All roads lead to Duagh as village hosts first ever Vintage Run
ALL roads lead to the rolling country of Duagh on Sunday, October 15, next as the village hosts its first ever Vintage Run.
It follows a tractor run that was organised by the Duagh Development Association to great success in Duagh on Sunday, September 3, last as farmers rolled in from all over on their big machines.
“We have decided to get going again and are calling all things vintage – cars, tractors, motorbikes, bicycles, trucks back into Duagh again,” Development Association member Sandra Maher told The Kerryman.
Vintage runners will have the choice of two routes on the day.
There will be a longer drive for cars and motorbikes with a route approximately half that length for tractors - both travelling around the general Duagh/Abbeyfeale area.
“Everything will be on display in the village after the drive and there is a Threshing machine display showing how things were done in the olden days being held in Larry O Connor’s yard,” Sandra explained.
Special prizes for the best dressed men and women will also be up for grabs on the day so organisers are calling on people to get into the vintage ‘era’ in dress too with a view to really turning back the clock in the countryside.
Prizes will meanwhile be presented in Jim’s Bar in Duagh on the night accompanied by music from Clover and no end of refreshments.
It’s all for a great local cause too, Sandra explained:
“This is another fundraising event by the Duagh development association to raise funds to hold a festival next year. A donation from the event will be given to Kerry Mental Health.
Registration is at the school gates in Duagh at 12 noon and the drive starts at 1pm. “It should make for a great day out for all the family and everyone is welcome.”
Shannon and Ethan McCormack, Margaret O’Connor, Pat France. Back, from left: Batsy Maher, Bernie Noonan, Sandara Maher, Tom Daly and Moss Gaire launching Duagh ‘First Vintage Run’ taking place in Duagh on Sunday, October 15, from 1pm .