The well known National Ploughing Championships took place in Ratheniska on the 22nd-24th of September, and as promised it was larger than ever. Harty’s partook in the 84th National Ploughing Championship this year representing Kerry in the Local Enterprise Village along with Fab Fudge. As our first year attending Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show, we were overwhelmed with the masses of visitors to the show and the support we received.
The weather held off for the majority of the week and we even saw the sun shining at some parts of the day! Visitors came in their thousands with an approximate number reaching 281,000 over the three-day event, marking it as the most successful National Ploughing Championships in history.
Highlights of the week for us included meeting many new exhibitors and producers whom we hope to meet again soon, the many new customers we had the opportunity to share our award-winning jellies with and the fantastic response to our new addition to the range, our Cumberland jelly with Port.
Featuring in the Local Enterprise Village was a brilliant opportunity for us to experience all the Ploughing had to offer. Located beside the RTE tent we were in the perfect location at the hub of all the excitement over the week! Such a superb and well-organised event with tasty cooking demo’s from our beloved celebrity chefs, musical entertainment running all day, delicious food stands, innovative technology systems and of course the ploughing itself.
We would like to thank all the organisers, exhibitors, visitors and supporters of the National Ploughing Championships 2015, Plough on 2016!