The first country to organise ploughing matches at a National Level, Ireland played a key role in founding the World Ploughing Organisation to which 28 countries are affiliated.
This year the National Ploughing Championships are being held over three days, in , Mallow, Co. Cork, from September 28th to September 30th.
The following are some facts and figures and just a taste of what will be on show during the Championships.
- 200 ACRES OF ALL IRELAND PLOUGHING COMPETITIONS
- AN AGRICULTURAL TRADE EXHIBITION COVERING 60 ACRES
- OVER 30 ACRES OF MACHINERY DEMONSTRATIONS
- 300 ACRES SET ASIDE FOR CAR PARKING
- SHOPPING PAVILIONS
- BUSINESS ARCADE
- VINTAGE DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
- FESTIVAL OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
- SPORTING CHALLENGES
- LEISURE ACTIVITIES
- DISPLAYS - SEMINARS - FORUMS
Spend a day at the Ploughing
Accessing all the faculties of the farming sector side by side in a spacious rural setting where you can....
- Source the product or service to meet your need
- Gather the information
- Look at alternatives
- Compare prices
- See the demonstrations
- Work out the finance
- Make the decision
Meeting Your Needs
Business & Education
- Financial Institutions
- Educational Faculties
- Consumer Affairs
Catering for all interests
Home, Health & Leisure
- Travel & Tourism
- Health & Safety
- Beauty Products
- Leisure & Fitness
|A number of these companies can be found under the one roof in the
Business & Education Arcade
|There will be
- Daily Seminars
Where is the Ploughing this year?
Situated off the N73 between Mitchelstown and Mallow the event will
take place on the farm of Mr. Eddie Farrell in Castletownroche.
300 acres will be utilised on the host farm for Exhibitions/Competitions
and neighbouring farmers will provide land for car parking facilities.
National Approach routes are the N72 and the N73.
Click for links to tranport companies.
Organising Your Accomodation
Many visitors to the ploughing spend a few days so it is necessary
to pre-book accommodation in order to find a place close to the
centre of activity.
To facilitate patrons the NPA have organised the services of an
Ballyhoura Country Holidays
9.00am - 6.00pm
Monday - Friday
Machinery & Livestock
Every year acres of the site are given over to machinery demonstrations.
These include machinery for:
- Farming Technology, Mechanisation & Systems for the 21st Century
- Dairy-Beef-Pigs-Poultry-Sheep-Tillsage-Mixed Farming-Forestry-Organic-Horticulture-Alternative Enterprise
Clicking on this picture to enlarge it.
A colourful village of pedigree & commercial cattle and sheep will be on show.
Products & Services
Co-OpsTransportHandling EquipmentHousingFeedVeterinaryAnimal HealthGrowth
Tel: (00353) 0507 25125 Fax: (00353) 050751272