National Ploughing Championships 2018 – News

#PLOUGHIING19 TO BE FUELED BY TOP OIL - Over one hundred Top Oil billboards are located around the country advertising #Ploughing19 in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow from Sept 17th to 19th. At the Top Oil/Ploughing launch Anna May McHugh said “it is a very important partnership with Top Oil as the signs remind patrons that it is time to get ready for ploughing.… .... Read More
Up to 90% of Exhibition Space Has Been Allocated! - UP TO 90% OF EXHIBIITON SPACE HAS ALREADY BEEN ALLOCATED FOR THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS With 14 weeks to go until #Ploughing19 taking place in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow from September 17th to 19th, the countdown is officially well and truly on. There is serious worldwide appeal with exhibitors, international buyers and visitors coming… .... Read More
UNVEILING OF THE 1954 WORLD PLOUGHING CONTEST ‘CAIRN OF PEACE’ MONUMENT - A great crowd attended the 1954 World Ploughing Contest ‘Cairn of Peace’ monument as it was unveiled in the centre of Killarney, Co Kerry at the weekend, for a very joyous and historic occasion. Each year a ‘Cairn of Peace’ is erected in the location where the competition was run and it is was fantastic… .... Read More
Brown Bread Baking Competition – €15,000 prize -  €15,000 prize on offer as National Brown Bread Baking Competition Launches for 2019!  The National Brown Bread Baking Competition 2019 is open for entries.   Aldi will once again this year sponsor The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA). Relaunched five years… .... Read More
Applications open for County Carlow companies to be part of inCarlow Pavilion - Applications open for County Carlow companies to be part of inCarlow Pavilion for the 2019 National Ploughing Championships Over a quarter of million people are expected to descend on County Carlow during 2018 for the National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow on 17th-19th September 2019 and today (2nd April 2019) , Carlow County… .... Read More
Applications Open for the Innovation Arena - Applications Open for the Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships Top prize fund of €15,000 for overall winner of the Innovation Arena 2019 Applications for the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena and Awards at the National Ploughing Championships, in conjunction with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) are now being accepted. Irish agri companies are invited… .... Read More
Team Ireland take on the World and Win again - Congratulations have been pouring in from all over the country for the victorious Irish Ploughing team. At the weekend's European Ploughing Championships, which took place in Ballinaboola, Co Wexford where 13 countries took part the Irish team were triumphant yet again with Martin Kehoe & Dan Donnelly both from Wexford winning gold in the conventional… .... Read More
All eyes will be on Ballinaboola for the European Ploughing Championships - The 36th European Ploughing Championships will take place in Springpark, Ballinaboola, Co Wexford, making it the place to be on March 30th & 31st.  With 33 competitors and over 200 European visitors between competitors, judges, coaches and supporters descending on Ireland there will be a truly international flavour.  With teams starting to arrive from 22nd… .... Read More
Record Crowds at the First Public Organising Meeting for This Year’s National Ploughing Championships - There was a massive crowd at the first packed public meeting to plan ahead for this year’s ‘Ploughing’ in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow from September 17th to 19th.  There was huge enthusiasm and positivity from the floor in anticipation of this year’s event. Current World Ploughing Conventional Champion, Garryhill local Eamonn Tracey opened the meeting… .... Read More
2019 Championships in Co Carlow! - The NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh was delighted to announce yesterday evening at the 'Ploughing Prizewinners Banquet' that the 88th National Ploughing Championships will be held on a superb, centrally located site in Co Carlow from September 17th to 19th. The site was confirmed as the ideal location for the 2019 Championships at the… .... Read More


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