Count­down to the Plough­ing

Irish Independent - Farming - - NEWS -

ALL roads lead to Tul­lam­ore with hun­dreds of thousands ex­pected to pay a visit as the 86th Na­tional Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships gets un­der way.

In next week’s Farm­ing In­de­pen­dent, we’ ll carry a pullout map of the site list­ing all the ex­hibitors to pro­vide an easy way to find your way around the site.

In our bumper 64-page Plough­ing edi­tion, we’ll have in-depth anal­y­sis look­ing at all the vi­tal trends in the beef, dairy, sheep and grain sec­tor.

In ad­di­tion, ma­chin­ery colum­nist Derek Casey will show­case some of the new ma­chin­ery and trac­tors that could catch the eye on the day.

We’ll also cap­ture some of the high­lights of the event from the pedi­gree breeds on show to the new Cre­ative Ire­land stand to high­light the artis­tic wealth of tal­ent in the coun­try.

We’ll also be pro­vid­ing plenty of thought-pro­vok­ing in­ter­views and fo­rums in the Irish In­de­pen­dent tent which can be found at — Block No 2, Row No 9 and Stand No 222.

A full list of talks will be car­ried in next week’s Farm­ing In­de­pen­dent but some of the high­lights are listed be­low:

Journalist and ra­dio pre­sen­ter Paul Wil­liams will host a ro­bust de­bate on ru­ral crime

The top­i­cal is­sues of pre-nups be­fore mar­riage and suc­ces­sion will be de­bated by a team of ex­perts

Columnists Robin Tal­bot, John Fagan and Henry Walsh give their views on Brexit and the farm­ing out­look

Peter and Paula Hynes will dis­cuss what it takes to be­come the Farmer of the Year.

For young bud­ding sports fans, there will be an op­por­tu­nity to lis­ten to some of the top sports play­ers and also to pick up the lat­est Cúl He­roes cards.

A free bar of Lindt choco­late and bag will be given out with ev­ery copy of the Irish In­de­pen­dent pur­chased for €1, while a copy of the RTÉ Guide will be in­cluded on the Thurs­day.

In the com­ing weeks we’ll be run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion to win a Mit­subishi Out­lander — pick up the Irish In­de­pen­dent and Sun­day In­de­pen­dent from Septem­ber 16 to Oc­to­ber 6 for more de­tails.

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