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, 16th June 2017 at 8pm.
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.
SWIFT FESTIVAL (JULY 12/13 2017)
Every year, we celebrate the life and works of a strange and enigmatic satirist called Jonathan Swift.
Swift lived in Trim for an important part of his life as Dean of Laracor. Whilst living here, he wrote some of the world’s most famous satires. From his elegant house in Trim, he changed the world, created new worlds, brought down Governments and pointed out the injustices of the time through his satire.
We celebrate this every year.
We try to emulate Swift’s achievements by giving satirists a platform to hold a mirror up to society.
This is more fun than it sounds because each year we bring together the funniest, most opinionated, grouchy, insightful, dynamic and out-there personalities from Ireland and further afield to celebrate satire.
We think the Dean would approve.
KING JOHNS SUMMER PROM (FRIDAY JULY 21ST ) @ 8PM
For a great evening out under the splendour of the magnificent Trim Castle, Trim Town presents “ The Summer Prom “
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster
TRIM VINTAGE AND VETERAN CAR RALLY (JULY 23rd 2017)
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 18th 2017)
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.
An Post Meath Heritage Cycle (July Sat 29th /Sun 30th 2017)
The An Post Meath Heritage Cycle is an event for all ages and all types of cyclist, whether you are a wanna-be Tour de France competitor, or just a recreational cyclist, this is the event for you.
There are four routes on the cycle: Family Spin (11km), Tara Loop (50km), Royal Tour (100km) and Royal Challenge (160km)
Each of the routes will begin and end in Trim all at different times.
It is a great experience, and if you are in Trim for the weekend, rent yourself a bike and take part in one event you will never forget.
You will travel through the lovely Heritage sites in Trim and Navan, the beautiful hills in Tara and Loughanleagh, and of course alongside the beautiful river Boyne.
If you are not a cyclist then don’t worry, as you can keep yourself busy at the finish line situated beside the magnificent Trim Castle, and also the beautiful St.Patrick’s Church.
The Meath Heritage Cycle is one hell of an event, and one you may never do again. One that should be on the to-do list.
Check out more on the Meath Heritage Cycle here.
Bravehart 5km Trail Race 2017 (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 2017 (Starting Sunday 27th 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.