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13/09/2019 Latest news  | In the community

Traffic and Travel Tips for the National Ploughing Championships 2019

Calor Stand at the National Ploughing Championships 2019

The 88th National Ploughing Championships will kick off on Tuesday 17th September and will run until Thursday 19th September. Over the course of the 3 days, the NPA expect over 240,000 visitors. The event will host 1700 exhibitors across almost 2 million feet of trade space. Here are some of our top tips:

A significant note is that junction 5 will be closed on the M9 coming towards Carlow. GPS will advise people to take that exit however if you leave at junction 4 there are signs directing you straight to the ploughing site from there. 

There are buses going from the Carlow Train Station which is only 15 minutes from the ploughing site. If you have the option of using the train it would be a convenient way of getting to the event. 

There are multiple diversions taking place such as sections of the N80, which would be a primary route of travel. There is a traffic management plan in place for the National Ploughing Championships which can be found online on This has a step by step guide for routes from different areas around the country. Click here for a link to the traffic guide

For parking there are various routes and entrances surrounding the Ploughing Championship site. These will be extremely busy at certain times of the day so knowing your entrance will help avoid delay.  

If weather is a concern check out this local Carlow Weather Facebook page to plan for your day at the Ploughing Championships 2019

 Visit our Calor stand is at row 1, block 1, stand 7 where we will be displaying our rural energy solutions for home and farm. We look forward to seeing you there!


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