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Castle Arch News - Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival

Chances are, you choose luxury hotel accommodation in Meath because you have a love of the countryside - open acres of land, magnificent scenery and old farming traditions. If this is the case, then the Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival is just the place for you. Taking place on Sunday, 14 August at the North Meath Village, visitors can expect the farming days of old to return.

In the morning, you can browse the selection of vintage cars, tractors, steam engines, horse drawn equipment, stationery engines as well as stands offering goodies of all kinds. The event is organised by active members of the community who put in all the hard work to ensure that the day is enjoyed by all.

The event is all about celebrating traditional farming methods and it is one of the most unique things to do in Meath. Six acres of oats are grown on the site just for the festival and once it is time to harvest, visitors see how things were done in the past as the oats are removed using a reaper and binder, sickle and scythe. The sheaves are then tied and transported to the mill for threshing while ploughs drawn by horses turn the stubble.

With several steam engines and mills working on the day, guests can enjoy the sights, sounds and scents that farmers of Ireland used to enjoy daily. As an added bonus, there is also butter churning, food cooked on open fires, boxty, brown bread and a museum showcasing all of the historic tools of the trade.

Whether you love farming or are just looking for a day out, the Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival will exceed all of your expectations. Book luxury hotel accommodation in Meath now to avoid the rush in August.