Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival

44th Festival
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 44th annual event will take place on the 11 August 2019 in the grounds of the Moynalty Stream Threshing Museum and Parkland in the heart of the village. The festivities will start on the Saturday evening (10 August), where charity vintage tractors run and also – new to this year – a steam-engine road run, leaving Moynalty village at approx. 5.30pm, lead in 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 alongside craft making and vintage displays.

It’s a great day out for young and old, as it has something for everyone, with displays and demonstrations reminding us of how things were for our forefathers: 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 for sale.



We will also host threshing displays from the threshing ladies. We are also delighted to welcome back to this year’s event our friends from Dorset: a road-making display. This was a massive crowd pleaser in 2018, and intends to be bigger and better this year. This will entail a reinactment 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 céad míle fáilte 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 compete 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 we are proud to announce that the ever-popular Mike Denver will take to the stage in a grand finale of music. Music entertainment throughout the day by Paul Leavy, Cliona Hagan, Chantelle Padden, and also Matt Leavy, and entertainment from our local Jennifer Brady school of Irish Dancing. 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 11 August 2019. Gates open 9am to 7.30pm with ample free parking.

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Further press information available from 046 9244810, 087 1635426 or 087 2393342.

In 2015 we celebrated our 40th festival anniversary!



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