The National Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural tradeshow. 2014 saw the most successful championship ever with over 279,000 visitors to the event with a huge 1,400 exhibitors with their products or services on display to the public. The 84th National Ploughing Championships returns to Ratheniska, Co Laois from September 22nd – 24th 2015, for a 3rd year running given the success of last year’s event. The 2014 championship was the most successful in the history of the championships with a record breaking 279,000 attendees, smashing 2013’s figures by 51,500.
This year the event will host some feature events such as Working Machinery Demonstrations, Stock judging, Livestock showing, Celebrity Chefs cooking artisan foods, Sheep Shearing, Hunt Chase & Pony Games, Husqvarna Timber Challenges, Bandstand Entertainment, Vintage Ploughing, Treshing, Meggars, Horse Ploughing, Sheep Dog Trials, Loy Digging, Fashion Shows, Live Robotic Milking and cooking Demos.
Another part of the National Ploughing Championships is the Machinery Exhibits. Some of the most high tech farming equipment is on show at the event including Grain Harvesting Equipment, Tractors, Feed Implements, Grassland Management, Crop Care, Soil Equipment, Slurry Equipment, Plant Protection, Sowing, Forage, Irrigation, Fertilizing, Drainage and plant. There is sure to be something for every farm machinery enthusiast.
In the tented trade village there will be a host of exhibits on show including Education & Business, Food & Beverages, Retail, Health & Wellness, Agri Pavilion, Tourism, House & Home, Lifestyle and a Craft Village.
There is also specialist exhibition categories including Bio Energy Village, Forestry Village, Equine, Financial Services, Auto Arena, Rural Organisations, Building, Media & Communications, House, Home & Garden, Engineering, Farm Management Systems, Education & Training, Fuel & Beverage to name but a few. There is such a large selection of different categories of exhibits, you can be almost certain that there is something of interest to everyone attending the event, young and old.
Travelling to the National Ploughing Championships
Getting to the ploughing championships can be a pleasant journey, bringing the family or a group of friends with a campervan from Celtic Campervans is the ideal way to get to Co Laois. Simply book online with our booking form on the top left of your screen or contact us on +353 (0)87 2794927 or email email@example.com and we will be only too happy to book you in for a campervan hire in September so make sure you book early so as not to be disappointed.