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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# the ploughing

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
A wet and muddy first day at the Ploughing
Thousands of farmers and families are braving damp and windy weather today for the major showcase of farming and rural life.
Rain warning issued for 11 counties as Ploughing Championships to get underway
The Ploughing will take place at Ratheniska, Co Laois, from tomorrow to Thursday.
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.
Wet morning greets Ploughing fans but it will brighten later to sunny spells
It is day three of The National Ploughing Championships.
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.
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
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).
Ireland's top chainsaw craftsman gave us a masterclass in carving
He started us off with a “tiny fairy chair”.
How Marty Morrissey and his cardboard cut-out own the Ploughing
What does the real Marty make of it all?
Heading home from the Ploughing? Expect heavy delays
Settle in, turn on the radio… You’ll be in traffic for a while.