Vintage ploughing, heritage crafts, live music and much more are on the agenda for Carnew Heritage Club’s Heritage Working Day on Sunday, September 18.
Now in its 18th year, the Heritage Working Day is a highly-anticipated event in area, with participants travelling from across the country to play their part. In addition to being one of the biggest vintage working days in the southeast, it also serves as a fundraiser, and the group has raised over €100,000 for local charities since they began in 2005. This year’s event is being run to raise money for two local charities – Friends of Local People with MS and South Wicklow Hospice Homecare.
This year’s event will have something for everyone, with exhibitors putting on a display of rural heritage crafts from over 50 years ago. There will be also be vintage tractor ploughing, horse shoe throwing competitions, a car boot sale and auto jumble and much more. The cutting field will have a great array of vintage harvest machines, from the early binder to trailer combines and on to the self-propelled vintage and classic combines.
There will be live music throughout the day to keep the crowd entertained. Jack Keogh will kick off the music at 2 p.m., followed by Stacey Breen at 3 p.m. The team from Dancing with Declan will be showing off their moves throughout the day, and people of all ages are welcome to join them on the outdoor dance floor.
Admission to the event costs €10 per Adult and €5 for a teenager, with admission free for children. The Carnew Heritage Working Day will take place on land opposite Candy’s Costcutter from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Local pop up businesses are welcome to attend and join the selection of trade stands. Pre book your stall by contacting the club on: 087 698 5275.