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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...
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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...

National Ploughing Championships ‘hopeful’ site will reopen tomorrow

Organisers of the National Ploughing Championships are hopeful that the site will be fit for use tomorrow. Managing Director Anna May McHugh has released a...

BREAKING: Ploughing Championships CANCELLED due to Storm Ali

This is the news that nobody wanted to hear. Day 2 of the National Ploughing Championships has been cancelled due to Storm Ali. Organisers made the...

BREAKING: Ploughing Championships opening time DELAYED further due to Storm Ali

This pesky storm is causing even more hassle this morning. LaoisToday understands that entry for the public has now been pushed back to 12.30pm. A Garda...

Ploughing Championships opening time confirmed as Storm Ali batters Ireland

The Ploughing Champions will open at 11am as planned this morning - two hours later that normal. The decision was taken late last night to...

BREAKING: Opening of Ploughing Championships DELAYED due to Storm Ali

The opening time for tomorrow's National Ploughing Championships will be delayed. A statement said: "Due to the passage of storm Ally through the midlands between...

Winner announced in LaoisToday Ploughing Championships ticket giveaway

It is Christmas time across the country for farmers from tomorrow morning. The National Ploughing Championships will get underway in Screggan in Offaly as people...

Ploughing Championships could return to Laois in 2019 as four-day world...

This year's National Ploughing Championships will be held in Screggan outside Tullamore in two week's time - but the massive annual event could be...