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.
With just over a week to go now tothe inaugural Millstreet Vintage Club John Barry Memorial Tractor Run on 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.
Proceeds from the Event are in aid of 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.
Anne Keane and Cliona Browne presented a cheque for €3,320 to Dr Derek Power Medical Oncologist at the Mercy Hospital and Michéal Sheridan CEO of the Mercy Hospital Foundation for research into Pancreatic Cancers, preceeds from the pop-up shop at Minor Row on December 2nd last
Among the many items about which we shall be chatting on “Radio Treasures” tonight … Reviewing our recent Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo.Lots of excellent music from all over the world and of course, Ireland. And musings aplenty also.Click on the images to enlarge.(S.R.)To access the programme please tune intowww.corkmusicstation.com Do log into the Seán Radley Facebook to communicate with the Show or text 086 825 0074. Happy Listening! (S.R.)
A huge thank you to all who supported my Coffee Day on Monday 2nd May in aid of the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal in remembrance of my late husband John. A total of €5,389 was raised for this worthy cause. Thank you to one and all.
A big Thank You to Seanie for covering the event with lovely photographs on millstreet.ie.
Thomas O’Leary, Drishane Road, Millstreet, having participated in the recent Dublin City Marathon 2009 (finishing in a time of 3hrs 49mins), presenting a cheque for 1,700 Euro to Julie Harris (fundraising officer for Mercy Hospital). Thomas raised sponsorship for the Mercy University Hospital Foundation in Cork, specifically for the Children’s Cancer Care Unit. Well, well done Thomas on such a praiseworthy and superb achievement. (Picture by: Dr. Micheál Sheridan, Executive Director)