Thursday 20 June 2019

Kilcorney Tractor Run a spectacular success for good causes

John Tarrant

There was plenty of horsepower on display in Kilcorney recently with machines of all shapes and sizes taking part in the annual Ned Tarrant Memorial Tractor Run. 

The convoy of more than 200 tractors, stretching back for more than a mile, made for an impressive sight as it meandered along the picturesque highways and byways of the locality for the run, organised by Banteer Macra and family and friends of the late Ned. 

It took them from Kilcorney to Millstreet and onto the famous Butter Road before returning back to base, where participants, organisers and supporters enjoyed a barbecue at Healy's Bar. 

Once again the occasion proved to be a tremendous success, raising €10,000 suicide awareness charity Pieta House and the Disaster Response Team Ireland (DRTI), an Irish-based non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of human suffering in areas affected by natural and man-made disasters, both at a national and international level.

The success of the Tractor Run met with a delighted response from promoters of the event and was acknowledged by presiding chairman David Murphy. 

"We were again overwhelmed by the response of so many people, tractor owners came from many areas, the public too convened to support and add to the occasion. 

"The support confirms the popularity of the late Ned, he was a friend of us all. "There are so many people to thank, those that participated, stewards and the many that worked behind the scenes to make this a terrific success".