The National Ploughing Championships 2023

19th to 21st September, Ratheniska, Co Laois

Nine weeks to go to the 2023 National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois from September 19th to 21st, trade bookings are at capacity due to exceptional & unparalleled demand for this time of year and a waiting list is in place.

NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh said, “The extraordinary number of confirmed exhibitors highlights how the Ploughing makes “good commercial sense” for the companies exhibiting. Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition is an ideal opportunity to showcase the very best of products and services to an expected 300,000 visitors.

There will be exhibitors from every part of the country, a large number from Northern Ireland and record international interest with exhibitors coming from an array of countries such as Italy, Slovakia, Australia, France, Scotland, Spain, Estonia, Wales, Belgium, Netherlands and England.”

Millions of euros worth of agricultural and plant machinery displaying the latest cutting-edge technologies. The leading manufacturers and agents will be present with specialist sales advisors and technical experts available for free consultations. In addition, the prestigious ‘Machine of the Year’ competition will feature again.

Visitors can take the opportunity to admire the marvellous quality livestock on display and learn about livestock management, genetics, nutrition and healthcare.

The ‘Ploughing’ is a haven for foodies, as all sectors of the food chain are represented from producer to retailer, artisan foods, craft beers, celebrity chefs, cookery competitions and much more.

All of the most popular attractions are set to return this year such as the Innovation Arena, Fashion Shows, Sheep Shearing, Hunt Chase, Food Festival, Craft Demonstrations, Most Appropriately Dressed Competitions, Pony Games, Entertainment & Dancing, Local Enterprise Village, Vintage Exhibitions, Motor Show, Threshing, Loy Digging, with well-known faces everywhere and of course a true Ploughing Masterclass will be on display in 24 classes throughout the 3 days.

For more information please see or alternatively ring 059 8625125

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