Day 2 of the National Ploughing Championships has been cancelled. A decision to cancel the event has been taken by the NPA in the last few minutes.
The opening had initially been delayed to 11am and then to 12pm due to strong winds from Storm Ali. Offaly was under a Met Eireann Status Orange Weather Warning
Thousands of visitors had made their way to the site but they have now been told the event will not be taking place.
More as we get it.
Update #Ploughing18 : Today's event has been cancelled by event organisers due to health & safety concerns, following consultation between Gardaí, Met Eireann & local authority.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) September 19, 2018
We ask all motorists to be patient when leaving the venue & follow instructions of Gardaí & stewards.