NPA CANCEL TRADE EXHIBITION 2020 BUT HOPE TO RUN 89TH NATIONAL PLOUGHING COMPETITIONS BEHIND CLOSED GATES DUE TO COVID-19 - The NPA have cancelled the National Ploughing Trade Exhibition due to take place in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow from September 15th to 17th but still hope that there will be an opportunity to run the ploughing competitions behind closed gates due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh said that “the… .... Read More
2020 NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO RETURN TO BALLINTRANE, FENAGH, CO CARLOW FOLLOWING THE MOST SUCESSFUL YEAR TO DATE - The NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh announced at the recent ‘Ploughing Prizewinners Awards Banquet’ that the 89th National Ploughing Championships will return again to the superb site in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow following such as successful event this year.   The site was confirmed as the ideal location for the 2020Championships at the prize-giving… .... Read More
SUN SETS ON THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS OF ALL TIME - As the final flow of traffic departs from the car parks this evening, the total attendance figure for the 88th Championships came to a record breaking 297,000 visitors over the 3 days, with exhibitors and visitors alike thoroughly enjoying themselves making this the  most successful National Ploughing Championships to date. Speaking at the close of… .... Read More
RECORD NUMBER OF 216,OOO VISITORS ATTENDED THE FIRST 2 DAYS OF #PLOUGHING19 - The sun shone bright in a clear blue sky today as 113,500 visitors relished in an electric atmosphere, quite like no other in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow.  This brings the total attendance so far this week to an all-time record high of 216,000 over the first two days.  Speaking this evening, NPA Managing Director Anna… .... Read More
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The 2019 NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS ROARS INTO ACTION ON DAY 1 OF THE EVENT’S 88TH YEAR - Spirits were high as visitors poured onto the site from early morning and the day didn’t disappoint the 102,500 attendees as clear blue skies shone throughout the day, shoppers and agricultural enthusiasts joined celebrities and politicians on over 30km of metal roadway to experience a great day out.  From farming to fashion, artisan foods to… .... Read More
GREAT EXCITEMENT AS COUNTDOWN IS NOW WELL UNDERWAY TO ‘PLOUGHING 19’ - With less than two weeks to go to the staging of Europe's largest outdoor events, preparations in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow are seriously taking shape as this green field transforms into the bustling city that will be #Ploughing19. Today, the national media were treated to an exciting preview of what to expect at this year's… .... Read More
IRISH PLOUGHING TEAM ARE SILVER WINNING CHAMPIONS - Congratulations and well wishes are pouring in from all corners of Ireland with the announcement of the results over the weekend from the World Ploughing Contest in Baudette, Minnesota, USA.  Ireland's representatives on the world stage, Mr Eamonn Tracey and Mr John Whelan both won silver place for Ireland at the World Ploughing Contest.  Carlow… .... Read More
THE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL PLOUGHING & FBD: KEEPING YOU SAFE PROJECT SET TO RETURN FOR THIS YEAR’S CHAMPIONSHIPS - The Ploughing and FBD: Keeping You Safe child safety wristband initiative will be an important feature again at this year’s National Ploughing Championships following its tremendous success in previous years.  Over 40,000 white wristbands will be handed-out at all of the event entrances, which will allow for a contact phone number to be written on… .... Read More
ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO SPONSOR BEST DRESSED ‘COUNTRY STYLE’ LADIES COMPETITION AT THIS YEAR’S PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Following the success of last year’s partnership Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will again sponsor this year’s Best Dressed ‘Country Style’ ladies competition. The exclusive prize worth €7,000 includes a pair of return flights from Dublin to Abu Dhabi, a four-night stay in luxury 5-Star accommodation and two complimentary passes… .... Read More
A SNAPSHOT OF IRELAND’S SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY AT PLOUGHING’S LOCAL ENTERPRISE VILLAGE - The Local Enterprise Village at this year’s National Ploughing Championships will provide a snapshot of the cream of the crop of Ireland’s small businesses according to Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, who launched the Local Enterprise Office initiative today in Dublin. The Local Enterprise Village will feature over 30 small businesses,… .... Read More
#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
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


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