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Exhibitor Bookings Are Pouring In For This Year's National Ploughing Championships As Businesses Avail Of The Special Early Bird Rate

There has been an immense trade interest in exhibiting at this year’s National Ploughing Championships, which will take place in Ratheniska, Co Laois on September 20th, 21st & 22nd.   300,000 visitors are expected to attend Europe’s largest outdoor event, it is widely viewed as the gig of the year highlighting all that is great about Irish companies, food, farming and culture.  To guarantee your space and to avail of a special early bird rate book before May 16th.

NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh said, “It is wonderful to see all of the returning exhibitors and to welcome the large volume of new exhibitors, who will be partaking at the first ‘Ploughing’ in three years.  We continue to make a determined effort to improve exhibitor and visitor experience alike, and again this year will be no exception with 30 kilometres of metal roadway, security, lighting, waste removal services, infrastructure and general facilities available on site.”

This year is a particularly exciting one, as Ireland will host the 67th World Ploughing Contest.  World Ploughing Organization General Secretary Anna Marie McHugh said, “it is with great delight that Ireland will welcome ploughing teams and their supporters from 24 countries all over the world where a true masterclass in ploughing will be on display with the most skilled international competitors battling it out throughout the event.” 

To book your trade exhibition space or planning your journey to #Ploughing2022 please call 059 8625125 or email info@npa.ie.

National Ploughing AGM Focus On Plans For Return Of Exhibition & Hosting World Event

Date: Wednesday 27th of April 2022

National Ploughing Association Directors from every county in Ireland attended today’s NPA AGM in Athy, Co Kildare, where a most powerful and productive meeting took place.  A full progress report was presented to the meeting detailing the preparations for the 91stNational Ploughing Championships and 67th World Ploughing Contest taking place in Ratheniska, Co Laois on September 20th, 21st & 22nd.

The focus of the AGM was firmly on plans for the return of the exhibition after a 2-year break due to Covid-19 and the last minute allocation of the 2022 World Contest to Ireland.  The NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh said, “At the moment it is full steam ahead for this year’s event with bookings pouring in as exhibitors are availing of the special early bird rate until mid-May.  It is fantastic to see such a positive reaction from patrons as they are delighted to see the return of the National Ploughing – it’s a very challenging year for the Association with a huge workload ahead – but we are massively excited to be back with the added honour of holding a World Contest.”

To book your trade exhibition space for this year or planning your journey to #Ploughing2022 please call 059 8625125
or email info@npa.ie.  Follow us on www.facebook.com/nationalploughingwww.twitter.com/npa.iewww.instagram.com/nationalploughing

Agri-innovators and businesses invited to enter Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena Competition

  • The Annual Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Competition returns to this year’s National Ploughing Championship in Ratheniska, Co Laois
  • Closing date for applications for the competition, in partnership with the National Ploughing Association, is June 1st

11th April 2022– Enterprise Ireland’s Annual Innovation Arena Awards 2022 have today officially been launched, as the competition physically returns to this year’s National Ploughing Championship event.

The Innovation Arena Competition, which is run in partnership with the National Ploughing Association, is an annual competition that invites businesses and innovators in the agritech sector to enter their pioneering agri-related products and services for consideration. 

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World Ploughing Championships 2022 for Ratheniska. Today 6th April 2022, the executive of the National Ploughing Association announced the World Ploughing for 2022 will be held along with the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois 20 - 22 September. From left: Denis Keohane, John Tracey, John Whelan, Patsy Condron, Anna May McHugh, managing director; Mick Mahon, chairman; Anna Marie McHugh, John Deery, Tom Fahey and PJ Lynam. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Ireland To Host The 67th World Ploughing Contest

Ireland will have the tremendous honour of holding this year’s World Ploughing Contest in Ratheniska, Co Laois on September 21st and 22nd.

World Ploughing Organisation General Secretary Anna Marie McHugh said “I am delighted today to announce that twenty-five countries from all over the globe from Africa to Australia will be participating in this year’s World Ploughing Contest in Ireland.  The very best international ploughing competitors and their teams will be battling it out on Irish soil in September to become supreme World Champions.”

The call came from the World Ploughing Board ‘could another country step up and host the 2022 World Contest’ following the unprecedented cancellation of the event, which had been due to take place this year in Russia.  Over the last couple of weeks many meetings have taken place and the final decision was ratified today by NPA and the World Ploughing Organization – the 67th World Ploughing will take place alongside the Nationals in Ratheniska this September with the National Ploughing Championships starting 20th Sept and Worlds 21st/22nd.

There will be huge excitement in Ireland as the World Ploughing Contest comes to Laois for the first time with crowds of hundreds of thousands in attendance and 1,700 exhibitors expected.
To plan for your National Ploughing Championships experience and journey please see www.npa.ie.  The NPA team can be contacted on 059 8625125 or email info@npa.ie to assist in any way possible.”

World Ploughing Championships 2022 for Ratheniska. Today 6th April 2022, the executive of the National Ploughing Association announced the World Ploughing for 2022 will be held along with the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois 20 - 22 September. From left: Denis Keohane, John Tracey, John Whelan, Mick Mahon, chairman; Anna Marie McHugh, Anna May McHugh, managing director; Patsy Condron, John Deery, Tom Fahey and PJ Lynam. Picture: Alf Harvey.
World Ploughing Championships 2022 for Ratheniska. Today 6th April 2022, the executive of the National Ploughing Association announced the World Ploughing for 2022 will be held along with the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois 20 - 22 September. From left: Denis Keohane, John Tracey, John Whelan, Mick Mahon, chairman; Anna Marie McHugh, Anna May McHugh, managing director; Patsy Condron, John Deery, Tom Fahey and PJ Lynam. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Great excitement as Ploughing Championship's Exhibition Portal opens for first Ploughing in 3 years!

Book Early To Avail Of Early Bird Rates!

The Trade Exhibition portal for exhibitors to book stand space opens today following much anticipation for all details please see www.npa.ie.

The largest outdoor event on the Irish Calendar is set for a fantastic comeback this year after a two-year absence returning to the familiar venue of Ratheniska, County Laois on September 20th21st & 22nd

2019 saw the biggest event to date with an attendance of almost 300,000 and already there is an incredibly positive reaction from exhibitors, patrons and visitors alike for  #Ploughing2022 as companies are anxious to get back trading and people are keen to do business again.

Anna May McHugh NPA Managing Director said, “I’m delighted to be in a position today to announce that the Trade Exhibition Portal for this year’s National Ploughing Championships is now open following a large volume of enquiries and requests from all over the country and significant international interest.

NPA continue to make a determined effort to improve exhibitor and visitor experience alike, and this year will see the biggest area to date allocated to exhibition and demonstrations.  The NPA’s core mission is to create a pleasant, friendly and vibrant place for people, to meet and do business and this is always our priority.”

For information regarding this year’s National Ploughing Championships please see www.npa.ie or call 059 8625125, where our exhibition team will be on hand to assist as you prepare for this year’s event.  Follow the build-up and journey to #Ploughing2022

County Ploughing Match Dates 2021 - 2022

Click below for a list of all upcoming qualifying ploughing matches.

THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS WAS A HUGE SUCCESS

The National Ploughing Championships first established in 1931 celebrated its 90th anniversary in Ratheniska, Co Laois with the focus firmly back on the Association’s ploughing roots.
A true ‘Ploughing’ master class was on display with the finest ploughmen and women from all over the country battling it out on 150 acres in 22 separate classes over the 3 days as old friend’s reunited and new marvellous memories were made.

Friday 17th September 2021