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National Ploughing Championships 2022 in Ratheniska, Co. Laois from 20-22/9/22

The National Ploughing Championships 2022 will be taking place at Ratheniska, Co. Laois from the 20th to the 22nd September. With large crowds expected to attend we would advise all those travelling to the event to allow additional journey time, follow directional signage and instructions of Gardaí along the routes and enjoy your day.    

Traffic Management Plan:

Gardaí are advising motorists to:

  • Identify and follow the traffic management plan for your best route to the event.
  • Follow event signage (route and carpark). 
  • Do not follow directions on Sat Nav devices, the specific routes are available on your Sat Nav using this link
  • Follow the directions of Gardaí and stewards.
  • If you have a vehicle pass make sure it is clearly displayed on the front window.

Blue Route - Traffic travelling from Cork/Munster

Brown Route – Traffic travelling from Limerick/Kerry/South West

Green Route – Traffic travelling from West/North West

Grey Route - Traffic travelling from Kilkenny/South East

Purple Route - Traffic travelling from Dublin/Leinster/the North

Yellow Route – Traffic travelling from Carlow/South East

Route Map