Iveragh Vintage Club makes healthy donation to local mental health facility
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.
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.