Up to 300,000 people are expected to travel to the National Ploughing Championships which get underway tomorrow in Screggan, near Tullamore.

Traffic from the West will be following the Green Route, taking the M6 motorway from Athlone and exiting at Junction 6, where traffic will be directed towards Moate, Ballycumber and Rahan village.

The 3-day National Ploughing Championships will be officially opened tomorrow morning by President Michael D Higgins.

Now in its 87th year, it's the biggest agricultural event in Europe and attracts visitors from all over the country to the Co Offaly site.

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