Moynalty steam threshing 2024

Moynalty steam threshing 2024

The peace and tranquillity of the picturesque town of Moynalty, Co Meath will once again be broken by the sounds and sights of a bygone era as the Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival gets underway. The 49th annual event will take place on the 11th August 2024 in the grounds of the Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum and parkland in the heart of the village.


On the day the stage will be set by the Steam Threshing Committee where displays of

vanishing work practices and food production can be seen along-side craft making and vintage displays.


It’s a great day out for young and old as it has something for everyone, displays and demonstrations remind us of how things were for our fore-fathers: Horse and steam power, reaping and binding, threshing and flailing.  Traditional crafts such as basket weaving, steel forging, hot shoeing, tin craft, wood turning and harness making are all to be seen.


We are delighted to welcome back to this year’s event our friends from Derbyshire and Lanks Northern and Middle England along with our Irish friends, the Connelly family from Monaghan, Ivan Mullen from Galway and David Armstrong from Wicklow with others who will demonstrate a vintage road making display, this was a massive crowd pleaser over the years which intends to be bigger and better this year. This will entail a re-enactment of how roads were made over 100 years ago.

Moynalty Steam Threshing also boasts a fantastic museum of artefacts and memorabilia which will be open for viewing on the day.


A Cead Mile Failte awaits you in Moynalty for this year’s festival where refreshments will be served and where you can bring home a keep-sake from one of our fine craft stalls.


The children will be well entertained by the amusements on site or can enter their dog in the dog show.


We will also host a “Queen of Steam” competition.


There will be music and craic all day long and this year we are proud to announce that the ever-popular Mike Denver and band will take to the stage in a grand finale of music. Music entertainment throughout the day by the very popular Gavin Gribben and band,Pure Blarney, Matt Leavy, and entertainment from our local Jennifer Brady school of Irish Dancing. We expect that the venue will be heaving with fans of country music, culture and crafts of modern and by-gone days.

Don’t Miss Out! Moynalty Steam Threshing, Sunday 11th August 2024, gates open 9 am to 7pm with ample free parking.


Moynalty Steam Threshing, Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath. Ireland A82C6K7


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Events happening on the day


  • Gates opening from 9am to 7pm
  • Vintage Cars Display (cars must be 30 years or older to qualify)
  • Vintage Tractor Display (Tractors must be 30 years or older to qualify)
  • Queen of Steam Competition
  • Historic Road Making Display
  • Traditional Basket weaving
  • Blacksmith and Forge
  • Wood Turning
  • Steam Threshing and Binding display
  • Horse drawn plough and binders
  • Stationary Engine Display
  • Steam Traction Engine Display
  • Pig on the Spit
  • Scaled Thatched Cottage Display
  • Chainsaw carving
  • Range of commercial Stalls
  • Auto jumble

Tickets prices are as follows:

General admission €20