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#National Ploughing Championships

# national-ploughing-championships - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Ireland's favourite prayer chosen at Ploughing Championships

The winning prayer received 61% of the vote.

# national-ploughing-championships - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Gardaí investigating after man entered hotel room of schoolgirls on trip for National Ploughing Championships

Around 60 teenage girls from a Tipperary school were at the hotel.

# national-ploughing-championships - Friday 21 September, 2018

Whey, once a waste product, is now a massive industry - so what's next?

Researchers are DIT think they might have a clue.

# national-ploughing-championships - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'Of course it's a setback but if it's not safe, it's not safe': 100,000 turned away as Ali knocks out Ploughing

The National Ploughing Championships is set to reopen today.

# national-ploughing-championships - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

67,000 ESB customers still without power as Storm Ali causes havoc

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

Extra day of National Ploughing Championships to take place following cancellation of today's events

It follows a decision this morning to call off today’s events due to damage at the site.

'Like an earthquake hit': Heavy traffic out of Screggan as Ploughing cancelled due to weather

Tents, portable toilets and signage have been blown over and the event is off for the day.

From The Daily Edge Ryan Tubridy brought his biggest fan to tears at the National Ploughing Championships Ploughing 18

Ryan Tubridy brought his biggest fan to tears at the National Ploughing Championships

Caoimhe from Galway said she was waiting for Ryan for her whole life.

# national-ploughing-championships - Monday 17 September, 2018

Here's a chance to win a new Toyota C-HR Hybrid Sport worth €30k

If you’re down at the Ploughing Championships, DoneDeal.ie will be raffling the car at its stand.

# national-ploughing-championships - Monday 25 September, 2017

Volkswagen has released Irish prices and spec for its new T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc made its Irish debut at the National Ploughing Championships.

# national-ploughing-championships - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Scoring all over the field: Irish ploughing experts share their tricks of the trade

350 competitors made the trek to Offaly this week. Why do they return each year?

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing Starter's Orders This post contains videos

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing

‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.

# national-ploughing-championships - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'You could grow rice in the field': Scramble to clean up Ploughing site after yesterday's flooding

New carparks have been set up for the final day of the Ploughing.

# national-ploughing-championships - Monday 19 September, 2016

SEAT is showing its first ever SUV at the Ploughing Championships

The Ateca will be on display from 20–22 September.

80% of young farmers say they should have the right to bear arms

A new survey also shows half have been the victims of “rural crime”.

# national-ploughing-championships - Sunday 18 September, 2016

National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'

After four decades at the helm of Europe’s largest outdoor festival, Anna May McHugh shows no signs of slowing down.

# national-ploughing-championships - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Heading home from the Ploughing? Expect heavy delays

Settle in, turn on the radio… You’ll be in traffic for a while.

# national-ploughing-championships - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge 12 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships Keep Calm And Plough On

12 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again.

# national-ploughing-championships - Sunday 12 October, 2014

The National Ploughing Championships are heading back to Laois next year

Next year’s festival will take place from 22-24 September 2015.

# national-ploughing-championships - Saturday 4 October, 2014

# national-ploughing-championships - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Are you a start-up food producer? There's 150 reasons to celebrate Yum

Are you a start-up food producer? There's 150 reasons to celebrate

Finally some good news for Enda Kenny today…

# national-ploughing-championships - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge RTÉ meteorologist Nuala Carey had quite an audience at the Ploughing yesterday... Plough On

# national-ploughing-championships - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Dried locusts and breakfast rolls top the menu as Ploughing 2014 kicks off...

Guess which option TheJournal.ie went for?

Over 45% of farmers' family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

# national-ploughing-championships - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Ploughing championships to return to Laois in 2014 after smashing records

Over 228,000 people flocked to the National Ploughing Championships, more than any other single year.

PICS: Enda Kenny did some ploughing in Laois today

Three steps to getting your plough on with Taoiseach Enda Kenny…

# national-ploughing-championships - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Day two of ploughing championships breaks records

The National Ploughing Association estimated 190,000 visitors over three days. After two, 171,000 have shown up.

# national-ploughing-championships - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships Plough On This post contains images

In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships got underway today, here are the pictures from day one.

From The Daily Edge 10 signs you grew up near a farm Slurry Smell

10 signs you grew up near a farm

Where’s that bull?

# national-ploughing-championships - Monday 23 September, 2013

Going to the ploughing? Don't bring a sat-nav say gardaí

With 200,000 people set to descend on Stradbally, gardaí are asking motorists to trust the signage, not the sat-nav.

# national-ploughing-championships - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Enda at the ploughing before championships draw to a close In Pictures This post contains images

Enda at the ploughing before championships draw to a close

Photos of the Taoiseach on this walkabout, meeting and greeting the patrons and participants in New Ross.

# national-ploughing-championships - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Over 50,000 brave the mud and rain for National Ploughing Championships In Pictures This post contains images

Over 50,000 brave the mud and rain for National Ploughing Championships

The event held at New Ross in Wexford was also attended by President Michael D Higgins.

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships

After spending the last three years in Kildare, the 81st National Ploughing Championships has moved to the (hopefully) sunny South-East.

# national-ploughing-championships - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: Is this the end for Norris and Dana’s Presidential campaigns? Is it also the end for Tipperary’s ‘Mini-Vegas’? Plus a little penguin who lost his fur…

# national-ploughing-championships - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge In pictures: Day 1 of the National Ploughing Championships Ploughing This post contains images

In pictures: Day 1 of the National Ploughing Championships

We have some of the best snaps from the first day of the 80th annual National Ploughing Championships.

Ploughing Championships: What you need to know Ploughing This post contains videos

Ploughing Championships: What you need to know

Pole-climbing, Axe Factor, Chinese scouts … and some ploughing – it’s your survival guide to agricultural Ireland’s highlight of the year.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: FF prepares for crunch meeting on Áras, is Greece going to withdraw from the Euro?, and Europe’s women reveal their biggest turn-off…

# national-ploughing-championships - Wednesday 22 September, 2010

First day of Ploughing Championships: In photos Ploughing This post contains images

First day of Ploughing Championships: In photos

The best pictures of the 2010 National and European Ploughing Championships opening day.

# national-ploughing-championships - Tuesday 21 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge An urban dweller’s guide to the National Ploughing Championships Ploughing

An urban dweller’s guide to the National Ploughing Championships

What you should know on day one of the three-day event.