The Leitrim Observer is going to the 2017 Ploughing Championships

September 19-21

The Leitrim Observer is going to the 2017 Ploughing Championships

The Leitrim Observer is donning our wellies to head to the 2017 National Ploughing Championships which are taking place in Screggan, Co Offaly from tomorrow, Tuesday, until Thursday of this week. This year, over 300,000 people are expected at the event and you can keep up to date with all the latest goings on from the Championships on

We would love to hear from local competitors, exhibitors or performers taking part in the annual extravaganza over the next three days. Let us know where you will be and we will try to catch up with you. Message us on Facebook or Twitter or email us at

If you are attending this year’s championships, send us a photo via Facebook or Twitter and we’ll include you in our Ploughing Photo Gallery.

Weather update

According to Met Eireann, the weather at this year’s Ploughing Championships will be unsettled. Tomorrow, Tuesday, is set to be dry in the morning with rain and drizzle coming through in the afternoon.

By Wednesday it will become breezy, dull and damp to begin with on Wednesday. There will be outbreaks of rain – heavy and persistent in some places –with a risk of spot flooding.

The final day Thursday will see a bright, fresh day with sunny spells and passing showers.
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