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By seanconnolly, Jan 11 2014 11:42PM

Europe's largest Outdoor Exhibition and Agricultural Trade Show, the National Ploughing Championships attracts on average 1,350 exhibitors and over 200,000 visitors annually. The 2014 National Ploughing Championships will take place from September 22nd to 24th September at Ratheniska, Co Laois

For the past few years we have been organising travel to the National Ploughing Championships and this year will be no exception. With the NPC visitors increasing year on year 2015 is set to be the biggest yet!

The National Championships is now no longer just for ploughing or machinery enthusiasts, the modern event now features something for just about every member of the community. These include a Tented Trade Village, a Food Fair, Craft Village, Livestock, Forestry, Education, Lifestyle, Financial Services, Bio Energy and Agri Service. Along with this, there are many entertainment and special events taking place. Some of these include: Fashion Shows, Celebrity Guests, Sheep Dog Trials, Loy Digging, All Ireland Lamb Shearing, Most Appropriately Dressed Lady & Gent Competitions, Craft Demonstrations, Meggers, Celebrity Cookery Demonstrations, Outdoor Radio Broadcasts and much more. For full details on the championships for 2015 please visit

Coach travel has been organised from various locations direct to the NPC's with comfort stops enroute. All travel is priced as same day return. All coaches will depart at 6.30pm from the coach park.

Coaches depart from

BELFAST 6.00am - Bus Stop @ Jurys Hotel Great Victoria Street. - Price £30 Return

LISBURN 6.20am - Sprucefield Bus Stop @ Roundabout at M&S. - Price £30 Return

BANBRIDGE 6.40am - Bus Stop @ Roundabout Near Outlet off A1. - Price £27 Return

NEWRY 7.05am - McDonalds Damolly Retail Park. - Price £25 Return

DUNDALK 7.35am - Ballymacscanlon Roundabout.- Price £25 Return

DROGHEDA 8.20am - Lusk Services, Southbound, off M1- Price £23 Return

DUBLIN 9.00am - Denis Mahony Toyota & Lexus on N2 off M50- Price £20 Return

10am approx arrive at the National Ploughing Championships for info / call 0845 467 94 95

Return is 6.30pm from Coach Park.

Price is for Coach travel only & does not include entry to event. Not all coaches will stop at every pickup above, please be aware of this if your travel partners are at a different pickup to you. Call for detials. All coaches have toilet facilites, however there may be exceptions. Comfort breaks are provided enroute. Tickets must be purchased online or over the phone, if you turn up without a ticket you may be refused entry.

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