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Bouncy castles, ice cream and vintage fun

The committee of the Fisherstown Tractor Run which takes place this Sunday July 6, pictured with a 1946 Fordson Major owned by Johhny Dunne, Courtwood.

The committee of the Fisherstown Tractor Run which takes place this Sunday July 6, pictured with a 1946 Fordson Major owned by Johhny Dunne, Courtwood.

Tractors new and old will form an eyecatching convoy this Sunday afternoon, from Fisherstown through the grounds of Emo Court and back again.

The fifth annual Fisherstown Tractor Run is hoped will bring in enough money to buy a €6,500 cardiac monitor for St John’s cancer ward in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

“It is a great family day out, with bouncy castles, ice cream machines, cake stalls and hot food, and music all day at the Fisherman’s Inn,” said David O’Connell from the organising committee.

Vintage and modern tractors and lorries are all welcome to take part for a €20 fee per machine, while many of the drivers have also raised money with sponsorship cards.

Participants are asked to converge at the Fisherman’s Inn at 12noon on Sunday July 6, before taking off at about 1pm on the route through Ballyrittas, Emo and back for refreshments and entertainment, a trip of about 15 miles.

Over 120 drivers took part in last year’s run.

“We made €8,175 last year and donated it to St John’s ward in St James’ Hospital,” said David, who came up with the idea of a charity tractor run seven years ago,

They chose Crumlin hospital this year because the hospital were able to tell them exactly what piece of equipment they needed.

“We can buy it and know exactly where all the money goes,” David said.

For more call David on 087 2729446 or see facebook.

 

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