It’s full steam ahead for the Shanes Castle Steam Rally 2021

The Shanes Castle Steam Rally is ready to run on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29.

The Rally, which has been given the support of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, will b 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.

Full steam ahead for the Shanes Castle May Day Steam Rally

“To comply with Covid guidelines, 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 Steam Rally is a day 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, stationary engines, agricultural and commercial machinery, from threshers 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 fairground. 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 Newtownabbey Borough Council and by Tourism Northern Ireland. Find out more at and