Tuesday 23 April 2019

Convoy for Jacob trucks across Duhallow

John Tarrant

'Breaker one-nine, this here's the Rubber Duck ... looks like we got us a convoy' echoed across Duhallow last weekend for a charity truck run hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club. The truckin' line-up of rigs supported Jacob Nowak, a nine year Millstreet boy who was born without eyes.

All types of trucks, classic to modern rigs from across the south west region, came out in support of the initiative, with the spectacle of the assemblage and departure and return of the trucks delighting patrons.

Organiser Mike P Kelleher expressed delight at the turn out from the K&L base in Millstreet, with favourable weather adding to the occasion.

"We were overwhelmed by the response of so many people, truck drivers and business outlets who came from many areas. The support confirms the popularity of nine year old Jacob, who recently left Millstreet and returned with his parents to their native Poland. We hope that the kindness of the Millstreet people will go a long way in helping them in their new life back home," he said.

"Thanks are extended to the excellent K&L facility in addition to the stewards, gardai and the many that worked behind the scenes", said Mike.

Given a flashing light escort, the impressive convoy of more than 80 trucks embarked on a picturesque jaunt across Duhallow to the Sandpit House Cross, Ballymaquirke Cross, Kanturk, Newmarket, Boherbue, Kiskeam, Ballydesmond, Knocknagree, Rathmore, Cullen, Derinagree and returning to Millstreet for a barbeque at the K&L base.