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National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships is one of Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show.

The National Ploughing Championships are to return to Ratheniska, Co. Laois in 2024.

The venue will host the National Ploughing Championships in September 2024.

The National Championships is now no longer just for ploughing or machinery enthusiasts, the modern event now features something for just about every member of the community. These include a Tented Trade Village, a Food Fair, Craft Village, Livestock, Forestry, Education, Lifestyle, Motor Show, Financial Services, Bio Energy and Agri Service. Along with this, there are many entertainment and special events taking place. Some of these include: Fashion Shows, Celebrity Guests, Sheep Dog Trials, Loy Digging, All Ireland Lamb Shearing, Most Appropriately Dressed Lady & Gent Competitions, Craft Demonstrations, Meggers, Celebrity Cookery Demonstrations, Outdoor Radio Broadcasts and much more.

With all this happening, the Championships attracts in excess of over 1,700 exhibitors and up to 240,700 visitors.


We have some very limited availability for bedrooms – contact us at  353 (0) 57 8631203 or  email reservations@thekilleshin.com  to book!