The normal laid-back tranquillity of the picturesque town of Moynalty will once again be shattered by the sounds and sights of a bygone era as the Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival soars into life under this Sunday’s sizzling sun.
The 47th annual event will take place on the 14th of August 2022 on 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 rapidly 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, displays and demonstrations remind us of how things were for those who have gone before us.
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.
Mouth-watering brown bread, colcannon, boxty and pancakes will all be cooked on the open fires to taste and available for sale.
This year we will welcome back our friends from Derbyshire and Lancs 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.
Back-breaking work brilliantly done.
Moynalty Steam Threshing also boasts a fantastic museum of artefacts and memorabilia which will be open for viewing on the day.
A great day’s craic 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 their 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 is a cut above others of a similar nature and you will be enthralled by their display of fearless skills and displays of wood-chopping, pole-climbing, and chainsaw racing. Loggers compete in a variety of disciplines based on traditional logging skills to determine the best lumberjack skills.
A “Queen of Steam” competition and Jiving competition where entries will be taken on the day will interest many.
Liverpool legend Nathan Carter will take to the stage in a grand finale of music. Music entertainment throughout the day by the very popular Paul Leavy, Matt Leavy, The Ennis Brothers, Gavin Gribben 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 14th August 2022, gates open 9 am to 7.30 pm with ample free parking