Machinery Show 2024
The FTMTA Farm Machinery Show is returning to its traditional inside format on the 12th, 13th & 14th of November 2024 in Naas in the Punchestown event centre.
The most recent show in 2023 was a significant success, highlighting progress and sustainability in the industry. The event emphasized technology’s role in the future of Irish agriculture, and it promoted innovation and unity within the community.
The Farm Machinery Show is a valuable service for the farm machinery industry that ensures that only exhibitors with a genuine agricultural focus are present.
The Show is an opportunity for prospective buyers to see a comprehensive guide of all the latest machines and a depth of knowledge unavailable at other events.
Highlights from the latest FTMTA
Farm Machinery Show!
The FTMTA held their latest Farm Machinery Show in 2023 on Wednesday, the 5th and Thursday, the 6th of July in Punchestown Racecourse.
The show showcased a wide variety of farm machinery including all the major manufacturers and dealers. The 2023 show distinguished itself from previous shows with the introduction of the exhibition of plant. Over 100 exhibitors participated in the show which played a huge role in the success of the show.
The Farm Machinery show has a rich history. Its first appearance was on February 6th-8th in 1989 and was held in the Simmonscourt Pavilion, RDS in Dublin. The first show was a direct response by the Association to the lack of exhibition events.
Spearheaded by the FTMTA show committee which included Geoff Daly, Shay Lynch, Pat Keogh, and chairman John Perry, the Show’s introduction was no easy feat. It was a significant development that attracted 9,000 visitors, and it took 90% of available exhibition space in its first year.
Since then, the attendance has grown significantly and it has set the foundation of a firmly established event in the machinery sector’s calendar. In the coming years, it was increasingly difficult to host at the RDS as it was too close to the City Center and in 2003, the decision was made to move to the newly built Punchestown Racecourse, near Naas.
With the large purpose-built event centre, large permanent parking spaces, and extensive tarmac area to facilitate the installation of marquees, the FTMTA event found its new home. With the addition of the second permanent exhibition building in Punchestown and the Trackside Pavillion in 2011, the FTMTA events could offer an even more inclusive experience.
Another event the FTMTA hold, which is younger but just as successful as the Farm Machinery Show, is the Grass & Muck Show. Beginning in 2010, the Show continued to grow from just 30 acres to over 100 acres and over 11,900 visitors. The Grass & Muck show hosts demonstrations of the latest technology and machinery, and it is thanks to the close partnership with Gurteen College the show has been made possible.
FTMTA Grass &
The FTMTA Grass & Muck Show spotlights live demonstrations of the latest farm machinery as a biannual event. This takes place on a working farm in Gurteen College, Tipperary, located 10 minutes from Birr, Offaly. A single-day event, the Grass & Muck show highlights exhibitors from the Farm Machinery Show and demonstrates their newest machinery and technology.
Not only does Grass and Muck showcase all the latest forage equipment, there are dedicated areas for grass reseeding , slurry and dung application , a silage pit and over 100 static trade stands to visit during the Show.
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