The 85th Annual National Ploughing Championships took place in September 2016 at Screggan in Tullamore in County Offaly.
The ‘Local Enterprise Village’, at the National Ploughing Championships was home to 84 small businesses from around the country for the three days of the National Ploughing Championships.
Managed and funded by the Local Enterprise Offices, the Local Enterprise Village offers Irish start-ups and small businesses a launch-pad for new products and services, giving them the chance to impress the 280,000 visitors at Europe’s largest outdoor event. A Full list of Exhibitors at the "Local Enterprise Village"
Last year, small businesses inside the Local Enterprise Village generated sales and orders worth nearly €645,000* to the Irish economy, according to figures from the Local Enterprise Offices. Among the 84 companies, the food and drink sector is well-represented this year, alongside fashion, toys, giftware, craft and agri-services.
This year in 2016 the Local Enterprise Village included a new product launch and demonstration area, where small businesses and start-ups invited visitors to preview and sample new Irish brands. A new award scheme, the Local Enterprise Village Awards, was also introduced for the first time, to highlight ‘up-and-coming’ brands and companies.
Check out footage of the Local Enterprise Village here: