The three-day event is underway in Laois.
The National Ploughing Championships are underway in the midlands.
The event will see 350 finalists competing in 21 matches across three days in Ratheniska, Co. Laois.
There's no trade fair or exhibitions this year, which drew in around 100,000 spectators per day on previous occasions.
Assistant Managing Director of the National Ploughing Association Anna Marie McHugh says the most important thing is to be up and running again: