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An Unforgettable Journey: Our First Experience at The National Ploughing Championships

A New Adventure

In the heart of Ireland’s lush countryside, the annual National Ploughing Championships is a celebration of the Irish way of life, a testament to the enduring spirit of the land and its people. This year, we at Polytunnels Kenmare, embarked on an exciting journey to partake in this special event for the first time, showcasing our polytunnel solutions to a vibrant community of farmers, gardeners, and agriculture enthusiasts.


Braving the Elements at the National Ploughing Championships

As we set up our exhibit amidst a sea of tractors, ploughs, and innovative farming solutions, the skies opened up, showering the grounds with a heavy downpour, typical of Irish weather. Battling through the mud and the relentless rain, we managed to get our display tunnels set up ready for the days ahead. Thankfully, our spirits wer kept high by the myriad of individuals present, each with a unique story tied to the soil.


Meeting the Rose of Tralee

One of the highlights of our venture was the honor of meeting the Rose of Tralee winner, Roisin Wiley, whose grace and charm were as captivating as the roses she represents. Her interest in our polytunnel solutions and her appreciation for sustainable farming practices resonated with our mission to provide reliable, weather-resistant growing environments to the farming community.


A Conversation with Sean Kelly MEP

The event also graced us with the presence of Sean Kelly MEP, whose insights into the agricultural policies and his encouraging words for innovative, eco-friendly farming solutions like ours, fueled our determination to contribute positively to the agricultural landscape.


Engaging with the Community

The grounds buzzed with excitement, as attendees flocked to our exhibit, intrigued by the potential of our polytunnels in extending growing seasons and ensuring healthy harvests, regardless of the unpredictable weather conditions found here in Ireland. The exchange of ideas, the shared laughter, and the craic we had with fellow exhibitors and attendees, enriched our experience at the championships tenfold.


Reflecting on an Incredible Journey

As we packed up our exhibit, we reflected on the incredible journey at the Irish Ploughing Championships. The connections forged, the knowledge gained, and the wonderful memories forged over the week, have not only broadened our horizons but have also invigorated us to continue our endeavor in providing robust polytunnel solutions for domestic and commercial use.


Looking Ahead

The National Ploughing Championships was more than just an event; it was a meeting of tradition, innovation, and community. As we look forward to participating in many more events to come, we are reminded of the indomitable spirit of the Irish agricultural community, and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. We are excited to be a part of it!


A Heartfelt Thank You

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who stopped by our polytunnels, shared a word, a laugh, and expressed interest in our polytunnel solutions. Your encouragement propels us forward on this exciting journey in nurturing growth, one polytunnel at a time.




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