A much scaled-down version of the event will take place in Laois next month.
The Ploughing Championships will continue with a cap on 500 spectators, despite renewed speculation about Electric Picnic.
A much scaled-down version of the event will take place behind closed gates in Ratheniska, between 15th and 17th September.
Assistant Managing Director of the NPA , Anna Marie McHugh, has revealed that Ireland is still in the running to host the World Ploughing Contest in 2023 though, which was also due to be held in Laois this year.
She says smaller agricultural and trade shows have been decimated too, from the lack of covid support: