The Harvest Festival is a time for a celebration of the land, a day to showcase how people lived long ago and how they sustained themselves from the lands bounty. In times past people sowed many types of cereals on their land, oats and barley rye, wheat, potatoes,turnips, marigolds, kale and some even sowed sugar beet. The Harvest Festival provides a day to tell stories of these times and bring out some of those old machines that were used in times gone by, many of which the younger generation or visitors to the area may never have seen. There are several interesting events lined up for the Harvest Festival day such as cutting corn with reaper and binder (horsedrawn) sickle, scythe and combined harvester. There will also be threshing, bailing, corn grinding, flail and hand binding. This is a unique event showcasing how the crops have been saved in rural Ireland over the past century and offering an enjoyable days entertainment for the whole family, locals and visitors to the county alike.
Date: This years event takes place on 2nd September 2012.
Directions: Take the N63 out of Longford driving through Kilashee village and on to Lanesborough.
For further information contact:
Mr Paddy Egan
Tel: 00353 (0)43 - 3322227