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Ploughing News 2018

Small businesses get ‘ploughing-ready’ - In thirteen weeks’ time, the National Ploughing Championships (September 18th – 20th), Europe’s largest outdoor event, returns to Offaly and small businesses from all over the country are getting ‘ploughing-ready’ thanks to the Local Enterprise Offices. Under plans for the ‘Local Enterprise Village’, launched today (June 20th) by the Minister for Trade, Employment and Business .... Read More

Kildare Show - The Kildare County Show will take place on Sunday 17th of June at 11.00am in the GAA grounds in Athy, Co Kildare. This will be an action packed day of fun for all of the family including a Food Fayre, Quality Machinery & Cars, a Dog Show, Bubble Soccer, Sheep Dog Trials, Music & Dancing, .... Read More

Countdown to #Ploughing18 has begun! - Up to 90% of the stand space is booked for this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from Sept 18th – 20th.  This interest in #Ploughing18 is indicative of the success of the event, 15 weeks to go until Europe’s largest outdoor event kicks off preparations are well underway. NPA Managing Director .... Read More

Irish Ploughing Team’s Success in Russia - Welcome Home Reception in Dublin Airport to celebrate the Irish Ploughing Team’s great success at the recent European Ploughing Contest in Suzdal, Russia – Liam O’Driscoll from Bandon, Co Cork who beat off stiff competition to win first place at the European Competition and Dan Donnelly from  Blackwater, Co Wexford who came 1st the stubble .... Read More

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Ploughing News 2017

Ploughing News 2016

Ploughing News 2015

Facts & Figures

Below are some of the Facts & Figures from the event:
 *These figures refer to an economic report carried out in 2011. In 2017 over 100,000 more visitors attended 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%

Video Footage

2017 Championships

Click to watch the playlist of various clips from the live stream

2016 Championships

2014 Championships



We would like to thank all our sponsors!










  • KUBOTA – RTV’s
  • COCA COLA – Soft drinks Franchise
  • BULMERS – Drinks partner
  • DAVID CLEGG –Signage
  • SOUTH COAST SALES (Cork) PHILMAC – Information Points
  • GD GENDIST GROUP – Fire & Safety Equipment


  • 1700 Exhibitors
  • 291,500 Visitors
  • Over 300 Competitors
  • Almost 2 million feet of Trade Space
  • Economic Impact of over €35 million