The National Ploughing Championships are set to return to Ratheniska in Laois once again in 2023.
The news was confirmed this evening by managing director Anna May McHugh.
She said: “We are delighted to be staging the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois again next year.
“Feedback from landowners, the local community, and the wider public has been very positive and all were very enthusiastic to see a return.
“Speaking also with many of the exhibitors and visitors over the 3 days throughout the event, all were very vocal about their wishes to have it staged again in Ratheniska, given how well it worked as a location this year.
“The site has proved popular for several reasons, including its central location and surrounding road and rail network.
“By and large most people travelled to the site with ease and the minimum of traffic delays.
“This has certainly helped the event in being such a success this year and we look forward to 2023.”
The championships, which will be the 92nd in its history – will return to Ratheniska from Tuesday September 19 to Thursday, September 21.