Carrick-on-Suir’s Christmas Tractor Parade

All drivers before leaving
Organisers of the Tractors of Carrick Parade plan to run the novel event again next Christmas after thousands of people turned out to watch the spectacle last week.

Organisers of the Tractors of Carrick Parade plan to run the novel event again next Christmas after thousands of people turned out to watch the spectacle last week.

Tybroughney-based farmer Stuart Downie, who thought up the idea for the parade, said they were delighted with the huge public turnout and support. The event also attracted a lot of local and national media attention.

The fleet of 10 tractors festooned with 10,400 fairy lights drove through Carrick town centre on Tuesday evening, December 23.

The dazzling convoy started from the Glanbia Co-Op in Carrickbeg and finished at New Street Car Park where children and their families had the chance to see the tractors up close and get their photo taken beside them.

“We have to meet up and discuss our plans for next Christmas. We will have a few surprises in store,” said Stuart, who was involved in the tractor run with fellow tractor owners from Ballyneale, Rathgormack, Piltown and Kells, Co. Kilkenny.