Millstreet Vintage Club made a Presentation to the Mercy Hospital Foundation on Thursday Evening last with the Proceeds from the recent Inaugural John Barry Memorial Tractor Run, an Impressive final Total Amount of €4,000 was collected from the Event.
Louise O’Brien of the Mercy Hospital Foundation was on hand to accept the Cheque from Event Organiser Dan Barry along with his Family and Members of Millstreet Vintage Club and Linda was delighted with the response and generosity from the Vintage Enthusiasts and General Public who supported the Event and said the money made will go to looking after the Elderly Care Department in the Mercy Hospital Cork.
Millstreet Vintage Club Chairman and Event Organiser Dan Barry was delighted with the way the Event went and thanked everyone who helped and supported in anyway to make the very first John Barry Memorial Tractor Run a great success and in doing so helping a great Cause in the Mercy Hospital Foundation which is a Charity very close to the Hearts of the Barry Family.
We thank both Daniel Lane and Seán Radley for the Photos. 📸📸
Millstreet Vintage Club held the Inaugural John Barry Memorial Tractor Run on Sunday May 7th last in Millstreet in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation, John Barry was a founding Member of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a very enthusiastic collector of Vintage Equipment and Memorobelia and it was fitting that the Run was based and started from John`s Home in Lackabawn,the Barry Historical Museum located in Lackabawn was also opened to the General Public on the day and John`s Son Dan Barry who organised the Event would like to to thank Everyone for the fantastic support received at the Event with an impressive 85 Tractors taking to the Road just after 12.30pm from Lackabawn outside Millstreet.
The Route for the Event took in some great Countryside Views as it made its way past Kilcorney Creamery where John worked for many years and then on to Kilcorney itself before heading on over the Brandy Road and from there the Tractors went on to the Rylane/Millstreet Road and then made there way on to Ballinagree where we were made very Welcome by our Friends and Neighbouring Club Ballinagree Vintage where the Tractors stopped for a Break,from there the Run made its way on to Mushera down past St Johns Well and then on to the Kerrymans Table and Aubane and from here made its way to Darbys Cross and back on to the finish in Millstreet,the Weather was a mixed bag on the day but was dry for the most part and Clerk of the Course Dan Barry would like to thank all the Marshals for keeping the Event Run so smoothly on the Road and in helping to co-ordinate Parking etc, also many thanks to Mick Duggan and his Co-Pilot Willie Fitzgerald along with Bike Marshalls Seanie Kelleher, Noel Kelleher and Anthony Kelleher for leading the Tractors out on the Road and keeping the Run progress so smoothly, to the Arrowong Crew for there help on marking the Route and to all the Crew at Sign On and to the Catering Crew in Lackabawn thanks for all your help,to the Media and Photographers for covering the Event thank you for the Publicity, also a big shout out to Connie Dennehy for looking after us so well in Ballinagree,and to Denis Lane for providing the use of his Public Address System, Dan would also like to acknowledge the help he got from Relatives Neighbours Friends etc which helped in a very big way to make the Event the success that it was.
Denis McSweeney in his Ford Super Dexta won the John Barry Memorial Trophy and Millstreet Vintage Club want to thank Everyone for the great Turn Out and Support from the Public,it is very much appreciated.
Many Thanks to Danny Lane and Sean Radley for the Pictures.
The inaugural Millstreet Vintage Club John Barry Memorial Tractor Run is happening Tommorrow Sunday May 7th, both the General Public and Vintage lovers alike are very welcome to attend the Event and visit the Barry Museum in Lackabawn in Millstreet which will be Open to the Public on the day.
The Museum is full of some lovely displays of Vintage Gems and allows a person to go back in time and rekindle what life was like in years gone by.
The late John was a founding member of Millstreet Vintage Club and there was hardly a vintage event held in the South West Region that John wasn’t present, his enthusiasm so evident for so many wonderful machines and contraptions
that helped John develop an indoor and outdoor museum at his home in Lackabawn that told the story of life in bygone days featuring rural life and farming in county.
So why not pop by to Lackabawn Tommorrow to take a look at some nice Vintage Tractors and Machinery with something for Everyone on display and at the same time supporting a great Cause too with Proceeds from the Event going to The Mercy Hospital Foundation.
A nice Scenic Route has been the planned with Sign On from 10.30am with Take Off at 12 Noon from the Barry Historical Museum Lackabawn Millstreet Eircode (P51 EY91)
All Vintage Classic and Modern Tractors very Welcome, Entry Fee €20
Further details on the event can be obtained from Dan Barry on 087-2680011.