The 52nd annual Trim Haymaking Festival is returning to the Porchfields on Sunday next 19 th
Founded in 1968 as a rural-based community development group, the festival has
been running ever since. Showcasing a collection of artefacts and old-style fayre, such as wash
boards and washtubs, it reminds us of our culture and past.
Scurlogstown Olympiad, the committee organising the festival was founded in 1968 and although
Covid had hindered the last 2 years of holding the festival, it didn’t stop the
committee from keeping the momentum going with small events such as Dancing at the Crossroads
and a mini-parade for St Patrick’s Day. The committee also run a heritage garden off the main Trim-
Dublin Road, opposite Jack Quinn’s pub.
What remains today as a pivotal part of the festival is the recreation of an old village scene in little
cottages that promotes the history and shows how people lived in days gone by. The main attraction of
the event of the day focuses on bringing in the first hay of the year.
It is here you will see the working donkeys, Scythe cutting and vintage machinery in operation. This event shows the
physicality of the olden-day methods of farming before the industrial revolution and modern
methods came into play.
A pivotal part of the festival is the recreation of an old village scene in little
cottages that promotes the history and shows how people lived in days gone by.
There are many sections and events on the day ranging from traders and their stalls and markets to
kids’ fun areas.
Listen to poetry or dance away at live music stages with live music from the Brian
Boru Ceili Band, Ray Murtagh, Eddie Quinn and Trim Brass Band. There will be a dancing competition
for waltzing and jiving as well as a Ceili for all to enjoy. GK Stage Academy fresh from their weekend
of shows will be there for a performance not to be missed.
There is a dog show make sure to get in on time as it’s gonna be a busy one. There will be a
veterinary clinic on the day to seek advice or go through any concerns you may have about your pet.
The show is on the 19 th of June 2022 @ 11.30 am
Admission Fee is Adults €10 Kids Free