Fit­ting tribute to Tom

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

VINTAGE car en­thu­si­asts flocked to Ash­ford on Sun­day for the an­nual Tom Kennedy Me­mo­rial Vintage Show.

The show or­gan­ised by The Gar­den of Ire­land Vintage Car Club was hosted in Eu­gene Stevens field known as ‘the sand pit’ in Ash­ford.

Cars, trucks and bikes of all sizes and vin­tages took part and there was also live mu­sic and plenty of fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties. Ad­di­tions to this year’s show also in­cluded farm machin­ery, ar­ti­san stalls and var­i­ous side shows.

Matt Duffy pre­sented his well-re­ceived dog show which he trav­els all over the coun­try with, so plenty of peo­ple in at­ten­dance brought their pet pooch along with them. There were eight over­all cat­e­gories to choose from.

The show was orig­i­nally run by the late Tom Kennedy, who at the time of the first show a num­ber of years ago, was at­tend­ing St Ann’s On­col­ogy Ward in St Vin­cent’s Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal in Dublin.

The event acted as a fundraiser for the ward which pro­vided Tom with such won­der­ful care.

On his sad pass­ing, The Gar­den of Ire­land Vintage Car Club de­cided to con­tinue or­gan­is­ing the show in Tom’s mem­ory.

Prior to the week­end, over €10,000 had been raised for St Ann’s On­col­ogy Ward.

Eileen Kennedy and Bren­dan Kennedy present Noel Ka­vanagh with the ‘Best in Show’ cup for his 1927 Ford Model A.

Brian Mi­ley, Char­lotte Sta­ple­ton and Joe McCann en­joy­ing some lunch on the bo

Three gen­er­a­tions of Cut­lers – Dave, Sampo and Dyane – with their 1969 Hum­ber Hawk.

Carly Wat­ters and Ab­bie Doyle with the Best Groomed Dog, Lily.

Bran­don Kelly with the Best Ter­rier, Ruby.

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