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Booking Accommodation for Ploughing Championship 19 - 21 Sept 2023

Experience the unforgettable National Ploughing Championships with a luxurious stay at Pembroke Kilkenny Hotel

Every September, the rural heartlands of Ireland awakens with the buzz of the largest agri-event in Europe - the National Ploughing Championships. Held in Ratheniska, Co. Laois, this three-day outdoor event is not only a must-visit for the farming community, but it also welcomes visitors of all ages to experience the best of Irish culture, food, and entertainment.  If you're planning to attend this unique event, reserving accommodation in Laois can be difficult due to the high demand. Consider making your experience even more memorable by booking a room at our 4* hotel located in Kilkenny's city centre.


A Closer Look at the National Ploughing Championships

Renowned as Europe's largest outdoor agricultural trade exhibition, the National Ploughing Championships attracts over 300,000 visitors every year. It's not just about ploughing; the Championship offers a vast array of activities including livestock shows, machinery demonstrations, craft competitions, and fashion shows. Food enthusiasts can explore and sample the best of Irish cuisine, while those with a competitive spirit can participate in fun activities like tug-of-war and welly-throwing.


Why Choose Pembroke Kilkenny for Your Ploughing Championship Stay

At Pembroke Kilkenny, we ensure that your adventure doesn't end at the Ploughing Championships. From the second you step through our doors, the everlasting charm of Kilkenny city and the luxurious comfort of our hotel promises an unforgettable stay:


  • Central Location
After a dynamic day at the Championships, unwind in the tranquillity of Kilkenny city. Our centrally located hotel positions you just steps away from popular tourist attractions like Kilkenny Castle, the Medieval Mile Museum, and the Smithwicks Experience. With complimentary car parking available for all guests, returning to the hotel at the end of the day will be stress-free. Complimentary Electric Vehicle charging is also available, so you're always ready to hit the road.


  • Comfortable Accommodations
Indulge in the comfort of our elegantly furnished rooms equipped with all modern amenities. Choose from our diverse range of room types, from Standard to Castle View Rooms, all designed to offer a blissful night's sleep.


  • Gourmet Dining Experience
Serving both classic and innovative dishes, our dining experience allows you to explore delightful culinary combinations inspired by local produce. Our welcome and warm atmosphere is perfect for unwinding after a bustling day at the Championships.


  • Exclusive Offers
When booking directly with us, guests can take advantage of our Best Rate Guarantee. Not only does this offer a €20 per night discount compared to third-party sites, but it also provides access to exclusive offers and packages.


Whether you're an agricultural enthusiast, food lover or simply seeking a fun-filled family outing, the Ploughing Championships is a unique event that showcases the spirit of Ireland. Complement your Championship experience with a relaxing stay with us. We're dedicated to making your stay a memorable one.

Don’t wait around! Rooms will be booking up fast for this extraordinary event. Book now online or reach out to our team to reserve your accommodation today, and we’ll ensure your September getaway is unforgettable.
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