It's that time of year. School is back, holidays are over and the 2018 National Ploughing Championship is on! Get the details of this year's event below.

When and where is it on?
The 87th National Ploughing Championships is taking place from 18th – 20th September in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. 

This is the third time the family-friendly event is being held in Screggan and RTÉ will once again be there over three full days with our biggest ever #rtePloughing with more programmes, live panels, and more live streaming.

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RTÉ at the Ploughing
The RTÉ stand is located at Block 2, Row 13, Stand 271 where you can watch live radio shows, have a go at presenting the weather, become an RTÉ Guide Cover Star, check out the RTÉ Archives, RTÉ Shop, Saorview Connect and more.

Tuesday, 18th of September
07:00: Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1
09:00: Present the RTÉ weather!
09:00: The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 
11:00: Helen Ní Shé on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta - Main stage
13:00: Tracy Clifford on RTÉ 2fm - Main stage
13:20: Live Weather on RTÉ One
16:20: CountryWide on RTÉ Radio 1 - Main stage
18:00: Weather on RTÉ One
19:00: Ploughing Live presented by Áine Lawlor & Marty Morrissey on RTÉ One

Wednesday, 19th of September
09:00: Present the weather!
10:00: Marty in the Morning on RTÉ lyric fm - Main stage
13:00: News at One on RTÉ Radio 1
13:20: Live Weather on RTÉ One
15:00: The Ray D'Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 - Main stage
16:45 to 17:30: Hourglass
18:00 Weather on RTÉ One
19:00: Ploughing Live presented by Áine Lawlor & Marty Morrissey on RTÉ One

Ray D'Arcy will be broadcasting live from the ploughing
Ray D'Arcy will be broadcasting live from the Ploughing

Thursday, 20th of September
09:00: RTÉ lyric fm Quartet
09:00: Present the weather!
13:20: Live Weather on RTÉ One
13:45: Liveline Funny Thursday on RTÉ Radio 1
18:00: Weather on RTÉ One
19:00: Ploughing Live presented by Áine Lawlor & Marty Morrissey on RTÉ One.

Hourglass
This year's Ploughing is especially exciting as our very own Taragh Loughrey-Grant will be hosting a live Hourglass panel event in the RTÉ tent on Wednesday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm.

She will be speaking with RTÉ's Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, Áine Lawlor, Alma Jordan of Agrikids and Lorcan McCabe, Deputy President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association about farming inheritance, farm safety and the role of the Irish mammy in modern society.

Stay up to date with RTÉ on Twitter using #rteploughing.