The three-day event will return to the site just outside Tullamore in Co Offaly. It will run from 18 to 20 September. The announcement was made at a banquet on Saturday night.

The Dealer predicted that the Ploughing would return to Screggan for a third consecutive year in his column for the Irish Farmers Journal nearly three weeks ago.

This year’s Ploughing once again broke all attendance records.

A total of 291,500 people thronged to Screggan over the three days of the event.

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All the action from this year's Ploughing