€2019 reasons to share your experience from #Ploughing19

€2019 reasons to share your experience from #Ploughing19

Carlow County Council in partnership with the National Ploughing Championships in collaboration with the Institute of Technology Carlow are asking everybody to share their views on #Ploughing19 as part of a research project to measure the economic impact of the event and to be in with a chance to win a bundle of County Carlow – products & services valued at €2019 with compliments from the inCarlow Exhibitors at #Ploughing19.

The research being conducted by the Institute of Technology Carlow aims to ascertain the economic value of #Ploughing19 for County Carlow and the wider South East Region and Rural Ireland. Respondents will be asked to complete a series of questions about their economic activity while at #ploughing2019 and the findings will be presented in November 2019.

Speaking about the project, Kathleen Holohan, Chief Executive of Carlow County Council said:

“There is no doubt that #Ploughing19 has significant economic impact into the millions of euros on County Carlow and the wider rural hinterland , and provides a great end-of-summer boost for the region.

Holohan continued to say “the positive impact on the bottom line for local enterprises, hotels, restaurants and all the other services and products provided associated with #ploughing2019 is significant and in engaging in this process we wanted to be able to demonstrate that impact in economic terms by engaging in consumer research”.

Speaking about #Ploughing19, NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh said “The National Ploughing Championships not only provides a national stage for showcasing all things agricultural, but also brings together people from all sectors of Irish society, both rural and urban, to enjoy three days immersed in country living.”

Welcoming the project , Declan Doyle , Vice president for Development and Research with the Institute of Technology Carlow said

“We are delighted to be working with Carlow County Council and the National Ploughing Association on this project”

Declan commented that

“The ethos of the Institute of Technology Carlow is to engage , innovative , learn and lead and by us being involved in projects like this it adds value not just to our understanding of the economic footprint of rural Ireland but also to the customer experiences created by the exhibition market and having a test bed like the largest event of its type in Europe is the ideal base for us to demonstrate our research capabilities”.

The survey can be found on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D9R5FNG or log onto www.localenterprise.ie/carlow



For further information contact Kieran Comerford on 086-8252037 or e-mail kcomerford@carlowcoco.ie


Provided by


Valued at


One for all Voucher


The Step House Hotel

Dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine


DeBurca Design

A pair of hand-crafted sterling silver earrings.


Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Lunch for 2 people


Aylmer Solicitors

Voucher for Legal Services eg., Will etc.


Jo Browne

Aroma Bamboo Diffuser


Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

1 night Bed & Breakfast for 2 people, valid Sun to Thursday


Equinox Education Services Ltd

Voucher  for Aer Lingus


Lainey Style

Fashion Accessories


Hollynook Pottery

A Hollynook Jug


Vale Oil Company Ltd.

€100 fuel voucher


Carlow Tourism

2 free passes to the 2020 Carlow Garden Festival


Wright Insurance Brokers

Coffee Machine



BUCANIER branded reusable coffee mug, water bottle, notebook & pen, USB stick, canvas bag


IAS Laboratories

A free well-water safety test


Carlow GAA

Signed box frame jersey


Butlers Organic Eggs

One for All Voucher












Total Prize Package (€2019 plus +)


Winner will be selected at random live on Facebook on 17th October 2019

Survey Open until Monday 7th October 2019 @ 12 noon