The National Ploughing Championships was a great success in 2017, which was held at Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly. This year will see the championships return to Screggan for a third year running. This is great news for the area of Screggan as it will possibly get a boost of around €40 million to the local economy. This year marks the 86th running of the Ploughing Championships and takes place from September 18th to 20th 2018.
The 2017 Championships was a huge success which saw over 280,000 visitors pass through its gates over the 3 days. There were 1,700 exhibitors present last year with the same if not more expected this year to fill the 600 acres acquired for this year’s championships.
The ploughing competitions themselves are extremely interesting to watch. Each participant displays an amazing level of skill with the control and straightness of their furrows. Some of the more vintage displays get huge attendance with the horse drawn plough classes.
The Ploughing Championships is the main event, but there is also a wide range of exhibitions on show ranging from machinery, livestock, trade stalls, classic & vintage motors, craft stalls, art exhibitions, interior design & fashion shows. This wide diversity of exhibits and trade stands makes the National Ploughing Championships the largest outdoor event of its kind in Europe.
Tickets for the festival will be available to purchase online on www.npa.ie/online-admission/ in early August.
With accommodation locally set to soar for the 3 days of the championships you may need to find a cheaper alternative. Hiring a motorhome for the Ploughing is a great way to save on travel & accommodation. We have the newest fleet of motorhomes in the country. With 2-4 berth & 4-6 berth available we can cater for all group sizes. Our spacious and luxurious motorhomes are extremely affordable and can cost you as little as €33 per person per day, based on 6 people sharing. This makes our motorhomes the perfect solution for your travel & accommodation costs.
So, if you are planning a trip to the National Ploughing Championships in September or if you are an exhibitor at the event then have a look at our beautiful motorhomes and book your motorhome online now as demand is high for the National Ploughing Championships