The National Ploughing Championships is a cherished date in many people’s diaries. There’s craic, heritage, home-grown produce, music, competitions and, most importantly, the gathering of a community.
The serious business of farming is discussed amidst the backdrop of everyday life.
As there’s so much to see and do, you’ll be out all day long, so it’s best to plan your wardrobe so that you can enjoy every moment of it.
Keep your hands free
With so much to see and do, you want to have your hands free to sample delicious treats, to cheer on the contestants and to feel the quality of the products on offer: what you need is a hands-free bag! This versatile bag is the perfect size to fit all that you’ll need, whether you wear it as a crossbody or shoulder bag. This will be your go-to bag for all the great events!
Faux leather cross body bag €49, marksandspencer.com
If you’re out and about all day, wearing layers is a really good option. This rich green knit will flatter your complexion and offer the perfect pop of colour. With soft stretch knitted fabric, it’s a great choice for the gal on the go!
Everyday round neck jumper €22, very.ie
Ready for the rain
With our unpredictable weather, this waterproof baseball cap will keep your hair looking perfect as you dash from one exhibition to the next. A brilliantly designed cap that has a back-mounted adjustable webbing strap and buckle to keep it in place and ventilation holes for comfort.
Waterproof baseball cap by Rains. €45, skulpt.ie
Jump in the puddles
We’ve all been there, those times when your feet are wet and cold. Once it happens, it’s game over. These wellies are made from waterproof and durable rubber, so your feet will be cosy, no matter what the weather throws at you. Form and function at its best!
Lady Bayla ankle wellies €60, regatta.com
A touch of class
If there’s a heritage brand that’s synonymous with timeless quality and impeccable design, it’s Magee 1866. This pure wool coat, made in Donegal, will not only keep you warm and stylish but is a directional piece for this season, making it a perfect wardrobe staple.
Linsford tweed coat €375, magee1866.com