National Ploughing Championships
Today marks the beginning of the National Ploughing Championship, which takes place this year in Athy Co. Kildare. This is the biggest farming event of the year and the largest agricultural show in Europe. Over 180,000 people are expected to attend over the coming days, witnessing over 300 competitors take part. The event is not just about ploughing, with over 900 trade stands on site, ranging from agricultural machinery to breeding stations. The Ploughing Championship is a great family day out and well worth a visit. Expect heavy traffic in the area though, as people flock to the event in the afternoon.