Grab Your Wellies! Here are Some of the Best Events at This Year’s National Ploughing Championships

This year’s National Ploughing Championships are taking place from 19th to 21st September in Tullamore Co. Offaly and the National Dairy Council (NDC) have a number of activities, cooking demos, celebrities, healthcare experts and sports stars set to appear.

They’ll start Tuesday and Wednesday morning with “Sunrise Yoga” sessions to start your day off properly. You can then refresh yourself with a healthy smoothie at their onsite Milk Bar.

Louis Walsh will be at the stand on Day 1, fresh from filming the Judges Houses slot on X Factor, and DJ, Presenter and model Vogue Williams will share her tips on how she keeps herself in shape with healthy eating and exercise, while Glenda Gilson will be on hand to chat to the stars on the latest news.

National Ploughing Championships

Food lovers will be in heaven with the demo kitchen, which will have resident chef Brian McDermott cooking up some delicious dishes for crowds. He will be joined by visiting chefs, Irish Chef Clodagh McKenna and Currabinny aka Snapchat Star James Kavanagh and his partner and chef William Murray.

The NDC are also delighted to have a number of healthcare experts and surgeons from their partners at Cappagh Hospital this year. They will be on hand to offer advice on bone health and avoiding fracture with real life X-rays to explain common breaks and fractures.

In addition, the best of Irish dairy produce will be on display, as well the 14 finalists for this year’s Quality Milk Awards, with videos and photography from this year’s contenders.

National Ploughing Championships

Sports and Preformance will be theme throughout the three days with many NDC experts. Irish athlete Derval O’Rourke will discuss the importance of dairy for fitness along with Karl Henry, one of Ireland’s most recognised personal trainers.

Dr Sharon Madigan, Head of Performance Nutrition, Sport Ireland Institute will be discussing the importance of good nutrition with some of Ireland’s top athletes, joined by medical consultant Dr Pat O’Neill.

Take a moment to plan your ploughing championship running order with the full list of NDC events below:

Tuesday 19th September

Louis Walsh
Vogue Williams
Glenda Gilson – TV3
Experts from Cappagh Hospital
Chef Brian McDermott – Cooking
Pat O’Neill – Ireland’s top sports injuries consultant

Wednesday 20th September

Clodagh McKenna – Cooking
Derval O’Rourke
Cappagh Health Experts
Pat O’Neill – Ireland’s top sports injuries consultant

Thursday 21st September

Karl Henry – RTE Personal Player
Currabinny – James Kavanagh and William Murray – Millennial Chefs
Sharon Madigan – Head of Performance Nutrition Sport Ireland
James Cashman – Orthopaedic Surgeon Cappagh Hospital

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