Another vintage display at Ballymac rally

Sarah O’Connor pictured with her grandparents, Mary and John Burke, at the Ballymacelligott Vintage Rally at Ó Riada’s grounds on Sunday afternoon
Sarah O’Connor pictured with her grandparents, Mary and John Burke, at the Ballymacelligott Vintage Rally at Ó Riada’s grounds on Sunday afternoon
At the Ballymacelligott Vintage Rally to raise funds for Recovery Haven were Neil Daly, Pat Aherne, Mike Egan, Tim O’Leary and Tim Collins

Fergus Dennehy

Ó Riada's bar looks like it was the place to be at the weekend as the bar and surrounding grounds played host to the "brilliant" Ballymac Vintage Rally weekend.

From having a pig on a spit; to stationary vintage cars and tractors of almost every shape, colour and size; and crowds galore, the weekend - which raised funds for local charity Recovery Haven - was described by committee member George Glover as "going beyond all expectations".

Most of the action over the weekend took place on the Sunday afternoon, when substantial crowd numbers were treated to a host of family fun activities such as stalls, bouncing castles, face painting and even a little train for the younger attendees to enjoy.

Aside from ensuring that the public enjoyed a great day out, the main aim of the day was to raise funds for the great work being done by Tralee-based charity, Recovery Haven.

"They [Recovery Haven] do a great job. We know the work that they do, and we know that they depend a lot on fund-raisers such as these, so we wanted to help," said George, speaking on Monday.

"The help that they give us and the amount of people that they send us for stewarding for our own events is fantastic so this was our chance to give back," he continued.

George took the chance to pay a special thanks to all of the weekend's sponsors, everyone who helped out in any capacity over the weekend and, finally, he said that a huge thanks must go to the Ó Riada family for allowing the weekend to take place at the bar.

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