1999 National Ploughing Championships

1999 Championships
About the NPA

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 Castletownroche, 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.


An Excercise in Good Management
Meeting Your Needs
Where is the Ploughing this year?
Organising Your Accomodation
Machinery & Livestock

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....

Meeting Your Needs

Business & Education
  • Financial Institutions
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Educational Faculties
  • Legal
  • Insurance
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Communications
  • Electronics
  • Computers
  • Auctioneering
  • Accounting
  • Consultancy
  • Advisory

Catering for all interests

Home, Health & Leisure
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Heritage
  • Arts/Crafts
  • Books
  • Health & Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Fashion
  • Household
  • Furniture
  • Food
  • Confectionery
  • Beauty Products
  • Leisure & Fitness
  • Environment
A number of these companies can be found under the one roof in the
Business & Education Arcade
There will be
  • Daily Seminars
  • Forums
  • Demonstrations
  • Exhibitions

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 here for a table listing the distance from major centres to Castletoenroche

Click here 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 accommodation officer:


Machinery & Livestock

Every year acres of the site are given over to machinery demonstrations.
These include machinery for:

Clicking on this picture to enlarge it.

Livestock Exhibition

A colourful village of pedigree & commercial cattle and sheep will be on show.

Products & Services

Co-OpsTransportHandling EquipmentHousingFeedVeterinaryAnimal HealthGrowth

Breeding Sources


Breeding Sources

BreedersBreed SocietiesSpecialists

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