Knockanure community prepares for a fun family day

IT is very definitely going to be a family day at the Knockanure Vintage on Sunday.

Everything from face-painting and 'barrel-train' rides will keep the kids up to ninety over the afternoon while there's plenty on for the adults too, apart from the fantastic vintage machinery on view.

This year the event takes place in a new venue, a field adjacent to the old cemetery with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, according to organiser Bobby Stack.

It's also set to throw great light on the old arts of milk-working. "We will have a special milk-working section that will include cream-separating by hand and butter making over the afternoon," Bobby said.

Among the working machinery on the day will be a Garvie thresher, an Albion reaper and binder as well as a corn roller, corn mill and self-propelled pulper.

It all starts at 1.30pm with plenty of parking and a shuttle service operating between the village and the venue.

"We hope to see everybody in Knockanure on Sunday! It's for a great cause too as this year we are supporting the Alzheimer's Association," Bobby said. And a big screen will be in situ for anyone anxious to watch Limerick taking on Clare in the All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final at 3.30pm.


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