The 58th event in the series will take place on Stradbally in Co. Laois, Sunday July 31st – Monday 1st August, 2022.
This is considered by many to be the premier event in the calendar of steam and vintage shows throughout Ireland. 
Steam Engines – Vintage Cars – Tractor Display – Commercials – Over 70 Trade Stands – Carnival – Autojumble  
– Blacksmith Village – Steam Working Arena – Massive Saw Benching Display with the Celtic Steamers
– Steam Engine Rides – Bouncing Castles – Kids Area – Craft Village – Pet Farm – Dog Show and much, much more!

The National Steam Rally is a fun-filled Family Friendly event, and we look forward to seeing you all in Stradbally,
for our Irish Steam showcase event on July 31st & August 1st 2022! 

58th National Steam Rally

Stradbally in Co. Laois, Sunday July 31st – Monday 1st August 2022


Since 1966, all of these events have been held in the superb grounds of Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co. Laois by kind permission of three generations of the Cosby family. This year’s event takes place from July 31st – August 1st 2022.
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Declan Nerney - Sunday July 31st

We are delighted to announce that the great Declan Nerney will perform at this year’s National Steam Rally, Stradbally, Co. Laois, on Sunday afternoon, July 31st.

Declan was born in the heart of Ireland in Drumlish Co Longford, at a unique period of time in the music scene worldwide. A revolution in rock and pop brought us The Beatles, Elvis, and the Rolling Stones, while here in Ireland the magnificent showband boom was about to explode.

A young man growing up at that time, Declan was being heavily influenced by these greats and indeed was getting the rare opportunity to see most of the top showbands appear in his native town of Drumlish. He would cajole his mother into seeing Joe Dolan, Big Tom, Philomena Begley, The Capital Showband, and many more perform when they appeared at the marquee at the end of May and early June. From his vantage point close to the stage, he would absorb every move made by the guitarist in the bands, watching his fingers slide along the strings, hoping that one day he might be up there performing just like Dan O’Hara or Seamus McMahon…
And at this year’s National Steam Rally he will perform for us on Sunday afternoon, July 31st, with entry included in your General Admission ticket!



Since 1966, all of these events have been held in the superb grounds of Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co. Laois by kind permission of three generations of the Cosby family. Our railway, the oldest established heritage railway in Ireland.

Weekend Camping & Caravan Park

Make A Weekend Of It!

Weekend camping and caravan parking are available for this year’s National Steam Rally. The facility is available from 2pm on Friday 29th July, until 11am on Tuesday 2nd August. 

The campsite is monitored by security at all times, with water, toilets, a shower unit, and waste disposal, all provided on site.

So why not really make a weekend of it, and book your stay in the glorious surroundings of Stradbally, Co. Laois!

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Win A Beautiful Massey Ferguson 135

Hi Folks, the Irish Steam Preservation Society is raffling a beautiful Massey Ferguson 135 Multipower, at this year’s National Steam Rally, in Stradbally, Co. Laois, on the August Bank Holiday weekend 2022. Part proceeds will go to a very worthy cause Aoibheann’s Pink Tie
Your support would be very much appreciated, by all at the Irish Steam Preservation Society.
Licence for this raffle has been granted by Laois District Court.

Adventure Helicopters Ireland @ The National Steam Rally 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Adventure Helicopters Ireland, will return to the National Steam Rally, at Stradbally, this August Bank Holiday weekend!

The award winning company, based at Waterford Airport, have been operating Helicopter Tours across Ireland since 2017, and will offer you the chance to view Stradbally, the surrounding area and of course the spectacle of a steam rally in full swing, all from a totally new perspective.
Booking details to follow!

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