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07 Jul 2022

More Carlow schools to close for several days during the Ploughing Championships

Parents be advised!

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Are you ready for the Ploughing to come to Carlow?

More Carlow schools are to close for several days during the Ploughing Championships later this month over concerns around the large volume of traffic expected for the event, it has been revealed.

This week St Joseph's National School in Carlow Town confirmed it had been asked by Gardaí to close for the three days of the Ploughing - which will take place at Ballintrane, Fenagh from September 17-19.

Tullow Boys' National School has also now confirmed that they will be closed for the three days of the Ploughing as well as Scoil Mhuire Lourdes girls' primary school in Tullow.

It is also understood that Ballon and Rathoe National School will be closed - which is no surprise given their proximity to the event. 

Some secondary schools across the county are also expected to be closed for the three days and parents are advised to contact their relevant schools for information. 

In a statement on Facebook, St Joseph's National School the closure was "to ensure the safety of all pupils and help ease congestion, a large volume of those attending the event are expected to arrive to Carlow by train, and St Joseph’s Road will act as a shuttle hub for the duration of the three days".

The event attracts up to 80,000 visitors each day and is the largest outdoor event in Europe.

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