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Skip the accommodation headache at this year’s Ploughing Championship - Why campervan travel is the way to go

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October 25, 2023

Skip the accommodation headache at this year’s Ploughing Championship - Why campervan travel is the way to go

This year's National Ploughing Championship takes place from Sept 19-21st in Ratheniska, Co. Laois

The National Ploughing Championship is one of the biggest dates in the Irish agricultural calendar, with a host of exciting exhibitors coming from all over the world for a week of festivities. The iconic event attracts farmers, agricultural enthusiasts, and visitors en masse, and takes place this year in the County Laois village of Ratheniska.

Anyone who has attended The Ploughing in previous years will know just how hectic a few days it is, as thousands descend on rural towns across Ireland - meaning accommodation options remain at a minimum each year

Here at Rambling Rover, we are all too aware of the benefits of camper van travel no matter what the occasion, but with a vast array of field space and stunning landscapes, here’s why we think taking a camper van to The Ploughing is the best option for you this year.

Freedom and Flexibility

A Rambling Rover luxury camper van offers the freedom to travel at your own pace and explore Ireland's picturesque countryside on your way to the National Ploughing Championship.. With your accommodation on wheels, you can easily change plans, stay longer in a particularly beautiful spot, or spontaneously visit nearby attractions. No hidden costs or fees, and cover all bases with transport and accom all in one.

Immersive Experience

By choosing a camper van, you're immersing yourself in the heart of the National Ploughing Championship. Instead of rushing in for a single day, you can enjoy the festival's vibrant atmosphere throughout the duration of your stay. Wake up each morning surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts, share stories and experiences with fellow campers, and truly embrace the unique spirit of the event. Being part of a close-knit community of farmers and agriculture lovers adds an extra layer of enjoyment and creates lasting memories.

Comfort and Convenience

Rambling Rover camper vans provide all the comforts of home, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploring or exhibiting. With cosy sleeping quarters, a well-equipped kitchenette, and bathroom facilities, you'll have everything you need at your fingertips. This convenience eliminates the hassle of searching for accommodation or dining options. Our 4 and 6 berth vans come in an option of manual or automatic transmissions, are dog friendly, have room for bike storage, and two to three double beds.

Embrace Nature

Taking a camper van to the National Ploughing Championship allows you to embrace Ireland's stunning natural beauty along the way. As you traverse the countryside, you'll encounter breathtaking landscapes, rolling hills, and serene lakes, providing countless opportunities for scenic walks, hikes, and outdoor adventures. You can even extend your trip beyond the festival and explore other attractions in the vicinity. Imagine waking up to the tranquil sounds of nature, surrounded by lush green fields, before diving into the excitement of the National Ploughing Championship.

The National Ploughing Championship takes place this year in Ratheniska Co. Laois from the 19-21st of September. Rambling Rover has a fleet of 14 luxury camper vans in both manual and automatic transmission, and ranging from 4-6 berth. Visit or call Paul on 00353862608629 to secure your booking today!

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