Iver­agh Vin­tage Club makes healthy do­na­tion to lo­cal men­tal health fa­cil­ity

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

IVER­AGH Vin­tage Club mem­bers this week said they were sim­ply de­lighted to make a €1,500 do­na­tion to the Iver­agh Men­tal Health com­mit­tee, with the club’s chair­per­son Myles O’Sul­li­van pre­sent­ing the funds to the com­mit­tee on Sun­day evening at the Ring of Kerry Ho­tel in Ca­her­siveen.

Af­fil­i­ated with the Ir­ish Vin­tage En­gine and Trac­tor As­so­ci­a­tion, the south Kerry-based or­gan­i­sa­tion praised Iver­agh Men­tal Health gen­er­ously, ac­knowl­edg­ing the group “for car­ing for the so­cial needs of some of the most vul­ner­a­ble in the South Kerry area”.

Christy O’Con­nell thanked the club on be­half of the Men­tal Health com­mit­tee, on a night that the vin­tage club’s youngest mem­ber, Kil­lian Lynch, re­ceived a rosette for hav­ing the best dis­play at the field day held ear­lier this year.

The lo­cal club was set up four years ago, and in that time it has do­nated more than €4,000 to var­i­ous char­i­ties. Its mem­bers are mostly – though not ex­clu­sively – farmers, and its ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude trac­tor and vin­tage car runs, and the an­nual field day, at which old ma­chin­ery, farm im­ple­ments, house­hold wares, craft skills and demon­stra­tions are dis­played.

The club added that it would like to thank all the vol­un­teers who give freely of their time to make the field day a suc­cess each year.

Photo by Christy Rior­dan

Front (from left): Cor­mac Lynch, Kath­leen Su­grue, Myles O‘Sul­li­van, Jackie O’Sul­li­van and Cil­lian Lynch. Back: De­nis Fen­ton, Joe Lynch, De­nis McCarthy, Ann Bowler, Damian Duff, Paudie O’Con­nell, Mike O’Shea & Christy O’Con­nell.

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