What you can expect from the event and where to find our stand… the countdown is on for this Year’s National Ploughing Championships and we’re excited.
- 1700 Exhibitors
- Approx 300,000 Visitors
- Over 300 Competitors
- Almost 2 million feet of Trade Space
- Economic Impact of over €35 million
These are just a few of the impressive statistics from last year’s National Ploughing Championships, based in Tullamore County Offaly. We are hard at work preparing for this huge agri event, keep reading to find out why.
As well as having the chance to meet face to face with many of the UK & Ireland’s leading agribusinesses to help you make educated decisions about what would work best for you on your farm, the National Ploughing Championships also offers attendees tons of agriculural themed entertainment in the form of displays, demos and competitions etc.
(Click HERE for a full programme of events)
Dates: 18th – 20th September 2018
Venue: Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly
Where to find us
Interested in finding out more about Orby? We’d love to speak to you. Here’s how to find us…
The history of this event
‘ The first inter- county ploughing contest took place in 1931 as a result of an argument between two lifelong friends, Denis Allen of Gorey, County Wexford and JJ Bergin of Athy, County Kildare. Each argued that their respective counties had the best ploughmen. This resulted in a challenge being called for. Therefore on Monday 16th of February 1931, the first National Ploughing contest took place in Mr W.K. Hosie’s field at Coursetown in Athy. Since then, the National Ploughing Championships has grown in size, year on year.It has expanded from requiring a small field of 26 acres to needing over 700 acres of land today.
Within this, the site now requires 180 acres for ploughing, 100 acres for trade stands and exhibition space, 400 acres of car parking and a demonstration area of approximately 25 acres. Since its inception, the National Ploughing Championships has become much more than just an annual inter-county competition; it has become an intrinsic part of Irish rural life.’
… read more about the event HERE
For more information regarding the show, including how to get there, head over to the events dedicated website www.npa.ie
Hope to see you there!