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The Heath Golf Club hail another successful year at National Ploughing...

The Heath Golf Club had a second successful event at the National Ploughing Championships this year. The tent was erected by a group of volunteers,...

CONFIRMED: Ploughing Championships to return to Laois again as Ratheniska announced...

The National Ploughing Championships are set to return to Ratheniska in Laois once again in 2024. The news was confirmed this evening at the National...

Gorman hugely enthused as IFA presidential campaign hits top gear

Francie Gorman, the Laois man who is hoping to become the next president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), says he is hugely enthused...

66,250 brave the weather on day one of National Ploughing Championships...

66,250 visitors revelled in all of the action on day 1 of this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Despite inclement weather conditions,...

Ploughing 2023: Navigating the Garda traffic plan as more than 200,000...

The 2023 National Ploughing Championships get underway tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19 in Ratheniska, and An Garda Síochána have detailed their traffic management plan. Over 200,000...

Laois business set to exhibit at Ploughing Championships as part of...

One of Laois’s best small businesses will get a chance to exhibit their business to almost 300,000 people at the National Ploughing Championships this...

National Ploughing Championships is NOT moving towards cashless-only payments

National Ploughing Association Assistant Managing Director, Anna Marie McHugh has dismissed concerns that the National Ploughing Championships could be moving towards cashless-only payments for...

BREAKING: National Ploughing Championships confirmed for Laois once again in 2023

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...
Ploughing Championships New

WATCH: We took on the Ploughing and asked punters a very...

The National Ploughing Championships got underway in Ratheniska yesterday in some glorious sunshine. The craic was mighty as 91,500 patrons from all over the country...

Meet the Laois woman who injected some creativity into her retirement...

A former anaesthetist is injecting lots of creativity into her retirement. Kate Ramsbottom from Ratheniska who worked at both Portlaoise and Tullamore hospitals, now crafts...

Gardai confirm traffic management plan ahead of the National Ploughing Championships

Gardai have confirmed details of their traffic management plan ahead of the start of the National Ploughing Championships tomorrow. With an anticipated in excess of...

Laois school set for Ploughing Championships where they will raffle a...

A Laois school have secured a spot at the Ploughing Championships this week where they will raffle a quad to raise much needed funds. Kolbe...

Laois man seeking to achieve World Record for charity fundraiser at...

Dairy farmer turned massage therapist Patrick Kelly from Castletown will attempt to set a world record in driving a tractor and trailer in reverse...

In Pictures: Laois ploughing host World Ploughing at Stradbally Hall

People from all over the world descended upon Stradbally once again as Laois Ploughing hosted members of the World Ploughing association. Stradbally Hall is no...

Full steam ahead for Anna May as countdown is on for...

Her working days kick off from 7.30am and she is busy late into the night. The powerhouse that is octogenarian Anna May McHugh, managing...

Organisers ‘planning’ and ‘hopeful’ that National Ploughing Championships will go ahead...

Organisers of the National Ploughing Association are planning for this year's event to go ahead in full in Ratheniska in September. NPA assistant managing director...

A League of Their Own stars try their hand at ploughing...

The National Ploughing Champions is taking place behind closed doors in Ratheniska this week - but there were some famous guests on site. Four members...

National Ploughing Championships trade exhibition CANCELLED for second year

The National Ploughing Association has announced that it has cancelled the trade exhibition element of their annual event for the second year. Around 300,000 people...

World Ploughing Championships confirmed for Laois in 2021

The World Ploughing Championships will be held in Laois in 2021. Ratheniska will be the venue for the event in 12 months time - after...

NPA refuse to contribute to cost of road works for the...

A meeting of Laois County Council has heard that the local authority had to plough almost €200k of its own funds into road works...

Fr Paddy: Life is the coffee – the jobs, money and...

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in...

78% of farmers say their farm is not viable without direct...

Almost 80% of farmers believe their farm would not be viable without EU direct payments, accoring to a survey of almost 3,000 participants carried...

Moment In Time: National Ploughing Championships launch in 2011

For this week's Moment In Time we look back on the launch of the National Ploughing Championships in September 2011. The Minister for Agriculture at...

Bishop Denis Nulty launches a creative prayer writing contest for the...

Bishop Denis Nulty and members of the Diocesan Ploughing Steering Group gathered on Thursday on the site of the National Ploughing Championships at Ballintrane,...

WATCH: Anna May and Anna Marie McHugh reflect on Ploughing 2018...

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois We've had a wide range of guests in with us for our Christmas Video Interview Series and...

2018 Remembered – Ploughing cancelled due to Storm Ali

The last 18 months have brought all sorts of weather. Storm Ophelia in October 2017, incredible floods in November 2017, The Beast from the...

McHugh eager to stay away from politics and focus on future...

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois National Ploughing Association director, Anna May McHugh says the treatment of Politicians spurs on her lack of...

BREAKING: 2019 Ploughing Championships location revealed

The site for the 2019 Ploughing Championships appears to have been confirmed by local politicians. Fine Gael Carlow-Kilkenny TD Pat Deering let the cat out...

Exhibitors pull together to ensure Ploughing goes on for extra day

The National Ploughing Championships were cancelled yesterday after Storm Ali rendered the site unsafe. Tents were torn down and portaloos were turned over as high...

WATCH: Ploughing BACK ON for tomorrow as clean-up operations get underway

The National Ploughing championship is back on for Thursday, September 20. Many farmers, exhibitors and punters alike were left at limbo and disappointed today as...