Ratheniska

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Competitors on the third and final day of Ploughing at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois, this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships will be held in Ratheniska, near Stradbally, Co Laois for the third year in a row next year, the National Ploughi(...)

Anna May McHugh, director of the National  Ploughing Championships, watches the start of the Parade of Tractors on the final day of the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships ended on a high last night, after attracting 279,500 people over three days.The event, which was held at Ratheni(...)

Tom and John Paul Nolan from Nolan Contractors in Tullow, Co Carlow take a break at the third and final day of  the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co. Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A new record is set to be achieved today as the National Ploughing Championships draws to a close with overall attendance expected to top 250,000. Som(...)

Mounted gardaí on duty yesterday on day two of the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska , Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Another record was broken at the National Ploughing Championships today when it attracted its largest ever crowd of 124,500 people and got the seal of(...)

There’s only one question being asked in farming circles this week: “Are you going to the Ploughing?” The annual pilgrimage to the National Ploughing (...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at  the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska , Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has expressed concern at a survey which found that more than half of all farmers have been directly affected by suicide in(...)

 Griff and Garreth Jones from Wales at the Classic section at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you feel like chewing on some crickets, blinging up your wellies or indulging in a spot of pole climbing then there is only one place to be this we(...)