The advertisement read “Knock Threshing & Road Run – on Josie Dayton’s farm” and it was run in aid of Knock School Building fund. The fee or charge to get in was 5 Euro and I can promise you everyone and his mother would have had a wonderful day out.
I did! First time I have ever been to an event like this. I have seen some of the machinery at other events such as the Scarecrow Festival in Durrow, but I never saw the Threshing before.
I’m breaking the photographs I took down into separate pages because this morning, when I sat down I found that between two of my cameras I have 400-500 photos and to try and put them all on one page would not do anyone any good. I have birds, sticks, blacksmiths, tractors, cars, machinery and the Threshing just to name a few folders. There is even a donkey. I didn’t stay for the BBQ in the evening.
I got there around about 1 in the day, everything was just beginning to pack the field. Unfortunately around about the time I began photographing the Threshing the rain had come in so some of these photos have bits of blurred areas where the camera lens got wet. I was trying to keep it dry but wasn’t 100% successful. Later, when the sun had come back out I was all wrapped up in the blacksmithing and by the time that finished my battery had had enough for the day so I couldn’t go back to the Threshing.