended the event