National Ploughing Championships 2019

National Ploughing Championships 2019

Opportunity to exhibit at the ‘Local Enterprise Village’ at NPA 2019

As you may know the National Ploughing Championships are being held in 17 th -19 th
September 2019 – Ballintrane , Fenagh , Co. Carlow where over 250,000
consumers will visit a 50 acre exhibition and trade arena. 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 1 stand available for its

Roscommon LEO is now inviting any clients interested in availing of this stand to
complete the attached ‘expression of interest’ form and return to our office by 17 th of
April 2019. Please note that priority will be given to enterprises manufacturing their
own product or offering an innovative service relevant to the audience expected at
the show. Once your expression of interest form has been received it will be
considered centrally and successful applicants will be advised by email in early May

Chosen exhibitors will be expected to attend a client briefing and photography
session and will be assigned one of the following dates:

Arboretum , Leighlinbridge , Co. Carlow 19 th June 2019 – 10am-4pm
Arboretum , Leighlinbridge , Co. Carlow 20 th June 2019 – 10am-4pm

Exhibitors will be advised of full details at confirmation of booking stage. The
session will commence at 10am. Attendance at one of these sessions is compulsory
as part of your booking. These sessions provide you with the opportunity to 1)
obtain guidance and timelines on the NPA Exhibition, 2) obtain high quality
photography which is used for signage, publicity and PR and 3) Tips and skills to
assist you to plan effectively for the event.

Please note that set up on site will be subject to the NPA regulations. However, we
envisage that setup will be scheduled for 14 th -15 th September and all companies will
be allocated a 4 hour set up time slot during same. No stands will be permitted to be
set up the day before or morning of the event as per the NPA’s regulations.

As part of this ‘Local Enterprise Village’ each company will receive:

  •  Exhibition Space 3 x 2 meters
  •  2 x Exhibitors Passes
  •  1 x space in exhibitor car parking area (general parking is free at the event)
  •      Electricity Supply
  •  2 x 13 amp Sockets (any additional electricity requirements must be booked in advance with the providers and will be subject to additional        charges)
  •  Spot Lights x 2
  •  Access to PR Opportunities
  •  Exhibition Advice

The cost of stands is highly subsidised and costs €500 for a 3 x 2 meter stand.
Please note that this is first and foremost an opportunity to showcase your products
and build contacts with a view to future sales as opposed to being an event to be
measured by sales made over the 3 days. Food companies can serve samples only
or sell products for home use.

Download Expression of Interest Form here 

Completed forms to be returned to:
Local Enterprise Office Roscommon
Roscommon County Council
Áras an Chontae
F42 VR98

or by email to for the attention of: Deirdre
Kenny by 17 th of April 2019.