The National Steam Rally held in Stradbally is a significant event that celebrates Ireland’s rich steam engine heritage, drawing steam enthusiasts from all over to admire vintage machinery, steam engines, demonstrations and vehicles on display. This year’s rally is particularly noteworthy because it is powered by carbon tax-free biofuel, supplied by Arigna Biofuels, demonstrating our commitment to Ireland’s sustainable energy practices and reducing carbon emissions.
Currently we are the only Steam Rally and Steam Railway on the Island of Ireland and the great British Isles who have sourced a sustainable alternative to coal which is produced in Ireland. It is a 100% renewable biomass product enabling us to transition to a low Carbon economy. This is our commitment to decarbonise our heritage sector with a renewable fuel and we are super excited about it.
By sourcing this Irish-produced carbon tax-free coal alternative which use sustainable methods to produce it, the National Steam Rally sets an example for other events and industries on how to protect the environment while still enjoying and celebrating our heritage. Visitors can also enjoy various family-friendly activities, such as live music, funfair, dancing, cuisine & trade stalls, and so much more. The rally is an excellent opportunity to learn about Ireland’s industrial history and admire the impressive displays of vintage machinery.
The National Steam Rally in Stradbally is a highly recommended event for anyone interested in Ireland’s steam engine heritage, and this year’s carbon tax-free biofuel use adds an extra layer of sustainability and environmental consciousness to an already fantastic experience.