The National Ploughing Association (NPA) made losses of almost €420,000 last year despite record attendances at the 2019 Ploughing Championships in Co Carlow.

Accounts filed last week for the NPA show the organisation reported a net loss of €418,480 for its 2019 financial year, which follows the loss of €608,741 made the previous year when Storm Ali devastated the 2018 Ploughing in Tullamore.