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Full steam ahead for the Shanes Castle Steam Rally

SHANES Castle May Day St-eam Rally has been given the support of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to run on Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29. The rally is back again in the picturesque grounds of Shanes Castle Estate, Antrim.

With only weeks to pull the event together, the rally organisers are

working round the clock to ensure

a great event in a year when

nobody has had much to look forward to.

Rally director Walter McNeill said:: “We are delighted to get the go ahead to run the rally and we already have a great line-up of exhibits confirmed.

“To comply with Covid guide-lines, we are selling tickets in advance with forms available on our website. Although a number of tickets will also be available at the gate, within the restricted number of visitors we have been allowed, our best advice to is book your ticket as soon as possible in order to ensure your admission to the rally.”

The biggest and best vintage event in Northern Ireland, the Steam Rally is a day out for all the family, young and old.

There will be hundreds of steam and vintage engines on display and in action, together with tractors, cars and commercial vehicles, stat-ionary engines, agricultural and

commercial machinery, from thresh-ers and balers to stonebreakers and timber saws.

Add to all that a main arena entertainment programme, craft fair, trade village, autojumble, working demonstrations, mobile open farms and great food and drink. And don’t forget the biggest fairground at any outdoor event in the country.

There is a public camp/camper van site if you want to make the weekend of it and explore more in the local area or further afield.

The Shanes Castle May Day is

sponsored by Antrim and Newtown-abbey Borough Council and by Tourism Northern Ireland.

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