National Ploughing Championships

National Ploughing Championships 2015

An opportunity to exhibit at the "Local Enterprise Village" at the National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships are being held in Ratheniska, Co. Laois from 22nd to 24th September 2015. 

It is expected that over 100,000 visitors will see more than 300 competitors, from all over the world, taking part. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the quality and high standards of goods and services supported by the Local Enterprise Office. 

As part of its National Programme the Local Enterprise Offices are hosting a Local Enterprise Village to provide an opportunity for clients to take full advantage of this unique consumer event. Each Local Enterprise Office has 2 stands available for its clients. 

LEO Kildare is now inviting any clients interested in availing of one of the stands at the show to complete the “expression of interest” form (link below) and return it to our office as soon as possible. Unfortunately places are limited. Please note that priority will be given to enterprises manufacturing their own product (food, light engineering, agri products) or offering an innovative service relevant to the target audience. The closing date for expressions of Interest is 27th March 2015. 

As part of this “Local Enterprise Village” each company will receive: 

  • Exhibition Space either 2m X 2m or 3m X 2m
  • 2 x Exhibitors Passes
  • Associated Parking Rights
  • ESB Supply
  • Access PR Opportunities
  • Exhibition Advice

The cost of stands are highly subsidized and cost €500 for a 3 x 2 meter stand and €300 for a 2 x 2 Metre Stand. 

Please note food companies can serve samples only or sell products for home use. 

Please also note that any costs of rental of chilled display cabinets or purchase/rental of additional equipment will have to be borne by the promoter themselves. 

Once your booking has been confirmed you will receive an invoice for your exhibition space which must be paid by 29th May 2015 in order to confirm your space. 

Your company will be expected to attend a client briefing to be held in the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone , Co. Roscommon at one of the following times:


  • 17th June 2015 -Session 1: 9.30am-12.30pm / Session 2: 2.00pm-4.30pm
  • 18th June 2015 - Session 1: 9.30am-12.30pm / Session 2: 2.00pm-4.30pm

 Your particular session will be advised at confirmation of booking stage.

These sessions are really important for the exhibition in that they provide you with an opportunity to (1) Obtain Guidance on the NPA Exhibition (2) High Quality Photography which is used for signage and PR (3) Meet our Exhibition Contractor to discuss further requirements

Please note setup is scheduled for 22nd September 2014 and all companies must be available for setup the day prior to the event.

Expression of Interest Form