The National Ploughing Championships takes place each year in the month of September. The 2019 Championships will be held at Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow from September 17th to 19th.
The first inter- county ploughing contest took place in 1931 as a result of an argument between two lifelong friends, Denis Allen of Gorey, County Wexford and JJ Bergin of Athy, County Kildare. Each argued that their respective counties had the best ploughmen. This resulted in a challenge being called for. Therefore on Monday 16th of February 1931, the first National Ploughing contest took place in Mr W.K. Hosie’s field at Coursetown in Athy. Since then, the National Ploughing Championships has grown in size, year on year.It has expanded from requiring a small field of 26 acres to needing over 700 acres of land today.
The CitA BIM Gathering travels to the west of Ireland for 2019. Building on the successes of 2013, 2015, and 2017, the 2019 event will continue to act as a focal point for all stakeholders, both from home and abroad to come together to share their research, case studies and experiences of working with Building Information Modelling (BIM).