National Ploughing Championships 2021

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 to Monday, September 27th, 2021 (Details provisional)

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Widely referred to as “the Ploughing Match” or simply “the Ploughing” this is rural Ireland’s biggest annual event by far.

Nominally a contest pitting the skills of international ploughmen against each other it is also a massive trade show, with livestock and machinery exhibitions, trade stalls, craft stalls, vintage motors and even fashion shows, home entertainment, interior design and art exhibitions. It’s difficult to convey how large and diverse this occasion is.

The beginning of this news report from the 2013 event will give you a flavour of the event and of its enormous scale.

All Ireland is there, and they are not deterred by rain or hail, coming in their tens of thousands whatever the weather. The event not only attracts the farming community but also a huge cross-section of people including overseas visitors and really does have something for everyone.

The ploughing competitions themselves are fascinating to watch, with an incredible level of skill in evidence as competitors vie to impress the judges with the straightness and perfection of their furrows. The horse-drawn plough classes draw huge crowds to enjoy the now rare site of massive powerful horses working happily and in harmony with their owners.

If you plan to attend, get there early. Its impossible to emphasise enough how big a crowd will attend and the resulting traffic chaos worsens as the day progresses.

Date and details for 2021 subject to confirmation.

National Ploughing Association

National Ploughing Championships 2021 - Celebrating 90th Anniversary of the NPA

With the National Ploughing Association and The Irish county Women’s Association A grand prize of €15,000 for the overall winner! Winner will be announced on 17th of September Aldi will once again, sponsor The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA).  Do you know someone that has perfect...
Posted: June 15, 2021, 6:10 pm
Cancelled Due to Restriction, Uncertainty and Public Health and Safety Concerns. Ploughing Competitions still scheduled for September. The NPA Executive have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Trade Exhibition following months of monitoring the Covid-19 status and taking into account the Governments updated roadmap for the next few months. Given the sheer scale of the Ploughing with...
Posted: May 14, 2021, 1:16 pm

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