Launching the Ploughing championships in Ratheniska
An exciting and vibrant offering at the Culture, Creativity and Innovation Marquee is promised at the 2022 National Ploughing Championships in Laois.
That's according to the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media which will be exhibiting at Block 308-310 within the Government of Ireland Village.
It says highlights will include a National Archives exhibition on the 1921 Treaty, a diverse display of cultural practices, heritage traditions and a colourful array of creative youth projects.
More highlights include:
A full listing of events, workshops and seminars for the Culture, Creativity and Innovation Marquee is available here
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and the Media, Catherine Martin spoke ahead of the Ploughing Championships.
“The Ploughing Championships is a significant national event, which continues to grow in its scale and cultural importance. My Department will showcase a variety of customs and traditions from all over the country, and celebrate some of our wonderful youth projects which are facilitating young people to explore their creative abilities.
"I encourage all visitors to this year’s Ploughing to take the opportunity to visit the Treaty 1921 – Records from the Archives Exhibition and learn more about that pivotal time in our history. I wish the very best of luck to all who are exhibiting, performing, participating in workshops and sharing their knowledge and creative practice as part of my Department’s schedule of events. I wish every success to the Ploughing Championship organisers for what will be a memorable event.”
Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers also looked forward to the event.
"It is wonderful to see the Ploughing Championships return after a two year absence. I am delighted that the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme will be an important part of the Department’s marquee offering this year, which will give Ploughing attendees the opportunity to speak directly with officials about the programme.
"The Sports Capital & Equipment Programme has been hugely beneficial for rural communities, and thousands of projects have been funded in towns and villages across Ireland since its inception. I wish the National Ploughing Championships every success and we look forward to seeing a large attendance for what will be a very enjoyable event for all,” he said.
Officials from the Sports Capital & Equipment Programme will also be in attendance to advise potential applicants and showcase the benefits the programme has brought to rural communities around the country.
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