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The National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships are somewhat of a staple in the Irish calendar. The event has been around for 93 years and attracts an massive annual attendance. The 2024 Championships will take place on September 17th and 19th in Ratheniska, Co Laois.

See and Do

There are over 300 competitors set to take part in the ploughing championship festival. Whilst the event was initially set up to find the best ploughmen and to exhibit machinery and livestock, it has grown into so much more since. You no longer have to be a farming enthusiast to have an incredible experience as there is something for everyone to enjoy. Some areas of interest include a tented trade village, a food fair, a craft village, financial services and a motor show! There is such variety!

So Many Events!

There is also an impressive programme of entertainment events, including fashion shows, sheep dog trails, celebrity guests, cookery demonstrations and outdoor radio broadcasts, just to name a few! You will be spoiled for choice when deciding how to spend your time at this fun-filled, family-friendly event.

Across the whole globe, nothing compares to the experience of the National Ploughing Championships. It is an event that caters for everyone, from school-children to pensioners, and everyone in between! While in the area, why not choose to stay in a B&B where your hosts will have all the inside knowledge on this wonderful event?

Book a Local B&B Book a Laois B&B when attending the National Ploughing Championships