As the first of over 25 kilometres of trackway for the 85th National Ploughing Championships is currently being laid to transform a green field in Offaly into the bustling hub that will become this year’s event. The NPA are delighted to welcome back Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as the official motoring partner; this is the sixth year in a row of this successful partnership.
Alan Bateson, Managing Director, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland said “We are delighted to be returning for our 6th year in 2016 as official Vehicle partner of the National Ploughing Championships. This year we will supply a range of 4 Motion Transporter Generation 6 Vans and Amarok Pick Ups which have proven to be so popular with the agricultural community in Ireland. We will also launch our new Amarok V6 at this year’s championships, this new vehicle which sets the benchmark against all other competitors in Ireland and which will be the only V6 offering in this segment, with a class-leading 221bhp and a best in class 550Nm of torque we know it is sure to attract huge interest. The National Ploughing Championships showcases the Best of Irish Food, Farming and Culture and this partnership matches our brand values of being the best Commercial Vehicle manufacturer in the Irish Market.”
The National Ploughing Association Managing Director Anna May McHugh said “The Volkswagen fleet of vehicles provided for Ploughing will prove to be a huge addition for the off-road preparations and site works that will take place on upwards of 800 acres, and during the event week they will provide a vital link between exhibition, competitions, demonstrations and car parks.”
Celebrating the 85th year of the National Ploughing Association, this year’s programme is action packed with exciting activities and events throughout the three days in Screggan, Tullamore from September 20th – 22nd. Over 1,500 exhibitors have booked their spot at the event showcasing cattle, sheep, and a huge range of goods from tractors and agricultural machinery to cars, fashion, forestry, innovations, house and home, health, lifestyle, leisure and plenty of entertainment, retail therapy and food stalls. Tickets are now available online at www.npa.ie or by phoning 059 8625125. Special student and group rates apply to pre-event orders and don’t forget children under 12 are free.