Local Enterprise Village Ploughing Competition 2015

Local Enterprise Offices Ploughing Ahead with Local Enterprise Village

The Local Enterprise Village will be home to 85 small businesses for the three days of the Championships (September 22nd – 24th), which is Europe’s largest outdoor event.

Why not pay us at a visit at The Local Enterprise Village - Block 3, Row 25, Stand 430.

Local Enterprise Offices in every county are supporting small businesses at the Ploughing, which attracted 279,500 visitors in 2014, generating an estimated €39million in sales.

85 small businesses, all supported by the Local Enterprise Offices, will be welcoming thousands of visitors to the new Local Enterprise Village at the Ploughing in County Laois from September 22nd to 24th. Among them will be two local business from Cavan - Moran's Homestore and NutriSnax.

Kieran Comerford from Carlow Local Enterprise Office, said that the Local Enterprise Village has doubled in size in recent years, explaining: “For small, local businesses looking to expand, The Local Enterprise Village is the ideal gateway to customers across farming communities and rural Ireland. Many of the small businesses being supported by the Local Enterprise Offices will be testing new products and services in September, which in turn, will generate more jobs within those companies in the near future.”

Organised by the National Ploughing Association, the 84th National Ploughing Championships (www.npa.ie) are taking place in Ratheniska, Stradbally in County Laois.

 Further details at www.localenterprise.ie    

Launch of €3,500 in prizes to be won for LEO Tractor Twitter Competition!

Take a ‘Tractor Selfie’ for chance to win €3,500 Prize Package!

To mark the event, the Local Enterprise Offices are inviting everyone to post a ‘Tractor Selfie’ on Twitter, to be in with a chance to win a prize package worth over €3,500 from companies within the Local Enterprise Village.

The Twitter competition is open to all, from now until 29th September 2015, when the winning selfie will be chosen at random. The lucky winner of the €3,500 prize package will be announced on 30th September.

To enter, simply take a selfie of yourself with a tractor and tweet it using #TractorLEO for your chance to win, before midnight on 29th September 2015.*

Follow the LEO Tractor on Twitter for all the latest updates on the competition, news from the Enterprise Village and the National Ploughing Championships: https://twitter.com/Tractorleo

The €3, 500 Prize Package is as follows:

Business Name


Alfresco heaters

ALF25 2.5kw Heater


Flood lamps

Coffee HouseLane

Cases of Coffee x 3

Dublin Crystal Glass Ltd

6 hand cut crystal wine glasses

IAS Labs

Well water test

Kelly's Mountain Brew

Cases of Beer x2

Step Lift Ltd

Carrier Belt

Carrig Brewing

Hamper -Beer, glassware, bottle openers and a   t-shirt.

Kinvara Skincare

Skincare Hamper

Counties of Ireland   Jewellery

Oak frame Map


Pop out Cards

Friends and family tree.

Large framed friends and family tree


3D map

Floppy Fabrics and Winnie's Craft Cafe


Winnie's Craft Cafe

Restaurant voucher

88 Food Company

Hamper - Chutneys relishes jams & oils

Adapted Living

Hamper Homecare and wellbeing products

Avokado & Co

Hamper of Signs

Chef Sham Sauces

Hamper of Sauces

Chimney Draught Stop Ltd

Voucher Installation

Derrycashel Crafts 

County Clock

EirEco Stoves Ltd.

All-for-One Voucher. 

Harvest Moon Foods

Food Hamper


Celtic clock

Lisduff Fine Foods Limited

Hamper of Fine   foods

O’Donnell’s Bakery

Hamper of Bakery goods

Pip & Pear

Restaurant Voucher

Relax Ireland holidays

Voucher for Holiday


Hamper -seaweed products

Taste Kilkenny

Hamper - non perishable foods


Kitchen Light

The Irish Nettle Co

Skincare giftbag

Anneco Beauty Ltd

Gift Bag of Makeup

Bia Beauty

Beauty Products

South Africa an Shop


65 Hurls

Hurling starter pack

Baked With Love

Hamper of eastern European baked goods

Moran's Megajam Ltd

Hamper of Chutney jams relishes

O'Gormans Cottage Condiments 


Wild Irish Foragers


KT Metal Design

5 Piece Garden Stake Set

Naturally Cordial  

Case of cordial

Nutri-Snax ltd

Hamper- biscuits   & granola

Polymath Ltd

10   polyMaths

Bowl a Granola

Hamper -Granola

Rita Daly Designs

gift box ‘clip it or pin it”

Whats for Pudding?

Hamper of desserts

Irish Photo Archive

Fine Art Photographic Print

Wild about



Dotty Owl  sewing kit

The Tipperary Kitchen

Hamper of Cakes

The Sea Gardener


The Dublin Cookie Co



*Standard competition terms and conditions apply and prizes are non-transferable (and subject to availability). No cash alternatives will be offered and winning entry will be chosen at random from eligible entries received. Closing date to enter is midnight on 29th September 2015, via Twitter. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use the relevant winner’s entry, name and county in related promotional activities.

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