The National Ploughing Championships is an outdoor agricultural show in Ireland incorporating a ploughing contest. Held every September, it draws over 1500 exhibitors and achieves attendances of over 200,000. The first Irish inter-county ploughing contest was held between County Wexford and County Kildare on 16 February 1931 in a 26-acre field at Coursetown in Athy. Since then,the National Ploughing Championships has expanded to over 800 acres with 1,400 exhibitors. It has been extended beyond ploughing, farming or machinery enthusiasts, to now featuring attractions such as a tented trade village, live entertainment, music & dancing, fashion shows, craft village, live cooking demonstrations, celebrity appearances, sheep dog trials, pony games & welly throwing.
This years event takes place this coming week from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st September in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. There will be a huge emphasis on Energy in Agriculture this year, and we at Glas Éireann Solutions are very excited at the prospect.
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