The peace and tranquility 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 45th annual event will take place on the 9th August 2020 in the grounds of the Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum and parkland in the heart of the village. The festivities will start on the Saturday afternoon (8th August) where vintage charity tractor run and also this year a Steam engine road run, leaving Moynalty village at approx. 2.00pm. The run will leave Moynalty Steam Threshing museum (A82 C6K7) and proceed to Dulane, Kells road en route to Carlanstown, stopping off for approx. 1 hour and back to Moynalty for 6:30pm. This run will be led back into the village of Moynalty by the Corduff Pipe Band. It is a warm and friendly social occasion for all ages.
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 while the local ladies will give demonstrations on making butter at the full size replica cottage. Brown bread, colcannon, boxty and pancakes will all be cooked on the open fires to taste and available for sale.
We will also host Threshing display from the Threshing Ladies .
We are delighted to welcome back to this year’s event our friends from Dorset who demonstrate a vintage road making display, This was a massive crowd pleaser in 2019 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 and can visit the many farm animals on the old style farm yard or enter their dog in the dog show.
The Irish Lumberjack show is an exciting show of fearless skills and displays of wood-chopping, pole-climbing, chainsaw racing. Loggers compete in a variety of disciplines based on traditional logging skills to determine the best lumberjack skills.
We will also host a “Queen of Steam” competition and Jiving competition entries will be taking on the day.
There will be music and craic all day long and this year we are proud to announce that the ever-popular Nathan Carter will take to the stage in a grand finale of music. Music entertainment throughout the day by the very popular band over The Limit, Paul Leavy, also 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 9th August 2020, gates open 9 am to 7.30pm with ample free parking.
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Events happing on the day
- Gates opening from 9am to 7.30pm
- 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
- Traditional butter making display
- Scaled Thatched Cottage Display
- Timber Sports display
- Range of commercial Stalls
- Auto jumble
- Visit the Pet Farm
- Dog Show
- Visit the onsite Museum
- Food Village- Tea Rooms, BBQ, Brown Bread, Colcannon, Pancakes and Boxty
- Live Music on the Main Stage starting approx. 12pm till 7.30