Tractor run to pull in 300 enthusiasts

Cork man Tony Doyle and about 60 fellow vintage tractor enthusiasts last year travelled to Britain to take part in the National Road Run event.

It was the catalyst for about 40 tractors to come across from Britain to take part in a vintage tractor run in Wexford on Saturday, April 21. Those travelling from the UK will come across on the boat the previous Friday evening.

Tony Doyle said: "It's great for tourism in Ireland and the area. All the local guest houses and hotels are booked up for the Friday night."

The following day, the group, which is expected to number in the region of 300 tractors, will be assembling in the old P&O yard in Rosslare.

"We will be leaving bang-on 11am because it is a long enough run and we need to give everyone the chance to look at the scenery," Mr Doyle said. "We will be going out to Kilmore Quay first and then heading to Johnstown Castle and Agricultural Museum."

At Johnstown Castle, the drivers will get lunch and then tour the Agricultural Museum before returning to Rosslare Harbour.

There is an entry fee of €20 per tractor, which will go to local charities in Rosslare, and the event is open to all vintage tractor enthusiasts.

Mr Doyle can be contacted on 087 2568261.

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