Tractor run raises funds for Carrick hospital

Seventy tractors of all sizes, makes and ages took to the highways and byways around Carrick-on-Suir last Sunday to raise funds for the town’s St Brigid’s Hospital.

Seventy tractors of all sizes, makes and ages took to the highways and byways around Carrick-on-Suir last Sunday to raise funds for the town’s St Brigid’s Hospital.

The fundraising tractor run, which started from the Mill River Business Park in Carrick-on-Suir, was organised by Slievenamon and Kilmeaden Vintage Tractor Clubs. Members of Grangemockler and Mooncoin Vintage Tractor Clubs also took their trusty machines on a spin in the three and a half hour long charity run, which also featured a number of vintage cars.

The convoy of tractors and car travelled to Kilsheelan and onto Rathgormack where the drivers enjoyed a break and refreshments at the village’s Hiking Centre, before returning to Carrick-on-Suir.

The organisers thank Mill River Business Park, Rathgormack Community & Hiking Centre, Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club and all who supported and participated on the run, donated money and cheered the drivers on.