National Ploughing Championships – Irelands Farming Festival

Return of the National Ploughing Championships to Athy for the third consecutive year – home of the first Championships in 1931

Athy in Co Kildare has hosted this prestigious event on four previous occasions, the first of which was in 1931, the first ever Ploughing Championships, the second in 1955 for the Silver Jubilee and last in Kilkea in 1985.

Athy is one of the best tillage belts in the country and the Fennin Farm on the Stradbally Road is an ideal location for the 2011 Ploughing Championships. The land is extremely good; the location is excellent and accessible, all these factors should make this year an extremely successful one as it did in 2009 and 2010.

‘The Marketplace for Irish Agriculture’

Over 1,000 Exhibitors

90 Acre Trade Arena

19 National Ploughing Finals


  • Tented Trade Village
  • Agri Machinery Demonstrations
  • Lifestyle
  • Demonstrations
  • Education
  • Showcasing Livestock
  • Financial Services
  • Bio Energy
  • Food Fair
  • Forestry
  • Craft Village
  • Agri Services

Special Attractions:

  • Pony Club Games
  • Cookery Demonstrations
  • Vintage Exhibitions
  • Most Appropriately Dressed Competition
  • ICA Demonstrations
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion Shows

For more information on the event, to request a brochure or find out about group rates for tickets, please call 059 8625125 or email