National Ploughing Championships 2013

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Welcome Everybody,

Once again we have tried to help out first timers and seasoned travellers to game fairs. We created a one stop information guide with everything that we think you might need to survive the weekend. We hope this helps.

Weather Forecast

Here is a link with a weather forecast for the weekend. At time of posting, rain is on the cards for Sunday. If there is we recommend you bring a good set of Wellington boots.

Getting to the Event:

GPS Co-Ordinates for you sat-nav: Latitude (52.57670201) Longitude (-7.29743242)

If you are travelling to the Championships by car, free parking is provided. You will be directed by members of An Garda Síochána, Championship Stewards and signage to the most appropriate car park as you approach to the site. For assistance planning your journey, please refer to the Garda Traffic Plan which will be printed in local media and downloadable from NPA and Garda Websites from early September. Alternatively visit


Disabled parking is located within the event grounds near Cahill’s Cross & adjacent to where the Hunt Chase is located and all such accredited vehicles will be guided to same in the following manner. All such traffic from the purple and yellow routes will be directed to parking at the entrance at Cahill’s Cross.

All such traffic from the Browne and Green routes will be directed to parking adjacent to the entrance to The Hunt Chase, just past GAA centre in Ratheniska village.

All other accredited vehicles from the Blue and Grey routes will be diverted to parking at the top of the Blue car park.

Here is a link to it on Google Maps

Accomadation – Information Provided below about accomadation taken from website

Campsite Details
Liana Childs – Stradbally Hall
0876331024Noel Thompson – Abbeyleix
057 8731390Laois Camping & Caravan Park – Clondouglas Portlaoise


For those seeking registered accommodation during the event, please consult:

Portlaoise Tourist Information Office

James Fintan Lawlor Avenue



Republic of Ireland

T: +353 57 8621178



For those seeking un-registered accommodation during the event, please consult:

Jessica Dowling

T: +87 330 4539


Visitors are advised to book early as demand for accommodation usually exceeds capacity.


On The Day Admission Prices:

  • Adult €20.00
  • Students €15.00
  • Chidlren under 12 go free when accompanied by an adult
  • Senior €15.00

Attractions at the National Ploughing Championships 2013
If you are going to the National Ploughing Championships. Come See us and our fantastic range of Products and Prices. You Can Find Us at stand number is 661 – ROW:F1 – BLOCK 4.

Location at the National Ploughing Championships


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