Call for Expressions of Interest to exhibit at Local Enterprise Village, National Ploughing Championship 2015

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


Ratheniska, Co. Laois is the venue for this year’s Championships where over one hundred thousand visitors will see more than 300 competitors, from all over the world, taking part and an opportunity to visit the 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 2 stands available for its clients.

Local Enterprise Office Westmeath is now inviting any clients interested in availing of one of the stand at the show to please Click here for an “expression of interest” form which should then be returned to our office at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately places are extremely limited. Please note that Priority will be given to enterprises manufacturing their own product or offering an innovative service relevant to the expected at the show.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Tuesday 31st March 2015. 

You can download the form here or contact us on 044-9338945 and we can send one out to you.

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

  • Exhibition Space either 2 X 2 / 3 X 2 meters
  • 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 only serve samples only or sell products for home use.

Please 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.

Companies must be trading for a minimum of 12 months.

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. Rosscommon 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.

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.

Please note setup is scheduled for 21st September 2015 and all companies must be available for setup the day prior to the event.