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

Accounts filed this week for the NPA show the organisation reported a net loss of €418,480 for its 2019 financial year, which is only a slight improvement on the €608,741 loss made in the previous year when storm Ali devastated the 2018 Ploughing in Tullamore.