Pics and video of the 76,500-strong crowd at Day 3 of the Ploughing
There was a sunny start to the third and final day of the 2015 National Ploughing Championships in Co. Laois.
Official attendance numbers put the total number of people at the Ploughing Day 3 at 76,500 – bringing the total for the three days to 281,000, some 1,500 more than 2014.
There were plenty of rest areas and stands for people to put their feet up for a few minutes to take a break from the walking.
The Lidl viewing area proved to be a massive hit among attendees at the Ploughing
One of the most popular places to be seen, or see from, was the Lidl viewing tower which gave visitors to the Ploughing unrivaled view of the site. Aldi and Lidl both had impressive stands at the Ploughing – showcasing the Irish products they stock their stores.
The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan was on site early at the Ploughing and visited the actual ploughmen in the morning after a walk around some of the main stands.