Vintage Tractor Run in Colmcille

The 5th annual Colmcille Vintage Club tractor run will take place on Sunday July 1, with participants meeting at the Cross, Aughnacliffe. Registration begins at 10.30am and the tractor run will start at 12 noon.

The 5th annual Colmcille Vintage Club tractor run will take place on Sunday July 1, with participants meeting at the Cross, Aughnacliffe. Registration begins at 10.30am and the tractor run will start at 12 noon.

Each year the Colmcille Vintage Club uses the run as a means by which it can raise funds for a particular charity. This year’s chosen charity is ‘Fighting Blindness’, an organisation which funds world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. It also provides a counselling service for people and families affected by sight loss.

In previous years Colmcille Vintage Club has raised funds for MS Ireland, Cancer Research and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

On the Saturday prior to the run (June 30), the club will host ‘Winning Streak Live’ night in Murtagh’s pub, Aughnacliffe.

“Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun,” said Micheal Shaughnessy, chairman of Colmcille Vintage Club.

He added: “All are welcome to come and support us on the run the next day too.”

The run, which is approximately 24 miles, will begin at the Cross, Aughnacliffe, travel into Longford, out through Drumlish and back to Aughnacliffe.

“There will be bucket collections in the towns and villages as we pass through,” said Micheal. “We encourage everyone to give as much as they can for this worthwhile charity.”

The cost of participation is €20 per tractor and this includes food, entry into the tractor run and supporting ‘Fighting Blindness’.