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Storm Ali delays start of National Ploughing Championships

T'is no weather for ploughing.

The National Ploughing Championships Twitter account issued a statement on Tuesday evening confirming that the inclement weather caused by Storm Ali would set back the start time of the events.

While exhibition for the public was originally scheduled to start at 9am, bad weather has seen it pushed back as far as 11am.

However, in order to mitigate the effects, it was also announced that the festival would be open to the public for an hour later, until 7pm, on Wednesday.

In a statement on Twitter, the NPA announced: "Due to the passage of storm Ally [sic] through the midlands between 8am and 10am tomorrow(Wed) and interest of public safety, the NPA has decided to delay the opening of the exhibition for the public until 11am and remain open an extra hour in the evening until 7pm."

A second statement clarified that "Exhibitors & Contractors entry at 10.30am. Those arriving early will be diverted to car parks. Deliveries scheduled from 10.30am."

Gardaí have furthered urged those who will be attending to plan their journey accordingly.

This year's National Ploughing Championships are set to take place in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.