The National Ploughing Championship 2018 Postponed Due to Storm Ali
Day Two of the National Ploughing Championship 2018 has been cancelled due to high winds caused by Storm Ali.
The event was due to take place September 18 – 20 in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. It is one of the largest outdoor agricultural shows in the world and centres around a competition based on who can plough part of a field most neatly.
“It is with deep regret that due to the adverse weather conditions and following lengthy conversations with the Gardai, Offaly Emergencies and Met Eireann, it was determined that the site was unsafe to open,” said National Ploughing Association’s Managing Director Anna May McHugh.
“Once the winds have abated today, remedial works will continue to have the site operational for tomorrow’s event. The NPA would like to thank the public for their understanding. All tickets purchased for today can be redeemed tomorrow. ”
Agriland reported yesterday that 97,500 people attended the first day of the championships.
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