Longford Vintage Club 10th Anniversary Vintage Show and Craft Fair

Aisling Kiernan

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Aisling Kiernan

At the launch of Longford Vintage Clubs 10th anniversary annual vintage show and craft fair in the Longford Arms Hotel recently were l to r; Michael Lynch, Miceal Nolan, Cllr Seamus Butler, Longford Rose Daphne Howard, Vintage Club Chairperson Fergus O'Toole and Harry McKenna. Photo by: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie
All roads will lead to Longford town this Bank Holiday weekend as the local vintage club gears up for its 10th anniversary celebrations.

All roads will lead to Longford town this Bank Holiday weekend as the local vintage club gears up for its 10th anniversary celebrations.

Beginning at Connolly Barracks in the heart of the town on Sunday, May 31 next, Longford Vintage Club’s 10th anniversary annual vintage show and craft fair will bring a fun-filled day out for all the family to enjoy.

There will be a number of attractions and organisers are currently endeavouring to ‘push the boat out’ in terms of making this year’s event one of the biggest and best to hit these shores in years!

“We will welcome many exhibitors of cars, tractors and other vintage machinery on the day and we also have a chainsaw wood carver, Will Fogarty, who hails from Limerick, coming to do a demonstration,” Frank Kane, Longford Vintage Club, told the Leader.

“We will also have Corvenieos Entertainers and that consists of stilt walkers, fire breathers, cartoon characters, a magic show and many other special acts; arts and crafts exhibitors, thrashing, dog show, baby show, Little Mr & Mrs Vintage, Longford Archery Club, bouncy castles, face painters and lots, lots more!”

There will also be a raffle on the day and tickets will 
be on sale throughout the event.

Winners can claim a meal for two in Kilronan Castle; €50 voucher for the Landmark Hotel; Four Green Fees for Longford Golf club; tickets to any Nathan Carter concert in Ireland as well as plenty more surprises on the day.

“Longford Vintage Club’s 10th anniversary annual vintage show and craft fair will begin with a parade that will be led by Longford Pipe Band,” Mr Kane continued.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank our main sponsor this year - Nally Brothers Topaz Filling Station and Nally Hyundai dealers in Ballymahon.

“We appreciate the sponsorship and look forward to welcoming everyone to our special 10th anniversary celebrations on May 31 next.”

Longford Vintage Club was founded by Harry McKenna, Kevin Phelan and Gerry Donnelly (RIP) in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength in the intervening years.

It now boasts its own state-of-the-art club house at Connolly Barracks and with the help and support of members, the area has been decorated and improved to the highest standards.

When Mr McKenna started out on his vintage club journey all those years ago, he did not realise how successful his venture would become.

On Monday February 7, 2005 Longford Vintage Club was born and 10 years on, it just keeps getting better and better!

For more details on the vintage show and craft fair, contact (087) 1167630.