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Ryans ploughs through challenge
Ryans Cleaning swept into action for the 11th year in a row at the National Ploughing Championships of Ireland, one of the largest outdoor events in Europe attracting record crowds of around 200,000 people.
A team of specialist event cleaning staff from Ryans Cleaning descended on the site in Ratheniska, Co Laois, to manage all public areas throughout the event which included catering outlets, toilet blocks, car parks and public walkways. When the event came to a close, cleaning teams completed a two day site clean on the 700 acre area which included over 20 car parks and a 200-acre ploughing competition area.
Sinead Cleary, operations manager for Ryans Cleaning, says: "This is a huge event and attendance has increased significantly. We kept everywhere clean and tidy to ensure the visitors could enjoy their day."
With 1,300 exhibitors spread over 700 acres, the National Ploughing Championships has become one of Europe's largest outdoor exhibitions and agricultural trade shows, worth an estimated €36m-€40m to the local economy.
From its origins in 1931, it has expanded from requiring a small field of 26 acres to needing over 700 acres of land today. Within this, the site now requires 180 acres for ploughing, 80 acres for trade stands and exhibition space, 400 acres of car parking and a demonstration area of about 25 acres.
Ryans Cleaning is also retained by a number of large exhibitor marquees present at the event and maintains high footfall areas.
Visitors to the exhibition area were able to purchase everything from tractors to wellies and explore all sectors of agriculture, including the latest developments in food, farming, machinery, livestock, motors, forestry and innovation.
Ryans Cleaning employs more than 70 people full-time and 1,000-plus part-time and seasonal staff serving the requirements of fixed venues, international events, tradeshows and exhibitions as well as commercial, office and industrial cleaning premises in the UK and Ireland.
24th October 2013