Author Topic: Moynalty Steam Threshing Fair -Sunday 14th August with Camping Saturday Option  (Read 607 times)

Offline gleonard

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Maybe of Interest as an August event

Camping Option from earlier in the weekend, but just awaiting word from the Chairman as to how early one can arrive on site for camping.

're camping facilities, there are basic camping facilities available , please enter at Gate 2  where a steward will direct you to the site'

41 years after the Steam Engines blew their whistles to herald in the First Annual Steam Threshing Festival in the beautiful village of Moynalty, voted Tidy Towns winner 2013, the sound will be heard once again as they lead the parade of pride of by-gone days; people and machinery through the village down to the  magnificently developed Steam Threshing Park.
This year we will have over 13 Steam Engines in the Park, a phenomenal sight on their own. 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, turf making, 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 while brown bread, colcannon, boxty and pancakes will all be cooked on the open fires to taste and for sale.
As usual there will be a massive display of vintage cars and farm machinery, all of which have been lovingly restored by enthusiasts from the four corners of Ireland. This year we celebrate 50 years of the Cortina MK 2. 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 an 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 complete in a variety of disciplines based on traditional logging skills to determine the best lumberjack skills.
There will be music and craic all day long and this year ‘keeping it country n all’ there will be a jiving competition. We are proud to announce back by popular demand the great Nathan Carter on stage at 5 pm, he will be supported by Niamh Lynn, Paul Leavy,  Matt Leavy, Eimear Furlong and the Celtic Blonds so we expect that the venue will be heaving with country fans of music, culture and crafts of modern and by-gone days.
Don’t Miss Out! Moynalty Steam Threshing, Sunday 14 August 2016, gates open 10 am to 7 pm with ample free parking. Check us out on or live on Facebook.