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Thursday 8 December 2016

Bring the wellies if you're visiting the Ploughing Championship today

Cian Murray

Published 21/09/2016 | 09:26

Ploughing 2016. General view of the trade area. Picture; Gerry Mooney
Ploughing 2016. General view of the trade area. Picture; Gerry Mooney

The second day of the National Ploughing Championship got off to a dry start today, but Met Éireann has warned that this good luck isn't going to last for long.

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Persistent and heavy rain is predicted for the early afternoon, so visitors are advised to bring their wellies and rain gear if visiting the site in Screggan, Tullamore.

All those sheep being sheered are definitely going to feel the chill too, with temperatures expected to drop as low as 13C.

With over 100,000 people expected at the today's event, traffic is predictably busy.

There are severe delays on the Clara to Tullamore Road (R420) at Coolnahiley and again on the local road through to the site.

It is also slow on the N52 Kilbeggan to Tullamore Road at Durrow and onto the local Durrow Road.

Traffic is also slow but moving heading into Birr on the N62 Roscrea Road and it is also very busy into Cloghan on the Borrisokane Road (R438).

All other routes into the site are heavy, so you are advised to leave plenty of time if visiting The Championships.

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