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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# the ploughing

Last year
'It's hard to imagine the future': The Ploughing, the climate crisis, and the writing on the wall
A report by
Lauren Boland
Climate and sustainability took on a new focus at the Ploughing this year, but there’s still a long way to go.
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Wet morning greets Ploughing fans but it will brighten later to sunny spells
It is day three of The National Ploughing Championships.
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Taking the wheel: Budding farmers try out tractor simulator at Ploughing Champs
President Michael D Higgins said it was “wonderful to be back” in Laois for the Ploughing.
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Travelling to the Ploughing? Here's what you need to know
Special shuttle buses will be operating between the event and three train stations.
All time
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Trade exhibition at National Ploughing Championships cancelled due to pandemic fears
The exhibition was due to take place from 15 to 18 September in Ratheniska, Co Laois.
Do I need a brolly? How many Áras hopefuls will I meet? ... Everything you need to know about the Ploughing
(Quick version: Yes, you will need a brolly – possibly a big one).
# ploughing 16
Ireland's top chainsaw craftsman gave us a masterclass in carving
He started us off with a “tiny fairy chair”.
# lookalike
How Marty Morrissey and his cardboard cut-out own the Ploughing
What does the real Marty make of it all?
# where is the motorway?
Heading home from the Ploughing? Expect heavy delays
Settle in, turn on the radio… You’ll be in traffic for a while.