National Ploughing Championship

Things to do in County Offaly, Ireland - National Ploughing Championship - YourDaysOut
Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Sep 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM - Sep 18, 2018 6:00:00 PM
Sep 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM - Sep 19, 2018 6:00:00 PM
Sep 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM - Sep 20, 2018 6:00:00 PM
Adult - EUR 20.00 Child - EUR 15.00
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The National Ploughing Championships takes place each year in the month of September. The next Championships will be held at Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from Sept 18th - 20th 2018. The first inter- county ploughing contest took place in 1931 as a result of an argument between two lifelong friends, Denis Allen of Gorey, County Wexford and JJ Bergin of Athy, County Kildare. Each argued that their respective counties had the best ploughmen. This resulted in a challenge being called for. Therefore on Monday 16th of February 1931, the first National Ploughing contest took place in Mr W.K. Hosie’s field at Coursetown in Athy. Since then, the National Ploughing Championships has grown in size, year on year. It has expanded from requiring a small field of 26 acres to needing over 700 acres of land today. Within this, the site now requires 220 acres for ploughing, 150 acres for trade stands and exhibition space, 400 acres of car parking and a demonstration area of approximately 25...

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