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2013 National Ploughing Championships

We are delighted to be part & present at the 2013 National Ploughing Championships due to take place in Ratheniska, Co. Laois from 24th - 26th September. You can find us located at the Enterprise Village!

Why not call into us on the N80 Portlaoise Road for Steak & Chips with all the trimmings for only €15 per person on your way to the ploughing or for your return trip back! For more dining specials, please see our Talbot Carlow dining offers.Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships is one of Europe's largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade shows attracting on average 1,100 exhibitors and 189,000 visitors.

Showcasing Irish food, farming and culture this event incorporates all sectors of agriculture and rural living from the latest developments in agri. machinery to a comprehensive showcase of livestock breeds, animal husbandry and management, motors, forestry, bio-energy, business management and regulatory bodies.

A tented trade village expands the profile to cater for every element of rural life including education, business, craft village, food fair, health & lifestyles, home & garden, sports & leisure, tourism and fashion.

At the core of the event is the National Ploughing Championships where over 330 ploughing competitors will compete over 3 days to win All-Ireland titles and qualify for World, European and other International competitions.

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