06 Dec 2021

Day Two of the National Ploughing Championships has been cancelled due to Storm Ali

Carlow Carlow Carlow

Anyone heading there from Carlow, be advised!

The organisers of the National Ploughing Championships have cancelled Day Two of the three-day event as Storm Ali continues to affect the county with extreme weather conditions.

A decision to cancel the event has been taken by the NPA in the last few minutes. 

An orange warning from Met Éireann for wind remains in place until 1pm in Offaly and 16 other counties while a Status Yellow weather will remain in place until 5pm in Carlow.

The opening of the event had been pushed back to 11am and then to 12pm, but now organisers have said the National Ploughing Championships will not open today (Wednesday).

Thousands of people had already travelled to the site from all over the country. Storm Ali has already brought down a number of trees in Offaly, including one on a car near Clara where a person sustained minor injuries. 

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.