RTÉ all set to give it welly at Ploughing 2017 

NO FEE RTE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS MX-2 Image Name: NO FEE RTE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS MX-2 Description: 12/09/2016 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN Giving it Welly: RTÉ Stars Set for National Ploughing Championships 2016. Pic shows ( l to r ) Marty Morrissey and Aine Lawlor. RTÉ has announced an action-packed line up at the 85th National Ploughing Championships which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from 20th – 22ndSeptember. With live radio and television broadcasts, a host of musical performances, live weather bulletins and exclusive events with well-known presenters and new additions, The Ryan Tubridy Show and the News at One on RTÉ Radio 1, visitors to the RTÉ set will have much to explore at the Ploughing 2016.Other highlights include, RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland, Today with Sean O’Rourke and Liveline with Joe Duffy, RTÉ Raidío na Gaeltachta’s Rónán agus Bláthnaid Beo, RTÉ lyric fm’s Marty in The Morning with Marty Whelan, RTÉ2’s The Sunday Game live, hosted by Michael Lyster and RTÉ Radio 1’s,Countrywide presented by Damien O’Reilly. Weather Wannabees will also get another chance to put their weather forecasting skills to the test in RTÉ’s custom-built weather studio from 9am – 12pm daily, while Aine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey will present The Ploughing, Live every evening on RTÉ One from 7.00-7.30pm.  PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE
NO FEE RTE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS MX-1 Image Name: NO FEE RTE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS MX-1 Description: 12/09/2016 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN Giving it Welly: RTÉ Stars Set for National Ploughing Championships 2016. Pic shows ( l to r ) Aine Lawlor, Marty Morrissey, Joe Duffy and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. RTÉ has announced an action-packed line up at the 85th National Ploughing Championships which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from 20th – 22ndSeptember. With live radio and television broadcasts, a host of musical performances, live weather bulletins and exclusive events with well-known presenters and new additions, The Ryan Tubridy Show and the News at One on RTÉ Radio 1, visitors to the RTÉ set will have much to explore at the Ploughing 2016.Other highlights include, RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland, Today with Sean O’Rourke and Liveline with Joe Duffy, RTÉ Raidío na Gaeltachta’s Rónán agus Bláthnaid Beo, RTÉ lyric fm’s Marty in The Morning with Marty Whelan, RTÉ2’s The Sunday Game live, hosted by Michael Lyster and RTÉ Radio 1’s,Countrywide presented by Damien O’Reilly. Weather Wannabees will also get another chance to put their weather forecasting skills to the test in RTÉ’s custom-built weather studio from 9am – 12pm daily, while Aine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey will present The Ploughing, Live every evening on RTÉ One from 7.00-7.30pm.  PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE
NO FEE RTE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS MX-4 Image Name: NO FEE RTE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS MX-4 Description: 12/09/2016 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN Giving it Welly: RTÉ Stars Set for National Ploughing Championships 2016. Pic shows Joe Duffy. RTÉ has announced an action-packed line up at the 85th National Ploughing Championships which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from 20th – 22ndSeptember. With live radio and television broadcasts, a host of musical performances, live weather bulletins and exclusive events with well-known presenters and new additions, The Ryan Tubridy Show and the News at One on RTÉ Radio 1, visitors to the RTÉ set will have much to explore at the Ploughing 2016.Other highlights include, RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland, Today with Sean O’Rourke and Liveline with Joe Duffy, RTÉ Raidío na Gaeltachta’s Rónán agus Bláthnaid Beo, RTÉ lyric fm’s Marty in The Morning with Marty Whelan, RTÉ2’s The Sunday Game live, hosted by Michael Lyster and RTÉ Radio 1’s,Countrywide presented by Damien O’Reilly. Weather Wannabees will also get another chance to put their weather forecasting skills to the test in RTÉ’s custom-built weather studio from 9am – 12pm daily, while Aine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey will present The Ploughing, Live every evening on RTÉ One from 7.00-7.30pm.  PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE
NO FEE RTE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS MX-7 Image Name: NO FEE RTE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS MX-7 Description: 12/09/2016 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN Giving it Welly: RTÉ Stars Set for National Ploughing Championships 2016. Pic shows Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. RTÉ has announced an action-packed line up at the 85th National Ploughing Championships which takes place in Screggan, Tullamore from 20th – 22ndSeptember. With live radio and television broadcasts, a host of musical performances, live weather bulletins and exclusive events with well-known presenters and new additions, The Ryan Tubridy Show and the News at One on RTÉ Radio 1, visitors to the RTÉ set will have much to explore at the Ploughing 2016.Other highlights include, RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland, Today with Sean O’Rourke and Liveline with Joe Duffy, RTÉ Raidío na Gaeltachta’s Rónán agus Bláthnaid Beo, RTÉ lyric fm’s Marty in The Morning with Marty Whelan, RTÉ2’s The Sunday Game live, hosted by Michael Lyster and RTÉ Radio 1’s,Countrywide presented by Damien O’Reilly. Weather Wannabees will also get another chance to put their weather forecasting skills to the test in RTÉ’s custom-built weather studio from 9am – 12pm daily, while Aine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey will present The Ploughing, Live every evening on RTÉ One from 7.00-7.30pm.  PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

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RTÉ all set to give it welly at Ploughing 2017 

 

RTÉ at the National Ploughing Championships 2017 is sponsored by Tesco Ireland

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What do Fair City, Marty Whelan, Ray D’Arcy, Sean O’Rourke, Joe Duffy, Tracy Clifford, Áine Lawlor, Marty Morrissey, Morning Ireland and The Sunday Game all have in common?

 

They’re all supporting the 86th National Ploughing Championships from 19th – 21st September as part of RTÉ’s action-packed line-up over three full days at Screggan, Tullamore. With live radio and television broadcasts, a host of musical performances, live weather bulletins and exclusive events with well-known presenters, visitors to the RTÉ set will have much to look forward to at the Ploughing 2017. 

 

RTÉ has announced some new additions to its Ploughing 2017 programme:

  • Both Tracy Clifford on RTÉ 2FM and The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 will broadcast from ‘Ploughing’ for the first time, on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. Among Tracy’s guests will be Irish duo, Hudson Taylor who’ll be performing live fresh from their Electric Picnic success, while Hermitage Green & Comedian, Colm O’Regan will among those joining Ray;
  • Also for the first time, on  Tuesday RTÉ will host a Fair City panel event, featuring two of its most popular stars, Niamh and Paul (Clelia Murphy and Tony Tormey) who’ll be opening up to Brenda Donohue about their characters and the success of Ireland’s favourite soap.  

 

RTÉ Director-General, Dee Forbes says “The National Ploughing Championships offer RTÉ a wonderful opportunity to meet with our audiences and get their feedback, while also giving them an enjoyable and memorable experience. Once again, we’ve pulled out all the stops to put an exciting programme in place for this year’s Ploughing and I hope that the thousands of people who visit our set enjoy another great RTÉ experience.”

 

RTÉ at Ploughing 2017 has plenty more in store:

  • Aine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey will return to present The Ploughing Live every evening on RTÉ One from 7.00-7.30pm;
  • Drivetime on RTÉ Radio 1 will feature live reports daily, while RTÉ One’s, Six One Newswill also include live reports from Ploughing 2017;  
  • RTÉ Radio 1’s Morning Ireland and Today with Sean O’Rourke will be live from Screggan on Tuesday morning;
  • Marty in the Morning on RTÉ lyric fm will get things off to a positive start from 10am – 12noon on Wednesday, with The Connor Mc Keon Band and Neven Maguire among Marty’s guests.  Marty will be followed by Countrywide live, presented by Damien O’Reilly;
  • The Sunday Game’s live interactive panel event is back by popular demand at 4.45pm on Wednesday;
  • RTÉ lyric fm Quartet will ease people into the day with a live performance from 9.00 – 11.00am on Thursday;
  • Joe Duffy will ensure laughs-a-plenty with Liveline ‘Funny Thursday’ from 1.45 – 3pm;
  • While the Irish language will be well represented with Rónán agus Bláthnaid Beo ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from 4 – 5pm on Thursday.

 

Weather is always a popular topic of discussion at the Ploughing and RTÉ Weather will be there in force with two live daily weather bulletins, while all those Weather Wannabees will get another chance to put their weather forecasting skills to the test in RTÉ’s custom-built weather studio from 9am – 12pm daily.

 

And if that wasn’t enough, kids will have the chance to meet the gang from RTÉjr’s Jolly Days,while visitors to the RTÉ set will be able to be a cover star with their very own personalised RTÉ Guide cover.

 

To help plan your trip, pick up next week’s RTÉ Guide for a special free Ploughing 2017 map and you can also stay up to date with RTÉ on Twitter (@RTE) using #rteploughing, or on Facebook/Instagram (@Explorerte). There’s also be a live tracker on rte.ie/ploughing bringing you all the important updates across the three days of Ploughing 2017.

 

RTÉ’s television and radio coverage is sponsored by Tesco Ireland.

 

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The RTÉ set is located on Block 2, Row 13, Stand No 292. We look forward to seeing you there! And if you’re not going to don your wellies this time, then why not put on the kettle, tune in to all the excitement and latest news brought to you by RTÉ across television, radio, online and mobile.

 

RTÉ Programme of Events 

 

Tuesday 19th September

  • 07:00 Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1
  • 09:00 Weather Wannabees
  • 10:00 Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1
  • 13:00 Tracy Clifford on RTÉ 2FM
  • 13:20 RTÉ Weather: Live bulletin on RTÉ One
  • 16:10 RTÉ Weather: Live bulletin on RTÉ One
  • 16:30 Meet the stars from RTÉ One’s Fair City
  • 19:00 Ploughing Live presented by Áine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey on RTÉ One

Wednesday 20th September

  • 09:00 Weather Wannabees
  • 10:00 Marty in the Morning on RTÉ lyric fm
  • 12:15 Countrywide on RTÉ Radio 1
  • 13:00 News at One on RTÉ Radio 1
  • 13:00 Meet the gang from Jolly Days on RTÉjr
  • 13:20 RTÉ Weather: Live bulletin on RTÉ One
  • 15:00 The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1
  • 15:55 RTÉ Weather: Live bulletin on RTÉ One
  • 16:45 The Sunday Game, RTÉ2: Meet the Panel
  • 19:00 Ploughing Live presented by Áine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey on RTÉ One

Thursday 21st September

  • 09:00 Weather Wannabees
  • 09:00 RTÉ lyric fm Quartet
  • 11:00 Meet the gang from Jolly Days on RTÉjr
  • 13:20 RTÉ Weather: Live bulletin on RTÉ One
  • 13:45 Liveline’s Funny Thursday on RTÉ Radio 1
  • 16:00 Rónán agus Bláthnaid Beo on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
  • 16:10 RTÉ Weather: Live bulletin on RTÉ One
  • 19:00 Ploughing Live presented by Áine Lawlor and Marty Morrissey on RTÉ One

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