01 Oct 2022

WATCH: Weather update as conditions underfoot deteriorate on Day 2 of Ploughing Championships

Make sure to bring the wellies with you to Screggan today

The wellies are well and truly needed today as Met Eireann has forecast some heavy downpours. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in moderate southerly breezes so be prepared for the some typical Irish weather at the Ploughing Championships today!

A record breaking number of 112,500 people attended the opening day this Tuesday - an increase of 12,500 on last year’s figure.

Wednesday's action-packed day includes Fashion Shows, Celebrity cookery demonstrations, Machinery Demos, Sheep shearing, and a complete musical line up on the bandstand. Also taking place will be the All Ireland Brown Bread Baking competition, sheep shearing and the main attraction, the All Ireland Ploughing competition.

One to the highlights of the week will take place today as Ladies and Gents take part in the ‘Most Appropriately Dressed’ competitions. 

The Leinster Express has a team based in Screggan this week and would love to hear from local competitors, exhibitors or performers taking part in the annual extravaganza over the next three days.

Let us know where you will be and we will try to catch up with you. Message us on Facebook or Twitter or email us at

If you are attending this year’s championships, send us a photo via Facebook or Twitter and we’ll include you in our Ploughing Photo Gallery – use the hashtag #laoisploughing.

Keep up to date with the latest news from this year's Ploughing Championships on our dedicated National Ploughing Championships section.

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