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28 Sept 2022

Highest ever one day attendance at the National Ploughing Championships in Laois

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National Ploughing Championships incorporated the World Ploughing Championships in 2022. Pic Alf Harvey

The organisers of the National Ploughing Championships say the attendance at on the second day of the event in Laois is the highest ever recorded at the event. 

In total 115, 500 people visited the site in Ratheniska which is the largest attendance at the event in a single day. Visitors were enjoyed good weather on the second day which is traditionally the busiest.

With 91,500 people attending on the first day, the event now looks on track to hit 300,000 over the three days. 

Upwards of 300,000 are expected by the National Ploughing Association the event which this year includes the World Ploughing Championships to attend across the three days.

The 2022 ploughing is the first to be held since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was last held near Tullamore.

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