All roads lead to Duagh as village hosts first ever Vin­tage Run

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.”

Photo by Dom­nick Walsh

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 .

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