More than 1,000 exhibitors are to take stands at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy in just under three weeks.
It means the event, now in its 80th year, will be Ireland’s largest outdoor trade exhibition, and is the largest of it’s kind in Europe. Exhibitors are travelling from as far afield as America, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. The event will begin on September 20 and run until September 22, and will attract an estimated 100,000 people to the town, generating millions of euro for the local economy. It’s the third successive time the Championships have been held in Athy.