Travelling to the ‘Ploughing’?


Here is a checklist!

Travelling to the ‘Ploughing’?

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Here is a checklist!

The National Ploughing Championships has published the following travel checklist.

  • If you can take the train, do – Carlow Train Station is 15 minutes from the site and a Bus Eireann shuttle bus will drop you at the entrance gate Bus Eireann 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, we advise you to factor in at least double the normal journey time due to heavy volumes of traffic;

  • Read the traffic plan and know the route you are travelling;

  • Bring drinks and snacks especially if you are travelling with children;

  • ‘FBD: Keeping You Safe’ child safety wristbands will be available at every entrance to the event and within the event grounds;

  • 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;

  • The NPA provides an un-serviced Campervan / Caravan parking site for the event, accessible from Mon 16th - Thurs 19th Sept. 2019. This site is for Campervan / Caravan parking only – pitching of Tents not permitted. Online Campervan Registration for the event is available here;

  • It’s autumn, it’s outdoor, it's Ireland – dress for Irish weather;

  • Wear good footwear suitable for rough terrain;

  • 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 the entrance in order to find it easily on exit;

  • Download the Garda Ploughing App for live event & traffic updates;

  • The event opens to the public at 9am & closes at 6pm;

  • Important contacts for traffic updates; www.npa.ie, www.garda.ie, www.theaa.ie

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