Facts & Figures


Below are some of the Facts & Figures from the event.

– Visitors to the Championships spent just under €36.5 million during the three days of the event. This spending resulted in a tax take of over €6.6 million for the National Exchequer.

– 80% of attendees at the event were not local.

– Gender profile is 37% female, 63% male.

– Machinery is the main attraction in the Trade Exhibition.

– Personal shopping accounted for over €7 million.

– Trade purchases were in excess of €9.6 million.

– Food expenditure accounted for €9.5 million.

The breakdown of the socio-economic groupings attending are as follows:

  • ABC1: 31%
  • C2DE: 34%
  • Farmer: 35%

The breakdown frequency of attendance at the Championships is as follows:

  • Annually: 58%
  • First time: 18%
  • Every few years: 13%
  • Every second year: 8%
  • Other: 3%

Age Profile:

  • 16-19 yrs: 6%
  • 20-30 yrs: 21%
  • 31-40 yrs: 22%
  • 41-50 yrs: 24%
  • 51-60 yrs: 17%
  • 60+ yrs: 10%

Facts

  • 1700 Exhibitors
  • 291,500 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.