The annual national competition has been canceled with a few exceptions due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19 in the country.
There were 350 competitors to attend the three-day event in Treatanstown, Carlow between 15 and 17 September. The competition executive committee made the decision last night.
6 out of 21 senior competitions, including qualifying competitions for the World Plowing Championships, have been canceled until 6 to 8 October but this will depend on the recommendations of the Government and the Health Service Executive.
Last year, 297,000 people attended the National Plowing Championships in Carlow.