Ploughing site opens its gates for Thursday after Storm Ali cancellation

Justin Kelly

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Ploughing site opens its gates for Thursday after Storm Ali cancellation

Ploughing site opens its gates for Thursday after Storm Ali cancellation

Thousands of people are making their way into the National Ploughing Championships today after the last-minute closure of the event on Wednesday.

Following the effects of Storm Ali on Wednesday morning, organisers pulled the plug as thousands waited in carparks on Wednesday morning, but went on to announce an extra day on Friday.

The interest in the event remains high today with heavy traffic reported on all routes into the Ploughing on Thursday with close to 100,000 people expected to attend. 

Intensive repair works took place on the site overnight with volunteers and stand holders staying late to make sure their tents were ready for today.

A further 100,000 people or sow are expected to descend on Screggan once more on Friday with tickets for the Storm hit Wednesday valid today and Friday.