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Posted: 10.08.2018  ·  #1
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Are you thinking of a particular date Ken we have been talking about going for years but never went
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Hope to make it some one of the days
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Are you thinking of a particular date Ken we have been talking about going for years but never went


Not sure what day yet,Its very big and you wont see it all in a day.
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we are going Monday night for Tuesday, that way there is a chance of seeing some of it before it gets into a muck hole and completely jammed with people. If it's not too bad we can stay until Wednesday.
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Posted: 10.08.2018  ·  #6
Went last year and ended up buying a new, to us, MH on the way home so d aren't go again this year. :lol: :lol: It's a great event muck or no muck and well worth going to. There's so much more than farming in it and two days are needed to do it in comfort. Stop diddering, just go and enjoy. :-)
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Posted: 10.08.2018  ·  #7
Great event.

We went last year for the first day, Tuesday, and left Tuesday evening as heavy rain was forecast, and yes it rained heavily.

Despite the regulations there were a few tents pitched and some auxiliary, i.e.not on board MH, generators but it was reasonably quiet.

Something for everybody, loads of farming stuff but lots of craft, food stalls etc.

Take a pair of wellies.
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While I have been to the ploughing championship a good few times as a day tripper, my recommendation would be to go on Monday evening and park up. Avoid the morning traffic as it would be hectic driving in a mh. Stay for a day or two but leave the site at 9 or 10 pm and avoid the traffic home. Or else wait untill mid day to leave the site
The npa office can be contacted on TEL: 00 353 (0) 59 8625125. The phones will be manned .
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While I have been to the ploughing championship a good few times as a day tripper, my recommendation would be to go on Monday evening and park up. Avoid the morning traffic as it would be hectic driving in a MH. Stay for a day or two but leave the site at 9 or 10 pm and avoid the traffic home. Or else wait until midday to leave the site
The npa office can be contacted on TEL: 00 353 (0) 59 8625125. The phones will be manned.
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that's what we have done and plan to do this time also.
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Which leave after a late supper or a late breakfast?
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In the morning time all roads are one way (in only) in the evening all roads are one way (out only)its almost impossible to get to the MH parking early evening,you have to wait until they change back to normal,from memory it is around 9pm.
The traffic is very busy but Garda keep it flowing
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Posted: 10.08.2018  ·  #12
I am aware of that ,Ken.
In fairness to the Npa and the garda ,the traffic management is brillant.
I work in Stradbally, Co Laois and it takes nearly 2 days to move the Electric picnic crowd onto the site, about 45000 people. When the ploughing was in Stradbally, 80,000 people was moved in about 4 hours, each morning and evening.
The ploughing is a great event, with something for everyone. The country and western line up is usually worth a visit on its own.
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We have been for the last 3 years,its very impressive,Its the biggest out door event in Europe attracting up to 100000 people per day.
And it dosnt all way rain :sun:
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Ok let's make a plan and be there together
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Hi Dave
I don't think that's possible we tried to meet Pat a few years ago and aftet a few hrs looking we discovered that we were miles apartin two different fields I
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I knew that ok Ken but I thought we could meet up somewhere close and all go together ???
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Got my an email today confirming my over night parking. :up:
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What date Ken
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Got my one today also for Monday and Tuesday
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What date Ken


I put in for the 3 days,dont know yet when i will attend.
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