Rail Fares and Tickets

Book your train to the National Ploughing Championships

Getting to the ploughing championship couldn't be easier!

This years National Ploughing Championships will take place in Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th September.

The National Ploughing Championships is Irelands biggest agricultural festival showcasing Irish food, farming and culture. With plenty to enjoy for all the family it's an event not to be missed, with a Tented Trade Village, Sheepdog Trails, Fashion Shows, Celebrity Guests and much more. 

Service Arrangements - Shuttle Bus to National Ploughing Championships

Additional services for the National Ploughing Championships from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th September 2019

  • 09:34hrs Kildare to Carlow 
  • 14:55hrs Carlow to Kildare
  • 16:50hrs Carlow to Kildare
  • 18:10hrs Carlow to Kildare

If online allocation is sold out, Bus Éireann Shuttle Bus add-on can be purchased on-board or through buseireann.ie

 Online Rail Fares each way to and from Carlow*
Cork €19.99 €15.50
Dublin Heuston €10.59 €5.25
Galway €13.99 €11.49
Killarney €23.98 €15.50
Mayo €23.99 €15.50
Tralee €23.98 €15.50

*Fares quoted only available online when booked in advance, subject to availability. Online Terms and Conditions apply.

Bus Éireann Shuttle Bus Return Fare*
Adult €9.00
Child €5.00
**Family  €20.00

*Bus Éireann Shuttle Bus add-on is available as a return only

**Family Shuttle Bus Return Fare can only be purchased at the ticket office or on board and covers two adults and up to three children under the age of 15 years old

For queries relating to refunds please contact us directly through our contact us page 

Bus Éireann shuttle bus add-on Terms and Conditions

  • For your return trip, please be at the Bus Éireann pick up at the Ploughing Championships 60 minutes before your train is scheduled to depart Carlow
  • Cancellations only available up to 3 days before the outward journey if the ticket has not been printed
  • Please present your ticket and booking confirmation email to the bus driver

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