James Ashe's memory to be honoured at tractor run

Last year’s James Ashe Memorial Vintage Tractor Run in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry drew a great crowd to the Boolteens area of Castlemaine. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, January 14. Photo by Fergus Dennehy
Last year’s James Ashe Memorial Vintage Tractor Run in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry drew a great crowd to the Boolteens area of Castlemaine. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, January 14. Photo by Fergus Dennehy

Fergus Dennehy

The memory of serial fundraiser and great local man James Ashe will be honoured again this weekend when the charity tractor run that bears his name takes place.

James, who passed away from cancer on November 24, 2014, was described at last year's event as a "truly, truly, outstanding fundraiser for Palliative Care", and organisers are hoping to do his memory proud again this year.

This will be the ninth year of the run and the fourth year in which the event has been dedicated to James' memory. 

The run will be leaving from the Anvil Bar in the Boolteens area of Castlemaine on the morning of Sunday, January 14, with organisers asking people taking part in the event to be there from 11am onwards to ensure ample registration time; the cost price for the event is just €20.

Last year's event drew close to 100 tractors of all shapes, size and colour and it is hoped that 2018 will be the year they break the 100-mark. Let's get going!

Kerryman

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