Newcastle House to host annual
Lakeland Vintage Club Rally

On Sunday, May 6th next, the Lakeland Vintage Club Ltd Annual Rally and Autojumble will take place at Newcastle House, Ballymahon. Starting at 12 noon, the event promises to be a vintage extravaganza with cars, tractors, stationary engines, implements and everything one could imagine connected with the vintage era.

On Sunday, May 6th next, the Lakeland Vintage Club Ltd Annual Rally and Autojumble will take place at Newcastle House, Ballymahon. Starting at 12 noon, the event promises to be a vintage extravaganza with cars, tractors, stationary engines, implements and everything one could imagine connected with the vintage era.

The Lakeland Vintage Club Ltd Annual Rally and Autojumble has become synonymous, not only as a great day out, but also with a unique opportunity for vintage lovers to meet. At the autojumble one could be lucky enough to pick up that all-important motor or tractor part or two. So if you are restoring that old vehicle, it’s clear that there is really only one place to go - the Lakeland Vintage Club Ltd Annual Rally and Autojumble.

This year promises to be yet another exceptional event. As well as the rally and autojumble, there are a host of activities in store for vintage and non-vintage visitors alike.

“We have a dog show with 17 classes and that always attracts a big crowd,” said Edre Mills, secretary of the Lakeland Vintage Club Ltd. “This is a highly popular event and the action in the canine arena will kick off at 2.30pm. As well as that we have basket-making demonstrations, flying eagles displays, old-style threshing, churning, plant stall and an exhibition of rare fowl.”

The country markets stall provides a variety of delicious home-made breads, cakes, buns and jams at very reasonable prices. Also on the day, music on the field will be provided by local man Willie Kavanagh and his wife Kathleen. Ice-cream and refreshments are also available on and of course, the ever popular helicopter flights.

Looking for something different for the children? Then why not try out the Caprine Scene. This is a Granard-based company that displays goats; trips for children in a cart pulled by a goat can be arranged.

While all activities are planned, organisers wish to point out that on the day last minute changes can occur. Furthermore, there will be free car-parking and all vehicle exhibits, stalls and exhibitors must have valid insurance.

As Ms Mills and the rest of the Lakeland Vintage Club Ltd prepare to put the finishing touches to this year’s itinerary, the long-serving secretary says that all committee members are working hard planning the day and remain hopeful of drawing a sizeable crowd.

“If it is a good day, Newcastle House is the ideal setting. It is very accessible and there is a good road in and out. The committee have pulled out all the stops, and are confident it should be a good day for all the family,” she said.

The day itself is scheduled to get under way from 12 noon to 5pm.

For more information, contact Edre Mills at 044 9357964 or 087 6649069. Alternatively email: edremills@gmail.com.