The National Ploughing Championships 2015
22-24 September 2015
Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois
SVK/RILCO have just returned from Ratheniska, Co Laois and a hugely successful presence at the National Ploughing Championships, Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show, which took place Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 September.
In its 84th year, and now no longer just for ploughing or machinery enthusiasts, the event featured something for just about every member of the community. These included a Tented Trade Village, a Food Fair, Craft Village, Livestock, Forestry, Education, Lifestyle, Motor Show, Financial Services, Bio Energy and Agri Service. Along with this, there were many entertainment and special events taking place, including Fashion Shows, Celebrity Guests, Sheep Dog Trials, All Ireland Lamb Shearing, Most Appropriately Dressed Lady & Gent Competitions, Craft Demonstrations, Celebrity Cookery Demonstrations, Outdoor Radio Broadcasts and much more. With all this happening, this years Championships attracted a record crowd of over 200,000 visitors.
An excellent road network, good bus and rail services and a superb site all factored into making the Stradbally site an ideal location for this central event in Irish rural life.
SVK/RILCO exhibited its full range of Fibre Cement corrugated profile sheeting this year. Many from the farming, construction and other backgrounds took the opportunity to talk to SVK experts and see our full product range, including Polycarbonate Clearlights for all profile sheeting, Insulated Roof & Wall Panel and GRP sheeting as well as our range of FIbre Cement and Natural Slate. The RILCO MEU (mobile exhibition unit) first appearance was a great success in allowing all customers to meet and greet and see at first hand the vast range of products available from RILCO.
The next outing for the RILCO MEU will be at the Self Build Show in Millstreet Cork in mid November 2015.
Look forward to seeing all our customers there.