Some of the highlights for us this year will include the firm favourite National Welly Throwing Championships which we host every year! This year we hope to have a record number attempt the challenge with local charities being the beneficiaries of the event, including Carlow Mental Health Association.  This local charity works to promote positive mental health and support the existing mental health and suicide services in Carlow.

With the support of local sports clubs in the area, Portwest is delighted to be able run this hugely popular activity which is now in its 21st year!

The National Welly Throwing Championships will be located at stand 742 on the west side of the site adjacent to the machinery demo area. We would love to invite as many familiar faces and personalities to this year’s event as possible and would love if you could pass this on to press contacts you have.

 

Embrace FARM – We also have chosen another charity ‘Embrace Farm’ this year to receive proceeds from the sale of our bestselling farmers boilersuit. For each boilersuit we sell at the National Ploughing Championships we will donate €5 to the charity.  Embrace Farm is Irelands only farm accident support network and works to help families, who have lost a loved one or suffered serious injury in a farming accident.

 

Warehouse Clear-out – This year we are also having a huge warehouse clear out event at the Portwest tent. All our current stock will still be available including the Agri essentials such as wellies, Rain gear and coveralls at great prices.  However, we will also have some excellent value on older styles and discontinued items which will be priced to clear, with leather boots from €5 and fleeces from €10 and lots more bargains!

Facts

  • 1700 Exhibitors
  • 297,000 Visitors
  • Over 300 Competitors
  • Almost 2 million feet of Trade Space
  • Economic Impact of over €35 million