The 86th National Ploughing Championships is on in Screggan, Tullamore from the 19th to the 21st of September.

As always, RTÉ will be there to take part and broadcast all the action including musical performances, live weather bulletins and exclusive events.

Who will be there?

Joe Duffy at Ploughing

Marty Whelan, Ray D’Arcy, Sean O’Rourke, Joe Duffy, Tracy Clifford, Áine Lawlor, Marty Morrissey, Brenda Donohue and more of the RTÉ team will be working on site over the three days at Ploughing.

What's new?

RTÉ 2fm's Tracy Clifford and RTÉ Radio 1's Ray D’Arcy Show will broadcast from ‘Ploughing’ for the first time, on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Not only that, but Tracy be joined by Hudson Taylor (you may have seen them at Electric Picnic) while Ray will be joined by folk rock band Hermitage Green and comedian Colm O’Regan. More below.

Marty and Áine at Ploughing

Fair City
On Tuesday, there will be a Fair City panel event where fans of the show can see Clelia Murphy (Niamh) and Tony Tormey (Paul) chat with Brenda Donohue about their characters and the success of Ireland’s favourite soap.

What else is happening?
Áine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey are back! The duo will present The Ploughing Live every evening on RTÉ One from 7.00-7.30pm.

RTÉ at Ploughing
RTÉ at Ploughing
  • Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1 will feature live reports daily, while the Six One News will also include live reports from Ploughing 2017.
  • Morning Ireland and Today with Sean O’Rourke will be live from Screggan on Tuesday morning on RTÉ Radio 1.
  • Marty in the Morning on RTÉ lyric fm will get things off to a positive start from 10am – 12noon on Wednesday, with The Connor McKeon Band and Neven Maguire among Marty’s guests.  Marty will be followed by Countrywide live, presented by Damien O’Reilly.
  • The Sunday Game’s live interactive panel event is back by popular demand at 4.45pm on Wednesday.
  • RTÉ lyric fm Quartet will ease people into the day with a live performance from 9.00 – 11.00am on Thursday.
  • Joe Duffy will ensure laughs-a-plenty with Liveline ‘Funny Thursday’ from 1.45 – 3pm.
  • While the Irish language will be well represented with Rónán agus Bláthnaid Beo ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from 4 – 5pm on Thursday.

What's on at the RTÉ Stand?
The RTÉ set is located on Block 2, Row 13, Stand No 292. We look forward to seeing you there! Here's some of the fun to look forward to. More below.

Bláthnaid at Ploughing
Bláthnaid at Ploughing
  • RTÉ Weather will be there in force with two live daily weather bulletins, while all those Weather Wannabees will get another chance to put their weather forecasting skills to the test in RTÉ’s custom-built weather studio from 9am – 12pm daily.
  • Kids will have the chance to meet the gang from RTÉjr’s Jolly Days
  • Visitors to the RTÉ set will be able to be a cover star with their very own personalised RTÉ Guide cover.
Ploughing Championships
Ploughing Championships

Stay up to date

  • To help plan your trip, be sure to pick up next week’s RTÉ Guide for a special free Ploughing 2017 map.
  • You can also stay up to date with RTÉ on Twitter using #rteploughing or on Facebook & Instagram.
  • There will also be a live tracker on bringing you all the important updates across the three days of Ploughing 2017.