The National Ploughing Association held its official launch on Wednesday at its 2019 site in Fenagh, Co Carlow, ahead of the gates opening in less than two weeks.

Speaking at the launch, NPA managing director Anna May McHugh said: “The championships not only provides a national stage for showcasing all things agricultural, but also brings together people from all sectors of Irish society, both rural and urban, to enjoy three days immersed in country living.”