Attendance record broken on first day of National Ploughing Championships

Attendance record broken on first day of National Ploughing Championships
Pat Somers pat@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

Attendance records were broken on the first day of the National Ploughing Championships with 100,000 people visiting the event at Screggan.

In Ratheniska last year, the first day figure was 77,000.

And big crowds are expected again today.

There are 1,700 exhibition and trade stands this year and hundreds of acres will be ploughed by the 350 entrants for the 20 ploughing competitions taking place.