All The Info You Need If You're Going To The Ploughing 2018

All The Info You Need If You're Going To The Ploughing 2018
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

17 Sep 2018

It's finally here, the biggest farming event of the year... 

The National Ploughing Championships 2018. 

Returning to Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly for the next three days.

If you're heading along here is everything you need to know. 

Where To Find SPIN South West At The Ploughing

Yes SPIN South West is going Ploughing! Drop by to see the new Spin South West SEAT Arona at Block 2, Row 8, Stand 193.

SPIN Hits will be live from the SEAT tent with so many chances for you to win so many prizes including SPIN South West & SEAT goodies and if you take your pic with the new Spin South West SEAT Arona & tag yourself on Social with the hashtag #SPINSWNPC you could be in with a chance to win a Wineport Lodge Voucher for 2 nights B&B plus 2 SEAT suitcases!

How To Get There

expect traffic and long delays. You can tune into SPIN South West the entire journey to Offaly via the SPIN South West Radio App. You can download it here. 


Tullamore Train Station is 10 minutes from the site and a shuttle bus will drop you at the entrance gate.
Shuttle Bus fees; €5 Children return ticket (under 16)
€9 Adult return ticket
€20 Family return ticket (2 adults & max. 3 children)


If you are driving to the event, you are advised to factor in at least double the normal journey time
due to heavy volumes of traffic.

If you have a vehicle pass make sure it is clearly displayed on the front windscreen of your vehicle as
vehicles not displaying passes clearly may be directed into outer car parks.

Follow directional signage to the venue – do not use GPS.

Note the colour of the over-head flying blimp and the number/colour /animal sign in your car park on entry in order to find it easily on exit.

We recommend taking a picture on your phone of where you parked so not to forget or lose your car! 


The AA has made this very handy video explaining the colour co-ordinated routes that have been put together for motorists.



A map of the site is available on the NPA Website.

It has been advised not to use GPS to get to the Ploughing. 

Here's the playlist to get you there;


The weather is great at the minute with Storm Helene making an appearance.

Wellies are a definite must have at the ploughing.

Grab your SPIN South West poncho from the SPINIs at the SEAT Ireland stand where we're broadcasting from at Block 2, Row 8, Stand 193

Here's the outlook on the weather over the next three days; 


SPIN South West Is Going To The Ploughing 2018