2018 National Ploughing Championships

LEO Wexford clients are invited to apply for a stand at this year's Ploughing Championships.

As part of their National Programme, the Local Enterprise Offices are hosting a 'Local Enterprise Village' at this year's national Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly from 18th to 20th Septemeber.

The Local Enteprise Village at the Ploughing Championships will provide an opportunity for clients to take full advantage of this unique consumer event.  Each Local Enterprise Office has one stand available for its clients.

LEO Wexford is now inviting any clients interested in availing of this stand to complete this ‘expression of interest’ form and return to our LEO Wexford by 5pm on Thursday 19th April.  The stand is highly subsidised and will cost the successful applicant just €500.


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 mid-May 2018.

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

Dublin – Crown Plaza, Blanchardstown on 20th June 2018


Limerick – Radisson Limerick on 27th June 2018

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 14th, 15th and 16th 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 three days.   Food companies can serve samples only or sell products for home use.

If you are a client of LEO Wexford (i.e. have received funding and/or training from the LEO) then download this form  and return it to info@leo.wexfordcoco.ie or drop it in to our offices in Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford Town before 5pm on Thursday 19th April.