Every year there are a host of festivals with activities for all of the family in Trim and surrounding areas.
Here are just a few that we think you should know about!
The Braveheart Run 5km
The race takes place in Trim, Co. Meath on Friday, 14th June 2019 .
Registration online is €15 (plus admin fee) online or €18 on the night. T-shirts for first 400 entries.
Race has been granted an AAI permit. Category prizes and refreshments available. Kids races will be run from 7pm – enter on the night for €2 per child.
TRIM VINTAGE AND VETERAN CAR RALLY (JULY 21st 2019)
For a great family day out the Trim Vintage and Veteran Car Rally is one event you don’t want to miss. With hundreds of beautiful cars on display and a range of activities for those of all ages you can be sure that you will have a fantastic day.
Trim Haymaking Festival (June 16th 2019)
Every year in early June, the Trim Haymaking Festival is one event that some people just cannot miss.
The Trim Haymaking Festival was founded in 1968 as a rural based community development group, with the objective of preserving Ireland its sense of identity.
Today it has grown to be much more, but the festival still keeps the same objective as they did those years ago.
The Trim Haymaking Festival is one of very good interest to a lot of people and is one that cannot be missed.
Bravehart 5km Trail Race 2019 (June 14th) Friday Evening @ 5pm
Hosted by Trim Athletic Club every year, this event marks the arrival of the Torch by athletes and runners from Teltown. The Trail Run will take place over a five kilometre course.
The event will be staged along the banks of the Boyne and will take in many sites of the town which featured in the award winning film Braveheart.
The parkland course through the Porchfield passes Trim Castle and the medieval cathedral of St. Peter and Paul at Newtown to a dramatic finish in the shadow of the Yellow Steeple.
There are category prizes for senior, junior and master runners. Trim AC are keen to encourage recreational runners & joggers to participate.
This is a very popular event in the town each year, with people coming from all over to run along side the beautiful sites of our magnificent town.
If you plan to be in Trim around Friday June 12th, bring your running gear. Registration opens at 6PM with childrens races at 7 and the Bravehart run at 8. It really will be one to remember.
Race Around Ireland 2019 (Starting Sunday 25th August) Beside Trim Castle
The Race Around Ireland is an ultra distance cycling event, offering amateur leisure or elite professional cyclists the adventure of a lifetime.
It is a non-stop cycle, which starts in Trim, Co. Meath and takes the riders on a route around the island of Ireland, past some of Ireland’s most historic sights.
What is different about this event is that it really is non-stop. Solo riders will spend up to 22 hours on their bikes, while the teams rotate as part of a relay, for 24 hours a day. They only have 5 days to finish.
It is listed as one of the World’s Toughest Endurance Events, and the heroes of this event are the amateur riders who get an opportunity to compete in this Irish Event with elite riders from all over the world, while endeavouring to finish this mammoth adventure in the allotted time.
It kick starts at 3PM on Sunday 27th August, beneath the magnificent Trim Castle. If you’re not racing, coming out to support this race would be an idea. You won’t be disappointed.
The Royal Meath Show – Porchfields Trim, Sunday 1st September 2019
The 79th Annual Agricultural Show takes place on Sunday 1st September 2019 where many events and shows take centre stage.
Try out the dog show, goat show, horse show and of course the main event , the cattle show. Try out your best clothes and go for the prize of best dressed man or woman.
A day filled with great laughter, fun and craic and is always a pleasure to attend. Don’t miss out.