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Building up a head of steam at Shane’s Castle!

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Building up a head of steam at Shane’s Castle! thumbnailVisitors to the Shane’s Castle vintage steam rally over the Bank Holiday weekend wil be able to view these magnificent engines. GB17985 p7

THE Shanes Castle May Day Steam Rally is being held in the beautiful picturesque grounds surrounding the ruins of the old castle in Shanes Castle estate near Antrim on Sunday and Monday, April 30 and May 1 from 10am to 5pm.
It is the biggest and best organised vintage event in N. Ireland and is one of the premier rallies on the all Ireland vintage scene.
It is one of the best attended vintage events and regularly attracts crowds of up to 18,000 over the two days.
There are over 800 exhibitors with steam engines of all types, vintage tractors, commercial vehicles, vintage cars, stationary engines, threshing mills, stonebreakers and many other vintage agricultural and industrial machines. The working arenas have corn threshing, timber sawing, stone breaking and around the Rally Field there are demonstrations of blacksmithing, stone carving, hedging, fencing, stick carving, basket weaving, bread baking, butter making and many other old traditional skills.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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